Hansel and Gretel decided not to tread forward. Though enticed, there was a feeling of dread and terror that seemed to radiate from the house. They went off back into the woods. They continued to search for a way out of the forest. Eventually, they stumbled out of the forest into a valley clearing. They didn't recognize the surroundings but decided to go forward anyway. Out there, they would find somebody. If not their parents, then others who would take care of them.
This is what would have happened if they weren't mauled by wolves a minute later.