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- These Candy Trains are easy to make and everyone loves them. You can make about 10 or more in about 20 minutes.

- I have been making these Candy Trains as presents for almost 20 years. Kids love to eat 'em, adults love to display 'em! You can give these as presents or hang them as ornaments!

- They are easy to make and you can put a whole bunch together fairly quickly (assembly line-style) once you've practice on a couple of them.

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Step 1: Buy the Candy

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First step is to buy all the candy. I buy in bags, it's cheaper, and you can put together approx. 15 to 20 trains at a time. I bought mine at Target / Walmart.
Here is a list of what you need:

- Rolls of Lifesavers
- Peppermint Swirls (get the ones that are in twisted plastic wrap)
- York Peppermint Patties
- Hershey's Miniatures
- Rollo individual rolls
- Butterfinger Bell (or Hershey's Kisses)
- Reeses mini peanut-butter cup
- Snickers individual mini (or Brachs Caramel Square - looks better)

- A large workplace
- Hot glue gun and plenty of Non-Toxic glue sticks

WARNING: DO NOT USE ANY GLUE WITH TOXIC INGREDIENTS such as Super glue, Gorilla glue, Epoxies, etc... The glue might seep into the candy which could lead to disasterous consequences  :-(

Step 2: Lay out the pieces

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Lay out all the pieces for each train from bottom (closest to you) to top in the following order:

2 Hershey's Miniatures
1 roll Lifesaver
4 Peppermint Swirls
2 York Peppermint Patty's

1 Reeses Miniature Cup
1 Rollo Roll
1 Hershey's miniature
1 Butterfinger Bell (or 1 Hershey's Kiss)
1 Brachs Caramel Square ( or 1 Snickers Miniature)

You can lay out 3 or more sets as pictured. I like to make 4 at a time, this makes it go faster.
bubbaboss1 year ago

cool i like it . smart . .

cheeriokate3 years ago
Cute idea!
mcorbin4 years ago
Love it.
Bodie20304 years ago
That is totally cool! I'll be making these for the kids in my family, for sure.
A candy train to go with your gingerbread house?

Very cool.