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Gingerbread Haunted House Craft

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Things You'll Need

  • Pre-made gingerbread house
  • ROYAL ICING (recipe follows)
  • Assorted HERSHEY'S Candies

How to Make

  • Prepare ROYAL ICING and tint if desired.

  • Decorate house as desired by "gluing" assorted candies to gingerbread with the ROYAL ICING. Allow the icing to harden before moving.

  • Suggested decorations:

  • Windows: HERSHEY'S MINIATURES Chocolate Bars

  • Door: Orange KIT KAT Bar

  • Grass: Green TWIZZLERS Rainbow Twists

  • Broken sidewalk: Snack Size HERSHEY'S Cookies and Creme Bar

  • Dirt yard: Chopped HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand AIR DELIGHT Aerated Milk Chocolates

  • Building outlines: Black TWIZZLERS Twists and HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Pieces

  • Pumpkins in yard: REESE'S Peanut Butter Pumpkins

  • Ghost: HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Ghost

  • Bat on roof: YORK Peppermint Pattie Bat

  • ROYAL ICING: Stir together 2-1/4 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons warm water and 1 tablespoon pasteurized dried egg whites (meringue powder). Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until spreadable. Add additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time, to get desired consistency. Divide icing into small bowls for each color desired and tint with food coloring. Transfer icing to pastry bags with desired tip. Cover icings and tips of pastry bags with damp paper towels to keep icing from drying out. (Some icing garnishes may need a firmer icing to hold their shape. Stir in small amounts of additional powdered sugar to get the desired consistency.) About 1 cup icing.