Do your kids enjoy making gingerbread houses? If they do, you have to show them the idea! Halloween Peeps houses are spooky and wonderfully imaginative. They are fun to make and fun to eat 🙂 Unlike the traditional gingerbread houses we make at Christmas, Halloween Peeps houses are made of delicious flakes. Make sure to install and save this for October! Halloween Peeps Houses I can’t believe Halloween is just around the corner. This year may lead! Once the Fourth of July is over, we immediately start looking forward to Halloween and the rest of the holidays that follow. Halloween is such a fun time of year to craft. Let’s start building and decorating Peeps Haunted Houses. If you’ve been following us for a while, you may have seen the original Peeps Easter homes. They were so successful that when I saw the ghost Peeps in the grocery store, this idea immediately popped into my head. Instead of using vanilla wafers as we’ve done with the other Peeps houses, we used chocolate chips this time. Perfect for Halloween! To make the chips stick together, I used CandiQuik dark chocolate. I love using CandiQuik for all of my crafts and projects that involve candy melting. It is much easier to work with than regular candy. Believe me on this… you’ll thank me later! It does not burn and tastes better. Best of all, it can be reheated multiple times which makes it so much better than melted candy that can’t be reheated and burns easily. When in doubt, grab CandiQuik on the candy that melts LOLolol. You can find ice candy (cats, ghosts, bats, and pumpkins), as well as Halloween, in the Halloween aisles of Walmart. You will also need a sealable plastic bag and a microwave-safe bowl to work with the molten candy. Halloween Peeps Houses Creating the haunted Peeps houses begins by stacking and gluing chocolate chips with melted chocolate. Older children are capable of this, but younger children will need your help as homes are delicate at this point. Wafer sticks are so easy to stack and stick together, that this easy Halloween project was a no-brainer (why didn’t I think of this before?). Grocery stores and even craft stores will have Halloween candy accessories at this time of year. Here at Smart School House, we’re known for easy Halloween crafts and fun! We’re adding more every year, so we hope you’ll follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram so you don’t miss a thing. In the meantime, check out all of our Halloween crafts and recipes here. If you want to plan activities in advance, as we do, be sure to check out all of our Thanksgiving posts here, and certainly our Christmas crafts and recipes here! More Halloween crafts and recipes by Smart School House to try next: You’ll need Chocolate Wafers (18-20 wafers for one house) Quick or brownie chocolate candy melt Halloween decorations or fondant decorations Halloween sprinkles Ghost Peeps Microwave-safe bowl Plastic sandwich spoon Baggie scissors directions to break up the chocolate chips. We used a total of 20 chips for the chirp house shown. 4 on each side, 4 on the back, and 8 on the roof. Thaw the CandiQuick or melt the candy according to the instructions on the package (usually with a microwave-safe bowl every 30 seconds). We used CandiQuick (found on Bread Island) but any candy melt will do the trick. Place the melted candy in the corner of a baguette sandwich. This creates a homemade frosting bag for piping! Cut a small piece of the corner from the plastic bag. Place a few melted candy along the edges of the chocolate chips (as shown) to build the sides and back of the Peeps House. Assemble the surface by adding melted candy to the top of the house, tilt the flakes together, and finally add more melted candy on top. Add edible Halloween decorations on the top of your Peeps House and decorate the front of the house with sprinkles and more decor. Put a ghost peep inside *note: the melted candy will harden fairly quickly, so be prepared to assemble the houses quickly too!