26 Responses to candy-houses

  1. Charla September 14, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

    I just received my cookie house molds and I’m SO EXCITED to use them. I would like to make the candy house. Are there instructions available anywhere for these?

  2. MELISSA October 11, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

    Glowing “Glass” Houses
    And now for something completely different. How about a “glass” house that twinkles made from fruit-flavored hard candies like Jolly Ranchers®.

    You’ll need 18 pieces for each side of the roof, 18 pieces for the front and back walls, and 16 pieces for the side walls. We used all the same colors but you can mix and match.

    Put the unwrapped candy pieces in the mold and bake at 350°F (176°C) for 12 minutes.
    Place on a cooling rack until completely cooled. As the candy cools, it will harden. Because of the flexible silicone, you can easily pop out of the mold.
    Assemble using icing in the same order as a gingerbread house (above).
    Let the icing completely set then place battery-operated tea lights in the house for a glowing effect, or use flickering lights for a twinkling effect. A small flashlight propped up also works great.

  3. Lorette Williamson November 12, 2019 at 6:45 pm #

    Do you have to lightly oil the molds before you put the candy in?

    • Lorri November 19, 2019 at 8:11 pm #

      Nope! They are super easy! I just made a house with cinnamon disks instead of jolly rnchers and more affordable!

      • Heather Story November 20, 2019 at 11:52 am #

        How many cinnamon disks did you use?

      • Cindy December 3, 2019 at 3:57 pm #

        Do you mean the cinnamon candies

    • Chris carlsen December 5, 2019 at 6:03 pm #

      No, I just want to note, watch time well, as if too long it over flows and makes a mess. Otherwise good.

  4. Lisa McCreary December 8, 2019 at 6:47 pm #

    So i used Walmart brand cinnamon disks for the house. I used a whole 10 Oz bag plus a butter scotch disk on each window. I broke them initially but i found i really didn’t need to. Once they melted i could spread it around easily with a toothpick. I had to work quickly as it solidified pretty quick. I found in 1 area my yellow window ran where i didn’t want it. So once it cooled a bit i was able to cut out the yellow with scissors and put it where i back wanted it. The molds weren’t all the way to the full like so it may be that more is needed. I haven’t tried to put it together yet. I carefully peeled each section out of the mold once it was completely cool and had no problem at all. I didn’t use any oil or anything. I think I’ll just make hard candy from scratch because it’s not hard and would be easier than unwrapping all the candy. And i can flavor how i like. Happy candy house building!!

  5. Connie December 17, 2019 at 8:01 am #

    I wish there was a way to see everyone’s houses. I’m making mine today. . . I have an idea for something fun. . . hope it turns out.

  6. Katharine Jones December 20, 2019 at 5:56 pm #

    I would like to see everyone’s houses also!
    I am going to get the candies so I can make mine tonight!

    • TheresaG November 28, 2020 at 7:25 am #

      Unfortunately, my beautiful “glass” house with jolly ranchers had a major malfunction. As I was assembling the roof, it started to bow. After I finished & left it to set-up (royal icing at seams), it continued to sag & bow. Within a few hours, major collapse! I can only assume there was too much humidity in my home, as we had a lot of rain the night before. But any tips on how to prevent bowing of the roof, would be appreciated. It looked great for a few minutes, but so disappointed that happened. I melted the panels two nights previously so it should’ve had enough time to be fully dry.

      • TeresaS January 27, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

        We made a couple varations of the candy house. Two pieces of advice to what I found worked best. Use candy canes as interior support. It helps with the bowing. We used four corner ‘posts and two centre supports. Also instead of icing we used the small blow torch (think the one for creme brulee) and fused the edges!! Worked so well I wouldn’t use icing again. It also helped with the structure. Lasted a long time aswell!!

  7. Sandy Kastner January 9, 2020 at 1:06 pm #

    I am attempting but wonder about the number of pieces of candy? It doesn’t seem to fill the mold spaces? Do the candies melt and flow into the empty spaces? Thanks!

  8. GLoria Reiss October 23, 2020 at 5:14 pm #

    Last year I used peppermint candies, the red and white swirl ones, for the roof, it was so cute. I had to keep an ey eon it though because the kids wanted to lick it 🙂

    • Doreen De Soto November 23, 2020 at 2:42 pm #

      how many pieces did you use for each section of the peppermint candies?

  9. Brenda M Layne November 19, 2020 at 3:01 pm #

    I am making a complete village for our church competition at the lady’s brunch. I will post pictures of it when it is done.

    • Kim December 14, 2020 at 11:45 pm #

      I am extremely disappointed with this recipe! I have made gingerbread house’s for years with no major problems. My Grandson and I each made a candy house and within a day amd a half the roof was sagging and walls were separated from the house. My Grandson was devastated that his 10 hours decorating and building the house were destroyed within 36 hours.

  10. traci November 28, 2020 at 3:17 pm #

    hi there…Can y confirm that the amounts are 18 for each side and 16 for each side? it seems like quite a few when I lay them in the shallow molds and I dont want to mess up.

    • Sarah Pare December 7, 2020 at 10:57 am #

      Yes the numbers are correct I just made it!

  11. Penny Vlasich December 11, 2020 at 11:12 am #

    What is the best frosting or glue to put together. I just can’t seem to get to work

    • Kelly December 24, 2020 at 12:22 pm #

      I actually used my hot glue gun to put it together as we had a hard time with icing 😬

  12. Jenni December 23, 2020 at 10:20 pm #

    I used hot glue to assemble mine.

  13. Jennifer Kidney December 5, 2021 at 9:56 am #

    I made a few of these last year, and even let my class kids take them home to do so with family! They all loved it! Yes, the 18/16 jolly rancher count it correct. I also used hot glue guns to assemble. We also used various other colored hard candy disks – all worked really well! They are excited to do it again this year!

  14. Chris December 26, 2021 at 6:40 pm #

    What mold are you using? Is it from Pampered Chef and is it silicone or stoneware?

    • Tiffany December 4, 2022 at 7:35 am #

      yes. its a silicone mold material. it’s discontinued now i believe. however i have seen them on ebay. They are pretty cool. TPC even came out with silicone season matts that you can put dough in for accessories to the house (ex: spring would have picket fence, bunnies, etc)

  15. Keisha December 15, 2022 at 10:45 pm #

    I use melted sugar to assemble mine. I just melt some in a pan and dip the edges. Best glue ever! Works great with gingerbread houses too.

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