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If gingerbread houses are getting kind of been-there-done-that for you, it's time to shake things up with a log cabin constructed with churros and Christmas cheer. Serve with caramel sauce on the side for dipping as you and your crew devour this edible Christmas snack shack.


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Recipe Summary

1 hr
1 hr
1 log cabin


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Cabin Base: Fill a piping bag with frosting. Pipe a line of frosting along one side of a churro; lay frosting-side down on a serving platter. Repeat with 3 additional churros to form a square. Repeat with a second layer of churros, stacking them frosting side down on top of base layer. Repeat until walls are 4 churros high. Stick toothpicks vertically through churros at each corner for structural stability.

  • Roof: Center a graham cracker across the top of the cabin, using frosting to adhere it to the tops of the cabin walls. Lay a second graham cracker next to it; it will overhang the side of the cabin a bit. Adhere it with frosting. Repeat with a third graham cracker on the other side. Measure and cut 2 pieces of red licorice to the same length as the graham crackers, about 4x 3/4 inches; glue with frosting down the center of the middle graham cracker about 3 inches apart. These will hold up the A-frame roof. To form the A-frame, frost the long sides of 2 graham crackers and lean them together so top long sides meet and bottom long sides are set just inside the licorice lines. Decorate roof with licorice and gumdrops as desired.

  • Cabin Door: Break a graham cracker in half widthwise, spread a thin layer of frosting on one side, then decorate with candy canes and holiday sprinkles. Frost backside of door and stick it to the front of the log cabin.

  • Windows: Break a graham cracker into quarters. Spread 3 quarters with a thin layer of frosting and decorate as desired. Frost backside of windows and stick them to sides and back of cabin.

  • Icicles and Snow: Pipe frosting icicles along roofline, sprinkle coconut around cabin, and sift confectioners' sugar over the top.

Cook's Note:

Serve with caramel sauce in a bowl and let everyone pull the house apart to eat. Remember to warn them about the toothpicks!

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of candy decorations. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

1545 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 280.9g; fat 45.7g; cholesterol 4.7mg; sodium 370.3mg. Full Nutrition