Gingerbread House Candy

December 7, 2010 by  
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Looking for gingerbread house candy ideas?  The candy options for decorating your gingerbread house are almost infinite!  Decorating with candy and other food is where you can let your creativity shine.  Below is a list of some great candy ideas to decorate your gingerbread house with.

Gingerbread House Candy Ideas

  • Shop by Candy Color!Cotton Candy – Makes great snowdrifts and chimney smoke
  • Marshmallows – To build snowmen, snow, snowballs, roof tiles or chimney smoke
  • Snowman Marshmallows
  • Stale Marshmallows – Flattened forsigns 
  • Chocolate Wafer Cookies – For shingles on the roof
  • Marshmallow Crème – Snow drifts
  • Waffle Ice Cream Cones – Covered with frosting and decorations for Christmas trees
  • Taffy – Ffor shaping feet or limbs of your characters
  • Pretzel Rods – Holding things up and logs for a log cabin or wood pile
  • Pretzel Sticks – For a log cabin, fence or wood pile
  • Candy Blocks – Bricks on the house
  • Pretzels with Windowpane Pattern – Windows 
  • Popcorn
  • Marshmallow Peeps 
  • Necco Wafer Disks – Patio stones or shingles for roof
  • Wafer Cookies – Bricks or roof shingles
  • Shredded Coconut – Snow
  • Peppermint Candies – Roof shingles
  • Candy Canes
  • Gumdrops
  • Cookie Crumbs – Dirt
  • Fruit Leather – Pathways and windows
  • Cinnamon Sticks – Wood piles
  • Cereal – Shredded wheat (great hay) to mini shredded wheat for roof tiles. fruit loops, fruity cheerios, etc
  • Chocolate or Candy Coated Raisins
  • Lifesaver Candy
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Nerds
  • Nerds Rope – Roof trim
  • Sticks of Gum – Cut up into roof shigles or used as signs
  • Granulated White Sugar
  • Sugar Cubes
  • Red Hot Candies
  • Red Licorice Bites
  • Black Licorice
  • Red Licorice
  • Colorful Licorice
  • Jelly Fruit Slices
  • Jelly Beans
  • Whoppers
  • M&M’s
  • Skittles
  • Cake sprinkles
  • Pez
  • Hershey’s Kisses
  • Candycane Hershey’s Kisses
  • Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
  • Mini Candy Coated Kisses
  • Sixlets

What are your favorite candies or foods to put on your Gingerbread houses?

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