9 Guilt-Free Candies That Won’t Derail Your Diet (Slideshow)

Keep your New Year’s resolution and treat your sweet tooth

Haribo Gummy Bears

Sweet and nostalgic, gummy bears can be a surprisingly filling snack that won’t cost you dozens of calories. There are about 70 calories in half of a 5-ounce bag, so portion the bag out and you could have a ton of sweet, small snacks!

Sugar-Free Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

Sometimes we all get a craving for a little sugar rush, but just because we want it doesn’t mean we need it. Fret not, there is a compromise. Jelly beans come in at only 80 calories and are a great way to get your sweet tooth fix without killing your diet!

Reese’s Pieces

Chocolate, peanut butter, and hard-shelled candy probably sound like heaven if you’ve been on a diet. These are easy to eat and super satisfying, and you can enjoy about 25 tiny pieces for 100 calories!

Dark Chocolate Raisinets

Both decadent and savory, Dark Chocolate Raisinets are the perfect way to satisfy a craving without the sin. The candy claims to have 30 percent less fat than the leading chocolate brands and offers a half-serving of fruit in every ¼-cup serving. If you’re looking to treat yourself to something sweet, this little candy is a delicious option.

Life Savers

If your hankering for sweets is slightly insatiable, hard candy can both satisfy your hunger and distract you from eating calorie-laden options. And for this option, you don’t even have to go sugar-free! The regular pack of five flavors contains only 45 calories per serving and a sugar count of about 9 grams. 

Hershey's Kisses

In need of a quick chocolate fix? One Hershey’s Kiss will help do the trick! One milk chocolate Hershey’s Kiss comes out to about 22 calories, but be careful you don’t overdo it with these little bites. If you end up eating nine of them, you’d be up to 23 grams of sugar and 200 calories!

Tootsie Pop

A lollipop that lasts and has a delicious chocolate center? Sign us up — especially because they only account for 60 calories and last a long time, forcing you to enjoy them slowly and make you less hungry. 


Sort of sweet and sort of tart, these retro candies are perfect for a sweet tooth fix. One entire roll of this candy is only 25 calories and has only 6 grams of sugar.

York Peppermint Patties (Snack Size)

Refreshing, minty and all-around delicious, this candy will help make your dessert dreams come true. With only 60 calories per serving, this snack will make your taste buds tingle.