What they don’t want is for their child to indulge in all the free candy that comes their way.
We’ve compiled a list of 10 of the “healthiest” Halloween sweets, so keep these in mind when stocking your cabinets for Trick-Or-Treaters, and when picking and choosing what’s suitable for your own kid.
Jolly Ranchers: Three of these hard candies have 70 calories, no fat and 11 grams of sugar. Plus, they take a long time to eat, meaning you’ll eat fewer pieces overall.
Blow Pops: This 18-gram candy-gum combo has 60 calories, no fat and 13 grams of sugar.
Gobstoppers: Nine pieces of this everlasting treat have 60 calories, no fat and 14 grams of sugar.
Pixy Stix: There are 60 calories, 0 grams of fat and 15 grams of sugar in seven straws of this fruit-flavored candy.
Candy Corn: 22 pieces of this ultimate Halloween candy has 140 calories, no fat and 32 grams of sugar.
Tootsie Pop: This lollipop with the Tootsie Roll center is only 60 calories. Only have one, though!
Whoppers: Unlike Milk Duds, these are covered in what tastes like real chocolate, and are just 10 calories per ball. Yum.
Almond M&Ms: No trans-fats, plus almonds contain omega fatty acids, which are important in cell health.
Junior Mints or Peppermint Patties: These mint-filled chocolates are lower in fat than many other cocoa-based treats, getting only 25 percent of their calories from fat.
Dark Chocolate: It’s loaded with anti-oxidants that promote a health heart.