HONEY MAID Sweet Holiday House
Skip gingerbread houses and make holiday building simpler by reaching for HONEY MAID Honey Grahams to make houses that are easy and delicious!
Prep time60 min
Total time3hr 0min
ServingsMakes 1 house.
- 9 HONEY MAID Honey Grahams, divided
- 1 container (16 oz.) ready-to-spread white frosting
- 17 Mini OREO Cookies, split
- 34 SOUR PATCH KIDS Candies
- 8 small candy canes
- Decorations: assorted small green, red and white candies; holly candy decors; green decorating icing
- Trim 1-inch piece off one short end of each of 2 grahams for sides of house; set small trimmed pieces aside. Cut 2 corners off top of each large trimmed graham piece to form a peaked top; set aside.
- Spoon frosting into pastry bag fitted with small round tip. Place 1 of the remaining grahams on foil- or parchment-covered baking sheet or tray for base of house. Stand 2 whole grahams (for front and back of house), and 2 peaked graham pieces (for sides of house) around base of house, using some of the frosting to attach all pieces together. Top with 2 of the remaining whole grahams for the roof, securing all pieces with some of the remaining frosting. Let stand 1 hour or until frosting is firm.
- Meanwhile, cut remaining whole grahams and graham pieces into smaller pieces to make 6 windows, 2 doors, 1 doorway and stepping stones for path. Decorate doors and windows with small candies and some of the remaining frosting as desired. Let stand until ready to use.
- Use frosting to attach mini cookies, in slightly overlapping horizontal rows, on roof pieces to resemble shingles. Pipe frosting along top edge of roof; stand SOUR PATCH KIDS Candies in frosting.
- Break curved ends off candy canes; attach curved pieces to roof with frosting as shown in photo. Reserve remaining candy cane pieces for snacking or another use.
- Use frosting to attach windows and doors to house as shown. Arrange cut graham pieces in front of door to make a path. Add SOUR PATCH KIDS Candies to path, doorway and sides of house as shown. Decorate with remaining ingredients as desired. Let stand 1 hour or until frosting is dry.
- Important Note
If time allows, it's best to let the house frame stand overnight before topping with the roof and decorating the house as directed. For additional support for the sides and roof, stack additional 9 or 10 grahams and wrap with plastic wrap. Attach to the graham rectangle base with a little frosting before adding the side pieces. Break an additional graham into 4 pieces, attach to center of the graham block to use as a support for the roof. Or, use a crumbled sheet of aluminum foil to support the house instead of the stacked grahams.
- Special Extra
Spread additional frosting onto prepared baking sheet around house before adding the graham path. Add powdered sugar and miniature marshmallows as desired. Sprinkle areas around path with white sugar crystals and/or white nonpareils to resemble a winter scene.
- Make it Easy
Substitute 2 cans (8.4 oz. each) white icing packaged with decorator tips for the ready-to-spread white frosting and pastry bags/tips.