Burning off the fun size candies could take longer than you think

CINCINNATI -- If your house is filled with Halloween candy it could be easy to get tricked by the smaller, fun size treats. But if you knew how long it would take to burn it off, you may not be so quick to pop a tiny treat.

The American Institute for Cancer Research broke down how long it would take a 150-pound person to burn off some types Halloween candy by walking at a moderate pace (three miles per hour).

  • Reese's Pumpkin
    • Serving: 1 pumpkin
    • Calories: 170

At 170 calories per serving (more than almost any other branded candy bar), you’ll have to put in some effort to keep these decadent pumpkins from ending up on your waistline. You’ll have to pound the pavement for 42 minutes to burn off just one of these calorie-dense treats.

  • Candy Corn
    • Serving: 19 pieces
    • Calories: 140

Candy corn is a staple of the season and one serving - 19 pieces - weigh in at around 140 calories. That’s about seven calories per kernel, which means it will take you 35 minutes to burn off a handful of candy corn.

  • Marshmallow Ghosts
    • Serving: 3 ghosts
    • Calories: 110

Like their spring counterpart, Peeps, these marshmallow sweets are mostly sugar. A serving of three marshmallow ghosts clocks in at 110 calories. It’ll take you 28 minutes of brisk walking to burn off these sugary bites of fluff.

  • Kit Kat
    • Serving: 1 fun size bar
    • Calories: 70

A fun size Kit-Kat has about 70 calories and less sugar than the mallows, but for each one of these you sneak from your kid’s bag, add another 18 minutes to your walk.

  • Tootsie Roll
    • Serving: 3 pieces
    • Calories: 70

Love them or hate them, Tootsie Rolls have been found in candy buckets for generations. A serving of three contains 70 calories, so 17 minutes of walking is needed to burn off three Tootsie Rolls. 

  • 3 Musketeers
    • Serving: 1 fun size bar
    • Calories: 63

A candy with one of the lowest calories per serving, a 3 Musketeers fun size bar will satisfy your sweet tooth without adding too many extra calories. You can burn that bar off in just 16 minutes.

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