May 27, 2015
Both of my parents spent time living in Japan so we’ve always grew up with a little bit of Asian influence. We are big fans of sushi in general but making it out of candy is a little sweeter. (see what I did there?) Me and my family have been making this Candy Sushi recipe for a couple years now and we found another excuse to make it again this year! I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share this fun DIY recipe with all of you!
-1 sheet of Rice Krispie treats
-Fruit by the foot
–Green rip rolls
–SweeTart soft & chewy ropes (Kazoozles)
-Any other candies you love!
First you need to make your Rice Krispies. I’m not too fancy with my Rice Krispies recipe, I just use the one off the back of the box. You can find it here. Once you have mixed the Rice Krispies, press them into a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and let cool.
Once the Rice Krispies have cooled and stiffened up a bit we can start with the fun part! In this tutorial I will teach you how to make a couple of different types of sushi. Let’s start out with the easiest one, the Swedish fish Nigiri. Cut a slice of Rice Krispie about 2 inches long and one inch wide and round the edges with your fingers. Place a Swedish fish on top of the shaped Rice Krispie treat, cut the Rip Roll in half and wrap it around the Sushi.
For the Tuna Nigiri you will need a pink Starburst, a red Starburst and a piece of Rip Roll cut in half. Melt the Starburst in the microwave for 12 seconds to make them more pliable. Stretch the red Starburst into a rectangle-like shape and place on top of shaped Rice Krispie treat. Break little piece off the pink Starburst and roll them into little strips. Press them on top of the red Starburst and wrap the Rip Roll around the sushi.
For the Salmon Roe you will need an orange Starburst and a Fruit by the Foot. Melt the orange Starburst in the microwave for 12 seconds, break off small pieces of the soft Starburst and roll into little balls. Place the “salmon eggs” on top of a shaped piece of Rice Krispie then wrap a piece of Fruit by the Foot around the edge of the sushi.
For the Shrimp Ebi you will need a piece of Rip Roll and a pink Starburst. Melt the Starburst in the microwave for 12 seconds and shape it into a shrimp-like shape. Place on top of a piece of shaped Rice Krispie and add hash marks with a knife. Wrap a piece of Rip Roll around the sushi to secure.
For the Goldfish Nigiri you will need a orange Starburst and a piece of Rip Roll. After you have melted the Starburst a bit, shape it into a classic goldfish shape. Add eyes and a smile with a knife. **Sushi that smiles back! Wrap the Rip Roll piece around the sushi to secure.
For the Squid Nigiri you will need a white Starburst (out of the tropical package, the wrapper is light yellow), and a SweeTart soft & chewy rope (formerly Kazoozles). Melt the Starburst in the microwave for 12 seconds then shape it into a squid shape, place on top of a shaped Rice Krispie. Cut two small pieces of the candy rope and place on top of the squid to look like eyes.
For the Sushi roll you will need colored licorice, an airhead, a SweeTart rope, and a Fruit by the Foot. Place all three candies in the middle of a large piece of Rice Krispie (about 3 inches by 5 inches), shape the Rice Krispie around the candies making a roll. Cut the roll into individual slices of sushi and wrap Fruit by the Foot around each piece.
-Go to a local sushi place and ask for a sushi box.
-Melt a pink Starburst then stretch it out and fold it up to look like a piece of ginger.
-With your leftover Rip Roll, cut it in half, then place in the corner to look like a wasabi garnish.
Viola! Not only are these little guys adorable, but even better, they taste delicious! I’m trying to cut back on sugar but I couldn’t help sneaking a bite of some of these cuties. I want to throw an asian inspired party just so that I can serve these, I think they’d be a hit!