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Candy Cane Sleds

Candy Cane Sleds

Total Time To Complete: 60 Minutes
Makes: 12 sleds

Suitable for ages 3 - 12


  • For Crispy Rice Cereal Treats
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1.65 oz box WONKA® Frosty NERDS® (approx. 1/4 cup)
  • For Sleds:
  • 1 tub store bought vanilla frosting
  • Assorted WONKA® Candy Canes
  • Assorted WONKA® Holiday Candies to decorate


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One of our favorite things to do during the holiday season is decorate sugar cookies. It seems like everywhere we go during November and December we’re decorating cookies. It IS a lot of fun – for sure, but you know what else fun is? Decorating sleds!

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When I’m setting up for these Candy Cane Sleds, I can practically see drool forming at the edges of the boys’ mouths. I love giving them lots of options for decorating and pull out all the stops. One of their favorite parts of this fun project is selecting their candy canes for the sled.

I always make sure to have lots of options and they just adore all the bright, festive colors from the Wonka® Candy Canes. We use Wonka® Frosty Nerds® in the crispy rice cereal treats base and we’re off and running!

I think you may be surprised at how creative your kids will get with these sleds. My boys are always making patterns and designs and each sled turns out so unique and creative.

The hardest part? Not eating them right away! 

Let’s get started!

Step 1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in cereal. Pour into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle Nerds® on top.

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Step 2. Use a piece of wax paper to press into baking dish. Let cool.

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Step 3. Cut into rectangles approximately 4 inches x 2 inches. You should be able to get 12 rectangles total.

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Step 4. Place frosting into a plastic bag and cut off the corner on one side. Make a bead of frosting along the top of two candy canes and place crispy rice cereal treat on top. Let set for 30 minutes or until it hardens. OR, if you’re like my boys, don’t wait and just be careful as you move forward with the next steps.
It would also be a good idea to have an adult do this part in advance and leave the decorating to the kids.

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Step 5. This is what the finished sled will look like. At this point it’s ready to decorate.

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Step 6. Use the frosting to “glue” the candies to the sled. We decided to have Santa drive our sleds and the Nestlé® Medallions worked perfectly!

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Just get creative and have fun!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size:1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 410
  • Calories from Fat: 80
  • Total Fat: 9g (14% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3g (15% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (3% of DV)
  • Sodium: 330mg (14% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 79g (26% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 56g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 15% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 10% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Trish Rosenquist

Trish Rosenquist

The Candy Cane Sleds were created by blogger, Trish Rosenquist. To learn more about Trish, visit her blog at Mom On Timeout.

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