Tuesday Tutorial - Christmas Trains

Christmas Trains with Not Just A Mommy

On Fridays, I teach Enrichment Club, Kids In The Kitchen, at one of our local schools. Since we can't really cook, it's more like Fun Ways To Play With Food. But I didn't think that title would go over so well with parents.

Christmas Trains with Not Just A Mommy

Last week, we had some serious holiday fun making Christmas Trains. Adapted from My Baking Addiction's version, these no-bake treats are perfect for those of you (and by you, I mean us) who are over the intimidation of gingerbread house making and too old for making them from graham crackers.

They make a fun party centerpiece; have each child create a freight car and set the scene on a piece of foamcore.  You can add on as many cars as you like.

Here's what you need:

Rice Krispies Treats (.78 oz packages) (2 for the locomotive, and 1 for each freight car)
your choice of frosting
peppermints for the wheels
gumdrop for the smoke stake
various candies for decoration

For the locomotive:

For the freight car(s):

Christmas Trains with Not Just A Mommy

Christmas Trains with Not Just A Mommy

Christmas Trains with Not Just A Mommy

A few examples from some of my students; they were very creative, from using frosting for smoke to clever uses of marshmallows.

Seriously, how easy are these?  I don't think I'll be going back to gingerbread houses anytime soon.

Tuesday Tutorial - No Bake Christmas Trains | Not Just A Mommy

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