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Candy Train
Constructing a candy train is a train cars and round peppermints
great Christmas vacation activity for the wheels. Mini Tootsie Rolls, QUICK WHITE ICING
that children of all ages can gumdrops, Necco Wafers, mini from
participate in. Assembly is easy, graham bears, etc. make good train
clean-up simple and the results are toppers. We used Jolly Ranchers, Combine in a medium bowl and
charming. bubble gum balls, and colorful beat together on medium speed:
You’ll need a batch of white icing, candy disks. 4 cups (1 pound) confectioners’
mini candy bars (flavor of your For the “Circus train” we found sugar, sifted
choice), round peppermints, and marshmallow animals and they 1⁄2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter,
a variety of candy to dress up the were too amusing to pass up. Other softened
train. possible details are using a piece of Add and beat until smooth:
Use a decorative white icing as ‘Orange Slice’ gumdrop candy as a 4 to 6 tablespoons milk, dry
sherry, rum, or coffee
2 teaspoons vanilla
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
Note: to keep the icing white use
vegetable shortening instead of
butter. Brown colored vanilla [as
opposed to clear] sherry, rum or
coffee will add a yellow tint to
the icing also.
the ‘glue’ to assemble the train. cow-catcher on the engine.
directly on a foil-covered heavy
For our demo train we used Joy of Let your artistic juices flow-Ring a
piece of cardboard (add doilies for
Cooking’s ‘Quick White Icing. (See cake top or centerpiece, or place in
an extra touch) or encircling a plate
right.) It is a simple frosting that uses the background of a dessert tray.
(fill the center with confections).
few ingredients. These little trains are great for
Use mini candy bars for the gift giving. Just assemble the train
* Two kids choose one entrée from the Kids Meals section with purchase of one adult entrée.
Excludes Ranger Meals. Not valid with other offers. Valid only at location listed above.
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