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How to Make Candy Sushi

Add playful flair to your next party by making candy sushi.


  • Step 1: Heat the butter and marshmallows Heat the butter and marshmallows in a microwave-safe bowl on high for 2 minutes. Stir the mixture and then microwave for an additional minute.
  • Step 2: Add cereal, flatten into sheets, and cool Add the cereal, stirring until it's coated. Use a spatula to flatten the mixture onto three wax paper-lined 12-inch by 7-inch baking sheets.
  • TIP: Use chocolate-flavored cereal to make your candy sushi look like brown rice rolls.
  • Step 3: Trim the cereal sheets into rectangles Allow the mixture to cool completely. Then use a knife to cut each sheet in half, trimming the edges of the sheets to make six rectangles.
  • Step 4: Place candy at the end of the sheets, and roll Place a few gummy worms, fish, or licorice sticks at the short edge of one cereal sheet. Roll the sheet around the candy once, until the cereal just overlaps, and then trim the remainder.
  • Step 5: Wrap a fruit roll-up around the candy roll Wrap fruit leather tightly around your candy roll. Gently squeeze it to make your sushi together.
  • TIP: Use green fruit leather to imitate the seaweed used in traditional sushi.
  • Step 6: Slice the roll into eight even pieces Run a sharp knife under very warm water to heat it. Then cut the roll into eight even pieces.
  • Step 7: Continue to roll and cut candy sushi, and serve Continue to roll and cut candy sushi until all of the cereal sheets are gone. Then arrange them on a plate, get your chopsticks, and eat.
  • FACT: Mildred Day invented Rice Krispie treats in the 1930s as a fundraiser for the Camp Fire Girls. Soon after, Kellogg’s began printing her recipe on their cereal boxes.

You Will Need

  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 10 oz. marshmallows
  • 6 c. crispy rice cereal
  • Gummy worms and fish
  • Licorice sticks
  • Fruit leather
  • A microwave oven
  • A microwave-safe bowl
  • A spatula
  • Wax paper
  • 3 12" x 7" baking sheets
  • A knife
  • Chopsticks

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