Holiday Candy Trains

Choo-choo! Holiday Candy Trains can brighten as well as add fun to any buffet or table arrangement.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 4


Glue gun and glue sticks
sixteen-inch lengths 3/8-inch-wide red or green ribbon
packages chewing gum, (5 sticks each)
packages (1 1/2 ounces each) raisins
round peppermint candies
rolls ring-shaped hard candies
foil-wrapped Hershey's® Kisses® Brand milk chocolates
Assorted foil-wrapped candies
miniature candy cane sticks

  • 1 For cars of each train, glue end of 1 ribbon onto wide side of 1 gum package, 1 raisin package, 2 more gum packages and 1 more raisin package, spacing cars about 1/2 inch apart. For wheels, glue 4 peppermint candies onto sides of gum packages and 2 candies onto sides of raisin packages.
  • 2 For engine, glue roll of ring-shaped candies onto first ribbon-topped gum package. Glue 2 foil-wrapped milk chocolate candies onto top of engine.
  • 3 Glue additional candies, candy canes and raisin packages to train cars as shown in photo or as desired.
  • 4 Repeat to make remaining 3 trains.

Expert Tips

Clear tape can be used instead of glue.

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