Do your kids enjoy making gingerbread houses? If they do, you HAVE to show them this idea! Halloween Peeps Houses are adorably spooky and creative. They are fun to make and fun to eat:) Unlike traditional gingerbread houses we make at Christmas, the Halloween Peeps Houses are made with yummy wafers. Be sure to pin and save this for October! ?
Halloween Peeps Houses
I can’t believe Halloween is just around the corner. This year has flown by! Once the 4th of July ends, we immediately start looking forward to Halloween and the rest of the Holidays that follow. Halloween is SUCH a fun time of year for crafting. Let’s get started with building and decorating haunted Peeps houses.
If you’ve been following us for awhile, you might have seen our original Peeps Houses for Easter. They were such a huge hit that when I saw the ghosts Peeps in the grocery store, this idea instantly popped into my head.
Instead of using vanilla wafers like we did with our other Peeps houses, this time we used chocolate wafers. Perfect for Halloween! To get the wafers to stick together, I used dark chocolate CandiQuik. I like to use CandiQuik for all of my crafts and projects that involve melting candy. It is SO much easier than regular candy melts to work with. Trust me on this one… You’ll thank me later! It doesn’t burn and it tastes better. Best of all, it can be reheated multiple times which makes it sooooo much better than candy melts that can’t be reheated and burn easily. When in doubt, get CandiQuik over candy melts LOLolol.
You can find the icing candies (cats, ghosts, bats, and pumpkins) as well as the Halloween sprinkles in the Halloween aisles at Walmart. You’ll also need a sealable plastic bag and a microwavable safe container for working with the candy melts.
Halloween Peeps Houses
Creating the haunted Peeps houses starts by stacking chocolate wafers and gluing them together with the melted chocolate. Bigger kids are capable of this, but younger kids will need your help because the houses are delicate at this point.
The wafer sticks are so easy to stack and stick together, that this easy Halloween project was a no-brainer (why hadn’t I thought of this before?). Grocery stores and even craft stories will have Halloween dessert accessories this time of year.
More Halloween Crafts and Recipes by Smart School House to Try Next:
You Will Need
- Chocolate wafer cookies (18-20 wafers for 1 house)
- Chocolate CandiQuick or brown candy melts
- Halloween icing decorations or fondant decorations
- Halloween Sprinkles
- Ghost Peeps
- Microwave safe bowl
- Plastic sandwich baggie
- Break apart the chocolate wafers. We used a total of 20 wafers for the Peeps House shown. 4 on each side, 4 in the back, and 8on top for the roof.
- Melt the CandiQuick or candy melts according to the instructions on the package (usually using a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals). We used CandiQuick (found in the baking isle) but any kind of candy melts will do.
- Put the melted candy into the corner of a sandwich baggie. This creates a homemade frosting bag for piping!
- Cut a tiny piece of the corner off of the plastic baggie.
- Pipe a little bit of melted candies along the edges of the chocolate wafers (as shown) to build up the sides and back of the Peeps House.
- Assemble the roof by adding melted candy to the top of the house, then leaning wafers together, and finally adding more melted candies on top.
- Add edible Halloween decorations on the top of the Peeps House
- Decorate the front of the house with sprinkles and more decor.
- Place a ghost Peep on inside
*Note: the melted candy will harden somewhat quickly, so be ready to assemble the houses quickly too!*