As the spooky season is upon us, I wanted to share with you the chocolate Halloween house that I made. It’s a super fun Halloween dessert perfect for kids and your Halloween celebrations. Just be warned though, that there is no shortage of sugar in this treat!
The treats that I used in this project are those that a readily available to me. Being that I’m in Australia, you may not recognise some of these. Hopefully, I can give you some inspiration to make your own Halloween dessert house from the products you can source locally.
My Mum actually cut this tutorial from a magazine about three years ago. She knows how much of a kid I am when it comes to Halloween and knew I would like it. Well, Mum, I’ve finally made it haha. It’s been a long time coming, so let’s get into it.
Check out the video below (coming soon) or keep scrolling for the article with images.
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Table of Contents
Tools + Supplies
- 4 blocks of 180g Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate / Hershey’s 7oz or 7.45oz
- 2x 30g Flake bars
- 5x 12g Freddo Frogs
- 1 packet medium size Marshmallows
- 2 packets Trolli Brite Crawlers (gummy worms)
- 2 packets 190g Sour Patch Kids
- 1 packet Sour Straps
- 1 packet Lifesaver Pastilles
- 1 packet Eyeball Lollies/Gummies
- Serving plate/board*
- Large knife
- Butter knife
- 2 microwave-safe bowls
- Cutting board
*I recommend using a timber board rather than a plate with a smooth, slick surface. You will need to be able to stick food to it with melted chocolate. So something less ‘slippery’ is better.
Step 1: Building the Chocolate Halloween House
Cutting your chocolate blocks
Firstly, lay out your supplies, particularly the base plate/timber board you will be using to build your Halloween dessert on.
Begin by opening one block of the Dairy Milk chocolate (image 1 below). Cut this block in half, then cut each half into triangles as illustrated in the picture 2 below. Be sure to keep the extra offcuts of chocolate as you’ll need them soon!
Now we have two triangles, we need to cut six squares. Open the remaining 3 blocks of chocolate and cut each one in half so that you have your 6 squares (image 3 below).
Assembling your chocolate house base
To recap your Halloween dessert progress, you will now have 2 triangles and 6 squares (image 4 above). With those leftover chocolate pieces from the triangles, place them into a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave (you can of course use the stove top too). If you’re using a microwave, heat at 50% power in 20-30 second intervals. Stir between each interval. The amount of time will vary between microwaves.
With your base plate/board in front of you, we’re going to take 4 of the chocolate squares to assemble a cube on the plate/board. With the butter knife, smooth the melted chocolate onto two opposite sides of your first square. Place it onto the base plate/board, pushing two more squares onto each side. This is the beginning of your cube.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take photos of this section so for clarification you might want to check out the video above.
We now need to finish the cube by connecting the 4th chocolate square. Repeat the same process by smoothing melted chocolate onto two opposite sides of the square. Now connect it with the rest of your cube to close it. You may need to hold the cube squares together briefly whilst the melted chocolate sets.
Add treats to your Halloween dessert cube
Take the lollies/candy to fill the base of your house. I used a mix of Sour Patch Kids and Sour Gummy Worms for this part.
Making the Chocolate Halloween House roof
The next step is to create the roof of our house. We will repeat the same process with the melted chocolate. You should still have 2 chocolate squares and 2 chocolate triangles left.
Take one of the chocolate squares and smooth the melted chocolate onto two opposite sides of the square. Join the two triangles to these ends. With the last square, smooth chocolate onto opposite sides so that you can connect it to the rest of the roof.
Once you have completed the roof, smooth more melted chocolate in the top join to secure it.
If you need further clarification than the progress images, you might like to watch the video above.
Attach the roof to the base of the house
Using the butter knife, smooth more melted chocolate onto the top edges of the cube. You can now gently place the roof on top of the cube. Hold it momentarily for the chocolate to set.
Step 2: Exterior Details of Your Chocolate Halloween House
Decorating the roof
Next, we are going to seal the top of the roof and add a chimney. Using 1 flake, measure and cut a portion that will lay lengthways across the roof join. Be sure to keep enough room for the chimney.
Using the melted chocolate, apply it to the roof join and then attach the flake to it.
Once you have done this, cut a small chimney from the rest of the flake. Attach it upright at the front of the house roof with the melted chocolate.
Adding doors and windows
With the Sour Straps lollies, cut two squares for the windows and 1 rectangle for the door. Spread melted chocolate on the straps to attach to the base of your chocolate house.
I also added a door handle by chopping the end of a gummy worm and attaching it to the door Sour Strap with the melted chocolate.
Step 3: Making Monster Frogs for Your Halloween Dessert
We’re now going to add cute little Freddo Frog monsters coming up out of the ground. I used five Freddos for this but it will depend on the size of your base board and also how many you just like the look of.
Begin by cutting your frogs in half. Attach them to your base plate with the melted chocolate.
Step 4: Adding Cobwebs to Your Chocolate Halloween House
The next step requires melting some marshmallows. I used approximately 12-15 white marshmallows however I could have easily used only 6-8.
Heat and melt the marshmallows in the same way we did with the melted chocolate. Heat at 50% power in 20-30 second intervals. Be sure to stir between the intervals.
Once your marshmallow has cooled enough to touch, it’s time to get your hands messy! Pull some marshmallow from the bowl, manipulate, pull and stretch to create strands between your fingers for your cobwebs. Place the cobwebs across the roof of your chocolate Halloween house. This may be a little fiddly but will look great. Repeat, extracting more marshmallow from the bowl until you are happy with the results.
If you wish, you can also place cobwebs on your Freddo Frog monsters too. I have to admit that looking at it once it's finished, I don’t think I would do this again. I’m not sure if it’s just the way my mind works but I think the frogs with the cobwebs look a little… shady. That’s all I’m going to say and if you can’t see what I mean by that then you have a far more innocent mind than mine which is a beautiful thing! Let’s move along to the next step now haha.
Step 5: Create a Spooky Cute Spider for Your Rooftop
For this step, I chose to use the melted marshmallow to attach the spider. You could probably use the melted chocolate if you prefer. I just went with the marshmallow since the roof already had the white cobwebs.
Attach a marshmallow to the spider’s body. I used a pink marshmallow as a point of difference since the only other option was white and there were already white cobwebs on the roof. For the spider’s head, I used a Pascal Jube. However, as you’ll find in the supplies list I actually suggest a roll of Lifesaver Pastilles. Given you only need one, it doesn’t make much sense to get a whole bag of jubes! Attach the spider’s head with the melted marshmallow.
Use melted marshmallow to attach eight Gummy Worms as legs to your spider. Mine got a little slippery at this point so you might need to reapply and reattach!
Step 6: Decorate the Graveyard of Your Chocolate Halloween House
Decorate the graveyard
To decorate the graveyard, I used melted chocolate to stick some Sour Patch Kid characters to the board. I then crushed up the remaining Flake to spread around the board, like it was dirt. If you have some leftover gummy worms, add those to the board too. I didn’t worry about attaching these with melted chocolate, I just placed them directly onto the board.
Finishing touches to your Halloween dessert house
I had some additional treats for my trick-or-treaters. So I used the eyeball lollies to attach them to the house too. I used the melted marshmallow for this. I also placed some more of the eyeballs on the ground of the graveyard.
Fun Halloween Chocolate House
I had fun making this chocolate Halloween house and I made sure I passed off as much of that sugar to other people! I did not want to consume all of that (nor have my kids buzzing from it all). It’s great for celebrations where you can all share the sugar around!
As I mentioned at the start of the post, I know that not all of the treats are available to all my readers. Peeps would be a great idea, I really wish I had those here! If you try this project, I would love to know what substitutes you made. I’m sure other readers would appreciate the ideas too! Comment below or tag me in a photo of your spooky cute creation @avisualmerriment on Instagram or Facebook.
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