Learn how to make candy sushi rolls, perfect for kids parties.
Easy Candy Sushi
My kids love real sushi, but for a party I decided to make candy sushi so that all of the kids might enjoy a little delicious culture.
Most of the recipes you’ll see online use rice crispy treats as the rice in the sushi, but I needed something that took less time (and let’s face it, energy). For my candy sushi, I used straight up marshmallows.
I realize in my color palette I should have used a green fruit roll up to represent the seaweed, but c’est la vie!
I first made candy nigiri, which is when the fish is on top of the rice. I added the fruit roll up to keep the fish on.
Warning: Things will get sticky but super yummy!
Candy Nigiri Sushi
- Step 1: Cut a large marshmallow in half.
- Step 2: Place a gummy fish on top, preferably on the sticky inside of the marshmallow.
- Step 3: (optional) Fold a short strip of fruit roll up (roughly 3 inches) in half lengthwise and wrap around the fish and marshmallow
Candy Maki Roll Sushi
Maki rolls come in a variety of food combinations, including rice, seaweed, fish, and raw veggies. For my candy version, I cut up gummy fish and worms to use as the center.
- Step 1: Cut large marshmallows in half.
- Step 2: Place 2-3 cut gummy fish or worms in between the two halves of marshmallow.
- Step 3: Wrap a 3-4 inch piece of fruit roll up around the marshmallow.
- Want to add roe (fish eggs)? Use small jelly beans, Nerds, or sprinkles.
- Use Twizzlers, fruit snacks, or other candy as the centers.
- Use fruit roll up in a variety of colors for a color pop.
These candy sushi are simple and easy to make. Plus, they were a huge hit with the kids!
Give ’em a try! Let me know what you think!
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Melissa Marinho says
Oh my goodness, this is adorable!! I have GOT to try this! My husband is a big fan of sushi, and my 7 year old is a big fan of candy (LOL)! This is the perfect combo of both of their faves! I am throwing a spring break party for my 7 year old and her friends, and this will be PERFECT to make for the kiddos! Not to mention delicious 🙂 I love the marshmallow idea. I prefer things to be quick and not energy consuming as well! 🙂 And I LOVE the nigiri sushi. Plop a little gummy fish on there and it could be the real thing! lol. I’ll be adding some Nerd roe to my candy sushi. I just love this idea, thank you SO MCUH for the post, pics and recipes! 🙂 This is getting Pinned!!
Melissa, glad you liked the recipe! I hope you have a blast throwing your Spring Break party!
Karen Glatt says
This is so cute! I like to make the Yummy Candy Sushi for my niece. We will have to make this soon and I would love to serve it at her Birthday party. Thanks for the inspiration.
It’s so fun for kids to have a candy version of an otherwise ‘adult’ food, isn’t it? I’m glad your niece enjoys it too!
I love the idea of using marshmallows for the rice. Shared on my bento board, thanks for sharing on Merry Mondays.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing!
Nicole Dz says
Now this is a awesome recipe to create with the kids. Would be great for a kids b-day party too! Very creative.
Glad you like it!
Lara Clinton says
This is such a fun idea! 🙂 I already love sushi, candy sounds like a good version too!
Jo-Ann Brightman says
These are so cute. I love the idea of candy sushi.
jenn huey says
Oh my goodness these are so creative. I would love to make these for my sons birthday party, they seem simple enough and the kids will love them
Lula Ruger says
this looks like so much fun thank you
Robin Wilson says
Okay, these just might be the cutest darn things I have ever seen! I cannot wait to make these with my niece, she will just flip over them! These are a pinner for sure! Thanks!