Image: Easter peeps graham cracker houses.
Items List
Icing Glue:
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar (about 7 1/2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup water
For each house:
  • 3 graham crackers
  • Hot glue gun or "icing glue" to hold the houses together
Decorative items:
  • Assorted candies, cereals, pretzels, crackers, cookies, frosting, sprinkles
  • In a glass bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add egg whites and mix, adding water a little at a time until you reach a very thick consistency. Put icing in a zippered plastic bag and cut off the corner. This will allow you to squeeze out a line of icing for assembly and decorating.

Assembling the Houses
  • Image: Diagram of graham crackers.

    To build a graham cracker house, start with 3 graham crackers. Cut each one in half with a sharp knife to make six squares.

  • Image: Diagram of graham crackers.

    Cut one graham cracker square in half. Discard one half and cut the remaining piece into a triangle.

  • Using the icing glue (or a hot glue gun), assemble the three walls of the house using three of the squares of graham crackers.

  • Photo: Graham cracker house step 1.

    Add the triangle piece to the top of the back wall of the house to create the roof.

  • Photo: Graham cracker house step 2.

    Use the two remaining cracker squares to form the roof.

  • Photo: Graham cracker house step 3.

    Allow graham cracker houses to dry and completely set up for 2-3 hours before decorating.

Decorating your houses
  • Photo: Decorating graham cracker houses.

    Try using frosted mini-wheat cereal to give that snow-kissed glow to your roof.

    Use other cereals and candies to brighten up the houses.

    Want to make a faux log cabin? Use pretzel rods to give that rustic charm.

  • Photo: Easter peeps graham cracker houses.

    What other ideas can you come up with, using your imagination?

  • Image: Easter Peeps Graham Cracker Houses.

    You might also enjoy these Gingerbread Houses.

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