Even those on a strict diet deserve to have a treat once in a while — and luckily, there are some sweets that not only taste great, but also stay in line with healthy eating habits. These 17 candy bars will make sure that you don’t ruin your healthy lifestyle while being kind to your cravings.
Amber Lyn Milk Chocolate & Almonds
This delicious mash-up of chocolate and nuts contains no added sugar and amounts to a mere 170 calories, making this treat as low-cal as they come. Also, the candy contains a moderate amount of saturated fat and natural sugars, helping satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining your diet.
100 Grand (Fun Size)
While 100 Grand is a creamy, crunchy delicacy, it certainly won’t damage any healthy habits you’ve developed — a fun-size version of this treat is only 95 calories, with just one gram of saturated fat alongside 11 grams of sugar, making it a low-fat, low-sugar option.
York Peppermint Patties
The classic mint-chocolate patty weighs in at 150 calories per patty and includes just 1.5 grams of saturated fat and even packs in a gram of protein.
Payday (Fun Size)
You won’t cash in too many calories indulging in a fun-size Payday. This peanut-filled bar is rich in protein and amino acids, and contains just five grams of fat and eight grams of sugar.
Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Dark Chocolate Squares
At merely 50 calories per square, Ghirardelli’s dark chocolate candy possesses just four grams of fat and sugar, helping satisfy the palate without shredding your dietary practices.
Baker’s Unsweetened 100% Cocoa Baking Chocolate
The trend of dark chocolate delights continues with this cocoa-heavy Baker’s bar. The 90 calorie snack — with zero grams of sugar — is packed full of flavanols, which are antioxidant compounds that improve blood flow to stabilize cholesterol levels and provide other physical benefits.
Kit Kat (Snack Size)
Kit Kat’s may be coated in decadent chocolate, but their fluffy wafer interior gives them an advantage over other sweet treats. A snack size serving clocks in at 78 calories, 3.9 grams of fat and 7.3 grams of sugar, turning this enticing candy into a viable option for anyone trying to watch their weight.
One of these fig-based bars tops off at 150 calories and 2.5 grams of fat. It also includes substantial fiber and a gram of protein.
Mounds (Fun Size)
A fun size bar of these coconut-stuffed treats is a minuscule 80 calories, and it’s five grams of fat and seven grams of sugar make it an irresistible option when sticking to a diet.
Panda Raspberry Licorice Bar
This gummy bar’s sweet flavor comes from real raspberries and other natural ingredients, and with only 100 calories and no fat, it’s hard to deny yourself one of these organic candies.
Endangered Species Dark Chocolate Bar With Cranberries & Almonds
A serving of this fruity and nutty treat includes 20 percent of your daily dietary fiber along with only 12 grams of sugar, as well as calcium, iron and protein to serve as a well-rounded treat.
Sweetriot 65 Dark Chocolate Yumbar
Sweetriot has developed a candy bar that can be part of the vegan lifestyle. This low-calorie bar — clocking in at 190 calories per serving — is filled with natural vitamins and minerals and is chock-full of fiber and iron.
Aloha Chocolate Fudge Brownie
This treat packs 14 grams of protein and 15 percent of your recommended daily iron intake into every package, all while avoiding overloading with fat or sugar. The product is also dairy-free and non-GMO.
Equal Exchange Very Dark Chocolate
This dark chocolate treat is vegan, soy-free and sweetened with organic cane sugar. A serving of this decadent chocolate includes a mere 10 grams of sugar and leads with 35 percent of daily iron intake, 16 percent of daily fiber and three grams of protein.
Nestle Chunky Bar
This well-balanced product will satisfy any sweet tooth without overindulging in fattening ingredients. At 190 calories, five grams of saturated fat and three grams of protein per serving, this treat levels fat, carbs and proteins to ensure a healthy treat to fight those cravings.
Kind Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt Bar
Kind bars are delicious and diverse treats, and, considering that they only contain three grams of saturated fat and five grams of sugar, they’re great for quelling any sweet tooth without flipping your diet on its head.