Gingerbread houses made easy!

gingerbread house

Last year we bought a gingerbread house to make with the boys.  As we got out all of the gear and started making it, we realized that the frosting (glue) to keep it together was really runny, and didn’t keep the house together.  It ended with disaster, the house fell down and the kids were crying.  So this year, we decided to use graham crackers to make a smaller house.  We bought our own candy and I made the “glue”.  They turned out great, each of my kids was able to make their own mini house, and it was cheaper than the store bought gingerbread houses. 

Here is how I made the “glue” :

2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons meringue powder
cold water

Mix the powdered sugar and meringue powder, add enough cold water so that it is still thick, but smooth.  You want it on the thicker side rather than runny.  Put it in a sandwich bag and cut the corner off so that you can nicely squeeze it into the sides of the house.  Pick whatever candy you choose!

 

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