Very few Halloween centerpieces are edible, but when they are, you only pay once but you get a centerpiece, Halloween décor, plus food for the party guests. That’s exactly what you’ll have when you make a cheap and easy, edible haunted house. It doesn’t take long to assemble it using some inexpensive and ordinary foods.
Start with sugar wafers to make the logs for the haunted house. Although you can use any flavor or color of sugar wafers you’ll build the best haunted house with the brown ones. In fact, if you can find the Little Debbie or similar snack cakes you can use the chocolate-covered ones to make an even more delicious haunted house. Use chocolate frosting as glue to hold the wafers together.
Choose a flat tray or plate for building the edible house. Begin by spreading a small amount of frosting on each wafer then positioning them to form a square in the middle of the tray. Frost and stand each wafer so that one of the wide sides is facing you. Each wafer will be attached so that it stands on that narrow side. Build the shack, adding another and another wafer, all the way around the square, each time.
Build the shack as tall as you want but don’t get too carried away. You can give the shack more of a ramshackle look by placing some of the wafers so that they don’t quite align with the others. Top the shack by using frosting to attach graham crackers in a “v” shape for the roof. Now you can add edible embellishments as you want.
Make windows for the house by breaking ladyfinger cookies in half. A little frosting will help you affix them to the wafers. Make tombstones outside the house by using fudge graham cookies. The small, rectangular cookies, covered in chocolate fudge, are perfect as tombstones. Write on them with tube frosting or even food pens.
Purchase candy bats, gummy bugs and similar treats to attach to the house. A black cat candy piece can sit on the house; you can make a pumpkin patch with pumpkin-shaped candies – there are many different foods you can use to embellish the haunted house, including chocolate chips, thin mints, cereal pieces, licorice whips, and M&M’s. The finished haunted house scene is easy to cut and serve, tastes great, and will be the hit of your upcoming Halloween party!