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A close up picture of a finished Graham Cracker Gingerbread House.
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Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses

These Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses are a fun Christmas tradition that you'll find yourself making year after year with family and friends. They're easy to make and so fun to customize.
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, Christmas
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 570kcal
Cost: $14.76

Equipment

  • measuring cups
  • handheld mixer or Stand mixer
  • Measuring spoons
  • Decorating Pastry Bags
  • Coupler
  • Wilton Leaf Decorating Tip
  • chef's knife
  • cutting board

Ingredients

ROYAL ICING:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 3 Tablespoons meringue powder
  • 5 Tablespoons water

FOR THE HOUSES:

  • 48 graham crackers
  • 16 ounces spice drops
  • 10 oz package peppermint rounds
  • 15.6 oz bag Skittles
  • 10 oz bag holiday M&Ms
  • 6.25 oz package Lifesavers hard candy
  • 6 oz box Good & Plenty Candy

Instructions

MAKE THE ROYAL ICING:

  • Add sifted powdered sugar, meringue powder, and water to the bowl of a stand mixer or large mixing bowl.
  • Beat at medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Transfer the royal icing to a plastic decorator bag. Use 2 bags if you are adding snow to the houses.

CUT GRAHAM CRACKERS:

  • You will need 2 graham crackers for each side, 2 for the roof, and a front and a back for each house.

For the basic house:

  • Roof pieces - use full graham cracker
  • Side pieces - cut ¼ off of each graham cracker
  • Front and back pieces - cut ¼ off each, then cut at an angle to form a triangle

ASSEMBLE HOUSES:

  • Using the royal icing, attach the sides to the front and back pieces.
  • Then attach the roof pieces.
  • Let the icing set for about 15 or until hardened.

DECORATE GRAHAM CRACKER HOUSES:

  • Decorate the houses with candy using the royal icing.
  • To make the snow, pipe on small leaf shapes, then let the icing fall slightly onto the house.

Notes

To make the green trees seen in the pictures, tint royal icing green and cover sugar ice cream cones in the icing. Once they're dry, dust with powdered sugar.

Nutrition

Serving: 1house | Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 81g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg