How Many Calories Are in a Snickers Bar?

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A Snickers bar is a delicious chocolate composed of caramel, roasted peanuts, nougat and milk chocolate. A Snickers bar is available in a miniature, king-size and fun size bar.

Calories

There are 266 calories present in 1 Snickers bar that is 2 oz. Thirty-seven percent of those calories are from fat, 55 percent from carbohydrates and 8 percent from protein. According to the website Fatsecret.com based on 2,000 calories per day a Snickers bar contains 13 percent of our daily recommended amount.

Function

The Food and Drug Administration suggests adults consume between 2,000 and 2,500 calories per day. Calories are an important part of our daily diet; calories are the energy found in different foods. People's bodies need energy for normal everyday functioning.

Considerations

A Snickers bar does not contain any vitamins. According to the MedlinePlus website, vitamins are required for the bodies’ normal growth and development. A vitamin deficiency can cause a number of different illnesses. Therefore it is important to consume vitamins on a daily basis.

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