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 A good-for-you Christmas treat.  Start here (photos #1 and #2 courtesy Green Giant).  A chocolate house, made with molds from King Arthur Flour.
How about a vegetable cottage instead of a gingerbread house?
Created by Green Giant; we found it on
It was originally posted on Green Giant’s Facebook page.
Here’s the rub:
The bloggers who re-posted provided the ingredients, but instructed the reader to “Click here for the directions From Green Giant’s Facebook Page.”
Alas, clicking all those links delivers a “Page Not Found.”
Conspiracy: Maybe there never were directions! At best, we have some step-by-step photos.
So you’ll have to put it together yourself. Or delegate it to someone who likes to build.
If you’re a great food crafter, please make it and send us the instructions.
RECIPE: VEGGIE LODGE
6 8″ carrot logs (1 front, 5 back)
8 5″ carrot logs (lodge sides)
8 3″ carrot logs (front)
1-1/4″ logs (by front door)
4 1-1/2″ carrot logs (window opening)
3 7″ carrot log rafters
16 6″ roof celery stalks
Foam core board gable measures 8″x 6: x 6″
Carrot coins for stone path
Slice of turnip for window
Toothpicks & cream cheese mortar to fasten the cucumbers and celery
Bamboo skewers to stack chimney mushroom “stones”
Artichoke “evergreen trees”
Broccoli floret “bushes”
Boiled baby potatoes
Hard boiled egg Santa snowmen (recipe)
Cremini mushrooms (brown tops) for more shrubbery
Yellow/red cherry or grape tomatoes
For The Surroundings
1 large red bell pepper or other dip holder
Dip of choice
For The Dip
Or, ditch the healthy house and make this chocolate version from King Arthur Flour.
CAN YOU FOLLOW THESE PHOTOS & BUILD THE LODGE?
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