Christmas Candy TrainsDecember 18, 2007 at 12:08 am | Posted in Dessert, essay | 2 Comments
My mom and I were talking about how many long we’ve been making candy trains…27 years. I made my first train when I was 8 years old. And it has been so exciting being able to pass this tradition on to my own kids and their friends.
Today after school we invited a couple of friends over for lunch and to make Candy Trains. Lunch was fun and simple. I made two kinds of sandwiches, peanut butter with marshmallow spread and jelly with cream cheese…dipped in sprinkles of course! A bowl full of cherries and another with green apples.
After lunch it was candy train making time. I armed the moms with pastry bags full of frosting while the kids unwrapped candy, laid tracks and let their candy imagination run wild. And just as I did as a child, my kids will give their trains to their teachers (with a Starbucks gift certificate) wishing them a very Merry Christmas.