Before you know it, costumed kids will be criss crossing the Garden State in search of candy, and lots of it. We want o make them happy, but we don't want to go overboard with candy, right? So what's the healthiest?

We did some research and have some answers for you. We looked at a number of websites to give you a  broad look and here's what we found...

(3)Sour Patch Kids

(2) Tootsie Pops

(1) Smarties

3 'healthier candy' suggestions from

Hershey Miniatures Special Dark

Raisinets Snack Pack

Three Musketeer minis

And the best 3 according to Eat This Not That...

(3) Smarties

(2) Pixy Stix

(1) Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Snack Packs

You can click on the links to get more specific nutrition info about these choices before you head to the store to stock up on your Halloween candy this year.

So if you want to let the kids enjoy candy this Halloween but you don't want to let them go over the top, some of this info might just be the 'happy medium' you are searching for this Halloween season.

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