Medium round cardboard circle for the surface (cake circles work great)
Optional: powdered sugar for snow, gingerbread fondant men
4 cups powdered sugar
3-4 Tablespoons meringue powder
1/4 - 1/3 cup warm water plus more as needed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make the Royal Icing
In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together meringue powder and powdered sugar. Add warm water, 2 tablespoons at a time while mixing on high speed for about 5-7 minutes or until stiff peaks are achieved. Add more water as needed if too running but the consistency should be thick enough to hold the house pieces together. Transfer to a piping bag or a zip-top bag with the corner snipped off.
To make the House
Place two graham cracker sheets on the cake circle to form the floor. Pipe icing in the middle and glue together. Then pipe icing along all four edges, working quickly, place the houses four walls (which should stand across from each other) onto the icing and pipe more icing where the crackers touch vertically.
Pipe icing along one side of the house and glue one graham cracker on top of it to form a roof. Allow time to dry and harden.. Snap a graham cracker into two rectangles and attach to the roof and side of the house to close off the roof. Repeat with other side.
Cut a triangle for each end of the roof from two separate graham crackers. Secure with royal icing.
Set aside gingerbread house for a at least 3 hours to dry and set. The house can be made a few days in advance.
Add sliced almonds to the front and back of the house, starting from the bottom and work your way up and secure with glue. Add pretzel squares for the windows on all four sides of the house and pretzel sticks for the doors. For the door handle, attach one green pea and secure with royal icing. Add a dried cranberry for the circle window.
Line the sides of the house with pretzel sticks and the bottom side of the house with pecans, broken in half.
Add chopped walnuts to the sides of the house on the roof in a semi-circle pattern. Secure whole almonds diagonally for the remainder of the roof the same pattern and add one pecan for the middle.
Add lights on the roof using green peas and dried cranberries.
Create a walkway using pine nuts and line pistachios along the border. Spread out diced walnuts to create the lawn around the house and add crushed green peas.
Pile pistachios in layers to create pine trees with royal icing.
Add macadamia nuts for rocks and cashews for a rock boulder and a lawn border around the house.
Add gingerbread fondant men and sprinkle powdered sugar for snow.
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Easy No Bake Gingerbread House with Nuts + Video - Life Made Sweeter
Easy No Bake Gingerbread House with Nuts makes the perfect holiday treat. Best of all, there's no baking required using graham crackers.
Easy No Bake Gingerbread House with Nuts
1 Cranberries, dried
1 Green peas, Dried roasted
Baking & Spices
3 tbsp Meringue, powder
4 cups Powdered sugar
1 Royal icing
1 Royal icing *see recipe below
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Nuts & Seeds
1 Diamond of california finely diced walnuts
1 Diamond of california macadamia nuts
1 Diamond of california pine nuts
1 Diamond of california pistachios
1 Diamond of california shelled pecans
1 Diamond of california sliced almonds
1 Diamond of california whole almonds
1 Diamond of diamond of california cashews
12 Graham crackers
1 Pretzel squares
1 Pretzel sticks
1/4 cup Water plus more
Medium round cardboard circle for the surface (cake circles work great