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Mummy Pineapple healthy Halloween treats and ideas #Halloween, #Healthy,This fun Pineapple Mummy is not only a cute decoration but a healthy Halloween snack.  FAST and easy to make, and sure to make the kids smile.

All you need to make your very own Orange Mummies:

Tape the end of the crepe paper to the pineapple, start wrapping it around  to make it look like a mummy.  Make sure you leave part of the pineapple open so you can glue on the eyes.

Use the black gel frosting to glue on the candy eyes. Just like that you have an adorable mummy, sure to be the hit of any Halloween party. Best part is you can make these treats in advance, no need to stress out the day of the party.  Bring it to the party then slice it up for a healthy snack.

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Creepy Apple Mouths, Healthy Halloween Snacks

These fun, creepy, apple mouths are the perfect, healthy snack during this sugar filled Halloween season!  The kids will feel like they are a fun snack, and not even pay attention to the fact that they are eating an apple!

You will need:

An apple

Knife

Sliced or slivered almonds

Begin by cutting your apple into quarters and cut out the seeds.

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Once you have the apple sliced, you will wan tto turn the slices over and cut into the side with the skin on.  You are just going to hollow out a small section, but do not cut all the way through, like so.  You will want to leave some of the skin on, they will be the lips.  Before you do anything else, if these aren’t going to be eaten right away, you may want to dip the slices into lemon juice.

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Now you will slide in the almond slices.  Slide them in just behind the apple skin.  Using a mixture of slices and slivers will give it an extra creepy appearance!  These would not only be a great after school snack, but would work great for a school party, or any Halloween party!

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Candy Jars, Easy, Quick, Thrifty Halloween Treats

These jars are so simple to put together, and with a few supplies from the the one spot at Target, they are a thrifty way to go!  Everything I got here was $1, except for the candy corn!

You will need

Small glass jars or containers

Clear stickers

Small candies

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Ok, are you ready for this super complicated tutorial?  Ok, not really.  It is really so simple.  All you have to do is pick your clear stickers to add to the side of your jars and then fill them with candy.  So easy!

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As easy as this crafty project is, you could buy several jars and one set of stickers (the pack came with a lot!), a bag of candy corn and still spend very little!  Great idea for church friends, bus drivers, hair dressers, even teachers!  The possibilities are endless!

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Pretzel Skeletons, Halloween Snack

These little skeletons are so cute, you may not want to eat them!  Using candy coating and pretzels, you can make these fun, Halloween goodies perfect for your little goblins!

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You will need

Pretzels Sticks and mini twists

Almond bark

M&Ms for the eyes

Wax paper for setting up

Begin by melting your almond bark in the microwave for 90 seconds.  I did half a brick at a time.  If it isn’t melted, put it back in for another 20 seconds, taking it out to stir.  Continue those steps until it is melted all the way without chunks.

Once you have the candy coating melted, begin to put your pretzels in.  I started with a twist for the head.  Once it was coated, I fished it out of the candy coating with a fork.  I then allowed the excess candy coating to drip back into my bowl, and set the pretzel on the wax paper.  My pattern was 1 twist pretzel followed by 5 stick pretzels all horizontal under the twist to form the ribs.  Once the ribs are done, do another twist pretzel, but this time do it upside down.  Finally, you will be doing 4 more sticks and laying them for the legs and arms.  If you are using M&Ms for the eyes, now is when you will put them on too.  Continue doing this until all of your candy coating is gone.  I got 12 skeletons out of half a brick of candy coating.  When they were done setting up on the wax paper I used a thin, metal spatula to scoop them off the wax paper.  The skeletons will be fairly brittle in some places, mostly where the head and ribs connect.  Be sure to set them in an airtight container where they won’t be shaken around a lot to avoid them breaking before you are ready to use them.

Now you have a great, inexpensive snack for your kids, a Halloween party, maybe even a school party if you are going to take them yourself.  Not sure how they would hold up in the care of a rambunctious grade schooler!

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Alternative to using Wood Logs or Pellets in your fireplace or wood stove.

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Ever wonder why we all use wood for all of our heating. Sure they look pretty sitting there crackling away. But there has to be another way to heat your home and save money at the same time. Sure you could go out and spend all that money buying wood pellets or corn, or all the other small pellet type fuels. But what if there was a way to burn something that we all have in our home and usually end up throwing away into the garbage? Especially in the coupon world we tend to have more then the other homes.

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Thats right NEWSPAPER. Now I bet you’re thinking what do I just crumple the paper up and throw it in? Actually yes and no. Yes it’s just paper all crumpled and ripped up. And after just a little bit of work, you can then just throw it in. So what are we making? Newspaper logs! Burn that paper in your fireplace! By using a Newspaper Brick press you can turn newspaper into bricks or logs to burn in your fireplace or woodstove.

Make newspaper brick logs

Here is how you can save money burning newspaper in your wood stove or fireplace.

 

First collect all of your newspapers. The more the merrier, which means less work through out the year.

By collecting more newspaper you can combine all of the work into one processing day.

Grab a 5 gallon bucket of water

Tear, shred or rip your paper pile into pieces. The size really doesn’t matter, and your kids will have tons of fun making a newspaper shred pile.

If you have any sawdust, wood shavings you can add them to the water. It is not needed or required. It is just a great filler item.

You can add a tablespoon of bleach to help the breakdown process but it is not required.

Place your newspaper shreds and sawdust if you have it, into the bucket of water and let it sit for three to four days. You are trying to get it to a pulp slush or mush type state. The newspaper will easily fall apart into smaller pieces. You do not need to have it in total mush, just entirely soaked through so it will adhere to each other.

Gently mix the paper mulch to breakdown anything that will and to stir up the portions on the bottom of the bucket.

Now bring your brick maker over to the bucket out side. Scoop your mulch into the brick maker to level it up to the top of each container. Place the top screen on the mulch and place the handles over the screen and press out all the water you can. You may need to add more mulch to the top of each log or brick you made depending on the size you are looking for. The larger the brick the longer they will last.

Now remove the top screen and pull out the handles holding the bottom screen. Remove your brick and place on an old cooling rack or place on anything that the air can circulate under the bricks. Leave the bricks out over the summer in a dry place. Once fall comes and the cooler weather is here the bricks or logs you have made will be completely dried out.

Now you can burn just the newspaper logs or bricks with the wood logs to cut down on how many you are burning and save your wood pile. Or you can burn the newspaper logs all alone. Just place them criss cross in the wood stove or fireplace just as you would place your wood logs.

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