Gingerbread, you've been replaced! Turns out, there's an even better edible house-building material available: matzo!
If you think about it, it makes sense — matzo already comes in wall-shaped sheets, and the sheets are super easy to score and break into just-right pieces.
Just look at this mid-century design by Michelle Villemaire over at Homemade Mimi. She used vegan marshmallows to anchor the matzo walls and a container of pre-made frosting as the mortar. (Too bad charoset couldn't actually work as mortar, considering that's what it's meant to symbolize on the Seder plate.) The kids then decorated the structure with natural jellybeans, chocolate-covered sunflower seeds, carob chips, and dried apricots.
In case you're wondering, her creation might not technically be Kosher for Passover (some Jews refrain from sunflower seeds and anything with corn syrup during Passover), but if you're making it for fun and not to eat, what's the harm?
See the rest of her oh-so-cute Seder: Passover at Homemade Mimi
Martha Stewart made this cute version using chocolate hazelnut spread, almonds, and shredded coconut. (She also made a more complicated tropical version with dried fruit shingles, macaroons, and Passover candy.)
Kosher-for-Passover Ingredients for Your Own Matzo House
Are you ready to make a matzo house? Whether you're planning to build something traditional, a tiny (and totally on-trend) container house, or maybe an A-Frame — the possibilities are endless! — we've complied a few Kosher-for-Passover ingredients to choose from. Of course, if you're not Jewish or not all that strict about keeping Kosher, your options are limitless.
For the Mortar
- Almond butter
- Melted Kosher chocolate
- Nocciolata chocolate-hazelnut spread (Nutella is not Kosher)
- Cream cheese
For the Shingles
- Kosher cereal
- Dried fruit
- Uncooked quinoa
- Peeled potato skins
For the Windows and Doors
- Kosher jelly fruit slice candies
- Kosher chocolate-covered marshmallows
- Apple slices
Post pics of your creation on Instagram using #matzohouse