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What 100 Calories of Your Favorite Halloween Candy Looks Like

The best part of Halloween is obviously the candy! But it's no fun stressing about how much you can eat. Get a visual of what 100 calories looks like to keep portions under control.

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The disparities in Halloween candy calories may spook you

Trying to keep your sweet tooth in check? After extensive research, we discovered that what you get for 100 calories varies widely among the candies in your Halloween loot. (It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it.) Here’s a visual guide to 100-calorie servings for 13 beloved Halloween candies. Here are 14 things nutritionists do on Halloween that you don’t.

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M&M’s

Less than half the bag (23.5 M&M’s) is 100 calories. Split a bag with a friend for instant portion control.

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Reese’s peanut butter cups

Ninety-five percent of one Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup hits the 100-calorie mark.

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Nerds

If you want to nerd out, measure it out: 2.22 boxes of Nerds is 100 calories. Want to get even nerdier? Check out these astounding facts about Halloween candy?

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Candy corn

Pick 14 pieces of this classic from the office candy bowl for a 100-cal sugar rush.

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Sour patch kids

If you prefer to devour an entire bag of candy at once, this may be pucker-worthy news: Sour Patch Kids have 100 calories per 10.6 pieces.

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Snickers

Good with a ruler? For 100 calories, you can eat 40 percent of a Snickers bar.

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3 Musketeers

Forty percent of a Snickers not quite doing it for you? Trade up to 42 percent of a 3 Musketeers bar for 100 calories.

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Starbursts

Opt for five Starburst Original Fruit Chews for 100 calories. Bonus: Keep the discarded wrappers in your line of sight. This can trick your brain into eating less candy, a study found. (Related: These tricks can train your brain to hate junk food.)

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Tootsie roll

They may seem tiny, but chew on this: 4.3 Midgees equals 100 calories.

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Dots

Stick to 8.5 pieces for 100 calories. (Translation: If you opened a box of Dots and poured them straight into your mouth as a child, you may need to, ah, cut back).

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Twizzlers

Even though Twizzlers are touted as a “low-fat snack,” you can’t devour the whole package. Eat 2.5 pieces of Twizzlers Strawberry Twists for 100 calories.

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Kisses

Kiss chocolate guilt goodbye. Savor 4.5 Hershey’s Kisses for 100 calories.

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Whoppers

Enjoy a whoppin’ 9.3 pieces of this malty treat for 100 calories.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest