Use as stocking stuffers, gift toppers, tree ornaments, or treats for neighbours and friends – these inexpensive KitKat Candy sleighs are easy, adorable, and a sweet treat for anyone.

The girls and I hit the Dollarama the other day to get a few Christmas supplies… ornaments to paint, fairy lights, some simple garland and (of course) candy.

Does anyone go to the Dollar store and not buy candy?

Weirdos.

This time, there was a method to my sugar frenzy – I wanted to make KitKat candy sleighs.

Dollar store haul of candy

We bought:

  • Candycanes
  • full-size KitKat bars
  • full-size smarties
  • box of Carnation hot chocolate
  • hollow chocolate Santas
  • mini Mars bars
  • mini York Peppermint Patties
  • Bueno single candies
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • ribbon (I already had)

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My girls are 15 and 16 and Christmas crafting is NOT something I can easily talk them into doing.  They are far too cool for Mum at this point, but when there’s leftover candy on the line, the tune changes slightly.

We put on a few Christmas tunes and the three of us got to work.

Add a stripe of hot glue to your candy canes and then attach them to the bottom of your KitKat bar.

building a candy sleigh

The chocolate will melt slightly, so don’t use too much glue or press too hard – it’s really just the wrappers we want to stick together.

Pile the rest of your candies on top with a dab of hot glue to tack into place.

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I forgot to add the hot cocoa to this one, but on the others it’s actually slipped between the KitKat and Smarties, and the top of the package sort of curls up in front of Santa like the front of a sleigh would.

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We wrapped ribbon around the entire sleight to keep it all together.

That’s it folks…  DONE!

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The box of candycanes we picked up had 22 sticks in it; enough to make 11 candy sleighs – with treats leftover for the “snacky” teenagers.

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I was thinking that if you dropped the York Peppermint Patty into a cup of hot cocoa, it would make a delicious peppermint hot chocolate.

Or stir your cocoa with the candycanes!

Darn it! I bet there’s a way to make these with just hot cocoa ingredients.  Cocoa packets, York Peppermint Patties, Christmas Peeps (I saw them at the dollar store and was thinking they’d be yummy cocoa marshmallows), candycanes…  maybe some packaged sprinkles?

Now I want to make those!

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I figured out the cost per KitKat sleigh and it came to $2.90 CDN; a really inexpensive treat for neighbours or kids.

You could probably glue an ornament hook to each and hang them on your tree as well.

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It took the girls and I less than an hour – and that was with sharing a single glue gun and a lot of laughing breaks – to make 11.

They won’t let me share the photos with them in, but I have more than a few of giggles and silliness…  the best part of this simple Christmas craft project.

More than candy sleighs, I just made Christmas memories with my kids. 🥰. A tough task to accomplish when they are teenagers.

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My parents took a couple to give to the little ones across the street, and I’ll put a few in Christmas stockings.  You can also use them as gift toppers.

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I love these KitKat sleighs, but I especially love the time spent with my kiddos.

Have a great one!