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Gingerbread House

Knock knock... Santa's in town! There's nothing more traditional than a gingerbread house for the holidays, especially when it's covered in your favorite candy. Try this one on for size built for a day (or night) of family fun!

Knock knock... Santa's in town! There's nothing more traditional than a gingerbread house for the holidays, especially when it's covered in your favorite candy. Try this one on for size built for a day (or night) of family fun!

gingerbread house

Recipe

You'll need:
    • Pre-built gingerbread house
    • Frosting and piping bag
    • X-Acto® knife
    • Scissors
    • Any colorful candy
    • Gummy bears
    • Licorice
    • Brown M&M's®
    • Red, green and white Nerds®
    • Candy canes
    • Gummy ring
    • Colorful string
    • Crystalized sugar
    How to:
  1. 1

    Construct the house according to directions. Make sure you use a generous amount of frosting (without it seeping out from the sides and dripping down!) Take this time to carefully cut "windows" where desired with an X-Acto knife.

  2. 2

    Adhere a row of "lights" with your favorite colorful gummy candy around the base of the house (or the "yard" if your kit allows for one) with frosting.

  3. 3

    Cover each side of the roof with brown M&M's, each one angled slightly to create "shingles." Continue until each side of the roof is covered. Fill in the gaps with red, green and white Nerds alternating the colors to create a pretty "lights" pattern.

  4. 4

    Cut licorice twists to size for each side of the house and adhere with frosting. Add to windows and door, or wherever where desired. Add some gummy bears inside the windows too, as a fun surprise!

  5. 5

    Decorate the rest of the house with candy for desired decorative effect. Add candy canes or other holiday figures around the front or the door. Craft a bow by tying string through a gummy ring as a "wreath" and add with frosting.

  6. 6

    Sprinkle on some crystalized sugar as "snow" and be sure to take a photo of your beautiful creation. Happy holidays... ho, ho ho!