Candy Gingerbread House
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Suitable for ages 3 - 12
This will be the EASIEST “Gingerbread” house you’ve EVER made! Here are the supplies that you’ll need:
Graham Crackers (instead of baking gingerbread cookies)
Vanilla icing (any brand, or any flavor/color that you prefer)
Coconut (for the snow around the house)
Sugar (the glue that keeps the house together)
Candies to cover the house to include:
Wonka® Gobstopper® Candy Canes
Wonka® Frosty Nerds®
Nestlé® Butterfinger® Miniatures
Nestlé® Crunch® Miniatures
Wonka® Gobstopper® Snowballs
Wonka® SweeTARTS® Merry Mix
Wonka® Spree® Mini Candy Canes
First…let’s talk about the graham crackers. We’re going to use them INSTEAD of rolling out and making gingerbread dough. You can get any cracker brand (I didn’t get the ones with cinnamon on them…but, you can).
Decide with the kids, the shape you want your house. This is ULTIMATELY the shape that I went with (after about 10 other failed attempts). The teepee type is the easiest…this one was pretty easy too.
**Trick—do NOT use icing to hold the house together. After trial and error, I discovered a secret! Take about a cup of sugar and put it in a pot. Bring it to a boil (it liquefies….you don’t need to add anything else). When it’s boiling, turn it off. Dip the edges of the cracker in the sugary liquid and they will almost INSTANTLY stick to the other cracker. This means that you HAVE to have all your crackers cut and ready in the shapes that you want them. This also means that you and your kiddos can start decorating almost immediately!
Now that you have the foundation of the house….place it on a plate, pizza pan, whatever you want to KEEP it on. (there will be NO moving it once it’s decorated!)
Time to get all the candy out for decorating our house! It will be much easier for the kids if you put them in small containers that their little hands can reach.
Let’s start decorating! We started with the roof. Put the icing on one side and the top. Add Wonka® Gobstopper® Snowballs to the roofline of the house. Then, use Nestlé® Crunch® Miniatures candy bars for the shingles! (go ahead and unwrap extras for the necessary snack while working)
With both sides of the roof finished, let’s start on the front. Spread some icing on first. Then, use Wonka® Spree® for embellishments around the front, another Nestlé® Crunch® Miniatures candy bar for the front door, and Wonka® Frosty Nerds® to accentuate the front.
You’re almost finished! Let’s get those sides now! Spread MORE icing on the sides. Use Nestlé® Butterfinger® Miniatures candy bars for the windows, Wonka® Gobstopper® Snowballs and Wonka® Gobstopper® Candy Canes for embellishments around the windows.
For the finishing touches, add coconut around your house for the look of snow and Wonka® SweeTARTS® Merry Mix for the path leading to the house.
And you and the kids have a wonderful candy gingerbread house to display for the holidays!
The Gingerbread House was created by blogger, Kathy Roller. To learn more about Kathy, visit her blog at Counting to Ten.