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Volume IV
January 17, 2014


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How To Make Candy Sushi

By Whtiney Saupan

Sushi is probably one of the strangest foods out there, well at least in my opinion. I mean who wants to eat fish, raw or cooked, with rice, seaweed, and little fish eggs on top? That is definitely not my cup of tea. I do like the way the sushi looks though, I think it's pretty and kind of artistic.

I had originally planned on writing about the different types of sushi and then provide a recipe on how to make your own at home. Then I thought about it more, and I remembered something that I had had on a cruise that I recently went on. Plus I'm not a fan of sushi so I decided to write about how to make sushi out of candy. It's cute, easy and makes a great snack or party food!

You might be surprised by how many people have recipes for candy sushi. I spent a good half hour searching the internet for candy sushi. I was amazed at how creative some people are. (I highly suggest searching "candy sushi" and looking at the pictures!) Some of the common ingredients used include: Swedish fish, fruit roll-ups, donuts or pound cake, marshmallows, jelly beans, and Rice Krispy treats. It's kind of crazy how these simple snacks can turn into something cool! Another bonus of candy sushi is that it takes like 10 minutes at the most to put together, if you're having a spur of the moment get together these are perfect!

I didn't know what kind of candy sushi I wanted to make and because I was looking at recipes while at work I didn't write anything down. So when I went to the store I just guessed at what I would need. I got marshmallows, fruit roll-ups, Swedish fish and already made Rice Krispy treats. I'll tell you what I did and you can see how they turned out. But if you don't like my recipe then use Cook'n and search for candy sushi; a lot of good results pop up!

For Whitney's candy sushi use the ingredients listed above (marshmallows, Rice Krispies, Swedish fish, and fruit roll-ups).

For Rice Krispy Treat Sushi:

  1. Unwrap the Rice Krispy treat. Cut into three equal pieces.
  2. Unwrap a fruit roll-up; you can use any flavor you like. I used green and yellow because they kind of look like things you'd see on sushi. Cut into equally sized strips.
  3. Place a Swedish fish on top of the Rice Krispy and wrap the strip of fruit roll-up around it. You can stick the edges together or use a bit of frosting to seal it.

For Marshmallow Sushi:

  1. Cut marshmallows in half. Place the sticky side down.
  2. Cut fruit roll-ups into strips that will fit around the marshmallow.
  3. Place a Swedish fish on a strip of fruit roll-up and attach to the top of the marshmallow.
  4. Stick edges of the fruit roll-up together or use frosting to seal.

Now you have two types of sushi. Place on plate and garnish with pieces of candied fruit or anything you desire. Serve to your guests. Both fans of sushi and candy will be happy!

Sources:
  • http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Candy-Sushi
  • http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/candy-sushi-rolls-120799.aspx
  • http://www.notmartha.org/tomake/hostesssushi/
  • http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sara-moulton/candy-sushi-recipe/index.html
  • http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/kelsey-nixon/dessert-sushi.html


Whitney Saupan
Weekly Newsletter Contributer since 2013

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