Video:How to Make Candy Sushiwith Elizabeth LaBau
Candy sushi is a rice crispy candy shaped to look like sushi. Kids and adults alike will love how cute and tasty this candy sushi is, and how fun it is to make.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Candy Sushi
Candy Sushi IngredientsTo make candy sushi, you will need:
- 4 tbsp butter
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- 6 cups crispy rice cereal
- 20 gummy worms
- 12 green-colored Fruit Roll-Ups
- 30 fish-shaped gummy candies
Prepare the Candy Sushi IngredientsWe're going to make two different kind of candy sushi, so get two baking sheets ready by lining them with waxed paper and spraying them with nonstick cooking spray.
Now combine the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave them in 30-second intervals until they're melted. It will probably take 2 or 3 sessions in the microwave, but keep going until the marshmallows are puffy and totally melted into the butter. Add the rice cereal and stir until it's completely coated with the marshmallow and everything is one big homogenous mess. This may not be easy, but it'll be worth it.
Pour about half of the cereal mix onto one of the baking sheets. No need to be precise, you can just eyeball it. This first sheet will be the fish-topped nigiri sushi, so you want to press it into a thicker layer—aim for about ¾ of an inch thick. You'll be cutting it into squares, so don't worry if the edges aren't precise. Just aim for that even thickness. Now set that aside and scrape the second half of the rice crispies onto the other baking sheet. This is going to get rolled, so we'll press it much thinner. Basically you're trying to press it as thin as you can while preventing big holes from forming. You'll probably end up with a layer that's about 1/4 inch thick.
Form the Candy SushiFor the filling, place a pair of gummy worms an inch from the edge of the rice crispies. Place another pair below them, and then a third, until you have a line of gummy worms stretching across the baking sheet. Roll the cereal mixture around the gummy worms. If it helps, you can use the waxed paper underneath to help you roll it around. Now, this is the most important part: press really firmly and squeeze the roll together, to make a tight, solid roll that won't fall apart when you cut it. Take a large, sharp knife and cut the roll away from the rest of the rice crispies. Move it off to the side, and repeat, adding more gummy worms and making more rolls until all of the crispy mixture is used. Take a log and slice it into 1-inch rounds until all of your sushi is formed. The final step is to roll them in green fruit-roll ups to resemble the seaweed.
Now here is the truth about fruit roll-ups: it is hard to find plain green ones! The best found are only half green, but we'll make it work. Here I'm cutting away the second color, so I'm left with only green candy. Trim it into a 1-inch ribbon, then roll it around the sushi so it sticks to itself.
Make Nigiri Candy SushiThe nigiri is even easier to make. We'll just cut the square of rice crispy treat into small rectangles, then cut the fruit roll-up into thin 1/2-inch ribbons.
Top the rice crispy square with a gummy fish, then wrap the thin ribbon all the way around, tying the whole thing up like a package.
This candy sushi is so cute, it's perfect for parties, and kids love to help make it too.
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