Friday, December 16, 2011

Candy Cane Sleds...


After my mother-in-law told me about some cute candy sleds she saw at a church bazaar recently, I thought I'd try making some.

The sleds at the church bazaar consisted of two regular sized candy canes  and three pieces of miniature variety candy bars, all with the wrappers still on and glued together to resemble a sled.

I thought I'd change mine up a bit by using miniature candy canes and Hershey Bar pieces.

After some trial and error, I found that candy melts helped hold the sleigh together the best. A cute little dollop of white frosting sprinkled with white sparkling sugar, and you have snow!

These are adorable on their own, but even more so on top of a cupcake.

It was a little tricky stabilizing the candy canes in one hand, while "gluing" the chocolate pieces to them with the candy melts, but once I got going it became much easier.

Hey, it takes a little bit of effort to pull off cute... right?

Candy Cane Sleds

  • Frosted Cupcakes
  • Miniature Candy Canes, 2 Per Sled
  • Hershey Chocolate Bars (1.55 Oz. Bars), 2 Rectangular Pieces Per Sled
  • 1 Bag Of White Candy Melts
  • White Frosting
  • White Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles
Begin by breaking the desired amount of Hershey bar pieces along the perforated lines and chill in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes. Remove the desired amount of candy canes from their wrappers and set aside in a bowl. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, one for the chocolates and the other to set the sleds on to dry.

Next, melt the candy melts in the microwave in a few 30 second intervals; stir to combine. Spoon the melted candy melts into a disposable pastry bag. Set aside to cool a bit while you remove the broken Hershey bars from the freezer and grab the candy canes. 

Place the Hershey pieces logo side up on one lined cookie sheet. Snip the tip of the disposable pastry bag to begin piping. 

Working 6 to 8 pieces at a time, pipe a pea sized dollop on both short sides of the Hershey chocolate piece. Holding two candy canes parallel to each other on the second lined cookie sheet as your work surface, place one Hershey piece near the inside curve of the candy canes and the other toward both the ends, pressing gently to attach. Leave on the lined cookie sheet to dry. 

Continue building 3 to 4 sleds at a time, working quickly before the melted candy melts set. You can always re-heat the candy melts if they begin to harden. 

Once the sleds are set, pipe a dollop of white frosting anywhere on the sled to look like snow. Sprinkle with white sparkling sugar and place on top of a cupcake. You can store them covered at room temperature for a day or two. It's best to use them almost immediately, as the candy canes can become sticky. 


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  1. These are super cute! Great idea for a cupcake topper!

  2. Stop it! How cute are those!?? Love them.

  3. Totally adorable! Love these, they'd be great for a kid party. :)

  4. Oh my! These are the cutest! I love the snow on the sled.


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