Introduction: Candy Sushi - a Great Birthday Party Activity & Treat

Original tutorial @: http://mommyknows.com/birthday-party-candy-sushi/

Candy Sushi is a HUGE hit at our house. It's easy to make.

Step 1: Ingredients Needed

6 cups Rice Krispies® cereal
3 T butter
48 large marshmallows

1 box of Fruit Roll Ups
gummy worms
licorice
Swedish Fish

Original tutorial @: http://mommyknows.com/birthday-party-candy-sushi/




Step 2: Make Rice Krispies Treats

Make a batch of rice cereal treats and use 48 large marshmallows NOT 40 as the recipe generally calls for.

Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture on to cookie sheets coated with cooking spray. It works best if the mixture is only about 1/2 inch thick. Cool.

Original tutorial @: http://mommyknows.com/birthday-party-candy-sushi/




Step 3: Trim Up the Cereal Treats

Once they had cooled, I trimmed up the slabs of cereal 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.

Original tutorial @: http://mommyknows.com/birthday-party-candy-sushi/

Step 4: Rolling

Add candy.

Roll the cereal treats around the candy.

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

Trim the excess with a sharp knife.

Original tutorial @: http://mommyknows.com/birthday-party-candy-sushi/

Step 5: Candy Wrap

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.

Original tutorial @: http://mommyknows.com/birthday-party-candy-sushi/

Step 6: Cut

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.

Original tutorial @: http://mommyknows.com/birthday-party-candy-sushi/

Step 7: With the Leftovers

They then used any leftovers to make a Nigiri style sushi.

Original tutorial @: http://mommyknows.com/birthday-party-candy-sushi/

Comments

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bob3030 (author)2013-12-13

Very nice. Certainly would be a fun birthday party treat. Thanks for posting.

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Cardinal Fang (author)2011-11-18

Been experimenting as I want to make some of these a a gift for a sushi loving friend at Christmas but...

I'm struggling with my candy sushi - my marshmallow krispie cake is too sticky and unworkable. Followed your recipe to the letter (could be UK marshmallows are different from US marshmallows). Thinking white chocolate might be better.

Also what size are your fruit rollups? Here in the UK they're quite narrow (about 1/2 cm) so you need to have a load side by side, which leaves gaps that look rubbish. Are US ones wider and easier to use? (I can mail order some if they are) or would I be better looking for an alternative.

On the plus side - candy foam prawns (not sure they're available in the US) look fabulous on top of "nigiri".

I'll keep working on it though. Fab instructable.

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melynia (author)2009-12-11

what do you mean by "T"??

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mommyknows1 (author)melynia2009-12-14

T = Tablespoon
t = teaspoon

:)

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carpfluff (author)mommyknows12010-04-10

a good chef knows their symbols. =)

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1Petitchou (author)carpfluff2010-07-08

Be nice! That was uncalled for.

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matt_sawyers (author)1Petitchou2010-12-03

I didn't find it rude, rather complementing and as a tip. It *is* a good idea to know the symbols.

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carpfluff (author)matt_sawyers2010-12-10

that's what i'm saying.

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carpfluff (author)1Petitchou2010-10-08

ok. I didn't mean it to be rude, I just wanted to say it as a positive for people. Maybe I should've re-worded it...

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anibioman (author)2010-10-27

did you know a guy did the same thing in 06' same instructable... hmm not saying you copied him but just saying there is one out there.

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Screamo (author)2010-10-23

SPIKE CAFFEIN YES //.o X(♫ S⊂R∃AM◯♫ )X

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bryandhispup (author)2010-10-02

this is fantastic! great for kids or adult parties! ooohh you could add a White Chocolate drizzle colored with food coloring to look like hot sauce, and have a nougat substance colored green to look like wasabi!

Great Pics!

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chiapetrescue (author)2010-08-23

This is such a great idea. I'm going to try these this weekend.

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farzadbayan (author)2010-07-27

Now your views are 15,000 exact ! Nice photo , high quality .

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1Petitchou (author)2010-07-08

Love this!!! Great idea!

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nananess (author)2010-04-24

Genius!

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carpfluff (author)2010-04-10

can you replace licorice with something else?

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jacksteal4 (author)2009-10-25

XD this looks yummy! about a month ago me and my friends had an idea to make desert sushi marshmallows being the rice M&M's or skittles in the middle and fruit by the foot being the seaweed =]

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mommyknows1 (author)jacksteal42009-10-26

@jacksteal4 --> my kids would love that, they're crazy about marshmallows.

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Groxx (author)2009-10-23

 Hah!  Excellent job, they really do look sushi-like!  And I love the fish-gummi on the nigiri xD 
I'll have to make this some time, to surprise my roommates (who have been converted to sushi since meeting me :) )

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mommyknows1 (author)Groxx2009-10-26

@Groxx --> Thank you!

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dalec (author)2009-10-24

 They were a hit!! Everyone loved them, we only had a few left to bring home and I had one a few minutes ago.

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mommyknows1 (author)dalec2009-10-26

Yeah, great to hear! Thank you for letting me know.

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dalec (author)2009-10-24

 Thank you for the instructable, my wife made some for us to take to a Halloween party tonight!!

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blueyedaddy (author)2009-10-22

What a GREAT idea!  My daughter had a karate birthday party, so I made chinese take out boxes for the party favors.  Cream colored shredded paper to put in the bottom (lomein noodles); two pencils in a paper sleeve (chopsticks);  small activity pads rolled in craft paper (egg rolls); cady orange slices (mandarin oranges); fortune cookie - well for obvious reasons. =)  Was looking for some way to include sushi, but could never figure it out.  And this would have been so easy.  Thanks for the idea!!

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mommyknows1 (author)blueyedaddy2009-10-22

@blueyedaddy -- that is so creative! I might have to borrow this idea! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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blueyedaddy (author)mommyknows12009-10-23

@mommyknows1 - feel free to plagerize.  =)

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ChalleN75 (author)2009-10-20

Great idea... thanks for sharing!!!

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mommyknows1 (author)ChalleN752009-10-22

@ChalleN75 - thank you!

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{tauney} (author)2009-10-19

You can actually make a high-end restaurant-grade dessert sushi using chocolate plastique (corn syrup and melted chocolate) which you roll out using cocoa powder and a rolling pin. For the filling you make a really thick rice pudding using aromatic jasmine rice and coconut milk, and then put sliced mango, strawberry, and kiwi in as the fillings. Roll it up with a sushi mat and voila, chocolate sushi.
Hm...maybe I should post this as an Instructable...

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mommyknows1 (author){tauney}2009-10-22

@{tauney} -- these sound fabulous! I will be waiting for the tutorial too.

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ellie1875 (author){tauney}2009-10-22

yes please!  that would be a great thing to bring to a potluck for dessert!  thanks for considering posting your instructable...

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H3xx (author){tauney}2009-10-19

You really should. You just made me very hungry. :)

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Kaiven (author)H3xx2009-10-20

Me too haha

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jimcdt (author)2009-10-19

I love this idea! So easy and colorful.

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diaperhyena (author)2009-10-18

My kids would love this! Awesome!

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mommyknows1 (author)diaperhyena2009-10-18

@diaperhyena -- thank you! My kids really enjoyed making these.

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Doggie Stylish (author)2009-10-18

forget the kids, i'm going to serve this at my adult halloween party!! what a clever idea, i love it!!

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@Doggie Stylish -- Thank you! Make sure to take photos, I'd love to see how they turn out.

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insomniaSAH (author)2009-10-17

fantastic :D

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mommyknows1 (author)insomniaSAH2009-10-17

@insomniaSAH

Thank you so much!

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