This haunted house's towering cookie facade, candy details, and golden caramel windows are guaranteed to become the stuff of legend—that is, should anyone who ventures near live to tell the tale. A winding nougat staircase leads up the chocolate buttercream grounds to the entrance, where a construction-paper caretaker hovers just inside, waiting for the next unsuspecting visitor.
You will need to photocopy this caretaker template; trace onto black construction paper. You will also need a flashlight (for illuminating the caretaker); one 9-inch and one 11-inch round foam board; 11 round wooden dowels (1/4-inch diameter each); and toothpicks for this recipe.
Other types of nougat can be used in place of the torrone.