Crafty Lady’s Chrismukkah Treats!
Happy Holidays SCC!
I’m sure by now you’ve wrapped, decorated, and spent more than you thought was possible at this point, am I right? The holidays are so over the top sometimes that it’s a good idea to do some of your own “holiday magic” when it comes to pulling out all the stops for your kids. I love making gingerbread houses with my kids, but those kits can be pretty pricey, and no matter how careful I am carrying it home, it always seems to be cracked somewhere and throws the whole family into anguish! So I decided to get crafty, and come up with a way to make these delish delights without breaking the bank (or the sides, or the roof)
What you’ll need:
Candies to decorate–this can be whatever you guys like to eat: M&M’s, Skittles, gummy bears
mint candies, etc.
Step 1: Since we are using graham crackers it doesn’t matter if you accidentally make a crack
. You just grab another one from the box! You can create the look of a roof by angling the tops of your cracker with a serrated knife. A sawing motion works best. Do that to two sheets of graham.
Step 2: Place a few scoops of vanilla icing into a zip lock bag. Squeeze it into one corner of the bag. Twist the bag so that the icing is tightly packed into one corner and snip the tip off to create a pastry filling bag. The icing will serve as the glue to hold the sides of the house in plac
and all the candy decor.
Step 3: Decorate! You can create whatever you’d like with all the different types of candy you bought. You can even add food coloring to the white icing.
Pro tip: If you aren’t planning on eating the actual house that you make, because you already ate all the leftover candy decorations anyway, you may want to use hot glue to keep the sides of the house together.
I wish everyone the happiest of holidays and a joyful and healthy New Year! See you in 2017