How Many Calories Are in Peanut M&Ms?

by Christine Gray

M&M's Peanut Chocolate Candies are a popular Halloween treat.

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Mars introduced M&M's Peanut Chocolate Candies to the market in 1954, and the candies have been a Halloween staple ever since. Consume these treats in moderation. They have a significant amount of saturated fat.

Calories

A regular-size bag of M&M's Peanut Chocolate Candies, weighing approximately 54 g, contains 278 calories.

Calorie Breakdown

A bag of M&M's Peanut Chocolate Candies has 32.66 g of carbohydrates, 14.11 g of fat and 5.17 g of protein. The calorie composition is approximately 47 percent carbohydrate, 46 percent fat and 7 percent protein. Almost 5.5 g, or 40 percent, of the total fat content is saturated fat, and the saturated fat content equals 37 percent of the total daily saturated fat intake recommended for healthy adults.

Considerations

The bag of candy has 11.3 percent of the recommended dietary allowance of niacin, 10.3 percent of the RDA of vitamin E, 9.3 percent of the RDA of magnesium, 8.6 percent of the RDA of phosphorus, 7.5 percent of the RDA of folate, 7 percent of the RDA of vitamin B-12, 6.8 percent of the RDA of pantothenic acid, 6.3 percent of the RDA of zinc and trace amounts of other vitamins and minerals.

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About the Author

Christine Gray began writing professionally in 1997, when a trade publishing company hired her as an assistant editor. She wrote her first screenplay in 1998 and has been covering health and nutrition since 2009. Gray graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Michigan.