We're using the term "gingerbread" lightly.

By Mason O'Brien
December 08, 2016

Building a gingerbread house is a holiday tradition that can't be missed. This year we encourage you to get a little wild with your holiday decorating. Forget the gingerbread and gumdrops, we've found amazing alternatives for you to build your brick and mortar holiday structure. You will be amazed at these edible creations made of some of your favorite snacks! Check them out now:

1. Build a Cheese, Cracker, and Charcuteire House

Food Network

Why not try a savory version of a "gingerbread" house made of your favorite cheeses and charcuterie? From Food Network's, The Kitchen, comes this beautiful and ornate creation. We can't get over the mushroom cap planters! This is the WOW factor you need at your holiday party!

2. Design a Sugar Cube House

Martha Stewart

Let's kick the sweet factor up a notch with a Sugar Cube House! Peppermint roof shingles bring color to this design. Your kids will be in building block heaven with this project!

3. Keep It Calorie-Light with a Veggie House

The Whoot

The holidays don't have to be all about sweets! They should be about treating yourself right. This Veggie "Gingerbread" house is diet friendly and festive. Carrots act as Lincoln Logs while the roof consists of celery!

4. Indulge in a Chocolate House


Who needs gingerbread when you can have a house made entirely of chocolate! Cute molds bring this structure to life and the decorating options are endless. Hunker down for this project with friends and family. We know you will be impressed with the results.

5. Construct a Pop-Tart House

Pretty Prudent

Everybody's favorite breakfast treat gets made over into a "gingerbread" house with this fun idea from PrettyPrudent.com. Pop-Tarts provide the structure you need and are already frosted to look like snow! Go wild and dress up the house with your favorite cereals as well!


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