A Sweet DIY Gingerbread House

Gingerbread house
Gingerbread house with graham crackers and sour punch candy

Gingerbread House With Sour Punch And Red Vines

Last year as I was cruising the aisles of Costco I made an impulsive buy, a gingerbread house kit. I was thinking it would make a fun holiday activity over Christmas break with the kids. We’d never attempted a gingerbread house before, and well I really thought it might be our first and last attempt.

But when I showed the kids the graham cracker gingerbread house made with Sour Punch candy and Red Vines, they insisted we attempt to follow their recipe.

Our friends at American Licorice sent us the candy required:9oz bag of SOUR PUNCH® Assorted Bites, a 5oz tray of RED VINES® Grape Twists, and a 26oz bag of the RED VINES California Collection. You can buy the gingerbread house bundle on their website for $10.99.

Graham cracker house

You’ll also need, 6 graham crackers, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon meringue powder and 2 tablespoons warm water. Whether your gingerbread house looks like the one in the video or less beautiful like ours, it’s a fun, easy and festive activity for the family! We made two, girls vs. boys, but the boys spent most of their time eating the ingredients.

Decorating gingerbread house
The guys decorate the roof of their graham cracker gingerbread house


Kick Your Holiday Backing Up a Notch With Sour Punch Bites Merry Mix

Need to bake cookies for Santa, but tired of the boring chocolate chip cookies, you could try Reindeer Cookies with Red Vines mini bites, snowflake cookies with sour punch bites or sour punch candy bark. I mean, I’m sure Santa could use a sugar rush as he works late to get all the presents under the tree!

Christmas stocking with candy
Christmas stocking with Sour Punch candy Photo by Kristin Barclay

If you’re not into “making things”, but are still looking for the perfect last minute stocking stuffers, check out the new Sour Punch Trees – cherry and lime-flavored Christmas tree-shaped candy. Or upgrade your holiday movie snacks with a North Pole delivery from your Elf on the shelf, with a bag of the watermelon, green apple, cherry and berry flavors in the Sour Punch Merry Mix Bites (new for 2020). The Sour Punch Arctic Straws and Sour Punch Santa Straws could be a fun prop for your elves to have a sword battle, or leave some out for Santa on Christmas Eve.

Thank you to American Licorice Company for sending us the ingredients to make our graham cracker gingerbread house. 

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Kristin Barclay
Kristin Barclay graduated from the University of South Carolina with a major in Journalism and Advertising. Throughout her career, Kristin has demonstrated a passion for storytelling and a commitment to providing accurate, timely, and informative news coverage. She has a deep understanding of the issues and concerns facing local communities and has earned a reputation as a trusted source for reliable news and information. In addition to her work as an editor and journalist, Kristin is also a skilled writer and has written articles on a wide range of topics, including politics, business, education, and culture. She has a keen eye for detail and a talent for crafting compelling stories that engage and inform readers. Kristin is also an active member of the community and has volunteered her time and resources to numerous organizations and causes. She believes in the importance of giving back and making a positive impact on the world around us. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Kristin Barclay is also a passionate advocate for local journalism and the role it plays in keeping communities informed and engaged. She believes strongly in the importance of supporting local news outlets and is dedicated to ensuring that quality journalism remains a vital part of our society. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys traveling both for business and pleasure. She loves exploring new places, meeting new people, and experiencing different cultures. Whether she's on a business trip or a vacation, Kristin is always eager to discover what makes each place unique and special. Kristin's passions include boots, bourbon, dogs and college football. She is a self-proclaimed boot aficionado and has an impressive collection of cowboy boots that she wears with pride. She also enjoys sipping on a good bourbon and spending time with her husband and beloved border collies. Last but certainly not least, Kristin is the proud mother of two children who bring joy and meaning to her life. She is deeply committed to being a loving and supportive parent, and her children are her greatest source of inspiration and motivation