Christmas seems to involve giving a lot of presents. Weird.
If you’re part of this crowd, you’ve come to the right article! In fact, you’re definitely in the right place if you’re looking for things you can put together with CANDY.
Yum! Let’s dig in!
Besides candy cane reindeer, the first candy-related gift I think of is reindeer poop.
No, I don’t have a potty mind. I may have been gifted these from people before.
If getting a bunch of Whoppers together and labeling them as quadruped feces sounds gross to you, maybe you’d like snowman poop instead. Same idea, slightly less profane.
Snowman excrement is miniature marshmallows, in case you wondered.
How about a candy cane confection that’s really something else?
I think these “peppermint” sticks are red and white Mentos. My son thinks they’re M&Ms, but he would also rather have M&Ms.
All you do is slide them into narrow bags, every-other-color style, and ribbon off the tops with a tag.
Who can say, “No” to chocolate, or to chocolate-dipped cake balls? Not me, that’s for sure.
Plus, these are actually cake batter: Funfetti Holiday Cake Mix batter.
Follow along with Betsy Life‘s recipe, that also uses melted chocolate chips and miniature M&Ms.
You remember that I mentioned reindeer earlier, right?
Well, you will score way more points with your friends for dressing up these mini M&Ms tubes instead of a boring candy cane.
So, go pick up brown pipe cleaners, red pom poms, googly eyes, bells, and wonderful hot glue. Oh, and M&Ms minis.
Would you like to give your sweetie a kiss this year? How about nine kisses?
That may be a bit forward of you if you’ve only just met, even under the mistletoe. Maybe you could cleverly disguise your affections with these paper trees.
They’re card stock, glue, Hershey’s kisses, Hershey’s nuggets, and ribbon. Oh, Christmas tree!
Another craft I can get behind: candy sleighs.
This candidate gets my vote thanks to the incredibly easy assembly required; namely, various candy attached with a glue gun.
As you can see from the picture, you’ll need candy cane runners, a Kit Kat sled base, and …well, a lot of nuggets-sized candy bars.
If you’re out in your one-horse open car near my place, I like Mr. Goodbar.
Unfortunately, not all of these ideas use hot glue.
On the other hand, these peppermint bark candy hearts require SMASHING candy canes to pieces. It’s good therapy after the kids have been home for Christmas Break one. whole. day.
I like Oh Nuts‘ instructions for shaping the non-smashed candy canes into hearts, plus their simple melting chocolate filling.
Who wants a hug? No? Would you consider a pretzel hug?
I think I can convert you, especially since these can be made in minutes.
Simply lay out a million square pretzels, set a hug on each one, warm them up a tad, then smoosh an M&M onto each hug.
Choo, choo! This train will never make that noise. It will be responsible for a lot of Mmmms!
Like the sleds earlier, they’re made with a bunch of candy pasted together. Follow a steam engine pattern for yours, as pictured.
I’ve seen a few different treats for the body; though most artists always use a Kiss for the stack, Lifesaver’s for the body, and something round like Reese’s for the wheels.
Now, do you remember waaaay back two ideas ago?
Do that again, but set Rolos on the square pretzels and only use red M&Ms in the center.
Oh, and break a few traditional pretzels and stuff them in the sides for antlers. Aren’t those reindeer cute?