A candy cane Santa sleigh is a super cute festive treat to make and gift to your friends, colleagues and family members this Christmas. DIY Christmas gifts are fun to make and save you money too. Candy cane sleighs are also delicious Christmas table favours and Christmas décor. Add a name tag to each Santa sleigh and it becomes a festive name place card holder.
To help you make these Christmas candy sleighs we’ve put together this simple How To Make A Candy Cane Santa Sleigh guide for you. This chocolate Santa sleigh, or Kit Kat candy sleigh as it is often also called, is easy enough for kids to make on their own.
It is a Christmas tradition in our family for the kids to make these fun candy cane sleighs with Kit Kats for placing on our Christmas table each year as Christmas name place card holders.
I hope you and your family love these candy cane Santa sleighs as much as my family does.
Other fun no-bake Christmas treats to make with your children include Christmas Reindeer Oreo Cookie Pops and Chocolate Christmas Pudding Biscuits. Another easy and delicious chocolate Christmas treat to make is Christmas Snowman Chocolate Bark. A spectacular edible Christmas table centrepiece that you can make is our easy and healthy Strawberry Christmas Tree.
Candy Cane Santa Sleigh Ingredients
- 2 candy canes per sleigh
- Assortment of rectangular chocolates and lolly packets
- Santa chocolates
- Double sided tape
Choose flat rectangular chocolates and lolly packets for the bottom layers of the sleigh to enable you to easily stack them on top of each other. The top chocolate doesn’t need to have a flat top.
45g Kit Kats are the perfect size to use as the base of the Santa sleigh. On this occasion I used the 45g Kit Kat, then a box of Fruit Skittles, a box of strawberry Eclipse mints and a Cherry Ripe Layer Chocolate to stack on top. I also included a chocolate Santa to add to the front of the sleigh.
Christmas Candy Cane Sleigh Instructions
Step 1: Attach Candy Canes to Kit Kat
This first step can actually be a bit tricky. The easiest way I’ve found to attach the candy canes to the Kit Kat is to turn the Kit Kat upside down and have it on the edge of the bench. Apply double sided sticky tape to the Kit Kat and attach the candy canes to it.
Step 2: Build Up The Sleigh
Flip the Santa sleigh the right way up and using the double sided tape stack and tape the other chocolates and lolly packets from largest to smallest on top.
Step 3: Add Santa
Apply double sided tape to the back of the Santa chocolate packet and attach the Santa to the front of the sleigh leaning back against the stacked pile of chocolates and lollies to look like he is driving the sleigh.
Step 4: Add Name Tag
This step is optional. If you are wanting to use this DIY chocolate sleigh as a festive name place card holder at your Christmas table add a name tag to the Santa sleigh. A name tag is also a lovely personalising touch if you are gifting these sleighs to friends.
And that’s it – easy but festive and fun! Your Christmas lolly sleighs are now ready!
Kit Kat Candy Sleigh Recipe Tips & FAQ
Is this recipe kid friendly to make?
Yes, kids love making Santa sleighs to give to their friends and family members. This is an easy Christmas craft for kids.
When buying the ingredients for kids to make these on their own buy a few extras for sampling as they create them.
I don’t have any double sided tape. What else can I use?
You can also use a hot glue gun but if your kids are making these on their own, depending on their age, double sided tape is a safer option. If using a hot glue gun use the lowest temperature possible.
Can I use any chocolates and lollies I like?
Yes, but you need to ensure your chosen chocolate and lolly packets are flat so they are easy to stack on top of each other and tape together.
I usually choose chocolates and lollies packaged in red wrapping for an extra festive look but you can choose any chocolates and lollies you want. one year I made gold Santa sleighs. Choose your gift recipient’s favourite chocolates or match the chocolates and lollies and even the candy canes to your Christmas colour theme for this year.
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Ingrid is a lover of all things Christmas who has been helping make Christmas time easier and less stressful for her family and friends all her life with Christmas tips, Christmas gift suggestions, Christmas recipe inspiration and Christmas event planning.
Ingrid now shares all this Christmas information here on her Christmas Time Made Easy website. She also shares information about the best Christmas events and activities happening in her home town of Sydney, Australia.