Check out this easy and fun Leprechaun House you can make for St. Patrick’s Day! A Leprechaun house made out of pop tarts! A fun and colorful way to see if you can catch a leprechaun this holiday season!
This is a fun gingerbread house style leprechaun house that is a rainbow filled creation. Plus it is fun to nibble on after your attempt of catching a leprechaun in the house.
What Is The Base of House
Poptarts! An iced breakfast pastry and fun rainbow-colored candies are what you are going to use for making your gingerbread leprechaun house. Now you could use graham cracker or something else if you want. We just had some pop tarts on hand so it was fun using them in this creative way.
How to Make A Poptart House
- Start by shaping the frame of your house. Your full directions are in the printable recipe card below.
- Use white melted chocolate wafer chips to “glue” your house together.
- Decorate your pop tarts with fun rainbow candies!
Variations To Recipe For Leprechaun House
There are so many ways you can change up this recipe. Use any flavor of pop tarts you want. Then for candy any festive or colored candies for your house. Give this leprechaun house a try and let me know what candies you used and found worked the best.
Fun Ways To Decorate Your House
- I used Rainbow Punch Sweettart Ropes for the door. I cut them down and use white chocolate for the glue.
- These Xtreme Rainbow are what I used to make a rainbow shaped topper for this fun pop tart house.
- Sour Skittles are at the edges of the top of the house and then you can add a few more around the edges.
Storing Your Leprechaun House
You can place your house in an airtight container and store it on the counter for a few days. It will begin to dry out. It is more of a fun activity to do with your children. But it is fully made with edible ingredients so you can nibble at the finished work!
- 6 Pop-Tarts
- 1 bag of white chocolate chips, for melting in a pastry bag
- Assorted rainbow candy
- Set aside two Pop-Tarts for the roof. Set another Pop-Tart flat on a cutting board so it’s facing vertically away from you. Set another pop tart right beside it so it’s facing horizontally.
- You’ll use the horizontal pop tart to measure where to begin the cut on the side of the other pop tart. Cut both corners off of the vertical pop tart from the center of the top, to the sides where they meet the other pop tart you’re using to measure. (See photo for what the pop tarts should look like!)
- So you’ll make a point at the top of two pop tarts. These will be the front and back of the Leprechaun House.
- Next, you’ll cut two pop tarts for the sides of the house. Cut off the end of both Pop-Tarts so they are in a square shape. Heat the white chocolate chips in a disposable pastry bag for 30 seconds in the microwave and knead the bag.
- Heat for 30 more seconds and knead the bag. Keep doing this until the chocolate chips are totally melted.
- Cut the end off the bag and put a line of melted chocolate on the side of one of the pointed Pop-Tarts and on the side of a square Pop Tart.
- Press them together for about ten seconds. The chocolate hardens quickly! Continue with the other two Pop-Tarts to complete the base of the house.
- Next, add the roof. Lastly, decorate with rainbow candies! Use the melted white chocolate as the glue. Keep in mind it dries quickly!
Melted white chocolate is the BEST for putting together a gingerbread house, a cookie house, or any type of edible house for any holiday! You don’t have to mix it up, it’s strong, and it dries quicker than frosting!!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1771Total Fat: 58gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 1317mgCarbohydrates: 293gFiber: 8gSugar: 139gProtein: 21g