6 Halloween-Friendly Candy Choices You Don't Have to Be Afraid Of

Robin Hilmantel, Women's Health
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Now that Labor Day’s come and gone, stores are starting to break out the Halloween goodies… which means lots and lots of candy. It can be hard to avoid the sweet stuff this time of year, but luckily you don’t have to steer clear of all of it. Just enjoy these better-for-you—and your waistline!—options (in moderation, of course).

Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt
Raaka Chocolate uses cacao from different regions to make fair trade chocolate that’s certified organic, soy-free, and vegan. The dark chocolate with Himalayan pink sea salt bars are 71 percent cacao and contain only five ingredients.

Gourmet Lollipops
Nutritionists love hard candies because you usually just savor one, rather than popping an endless stream of them. See’s Candies Assorted Lollypops come in yummy flavors like vanilla, Colombian coffee, chocolate, and butterscotch, all for only 80 calories a pop.

Candy-Coated Peanuts
The entire idea behind Unreal is that it’s similar to the candies you see in the checkout lane at grocery stores—but without all of the junk like GMOs, artificial ingredients, high-fructose corn syrup, and preservatives. We like Unreal The Nutty Ones because we can’t resist the combo of chocolate and peanuts.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
If you haven’t discovered Justin’s yet, you’re welcome. They’re the chocolate-peanut butter cups you love, made with organic peanut butter and fair trade chocolate. And did we mention there’s a dark chocolate version? Each cup has 100 calories and two grams of protein.

Good-for-You Gummies
Organic Candy Factory’s vegan gummy worms are perfect for making festively creepy treats or eating on their own. Treat yourself to eight worms for only 120 calories.

Nature’s Candy
Or, if you prefer a still more natural option, go for June Taylor’s Jams’ candied clementine peels, which have a true citrusy tang (instead of just tasting like fake orange flavoring). They have just two ingredients: clementine peels, and sugar. As an added bonus, the natural orange color gives them a Halloween-y feel.

*This story was originally published on WomensHealth.com.

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