Candy Sushi

The kids have been itching to do another Kids in the Kitchen post for the last couple weeks. Sometimes I wonder where the time goes as it has been a long time since our last recipe. Candy sushi has been on my ‘to-do’ list with them for a while so I knew that this would be the perfect post to do today.

Candy sushi is incredibly simple to do. Essentially, it is nothing more than dressed up rice krispie treats. I used the recipe for Rice Krispie treats right from the Kellogg’s website, although I added 50% more marshmallows to make sure they were gooey enough to mold into the california rolls and nigiri sushi.

For the candy, I went to the bulk store to buy swedish fish, gummy sharks, licorice string, gummy worms. I bought Fruit Roll-ups at the grocery store.

Candy sushi is a lot of fun to make and are bright and colourful. The kids loved making them as much as they did eating them.

The kids were very excited making the sushi because they have been hooked (pun intended) on an ipod/iphone game called ninja fishing. The game involves fishing and then slicing the fishing up.

Use cooking spray to grease a cookie sheet and press the Rice Krispie treats evenly across the cookie sheet. I tried to get a large variety of gummy candy to give a big mixture of different types of sushi.

Lay the Fruit Roll-up on the Rice Krispie sheet and cut it out to size. Lay the licorice or gummy worms on the edge and roll up the california roll and cut it into 4 equal size sushi rolls.

The kids loved making the nigiri sushi as they were so quick and easy!

Candy Sushi

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 20
Author Steve Cylka


  • 4 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups rice krispies
  • fruit roll ups
  • swedish fish
  • gummy worms
  • licorice strings
  • other gummy candy


  • Spray a 12x17 cookie sheet with Pam or other cooking spray.
  • Place the butter/margarine and marshmallows in a large microwaveable bowl. Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir them and cook them for another minute.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir the rice krispies until evenly coated.
  • Press the rice krispie treats evenly on the greased cookie sheet.


California Rolls Lay fruit roll up on the rice krispie treat sheet and cut it to size. Flip it over and lay gummy worms or licorice strings on one end. Roll the the california roll up and cut it into for sushi rolls. Nigiri Sushi Cut 1×2 inch rectangles out of the rice krispie treat sheet. place a swedish fish or gummy shark on top. Wrap around a strip of fruit roll up, licorice string or other thin candy.


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. Wow, nice twist! 🙂 Looks delicious.

  2. I LOOOOOOOVE this! Super clever.

  3. This is such a great idea! They look delicious and are the perfect treat to make with kids.

  4. That is so clever. I haven’t eaten a rice crispy treat in such a long time.

  5. These are adorable. Now thinking that if we have a Kids Club with an oriental theme, I must make these for the Round Up Sunday. The adults would like them – what do you mean kids!!! Thanks, Steve!

  6. I love it.Such a fun idea for the kids

  7. Hey look a sushi I’d actually eat!

  8. Very fun and clever recipe to make with the children!

  9. What a cute idea! This would be so fun to make with kiddies on Easter.

  10. So adorable! I can’t wait to make this with my daughter.

  11. Haha I must be a big kid because I def want to make these for myself

  12. How fun are these!?! I am going to have to try these with my 6 year old, he will love them!

  13. What a dad!!!! This is much better than decorating Easter eggs! Fun, fun!

  14. This is a really great idea! I plan to make some for my daughter’s gym team’s annual pool party!

  15. What a terrific idea! I can’t wait to try these. Thanks for a great post:)

  16. OMG … This is so cute 🙂

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