This post is sponsored by Global Influence, product provided by The Hershey Company; however, all ideas, opinions, and content are my own.
This is seriously some of the most fun that I've had working on a sponsored post. Hershey's sent me a box of chocolate and asked me to do something Halloween inspired with it. Those are all of the directions that they gave me. As first, I was a little overwhelmed with everything that I could potentially do with the candy, but then I started sketching out ideas on paper, and decided to go with this one.
Hey, if Christmas can have gingerbread houses, then Halloween should have chocolate houses, right? Right!
This Chocolate Haunted House makes an awesome center piece for a Halloween party or really any place where you have a reason to take chocolate. So fun!
What you will need:
- 11 Full Size Hershey's Bars
- 50 Snack Size KitKats (or 2 bags of the snack size KitKat bars, if that's easier!)
- 4 Snack Size York Peppermint Patties
- 40 Mini Reece's Peanut Butter Cups (or 1 bag of individual packages of Mini Reece's Peanut Butter Cups)
- 4 Rolos
- 4 Hershey's Kisses
- Bag of Chocolate Chips
- Candy Melts in Brown, Orange, and Green
- Vegetable Shortening
- Wax Paper
- Freezer Bags
Just a note: This project calls for microwaving candy melts with a bit of vegetable shortening. The shortening thins our the candy melts so that they are easier to pipe. Periodically, you will need to rewarm the candy melts in the bags as they harden. I use freezer bags because they have thicker walls and hold up better to hot candy. I also do not use any cake decorating tips because they are metal and can't go in the microwave. You should be able to do all of the decorating by simply snipping the corner of the freezer bag.
Additionally, since this project is made using chocolate, the less you handle it, the better!
Line two large pans with wax paper. We are going to start by making the walls of our house.
Squeeze a bit of the candy melts along the edge of one bar. Place the edge of the second bar up against the edge of the first one on the wax covered pans.
Use the pad of your index finger to create tiles on the roof. Dip your finger in the melted orange candy for each tile. Overlap the rows a bit on two bars so that it looks like a real roof. On the third bar, do two rows facing each direction so that it looks like the middle portion of your roof.
Once you get the roof on, you will realize that there are two spots on either side that aren't covered by chocolate. Pipe orange candy melts in to fill those spots.
The spooky towers are the last part of the house, and happily, one of the easiest!
Using melted chocolate to attach all of this together, stack five mini Reece's Peanut Butter Cups upside down. Attach five KitKat bars around the outside.
Now for the part that really brings our haunted house to life! I went to Walmart and dug through their dollar bins to see what I could find. I ended up finding these fun plastic bat rings! I took a pair of scissors and cut away the ring portion of each bat. Then I used candy melts to attach thin craft wire to the back of each bat. When that had set, I used orange candy melts to attach each flying bat to the roof of my haunted house. Too fun!
I also found some little mummy, bat, and pumpkin figures in the dollar bin. I used candy melts to place them around my house.
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