Haunted Halloween Gingerbread Houses!

haunted halloween gingerbread house

Looking for a last-minute Halloween craft for tomorrow night? Decorate with all that Halloween candy and make a Haunted House! Put it on display for friends and family! Take a look at these for inspiration and full recipes + directions below!

haunted gingerbread halloween houses

Upper Left: Williams-Sonoma
Upper Right: Wilton
Bottom Left: Sweetopia
Bottom Right: How To Build A Gingerbread House (book)

How To Make a Haunted Halloween Gingerbread House

Gingerbread Dough

1-1/2 cups butter, softened
1-1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
4-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups molasses
6 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/4 cups whole wheat flour

20 to 25 butterscotch hard candies, crushed
1 recipe Chocolate Royal Icing
10 ounces chocolate-flavor candy coating, chopped
1 tablespoon shortening
Tiny pretzel twists (optional)
Creme-filled rolled wafer cookies, such as Pirouette brand
Shredded wheat crackers
Assorted licorice candies
Chocolate candy bars
Candy corn

Chocolate Royal Icing: In a large bowl combine 4-1/4 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons meringue powder, and 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar. Add 1/2 cup warm water. Beat on high speed with an electric mixer for 10 to 12 minutes or until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Tint frosting with brown gel paste food-coloring to desired shade. If desired, add black and red gel paste food-coloring as necessary to make frosting a rich brown color. Keep icing covered with plastic wrap when not in use. Makes 3 cups icing.

Recipe via BHG.com

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  1. Wow, these are super creative. I love getting into the spirit with these ideas and treats!

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