Easy Homemade Christmas candy train, made from biscuits – perfect for little kids to make with you. Made with store-bought ingredients (biscuits & candies) and homemade royal icing. Easy, fun and magical DIY Christmas project with/for children. From scratch Gingerbread Christmas train option included below.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Christmas Candy Express will depart from Sweet Tooth Valley in 10 minutes. All passengers should take their places on Platform No 1. No Candy should be left behind.
Now, in all Christmas seriousness, this post stands somewhat away from my usual recipe type of articles. However, me and my 4 year old had a blast making it last Christmas. So, Christmas being just around the corner, I’d thought our homemade biscuit candy express can inspire you to have some fun as well.
What’s magical about it it’s not the way it looks, nor the candies in it. In my humble opinion, it’s the time spent around the table with my little helper – building, enjoying and laughing while secretly eating a candy when the other one looks away.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1 pack Biscuits /Crackers -> ones that do not break easily when you attempt to divide them.
- 1 pack round cacao biscuits (like Oreo’s)
- 1 egg white (for royal icing)
- 150 g powdered sugar (for royal icing and snow)
- 1/2 Kinder chocolate bar
- 1 pack M&Ms
- 1 pack Skittles
- 1 pack gummy bears of choice
- flat surface for storing it
If you wish to go the homemade alley and make a Gingerbread Train from scratch – I recommend preparing the biscuits with our Ginger Honey Dough – it’s perfect for Gingerbread Houses too.
Christmas Biscuit Candy Train for kids
- 1 pack white biscuits (that do not break that easily)
- 1 pack cacao round biscuits
- 1 pack M&M's
- 1 pack Skittles
- 1 pack gummy beard
Homemade Royal Icing
- 1, 1/2 cups /150g powdered white sugar, US cup measures
- 1 egg, egg white needed
- 2 drops vanilla , optional
- In a small mixing bowl, beat egg white to stiff peaks. on high speed. Then add powdered white sugar & vanilla and mix until combined on low speed. Mix should be sticky. Set aside and prepare train ingredients, then use accordingly (for sticking elements together or decorating)
- Start by assembling the train cars. We used 4 biscuits for each car (depends on biscuit size and type). Apply royal icing on each biscuit – on the side that will be attached to another biscuit. Divide biscuits in two where needed to fit the car on each side. Assemble gently and set aside until icing dries out (approx 10-15 min). Continue until all train cars are assembled.
- Then make the locomotive. Take 6 round cacao biscuits (like oreo) and stick them to one another with icing. Set aside and let dry.
- Once icing on train cars and locomotive has dries out, take a biscuit and cover with icing on each side – use as binding biscuit to connect the cars – continue untill all train cars and locomotive in the front are connected.
- Then divide round cacao cookies in two and stick to each side of each car with icing (with round side up) to make the weels.
- Then cover the locomotive with icing to make it snowy. Use icing to glue M&M's on the side of the train cars and on the front of the locomotive (to make lights). Add the chocolate bar as locomotive chimney and let stick together.
- Then fill each train car with candies and gummy bears. Usign a small strainer sprinckle powdered white sugar around the train to make 'snow'. Refill train cars once candies get eaten.
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