Candy cane sleighs are fun to make and look so festive. It is the perfect gift for friends, neighbors, co-workers and more.

Photo of chocolate sleigh.
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Candy Cane Sleighs make the best Christmas candy craft. From classroom activities to fun things to do at home, this is the perfect idea.

My kids and I have been making DIY Candy Cane Sleighs for years. They love how easy it is to make a candy sled for gifts and more.

It’s one of our annual traditions just like Christmas Coal Fudge and Candy Cane Cookies.

What is a Candy Sleigh DIY?

With just a few candy bars, wrapping paper and decorations, anyone can easily make a chocolate sleigh.

It is easy enough for kids to help and would make a fun classroom activity. You just wrap the candy bars to resemble gifts and attach them to the candy canes.

It comes together to look like a sleigh full of gifts. Family and friends will love this.


Supplies needed: candy bars, wrapping paper, ribbon, candy canes.
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Tape
  • Mini Bows
  • Ribbon


  • Candy Canes
  • Kit Kat Bars
  • Mini Candy Bars

You really do not need much to make these fun sleighs. Get the complete list and instructions at the bottom of the post.

Photo of chocolate sleigh.

How to make candy cane sleighs:

Chocolate bars wrapped in gift paper.

Step 1. Wrap all of the mini candy bars with wrapping paper and tape. This makes it look so fun and festive. The “gifts” look adorable on the sleigh.

Wrapped chocolate stacked on top of each other.

Step 2. Next, use a hot glue gun to glue the mini chocolate bars on top of the kit kat bar. Do not use much hot glue on top of the kitkat or you risk melting the chocolate or messing up the wrapping paper. Another idea is to use glue dots on the base of your sleigh.

Candy Canes attached to bottom.

Step 3. Glue 2 of the candy canes to the bottom of the kitkat. You don’t need much glue so use it sparingly.

Ribbon and bow added to sleigh.

Step 4. Then wrap ribbon around the sleigh. We used thin inexpensive ribbon, but you can use any type you have or want to buy. Top with a mini bow for the final touch.

What candy to use?

We used Kit Kat bars because the width is perfect to make the sleighs. However, feel free to substitute this for any similar sized candy bar.

As far as the mini candy bars, just use your favorite types. You can pick up a bag of fun size candy bars and have a variety of your favorite candy.

Also, we used traditional candy canes but you can easily use other colors or flavors. I would just suggest coordinating the wrapping paper to the color of the candy canes used.

Tips for Candy Sleighs

  • Assembly. Double sided tape, glue dots and hot glue will all work as options for assembling these sleighs. We used low temperature hot glue.

    You only need a few dots as you do not want to mess up the wrapping or melt the chocolate. If you are doing this as a craft activity for younger children, I would suggest double sided tape or glue dots.
  • Chocolate. Feel free to use any type you like. As long as it is rectangle and small squares, it will fit nicely stacked on the sleigh.
  • Candy Canes. Switch things up and use flavored or different colors of candy canes. I would coordinate the wrapping paper and ribbon to the candy canes. This will just make it look amazing.
  • Santa. This is optional and we didn’t do it this time. However, it is fun to get a chocolate Santa and glue it to the front of the sleigh. It will look like he is driving it.
Photo of chocolate sleighs beside each other.

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Candy Cane Sleighs

4.88 from 16 votes
Candy cane sleighs are fun to make and look so festive. It is the perfect gift for friends, neighbors, co-workers and more.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 322


  • Supplies:
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Tape
  • Mini Bows
  • Ribbon
  • Ingredients:
  • 8 Candy Canes
  • 4 Kit Kat Bars
  • 20 Mini Candy Bars


  • Wrap the mini candy bars with the wrapping paper and tape.
  • Use a hot glue gun to glue the mini candy bars on top of the large Kit Kat bars.
  • Then wrap the entire thing with ribbon and top with a mini bow.
  • Next glue 2 of the candy canes to the bottom of the Kit Kat bars.
  • Then they are ready to share with your friends and family!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 322kcal, Carbohydrates 44g, Protein 3g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 8mg, Potassium 253mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 30g, Vitamin A 14IU, Calcium 27mg, Iron 4mg

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