Healthy Candy: The 6 Best Choices for a Sweet Treat

The search for the healthiest candy can be a daunting task. With so many options available, it can be hard to know which ones are the best for you. Fortunately, our experts have done the research and testing for you. Here are the six healthiest candy choices that you can enjoy without feeling guilty.

Sunreal Milk Chocolate Gems are a better-for-you version of the classic crunchy chocolate wafer. They use fair-trade chocolate and contain no artificial flavors or colors. Plus, they have approximately 30% less sugar than traditional candies, and the touch of sea salt is the perfect complement to gourmet chocolate. Each individual package comes with two wafers.

88 Percent Cocoa Dark Chocolate Bars

are made with 85% cocoa and top quality ingredients such as organic cocoa butter, organic coconut and organic almonds.

These little treats are the perfect combination of sweet and savory, with only 3 grams of added sugar per serving. Plus, they contain 3 grams of fiber and protein for a filling treat, and do not contain artificial or natural flavors.

Chocolate Candy Fun Size Peanut M&M's

are a classic favorite that can now be enjoyed guilt-free. Goalz makes a variety of sugar-free dark chocolates, including these delicious hazelnut chocolate discs made with 60% dark chocolate. Each package comes with 21 chocolate discs that are the perfect candy made with a minimum of ingredients and sweetened with allulose, a sugar substitute.

Snickers Fun-Size Chocolate Bars

are another classic favorite that can now be enjoyed in a healthier way.

Smart Sweets takes the familiar gummy candies and makes them more nutritious by reducing the sugar content by approximately 92 percent compared to similar candies and then adding fiber to them. The result provides nearly 50 percent of your daily fiber needs in one bag.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

are now available in a sugar-free version. This sugar-free chocolate bar is also Fairtrade certified, gluten-free and GMO-free. It also has 10 grams of fiber per serving thanks to the addition of chicory root, which serves as a prebiotic.

Charm's Blow Pops

are now available in a sugar-free version from Little Secrets.

Little Secrets products are also fair-trade and GMO-free, and use ingredients you're familiar with. Crunchy dark chocolate mini wafers taste similar to that of a Kit Kat bar, but with significantly lower carbs and sugar. They also give you 2 grams of fiber per serving. When it comes to candy, it's important to remember that moderation is key.

You'll also notice that many low-sugar candies contain sugar alcohols. It is generally recognized that they are safe to include in the diet in moderation, but it's recommended that you limit your consumption of sugary alcohol to no more than 10 to 15 grams per day. Sugar alcohols are still a source of carbohydrates, something to consider if you are diabetic. Often, they can also cause gastrointestinal discomfort, as they are difficult for the body to digest.