These are the best and worst candies for your health to keep in mind just in time for Halloween

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These are the best and worst candies for your health to keep in mind just in time for Halloween

BEST -- Dum Dum Lollipops

They’re portion controlled and take longer to eat. While it's true that they're all sugar, they still have less sugar than chewy candies.

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WORST -- Candy Corn

If you’re not careful, you can end up eating 300 calories and 10 spoonfuls of sugar without realizing it. Yikes!

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BEST -- Mini Candy Bars

Any tiny square-shaped mini-bars will be lower in calories and fat than their larger “fun size” counterparts.

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WORST -- Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

Each cup has a total of 105 calories, 6.5 grams of fat, 2 grams saturated fat. In other words, try to opt for another chocolatey option (if possible).

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BEST -- Smarties

There's only 25 calories per roll, you guys! On top of that, there are 20-plus per roll, which stretches your calories out across lots of eating.

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WORST -- Taffy

Most taffy is prime cavity-causing candidates. Say hello to your dentist!

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BEST -- Dark Chocolate

It needs to be at least 70% cocoa to do justice for your health! If so, go for a bite of that bar.

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WORST -- Mounds Chocolate Bars

They get almost half of their calories from fat. They also have over 3 grams of the saturated stuff per serving! No thanks.

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While you may love Christmas, New Years and all the other amazing holidays -- there's no better time for a deliciously sweet indulgence like the awesome holiday that is Halloween! With all the incredible Halloween-inspired treats you can bake and buy this season, there's no denying that this holiday is the perfect time to satisfy your sweet tooth.

But here's the thing, if you have kids then you're probably fully aware of all the dangers that is eating Halloween candy. One of the biggest dangers is the health risks of eating these sugary, calorie-filled goodies. Because let's face it, some of these treats are just plain bad for you.

But even though not many Halloween treats can be classified as healthy, there are still ways to indulge your cravings without completely saying goodbye to your healthy lifestyle.

Check out the slideshow above for the best and worst Halloween candies for your health.

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