Friday’s Find – Gingerbread Crackers, for cheaters like me

I’ve never been a die-hard gingerbread house maker.  I pretty much just buy the kit at WalMart and call it a day.  Of course the big down-side to the kit is that there’s only one house in the box.  When you’ve got lots of little fingers itching to build, one boring, pre-fab house just won’t do.  Lucky for me, I found these cool crackers at the grocery store the other day.

They’re baked just like regular graham crackers but they’ve got a sweet hint of ginger which makes them taste and look more like the real thing.  In my book, they’re the perfect building tool for all the trains, houses, and x-wing fighters my kids love to make.  All I need is couple boxes of these babies, a few tubs of white icing and a stash of sticky candy and I’m good to go.  No mixing, baking, or sharing required.

Speaking of gingerbread houses, check out this cool collection I stumbled upon last night.

I never thought to use gum as siding – so clever.  Just thought I’d pass it on.


  1. This is a great idea. My daughter has four children ages 4-11 so she will love this.

  2. Thanks for recommending my little house collection. On the blog, if you search for gingerbread house or graham cracker house, you can see the ones I made in 2000. All my houses were donated to a charity for fund-rasing auctions. Bee

    • You’re so welcome, Bee. I love to highlight ingenuity…especially when it’s offered for charity. Thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of us!

  3. I know we just looked at amazing gingerbread houses at the Christmas Tree Festival but I like your idea tons better. Sadly my little town doesn’t carry them yet, but I’m going to ask & go to the big bad city of Pocatello to stock up. I love the idea of just having them on hand especially when Christmas Vacation starts & all the kids are bored of movies, new toys, and mostly each other! Thanks for the tip.

  4. One of my friends has a houseful of boys like I do and she shared her favorite holiday tradition. She and her boys always build gingerbread houses, then after the holiday, they take them back in the backyard and blow them up with leftover 4th of July firecrackers! Isn’t that hilarious! I know my boys would be all over that.

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