This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
Forget the gingerbread! Add a little fun to your holidays with this easy, no-bake, Santa’s Candy Cabin made with HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bars, XL KITKAT® Wafer Bars, and your favorite holiday candies!
Every year I swear I’m going to make a gingerbread house and every year the holidays come and go with no gingerbread house in sight. I just never get around to cutting out patterns and baking gingerbread house pieces. It’s so much work! But, I love how cute they are so, when I saw this adorable Santa’s Candy Cabin I knew I had to give it a try. Guess what? It is SO easy! The XL HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bars, XL KITKAT® Wafer Bar, and KELLOGG’S Rice Krispy Treats that make up the structure of the house are so easy to work with and there is no baking required! That means more time for you to make some fun memories decorating your own Santa’s Candy Cabin with your family.
I was able to find everything I needed for my Santa’s Candy Cabin on my weekly shopping trip at Giant. I spend a lot of time there during the holidays buying everything I need to feed friends and family, not to mention all sorts of goodies to go in Christmas stockings, so it was easy to grab a few extra XL HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bars, XL KITKAT® Wafer Bars, and fun HERSHEY’S Candies like REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups, REESE’S Miniatures, KISSES Milk Chocolate, TWIZZLERS Strawberry, and HERSHEY Candy Canes to decorate your house with.
Assembling Santa’s Cabin is easy and you can find this recipe on Savory with detailed instructions on how to cut and assemble the pieces for the basic structure as well as a simple recipe for royal icing. After that it’s all about decorating! You can be as creative as you’d like. Use your favorite HERSHEY’S Candies for decoration along with some royal icing to stick everything together. I used TWIZZLERS and chocolate candies for my door and windows, and JOLLY RANCHER candy canes to add a little fun to the four corner of my house. I lined the roof with red and green chocolate candies and covered them with royal icing to look like snow, then I covered my KELLOGG’S Rice Krispy Treats roof with vanilla frosting.
Tip: I found it much easier to use melted chocolate for “gluing” things like my door and windows to chocolate surfaces. I used royal icing as my “glue” for all of the roof decorations and the snow accents on my door and windows.
SANTA’S CANDY CABIN
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How to Make a REESE’S Christmas Tree:
If you want to add a few decorations around your house this REESE’S cup tree is simple to make. All you need are:
- 2 REESE’S Miniatures
- 1 REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup
- 1 KISSES Milk Chocolate
- Royal Icing
- Green food color
- Holiday Sprinkles (optional)
- Unwrap the candies and turn one REESE’S Miniatures upside down as the base.
- Pipe a dot of melted chocolate on top of the REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup and then turn it upside down and sit it on top of the bottom REESE’S Miniatures.
- Repeat the process stacking a REESE’S Miniatures on top of the REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup.
- Top with a KISSES Milk Chocolate.
- Let the chocolate firm up and then decorate with royal icing and fun sprinkles.
I also used my XL KITKAT® Wafer Bar to make a sleigh with gifts on it by attaching two HERSHEY Candy Canes to the bottom of a XL KITKAT® Wafer Bar that was 4 segments wide. Then I stacked some of our other favorite holidays candies, REESE’S Miniatures, and KISSES Milk Chocolate on top. It was the perfect addition to a Santa’s Candy Cabin.
That’s it, super simple and so much fun. I think the hardest part was not eating the decorations 🙂 . On your next trip to Giant pick up some XL HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bars and XL KITKAT® Wafer Bars, download the instructions here and start building. Don’t forget to take pictures! This is a holiday tradition your kids will remember forever!!