In lieu of making super sweet homemade gingerbread houses, we (ahem…I) decided to make a slightly healthier, less sugary version instead! The kids had a great time building their holiday houses and almost didn’t want to eat them…that is until I told them it was their snack! Here are some of the houses that the kids came up with!
I would say that they turned out great! Plus, it was a great way to work on fine motor skills for the little ones! Once JI’s house collapsed, he was content sticking dried cranberries onto the graham crackers!
For each mini holiday house, you will need:
- 1/4 cup softened cream cheese
- 1 1/2 teaspoons confectioners sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Ziplock bag
- graham crackers
- Edible decorations (cereals, pretzels, raisins, nuts, dried cranberries, etc..)
Directions: Blend the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until creamy. Spoon the frosting into a ziplock bag, then use scissors to snip off a tiny corner of the plastic bag. Begin to pipe frosting onto the graham crackers to “glue” the house together. The use the frosting to adhere decorations onto the house. Once you are done, admire your house and then eat it!
I got the idea of the holiday house from the Disney Family Fun website!