How to Make Candy Sushi with Rice Krispies

We have updated this post on how to make candy Sushi since we originally posted in 2011.  Making candy sushi is a fun way to trick the family on April Fools Day.
Smaller kids might be grossed out by the idea of raw fish, watch their frown turn upside down when they realize you are talking about rice krispie treats topped with candy and rolled in candy strips. 
Making candy sushi is a fun activity to do with the kids too.  If they have had the real thing before they will have fun rolling sushi..  You can make real California Rolls too. 
how to make candy sushi


As I was getting a few items at Target the other day I saw a book about kids snacks sitting in the Easter aisle. I briefly browsed through it and saw candy sushi.

I know this is not a new phenomenon but something I had not done before. Plus I thought it would be a great trick to pull on April Fool’s Day or HALLOWEEN SUSHI. 

My kids happen to enjoy some sushi, mainly California rolls so they, in fact, might be
disappointed to find these in their lunch boxes.

But those folks who might be disgusted by raw fish, will be pleasantly surprised.

candy sushi

Ingredients to Make Candy Sushi

  • Rice Cereal
  • Marshmallows
  • Fruit roll ups or by the foot–find all green for more realistic looking:)
  • Swedish fish, I found multicolored ones
  • Other candies, jelly beans, peeps etc.


Start by making  your favorite rice krisipies recipe.  Allow to cool only slightly.

While still pliable, grab a handful and mold into your sushi shape.

close up of candy sushi rice crispies


For rolls you may want to add the candy first and then roll them around it.


Use the fruit roll ups as you would the Nori–green seaweed around the rolls.

candy sushi on a plate with chopstickes


For the hand rolls I think the larger fruit roll ups would work much better.

Your kids will love making them too.




Unfortunately, these only stay fresh a day or so.
sushi for kids

Ironically one of my friends emailed me about PEEPSHI .

I had never heard about it but pretty funny use of the peeps that are all around this time of year. Basically sushi made with peeps.



What other fun tricks do you have up your sleeve. Love to share links this week if you want to leave a comment!!




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  1. These are absolutely adorable.

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  3. I am allergic to fish so I will so be making this sushi for family and presenting it as ” I made sushi” Found you through the hop, check out my blog!

  4. Very cute!!! Stopping in for the hop! Have a great Wednesday.

  5. I almost skipped right by without reading since I don’t like sushi, but I’m glad I noticed your disclaimer lol! New follower from Coupon Scoop hop, gonna find you on Twitter and Facebook too! Would love return follows please.

  6. That is so cute!

  7. This is too cool! I am going to make these for my hubby (he hates sushi) hehe. Can’t wait!
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  8. Awesome idea! I am going to have to try it out!

  9. Absolutely fantastic!!!! Love this idea!