Rice Krispy Treat Sushi is one of the tastiest and easiest candy sushi recipes! It's surprisingly delicious and is so much fun for your kids to make. Making rice krispy sushi gets kids in the kitchen learning to make their own recipes and having fun while creating. It may be all sugary sweetness, but it's a fun candy sushi recipe that can give them lots of memories of being with mom and dad!
Rice Krispy Treat Sushi: A Fun and Easy Candy Sushi Recipe!
If your kids spend lots of time on their iPad or gaming device, they have probably spent some time playing games where they create fun foods and drinks. One of my daughter's favorite games to play is a sushi making game, so she has been begging me to try real sushi. She is only five, and I know for a fact she would not enjoy the fishy taste of restaurant sushi. Plus, her excitement is over making the sushi at home, just like she does in her game.
I promised her last weekend that we would make sushi. She loves shrimp, so the plan was to make her a basic sushi roll that a 5 year old may like: rice, shrimp and avocado rolled inside rice paper (no seaweed!). But, once again the grocery store was out of stock in random items, like rice paper and many other Asian ingredients (thanks, coronavirus).
In addition to the "real" sushi, I wanted to surprise her with a candy sushi recipe that I knew she would love. Because what kid doesn't love candy?!
Well, we never got to make that shrimp and avocado roll, but we made 2 rolls of rice krispy treat sushi, and let me tell you what, that stuff was not only delicious, but so much fun to make! Seeing how excited she was to "make sushi" like the panda does in her game was priceless. I am so glad I was able to give her a memory that I hope she holds onto forever!
So if you're looking for something different and fun to do, or maybe have a party to throw, give this rice krispy treat sushi a try. It's made with fruit roll ups, gummy candies, marshmallows, and rice krispy cereal. It takes only 15 minutes to create and your kids will be so excited to see how it comes together to look like real sushi.
To make rice krispy sushi, you need:
- fruit roll ups
- an assortment of gummy candy
- rice krispy cereal
You can use mini marshmallows or jumbo size, it really doesn't matter! I realize many candy sushi recipes call for mini marshmallows, but I used jumbo here because that's what we had and the "rice" came out great!
Use any of your favorite gummy candy. My kids love gummy bears and the Emoji gummy, so this is obviously what we use. Gummy worms or sour patch kids are other great choices.
How to Make Rice Krispy Treat Sushi
The first step to making rice krispy treat sushi is to make the "rice", which means you'll need to make a quick rice krispy treat mixture. To do this, melt the butter and marshmallows in a saucepan over medium heat. Then add the Rice Krispies and stir until they are coated with the marshmallows and butter. Remove from the heat and let cool for a couple minutes.
Next, on a piece of parchment paper or wax paper, spread out the fruit roll ups.
Now make the "rice" layer by spreading the rice krispy treat mix on the fruit roll up so it covers half of it, like the picture below.
Add the gummy candies in a line over top of the "rice".
Roll the fruit roll up tightly, like you would a burrito. Slice using a serrated or bread knife into 1 inch pieces. Serve and enjoy this tasty treat!
My disclaimer here is do not let your children eat this close to bed time. Rice Krispy sushi is pure sugar, literally! The best time for kids to eat candy sushi is when they are headed off to school…or grandma's house…or the babysitter's…
Rice Krispy Treat Sushi
- 2 fruit roll ups
- gummy candy (worms, gummy bears, Emojis)
- 3 tbsp butter
- 2 cups marshmallows
- 3 cups Rice Krispy cereal
- In a saucepan, melt the butter and marshmallows, stirring constantly.
- Add the Rice Krispy cereal and coat with the butter and marshmallows. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
- On parchment paper, roll out 2 fruit roll ups. Spread the rice krispy treat mix on half of the fruit roll up. Add 2 lines of gummy candy on top of the "rice".
- Tightly roll the sushi and cut into 4, one inch pieces with a serrated or bread knife.,
storing Candy Sushi
Our candy sushi lasted 3 days at room temperature before it became too hard to enjoy.
If you've made this rice krispy treat sushi, let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear how yours turned out!