How to Create a Spooky Gingerbread House for Halloween

Are you ready to add some spooky fun to your Halloween celebrations? Look no further than the Hook’d Up Bar and Grill’s guide to making a haunted gingerbread house. This creative and delicious activity is perfect for both kids and adults alike. So grab your apron and let’s get started!

How to Create a Spooky Gingerbread House for Halloween
How to Create a Spooky Gingerbread House for Halloween

Gather Your Supplies

Before we begin, let’s gather all the supplies you’ll need to make your haunted gingerbread house:

  • Gingerbread house kit (available at most grocery stores or online)
  • Colored frosting (in various Halloween-themed colors)
  • Candy decorations (such as licorice laces, gummies, sour belts, candy corn, Mellow cream pumpkins, and peeps)
  • Frosting as “glue” for the candies
  • A dash of creativity and imagination

Building the Spiderweb

To create a creepy spiderweb effect, start by using purple frosting to cover the top of your gingerbread house. This will serve as the base for the spiderweb. Take black licorice laces and arrange them in a web-like pattern on top of the purple frosting.


Adding Creepy Crawlers

Next, it’s time to introduce some spooky creatures to your haunted house. Use spider tarantula gummies to give your gingerbread house an eerie vibe. These gummies come in different flavors, including peach, watermelon, and apple. Stick them onto the frosting and arrange them on top of the spiderweb.

Spider Tarantula Gummies

Creating the Haunted Landscape

Now, let’s move on to the landscape of your gingerbread house. Use green frosting to create grass along the base of the house. Then, take green apple-flavored sour belts and place them strategically to add dimension and detail to your spooky scene.

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Grass and Sour Belts

Spooky Decorations

No haunted gingerbread house is complete without some Halloween-themed decorations. Use orange frosting to cover the roof of your gingerbread house, and then use candy corn to create shingles. For a twist, try using pink candy corn for a pop of color and added fun.

Candy Corn Shingles

Graveyard Vibes

To give your gingerbread house a graveyard feel, use white frosting to cover one side of the house. Take dextr bats, black bat-shaped candies, and arrange them as if they’re flying over tombstones and coffins. Get creative with placement and have fun with this spooky touch.


Ghostly Residents

Now, let’s invite some ghostly residents to your haunted gingerbread house. Use a ghost-shaped peep and place it on the front of the house. These marshmallow treats are not only delicious but also add a playful touch to your spooky creation.

Ghost Peep

Personalize Your Haunted House

The best part about making a haunted gingerbread house is adding your unique touch. Get creative and experiment with different candies and colors. Don’t be afraid to mix and match to create your own one-of-a-kind spooky masterpiece.

Haunted Gingerbread House


Q: Can I eat the candy decorations on my gingerbread house?

A: Absolutely! One of the great things about making a haunted gingerbread house is that you can enjoy the candy as you go along. Just make sure not to eat all of it before your creation is complete!

Q: How long will my gingerbread house last?

A: Your gingerbread house should last for several weeks if stored in a cool and dry place. However, we recommend enjoying it within a week or two to ensure the best taste and texture.

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Q: Can I use homemade gingerbread instead of a kit?

A: Of course! If you prefer to make your gingerbread from scratch, go ahead and use your favorite gingerbread recipe. Just make sure it is sturdy enough to hold the candy decorations.


Creating a haunted gingerbread house is a fun and festive activity that brings out the Halloween spirit in all of us. With a dash of creativity and a lot of delicious candy, you can craft a unique and spooky masterpiece. So gather your supplies, let your imagination run wild, and enjoy the process of making your very own haunted gingerbread house. Happy Halloween from the Hook’d Up Bar and Grill!

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