Recipe: Sushi - Candy Sushi

Recipe: Sushi – Candy Sushi

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Candy Sushi

There are many ways to make candy sushi. Below are just a few.

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Candy Sushi Rolls

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Prep Time  – 30min
Total Time – 30min
Servings – 10 servings
Ever wonder what RICE KRISPIES TREATS® would go as for Halloween if they had a choice in the matter? Looks like you’ve got your answer right here!

What you need:
1-1/2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
20 JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
10 chewy fruit snack sheets
40 bite-size fish-shaped chewy fruit snacks

Make It
Microwave butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 45 sec. or until melted. Add marshmallows; toss to coat. Microwave 1 min. 30 sec. or until marshmallows puff, stirring every 45 sec. until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in cereal.
Unroll fruit snack sheets. Press 3 Tbsp. cereal mixture onto each sheet to within 1/2 inch of edge. Place 4 fish down center of each sheet; roll up tightly.
Cut each roll-up into 4 pieces.


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Lizzy turned 10 yesterday! I know it’s cliche, but time flies. Where is my baby? Who is this BIG girl who longs for skinny jeans and earrings?

happy birthday lizzy

happy birthday lizzy

We had a home party on Friday with some Rockband, hot dogs, cake pops and candy sushi. The candy sushi was the craft and the take home treat. Yes, I am a cheapskate.

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The sushi was inexpensive and easy, more importantly the kids had fun. One child told me it was the best party she’d ever been to. I’m not quite sure if she’s been party deprived or an ass-kisser, but she certainly scored points with this mommy.

Here’s how it’s done:

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rice krispie treats

I used this recipe to make up a batch of Rice Krispie squares. I added 8 extra marshmallows to the recipe to make sure they wouldn’t be too crispy. I used the microwave instructions, they worked perfectly.

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Once they had cooled, I trimmed up the slabs of Rice Krispie treats into nice neat rectangles and stacked them on wax paper for the party. I wanted to make it as easy as possible for the kids. Georgia and I enjoyed eating all the trimmings.

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ready for the party

In the end, I made 3 full batches of Rice Krispie Squares one after the other, to get 8 thin slabs for the party and a couple of practice slabs for Georgia and I. It took about 20 minutes total.

I’ve never made candy sushi before, so I thought I’d better practice before I tried it out on the kids. As you can imagine Georgia was extra excited. I sat her across from me at the kitchen table and pretended she was the birthday party. I figured if I could get a three year old on a sugar high to make candy sushi, then I could handle a gang of 10 year olds.

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twizzlers and gummy worms work well

Add candy. I bought colored twizzlers, gummi worms, jujube fish and fruit roll-ups.

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roll tightly

Roll the Rice Krispie treats around the candy.

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looking good

Don’t roll it more than one full roll. You don’t want it to be too thick.

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trim excess

Trim the excess with a sharp knife.

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a better mom than I would have brushed her hair before now

Georgia was having a good time.

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my mom rocks!

Make sure you allow snacking!

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sticky sweet

Once you’ve trimmed the roll, wrap the fruit roll up around it (squeeze). Green fruit roll-ups would be best, but I couldn’t find them. I left the plastic wrap on my roll-up while I applied it to the candy, none of the kids bothered to do this. It works well both ways, just make sure to remove it before cutting.

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adult supervision required

Now it’s time to cut your candy roll into to cute California roll style sushi. You’ll need a sharp knife to get through the gummy worms and twizzlers in the center. Georgia wanted to do it herself. I let her … practice makes perfect.

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all 10 fingers intact

For all the worry-warts out there, the cutting was accompanied by repeated safety warnings. She survived the cutting with all of her fingers in tact.

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pretty candy sushi

The nice thing about not finding green fruit roll-ups is the pretty product. I’m loving the colors.

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candy nigiri roll

I made the slabs long enough for each child to make two rolls of candy sushi. They then used any leftovers to make a Nigiri style sushi. I also gave each of them a ‘bento box’ to take home their creations. It curbed the urge to eat it all.

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Georgia managed to make these with no help at all.

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Here it is … candy sushi by Mommyknows and Georgia.



Candy Sushi - (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    • 4 tbsp butter
    • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
    • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
    • 20 gummy worms
    • 2 boxes green-colored Fruit Roll-Ups
    • 30 fish-shaped gummy candies

1. Prepare a 12×17” baking sheet by lining it with waxed paper and spraying the paper with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Place 2 tablespoons of butter in a large microwave-safe bowl, and microwave until melted, about 45 seconds.

3. Add 2 cups of miniature marshmallows to the bowl, and microwave until the marshmallows are completely melted, about 1 minute, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir the mixture until it is completely smooth.

4. Add 3 cups of rice cereal and stir until completely coated. Immediately pour mixture out onto the prepared baking sheet. Spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray, and begin to press the candy into the sheet in a thin layer. Begin working from the edge of the shorter side of the sheet. The mixture will only cover approximately half of the baking sheet.

5. With the short side of the baking sheet nearest you, place a pair of gummy worms an inch from the edge. Place another pair directly below, and repeat until you have a line of worms stretching across the baking sheet.

6. Using the waxed paper to help you, roll the cereal mixture around the gummy worms, pressing firmly to make a tight roll. Take a large sharp knife and cut the log away from the rest of the mixture. Place it off to the side, and repeat the worms/rolling/cutting procedure for the remainder of the cereal.

7. Slice the logs into 1-inch rounds. Wrap each round in a strip of green-colored Fruit Roll-Ups.

8. To make the fish-topped “nigiri,” repeat steps 1-4 to make the rice candy base, but do not press the rice mixture as thinly.

It should be about ¾ inch thick once pressed into the baking sheet.

9. Cut the candy into rectangles about ¾ inch by 1.5 inches. Place a candy fish on top of each rectangle, and wrap a ½-inch strip of green Fruit Roll-Up around the entire package.

10. For a finishing touch, decorate your sushi platter to look more authentic. Suggestions include substituting chocolate sauce for soy sauce, green-tinted whipped cream (or melted white chocolate) for wasabi, and thinly sliced pink fish for pickled ginger.

Note: These candies are best eaten the day they are made, as the fruit wrapping gets sticky if left overnight. Alternately, you can prepare them up until the final step, and wrap them once you are ready to eat them.

The kids will go crazy for this Candy Sushi! Made with rice crispy treats, Swedish fish candy and fruit roll ups. This dessert sushi recipe is easy to make, portable and great for parties.

Candy Sushi
April 20, 2016 By Nicole Harris 4 Comments
The kids will go crazy for this Candy Sushi! Made with rice crispy treats, Swedish fish candy and fruit roll ups. This dessert sushi recipe is easy to make, portable and great for parties.

I made these fun Candy Sushi treats for my daughter’s school birthday dessert. My daughter is quite a character . . . she loves sushi and doesn’t like cake! So this was the perfect birthday treat for her.

But, all the kids in her class went CRAZY over these little dessert sushi! So much so that the teacher requested more for a special school activity.

Basically, these are perfect for anyone who loves sushi. Or if you are looking for an easy unique treat, these are it.

The kids will go crazy for this Candy Sushi! Made with rice crispy treats, Swedish fish candy and fruit roll ups. This dessert sushi recipe is easy to make, portable and great for parties.

It’s as simple as making Rice Krispies Treats and forming them to look like Nigiri Sushi rice. Then top with a Swedish Fish candy and a strip of Fruit By The Foot.

My secret to the ultimate soft, gooey crispy treats are Jet-Puffed Jumbo Mallows. GO JUMBO!!!

Check out this Candy Sushi Video Tutorial if you want to see the process before you get started. {I didn’t use that specific recipe, but the process is similar}

The kids will go crazy for this Candy Sushi! Made with rice crispy treats, Swedish fish candy and fruit roll ups. This dessert sushi recipe is easy to make, portable and great for parties.

Aren’t they just the cutest!?!?

Trust me, everyone will think so.

The kids will go crazy for this Candy Sushi! Made with rice crispy treats, Swedish fish candy and fruit roll ups. This dessert sushi recipe is easy to make, portable and great for parties.

If you have a weird kid that licks the frosting off the cupcake then chucks it into the trash . . . give this birthday treat a try!

What kid wouldn’t want Krispie Treats and candy in a fun shape as their birthday surprise? In fact, what adult wouldn’t want that!?!?!

How to Make Candy Sushi
Three Methods:Swedish Fish Sushi, Jelly Bean Sushi, Liquorice Sushi
Do you need an idea for a creative dessert? This fun dessert incorporates Western sweets with a traditional Asian art form. Use some creativity and these instructions to create a tasty dessert to follow a delicious sushi dinner.

Fruit by the Foot or Fruit Roll-Ups (preferably green)
Mini powdered donuts
Swedish fish
Pull and Peel licorice
Jelly beans
Strawberry, caramel, or chocolate syrup.

Swedish Fish Sushi

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    Place a strip of Fruit by the Foot (or a thin strip of Fruit Roll-Up matching the length of a Fruit by the Foot) on your working space.
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    Place a Swedish fish in the center.
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    Cut a mini-donut in half and place this on the Swedish fish. You can also use a large marshmallow instead.
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    Wrap the ends of the Fruit by the Foot around the fish and donut (or marshmallow).


Jelly Bean Sushi

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    Wrap a strip of the Fruit by the Foot around a marshmallow.
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    Place the marshmallow on its end.
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    Cut a jelly bean in half and place it on the marshmallow, inside facing up.
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    Cut some small pieces of liquorice so that they look like fish eggs and place them around the jelly bean half.


Liquorice Sushi

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    Using a knife, carefully carve a hole in the middle of a marshmallow.
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    Thread some liquorice through the center of the marshmallow.
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    Wrap a strip of the Fruit Roll-Up around the marshmallow.
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