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DIY Haunted Houses

  • Author: Fork & Beans
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: Makes approx. 5 Haunted Houses

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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tsp. psyllium husk powder* + 1 1/2 Tbsp. water, allow to thicken for a minute
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil (use refined for no coconut flavor)
  • 2 Tbsp. nondairy milk
  • 1 Tbsp molasses

For the “glue”:


Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients until well-combined. Create a well in the middle.
  3. Pour all of the wet ingredients into the well. Mix until a nice dough forms (see the post below for all dough recipe notes). You will need to use your clean hands after a certain point to make sure the dough is formed. Your dough should be easy to work with and not sticky. If sticky, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until no longer sticky. If too dry, add a teaspoon of warm water until no longer dry.
  4. Divide the dough into 4 even dough balls.
  5. Roll one dough ball between a piece of parchment paper that is folded in half (see photos for reference). Aim for cutting out a rectangle that is a height of no more than 8″ and a width of 3 1/2″. Cut a 2″x3 1/2″ rectangle on the bottom (again, reference photos). Cut out a square for the window. No need to scoop out the dough, you will need the cut out as the stand for holding up the haunted house.
  6. Transfer the parchment paper onto the baking sheet (no need to scoop up with a spatula, save your wits about you!) and bake for 10-14 minutes, depending on your oven. Keep an eye on it after minute 10. Allow to completely cool and crisp up.
  7. Repeat with all of the dough balls. Depending on the size of your houses, you can get approximately 5.
  8. Using the melted chocolate, “glue” the bottom of the home to the base. Glue 2 sides of the square and allow to set behind the house to hold up. Decorate once the Haunted Houses are completely set.
  9. Don’t forget to use other fun mini Halloween cookie cutter shapes for the dough scraps to add to the houses! Oh and the homemade googly eyes are a must.


Notes

*If you do not have psyllium husk powder, you can sub grounded chia seed or flax seed meal.