Pop Tart Haunted Gingerbread House
Our Pop Tart haunted gingerbread houses are so fun for kids to make. Wait, Pop Tarts? YES. You'll never go back to graham cracker houses after you try our method!
Yield: 1 house
- 6 pop tarts
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 teaspoons water
- Halloween candy
Front and Back Walls
Take 1 pop tart and place it on its side, right next to another pop tart.
Cut on a diagonal from the corner of the pop tart that it on its side, to the center of the middle pop tart. Repeat on the other side.
You should now have a pop tart that looks like a house. Repeat this step so that you have 2 house shaped pop tarts.
Remember that pop tart that you turned on its side? Go ahead and stand it up again. Place it next to one of the house-shaped pop tarts, lining up the corners, and cut horizontally across (as shown in photo). Repeat.
You should now have two roof pieces (un-cut), 2 house shaped pieces, and 2 wall peces.Combine powdered sugar and water to make a royal icing glue. Add water 1/2 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved (2 1/2 teaspoons works well for me). Spoon icing into a ziploc bag and cut the tip off. Glue the 4 walls together with icing and hold in place for a minute or so.
Add the roof pieces and hold in place for another minute or so.
Let houses stand at least 30 minutes before decorating. If making these with kids, assemble them the day before to allow pop tarts to harden (makes them sturdier) before decorating.
Dip decorations into icing or pipe icing onto houses to decorate.
- Icing should be the consistency of craft glue.
- When cutting pop tarts, use a serrated knife and gently saw. Don't press down hard with the knife.
- To add heavier candies to the houses, like M&Ms, add a line of icing to the house and let the icing stand for a couple of minutes before placing candy on it. This will allow the icing to dry a little and become tacky.