Christmas Candy House

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Holiday projects are memories made and this Christmas Candy House will certainly give anyone that holiday spirit.


This is a fun tasty project I have been doing since I was 11 years old.


Back in the 1970s, I would save all my Halloween candy to make my candy house, and way back then, it was unwrapped toffee and tootsie rolls.


We usually made it different every year, and I will give you a list of suggestions on what to use that work perfectly waiting to eat this on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day if the kids let you wait that long.


As I got older I made them with my nieces and nephews, then my kids, and now my grandchildren.


We love to make fun treats like our Christmas Reindeer Cupcakes together.


If you're looking to start a delicious easy tradition, this fun project will live on to the next generation etched in their minds.


Scroll down to my printable recipe card for these easy instructions on how to create this perfect candy house.


this is a cardboard container turned into a Christmas Candy house with all marshmallows , and colorful candies and frosting stuck to the sides






this is how to make a candy house out of cardboard for Christmas



What's It Made Of?



This candy house is constructed with heavy cardboard, usually found when you purchase a four or six-pack of soda pop!


I have tried gingerbread homemade and store-bought and since no one ate that part, as a child I started to use the container as the shell of my house.


My 6-year-old grandson found this very easy to construct with me, so now just about any young age can create this edible candy house.


I have also made them with graham crackers, the cutting part was not that easy for the kids, this is super simple to make for them.


The frosting is the glue to hold it together and I also have adapted that through the year not using royal icing anymore, this is a thicker buttercream confection.


this is a frosted Christmas candy house and the directions on how to make one


Other Tips and Candy Suggestions

  • mini wrapped candy bars
  • tootsie rolls for an all log cabin look
  • red and green dots
  • red and green chocolate covered candies
  • Rolo
  • chocolate snowcaps stars or rounds
  • Necco wafers
  • pretzels
  • mints
  • marshmallow wrapped Christmas shapes
  • red and green shaped hard candy
  • Christmas ribbon for around the platform
  • candy canes or sticks for the sides and front
  • mini cookies that are round to use as a wreath
  • red hots for decoration
  • keep in mind the age of the child on what candy they can eat soft or hard
  • make a small chimney frost and add red hots and stuff the hole with large marshmallows 
  • use marshmallow peep Christmas trees for the background and large marshmallows for snowman


this is my grandson making a Christmas candy house he is six years old


Tool and Ingredients Needed

  • One empty six-pack soda container
  • heavy duty cardboard(see below for photos on cardboard pieces needed)
  • scissors
  • plastic knife to smooth on the frosting
  • small cardboard door cutout
  • two triangles cut out for sides
  • one long rectangular piece for the roof
  • packing tape
  • large plate or wrapped cardboard in foil to place the house on
  • mixing spoon
  • powdered sugar
  • water
  • shortening
  •  candy to decorate


this is a collage of photos on how to build a Christmas Candy house


More Creative Recipes To Try



Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies


Holiday Peanut Butter Candy


Edible Christmas Sugar Cone Trees


Cookie Cutter Pancakes


Graham Cracker Houses


this is a kitchen island with a decorated Christmas candy house on top and the directions how to make it




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Just A Guideline



These instructions are just a guideline on how easy and fun this is to make a Christmas Candy House, just change it up however you want and what your family likes.


My family love the Hershey's kisses and I prefer all wrapped candy, the pretzels were something new we tried this year because they looked like logs, mix and match your house with your favorites.


Hope you enjoy this family project as much as we do every year, it's a Christmas tradition here.



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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Christmas Candy House

Christmas Candy House

This is a Christmas Cardboard candy house, made very simple for kids to enjoy a holiday project. Simple ingredients, cardboard and candy tp make beautiful memories and traditions together.

Ingredients

  • 1 cardboard soda six-pack with handle empty
  • 1 large heavy duty piece of cardboard for a rectangular roof, door and 2 triangle pieces for the sides
  • Optional: cut a chimney out to fit with cardboard and frost it, adding marshmallows around it.
  • spreading knife
  • scissors
  • bowl for frosting
  • Cookie sheet wrapped in foil or another kind of platform to set the house on wooden board, plastic red tray, etc.
  • heavy duty wrapping and packaging tape
  • mini cookies for wreath above the door
  • suggestions forcandy to decorate of choice
  • mini wrapped candy bars
  • tootsie rolls for an all log cabin look
  • red and green dots
  • red and green chocolate covered candies
  • Rolo
  • chocolate snowcaps stars or rounds
  • Necco wafers
  • pretzels
  • mints
  • marshmallow wrapped Christmas shapes
  • red and green shaped hard candy
  • Christmas ribbon for around the platform
  • candy canes or sticks for the sides and front
  • mini cookies that are round to use as a wreath
  • red hots for decoration
  • keep in mind the age of the child on what candy they can eat soft or hard
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • water to thicken to a thick paste
  • 3 tablespoons white shortening
  • Optional: colored green and red sugar 

Instructions

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Other Recipes To Try



I love to make ornaments out of clay for the holiday to hang on the tree or give away. kitchen pantry items like colorful sugars to add to any cookies I bake.



this is a cardboard container turned into a Christmas Candy house with all marshmallows , and colorful candies and frosting stuck to the sides

2 comments

  1. Claudia! This is a labor of love and what a special memory that you're carrying on w/your grands. I loved reading every word of this post and all the special love just oozed through! xoxo Merry Christmas, my sweet friend!

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  2. A fun project to make with kids during the holiday season!

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