Haunted Gingerbread House Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published May 1, 2020
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I start with an undecorated gingerbread house, then cover it with a variety of popular Halloween treats, including candy corn, marshmallows, and licorice.

How To Make Haunted Gingerbread House

A quick and easy recipe to decorate your own haunted gingerbread house! Get creative with the kids and create your own spooky – and tasty – masterpiece! A variety of colorful candies and snacks to choose from, it's surely one big delicious piece of art.

  • 16 oz. vanilla frosting (or royal icing)
  • liquid food coloring in red (yellow, green, and blue)
  • 1 gingerbread house (undecorated )
  • black licorice laces
  • gummy spiders
  • candy corn (in assorted flavors)
  • green apple sour belts
  • mellocreme pumpkins
  • sugar candy bats (also called dextrose candy bats)
  • marshmallow ghosts
  1. Place 1/2 cup icing in small bowl and tint purple.
  2. Place 1/2 cup icing in small bowl and tint green.
  3. Place 1/4 cup icing in small bowl and tint orange.
  4. Using small offset spatula or knife, spread purple icing in thin, even layer on roof.
  5. Cut black licorice laces into shorter pieces, then arrange in crisscross pattern on right side of roof to create spider web. Gently press into icing to secure.
  6. Arrange gummy spiders on roof, gently pressing to secure.
  7. Arrange candy corn along seam where left and right sides of roof meet.
  8. Arrange candy corn in three vertical lines on left side of roof.
  9. Using small offset spatula or knife, spread green icing in thin, even layer on base of house.
  10. Arrange green apple sour belts around base of house to form grass.
  11. Using small offset spatula or knife, spread small dollop of orange icing on bottom of one Mellocreme pumpkin, then place in front of house.
  12. Repeat with additional pumpkins if desired.
  13. Using small offset spatula or knife, spread white icing in thin, even layer across surface of door.
  14. Gently press sugar candy bats onto door.
  15. Place small dollop of white icing on 1 sugar bat and attach to left side of roof.
  16. Repeat as desired.
  17. Using small offset spatula or knife, spread small dollop of white icing on marshmallow ghost then gently press it onto front of house.
  18. Using small offset spatula or knife, spread thin line of orange icing along seam where roof meets front of house.
  19. Arrange candy corn along seam, gently pressing to secure.
  20. Arrange candy corn along sides and back of house to form fence.
  21. If necessary, secure with additional icing.

How To Make Haunted Gingerbread House

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A quick and easy recipe to decorate your own haunted gingerbread house! Get creative with the kids and create your own spooky – and tasty – masterpiece! A variety of colorful candies and snacks to choose from, it's surely one big delicious piece of art.

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 16 oz. vanilla frosting , or royal icing
  • liquid food coloring in red, yellow, green, and blue
  • 1 gingerbread house, undecorated
  • black licorice laces
  • gummy spiders
  • candy corn , in assorted flavors
  • green apple sour belts
  • mellocreme pumpkins
  • sugar candy bats, also called dextrose candy bats
  • marshmallow ghosts

Instructions

  1. Place 1/2 cup icing in small bowl and tint purple.
  2. Place 1/2 cup icing in small bowl and tint green.
  3. Place 1/4 cup icing in small bowl and tint orange.
  4. Using small offset spatula or knife, spread purple icing in thin, even layer on roof.
  5. Cut black licorice laces into shorter pieces, then arrange in crisscross pattern on right side of roof to create spider web. Gently press into icing to secure.
  6. Arrange gummy spiders on roof, gently pressing to secure.
  7. Arrange candy corn along seam where left and right sides of roof meet.
  8. Arrange candy corn in three vertical lines on left side of roof.
  9. Using small offset spatula or knife, spread green icing in thin, even layer on base of house.
  10. Arrange green apple sour belts around base of house to form grass.
  11. Using small offset spatula or knife, spread small dollop of orange icing on bottom of one Mellocreme pumpkin, then place in front of house.
  12. Repeat with additional pumpkins if desired.
  13. Using small offset spatula or knife, spread white icing in thin, even layer across surface of door.
  14. Gently press sugar candy bats onto door.
  15. Place small dollop of white icing on 1 sugar bat and attach to left side of roof.
  16. Repeat as desired.
  17. Using small offset spatula or knife, spread small dollop of white icing on marshmallow ghost then gently press it onto front of house.
  18. Using small offset spatula or knife, spread thin line of orange icing along seam where roof meets front of house.
  19. Arrange candy corn along seam, gently pressing to secure.
  20. Arrange candy corn along sides and back of house to form fence.
  21. If necessary, secure with additional icing.
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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 1mg
  • Calories: 63kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 5mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 118mg
  • Sugar: 26g
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