We’ve been wanting to try to make candy sushi for a while, and saw a lot of pictures and tutorials online and it seemed pretty complicated. We winged it, and it was a lot of fun, and turned out pretty good for our 1st time.
To make it more fun you can pick up a sushi rolling mat for $1. We wrapped ours in saran wrap so wouldn’t get too messy.
Get an assortment of candy – we got fruit roll ups and fruit by the foot for the outer wrappings – kiddo was pretty excited since not things we normally ever buy. We bought Swedish fish for some, and chopped up the fruit roll ups to be filling too.
We all did it our own way, and they all turned out pretty well!!
I used the fruit by the foot, just used a chunk of the mix and flattened it and did them one by one.
Kiddo made fun ones topped with a fish – just cut a square of the treats, put a fish on top and wrap with a strip of fruit by the foot.
The possibilities for this are endless! You could use a variety of candy, i’m sure there’s probably a healthier way to do it too!
And if you’re doing this for a party, or a special event stop by your local sushi store and see if they will either give you, or sell you the to-go sushi containers!! And if you’re really going authentic whip up some chocolate sauce as the soy sauce, cut up some candy to be the ginger and you can make green tinted whipped cream as the spicy wasabi!
It was a lot of fun to make, and fun to eat.
Great idea for a themed birthday party, a classroom treat – or just a fun way to spend Sunday afternoon together making treats to give to friends and family.
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