Instead of making a Gingerbread House this year we decided to make this Away in the Manger Cookie House! This is so fun & easy to make! It’s also a great way to talk with your kids about the true meaning of Christmas!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Away in a Manger Cookie House
White Candy Coating (Candiquik)
Start out by attaching the graham crackers together side by side using the white chocolate onto wax paper. Then stand up the pieces & attach the corners. Make the roof by attaching the tops together & then just place it on top. We also shaped a star out of a Tootsie Roll & pressed it on a pretzel stick. We placed it on top of the roof before the chocolate set.
To make Mary & Joseph we shaped Tootsie Rolls & Caramel Bits for the head. To soften the Tootsie Rolls you need to place them in the microwave for 8 seconds..then shape.
We broke a graham cracker in half to make the manger & used a vanilla Tootsie Roll for the body for baby Jesus. We used a caramel bit for the head.
To make the sheep we cut a regular marshmallow in half. Then pressed in pretzel stick halves into the cut side. We also cut a mini marshmallow in half for the head. We attached on chocolate chips for the face.
We used Tootsie Rolls & Caramel Bits to make the horse….
Here is a close up of the star…
My boys said that they can not bring themselves to eat God, but will eat the rest!:)
You can check out all of our other fun food Christmas creations HERE!
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3 comments on “Away in a Manger Cookie House”
How adorable!! Pinning this!
Aw, that turned out so neat! Happy Christmastime:@)
LOL! I've never seen a Tootsie Roll Jesus before. We always put out a manger at Christmas when I was a kid. This would have been fun to make. I'm with your boys, that might be hard to bite into.