When it comes to constructing a gingerbread house, it’s all fun and games until someone gets burned on the red-hot liquid icing you’re using as glue. We admit it, we manage to do it every year.
But perhaps the worst part of going to all that effort for a festive edible display is that after a couple days, the edible factor goes out the window. The gingerbread gets stale and the icing rock-hard. Stop wasting the winter sweets, and make your decoration out of candy this year with this sugar-filled guide from My Cupcake Addiction.
With just regular chocolates and candies, like KitKat and Hershey’s, this sugar sculptor puts together an adorable snow-topped house in a matter of minutes, and you can too. Melted chocolate acts as glue instead of the burn-inducing icing and a solid foundation of KitKat bars actually help hold the walls of the house in place, making this treat far easier than any you’ve attempted before. Though she uses candy canes and three types of sprinkles as décor, you should feel free to use whichever festive candies your guests (or you) will most want to devour.
A generous sprinkle of shaved coconut gives the whole thing a look of being covered in freshly fallen snow, but that’s entirely optional since some of your guests might be averse to coconut. Watch the video below for shockingly simple step-by-step directions; you’ll find it a breeze to follow.
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