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DIY Candy Sushi Tutorial – Great Birthday Party Idea

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Lizzy turned 10 yesterday! I know it’s cliche, but time flies. Where is my baby? Who is this BIG girl who longs for skinny jeans and earrings?

happy birthday lizzy

happy birthday lizzy

We had a home party on Friday with some Rockband, hot dogs, cake pops and candy sushi. The candy sushi was the craft and the take home treat. Yes, I am a cheapskate.

candy sushi

candy sushi by mommyknows

The sushi was inexpensive and easy, more importantly the kids had fun. One child told me it was the best party she’d ever been to. I’m not quite sure if she’s been party deprived or an ass-kisser, but she certainly scored points with this mommy.

Here’s how it’s done:

candy sushi

rice krispie treats

I used this recipe to make up a batch of Rice Krispie squares. I added 8 extra marshmallows to the recipe to make sure they wouldn’t be too crispy. I used the microwave instructions, they worked perfectly.

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Once they had cooled, I trimmed up the slabs of Rice Krispie treats into nice neat rectangles and stacked them on wax paper for the party. I wanted to make it as easy as possible for the kids. Georgia and I enjoyed eating all the trimmings.

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ready for the party

In the end, I made 3 full batches of Rice Krispie Squares one after the other, to get 8 thin slabs for the party and a couple of practice slabs for Georgia and I. It took about 20 minutes total.

I’ve never made candy sushi before, so I thought I’d better practice before I tried it out on the kids. As you can imagine Georgia was extra excited. I sat her across from me at the kitchen table and pretended she was the birthday party. I figured if I could get a three year old on a sugar high to make candy sushi, then I could handle a gang of 10 year olds.

candy sushi

twizzlers and gummy worms work well

Add candy. I bought colored twizzlers, gummi worms, jujube fish and fruit roll-ups.

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roll tightly

Roll the Rice Krispie treats around the candy.

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looking good

Don’t roll it more than one full roll. You don’t want it to be too thick.

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trim excess

Trim the excess with a sharp knife.

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a better mom than I would have brushed her hair before now

Georgia was having a good time.

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my mom rocks!

Make sure you allow snacking!

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sticky sweet

Once you’ve trimmed the roll, wrap the fruit roll up around it (squeeze). Green fruit roll-ups would be best, but I couldn’t find them. I left the plastic wrap on my roll-up while I applied it to the candy, none of the kids bothered to do this. It works well both ways, just make sure to remove it before cutting.

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adult supervision required

Now it’s time to cut your candy roll into to cute California roll style sushi. You’ll need a sharp knife to get through the gummy worms and twizzlers in the center. Georgia wanted to do it herself. I let her … practice makes perfect.

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all 10 fingers intact

For all the worry-warts out there, the cutting was accompanied by repeated safety warnings. She survived the cutting with all of her fingers in tact.

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pretty candy sushi

The nice thing about not finding green fruit roll-ups is the pretty product. I’m loving the colors.

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candy nigiri roll

I made the slabs long enough for each child to make two rolls of candy sushi. They then used any leftovers to make a Nigiri style sushi. I also gave each of them a ‘bento box’ to take home their creations. It curbed the urge to eat it all.

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Georgia managed to make these with no help at all.

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candy sushi by mommyknows

Here it is … candy sushi by Mommyknows and Georgia.

MK xo
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353 comments… add one

  • Joi March 24, 2009, 9:49 am

    Can I be your kid too?

  • Tony April 20, 2010, 9:37 am

    I wanna be your kid too, adopt me.

  • Isabelle July 22, 2011, 11:41 am

    No, adopt ME!

  • Annie October 7, 2015, 12:48 pm

    I want one!

  • Thai girls March 24, 2009, 11:08 am

    CANDY SUSHI?! OMG! LOL, adopt me pleeaseeee

    Thai girls’s last blog post..Marisa got enlarged

  • kat magendie March 24, 2009, 11:37 am

    THanks for visiting Tender Graces blog! *smiling*

    Those Krispie Treats are so cute – like little sushi’s – I love RKtreats and now i want one…..dang it all!

  • Auntie Gayle March 24, 2009, 12:31 pm

    So cool Kim!

  • Brain Support March 24, 2009, 1:38 pm

    Hmmmmm….yummy, I miss my aunt who is making those rice crispies….

  • Madeline March 24, 2009, 2:09 pm

    That is too cool! And, now I’m craving rice crispy treats and fruit rollups.

  • Michelle March 24, 2009, 2:11 pm

    Bravo, Mommy Kim, bravo! And Georgia, you did such a fabulous job. You can make a bundle being a sushi chef, you know… Happy birthday to your beautiful young lady. Ten is so exciting!

    Michelle’s last blog post..i totally deserve this

  • mel March 13, 2010, 8:17 pm

    omg. now i want candy sushi. lol happy birthday young well im only 12 so… younger than me lady.Georgia is so cute!!!!!!!!!

  • Kenneth Sena March 24, 2009, 3:20 pm

    moms does have their own way to make their children learn, great job for moms like you

  • Lawyer Mom March 24, 2009, 5:12 pm

    That’s the niftiest birthday party trick I’ve seen yet. Very cool.

  • Liz Henry March 24, 2009, 5:40 pm

    I LOVE rice crispies treats. Every now and then I splurge and get the big foot long ones in blue wrappers at 7-Eleven… This candy sushi recipe is a keeper…I’m going to make it this weekend :-)

  • kim March 24, 2009, 6:00 pm

    dammit kim. you’re a genius.

    kim’s last blog post..tiny babies make winter better

  • Hannah March 24, 2009, 6:02 pm

    First of all, Happy Birthday to Lizzy!! Skinny jeans and earrings, eh? She is really growing up :-)

    Secondly, OMG, candy sushi?! How CUTE! I love this idea. Especially that you made it their activity and take-home treat. FANTASTIC! Go Kim & Georgia, you guys are oh so clever :-)

  • nikkapotamus March 24, 2009, 6:13 pm

    Oh my stars! Those are just the cutest things! I want to make some for MY birthday!

    Happy birthday Lizzy!

    nikkapotamus’s last blog post..It’s Official!

  • Safire March 24, 2009, 6:22 pm

    Those look awesome!! Now I want some…

    Safire’s last blog post..Sick, Again!

  • debbie March 24, 2009, 7:34 pm

    How fun! Those looked great.

    debbie’s last blog post..Back to the grind

  • CONCERNED MOM March 24, 2009, 8:16 pm


  • emily September 27, 2009, 1:51 pm

    you. are. a. retard. “concerned mom”.

    get out of here, your kids must hate you lol

  • Bianca February 4, 2010, 1:42 pm

    @emily, LOL…Agreed! Get a life! Give your kids some independence! They will love you more for it!

  • Fliptrx November 3, 2009, 1:36 pm


    I’ve made it to seventy and had a mom that let me play with all kinds of scary dangerous toys and sharp objects like scissors, with real points…and knives for Mumbley Peg etc. In fact most of my generation made it just fine.

    We were taught to respect our toys, and our tools and were taught to use them properly. Unlike today, most busy bodys were too busy trying to raise their own kids instead of telling everyone else how to raise theirs.

    I’d suggest you get a life!

  • Fliptrx November 3, 2009, 1:38 pm


    DAMN, people like you really make me angry!

  • MommyKnows November 7, 2009, 5:35 pm

    @Fliptrx, Amen!

  • Kimberly August 25, 2010, 3:11 am

    @MommyKnows, I defenetly agree that this is a great recipe. My son is having his 5th bday in a few days and im making these for him. CONCERNED MOM is crazy and retarted. I dont know if i would have let my son use a knife at 3 but im a little parnoid myself. I think all kids need to be taught these things at a semi young age so they know how to do it. I will be teaching him how to do things like that this year. I think you did a fine job with the teaching of knife use. Supervised and gets to learn…great idea. No complaints from me. Keep doing what you do!

  • MommyKnows August 27, 2010, 6:09 pm

    @Kimberly, Thanks Kimberly. Happy birthday you to your boy :)

  • seriously?? May 24, 2010, 4:57 pm

    @CONCERNED MOM, WOW! Seriously?!?!?!… she was being supervised and had instruction..I say that it was an excellent learning opportunity… teaching her how to safetly use knives under supervision… I think it was an awesome idea and including your kids in the learning process — what more could you want? I included my sister growing up in the learning process in the kicthen and now she can make and bake all her own food from scratch and knows how to cook dinner if she wants too (shes 14)… she LOVES to be in the kicthen and cook food! I think its an awesome skill that so many kids are now deprived of its sad…….. cooking is a very valuable skill to have in this day an age! I say all credit to mommyknows……. And yeah… take the hint – get a life (and maybe allow your own kids if you have them freedom and space under supervison… its a precious and valuable gift!)

  • chelsea October 16, 2010, 12:37 pm

    @CONCERNED MOM, haha OH NO! A CHILD WAS ALLOWED TO CUT FOOD!!! please call the cops! lol whateverrr. kids are a lot more capable of doing things than you may think. give a kid a chance to try things on his or her own. you would be suprised and amazed at what kids can do!

  • emily October 26, 2015, 9:50 pm

    you are so right

  • I agree, BUT i think ;once they are 5, they are allowed to use plastic knives, once they are 6, they are allowed to use butter knives, once they are 8, I will let them handle a (silverware) knife on their own, once they are 11, they are allowed to handle steak knives on their own, once they are 16, they can handle any other knives.

  • Jodi Renshaw March 24, 2009, 8:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Big Girl …. 2 digits now!

    And I absolutely love your party idea and treats. I am going to have to try this. Will let you know how mine come out. Thanks so much for sharing :)


  • Jodi Renshaw March 24, 2009, 8:40 pm

    Ummmmmm….. is “Concerned Mom” for real? And if so, would it be inappropriate for me to kick her ass?


  • Mik March 24, 2009, 8:46 pm

    That is an awesome idea and something I could see our grand kids enjoy doing, dang, I’d enjoy doing it.

    Mik’s last blog post..From the mouths of babes

  • TheIowaKid March 24, 2009, 8:51 pm

    Wow I have to say “CONCERNED MOM” is going to have some very unwanted kids in society if they are as deprived as she sounds….back to whats important here….YOU are a awesome Mom with excellent ideas! Letting your kids partake in the preparation of their siblings social events only readies them for a very social life. We all know that this is a key to being very happy and fulfilled. “CONCERNED MOM” is the one that locks her kids up in their rooms and has laser alarms on their windows. They grow up hating her and society! DYFUS needs to be looking for her. What a loon.

  • Ink March 24, 2009, 10:36 pm

    (Did Concerned Mom miss Georgia’s ten-finger picture?)

    Anyway, Candy Sushi = Brilliant! MK, you are the rockingest.

  • Ink March 24, 2009, 10:38 pm

    Wait, maybe it’s spelled “rockin’est”? You know what I mean, though, right? As in “You rock”! :D

  • Miranda March 24, 2009, 11:30 pm

    Aww! That’s amazing. You rock!

  • Morgan March 25, 2009, 5:34 am

    I don’t have kids, but I think I’ve found my new favorite recipe.

    Morgan’s last blog post..Physics Poem β

  • jamie March 25, 2009, 6:24 am

    Those look great! And much better than the way I did it way back when…

  • Emily B. March 25, 2009, 7:16 am

    Brilliant! I love it. What an awesome party idea. I think I may borrow it for grown-ups… :D

    Ok, and you know you’re the best mom ever (except my mom of course, Hi Mom!). I know you won’t stress yourself over “Concerned Mom”‘s comment. It’s obvious that Georgia was supervised, had safety warnings, and had the joy of doing something for herself, learning how to be careful and developing her senses of independence, ability and accomplishment. Awesome lessons and something that both you and she can take pride in.

    Emily B.’s last blog post..Ergobaby Organic carrier at {Natural} Mommie

  • Amanda @ Mommy's Idea Book March 25, 2009, 7:47 am

    How cute!! I love the candy sushi idea. I will have to remember this one. My kids would absolutely love this.

    Amanda @ Mommy’s Idea Book’s last blog post..Provoke Your Kids – To Laughter

  • Broke But Still Drinking March 25, 2009, 8:32 am

    I would have so many more cavities if I grew up in your household, but it’d be worth it. I love gummy bears.

  • John March 25, 2009, 12:15 pm

    The recipe seems nice, although I can’t help feeling that all of the 10 year olds I know (lots) would be patronised being taken through all of this. Maybe things are just different across the pond.

  • Lisa December 20, 2010, 5:24 pm

    @John, I don’t understand this comment
    at all. Kids would feel patronized by cooking?? My daughter and I
    are making these right now for her International Day holiday party
    at school tomorrow. She got Japan and we couldn’t find anything
    Japanese to bring in, so we’re improvising on sushi with these
    treats. So far, I think my base isn’t cooled down enough because
    it’s pulling apart when I try to roll it, so I’m giving it more

  • One Scrappy Gal March 25, 2009, 12:18 pm

    I love this idea and will have to try it!!

    Please post more stuff like this! Love reading it. :)

  • HaleyWoods March 25, 2009, 2:29 pm

    My boyfriend must think he is just one big kid because he stumbled this to me in hopes of a “Candy Sushi Party.” Now I am going to have to play “mommy” to a group of 25-30yr olds!

    … But I have to admit that I am also kinda excited about trying this!!!

  • jafer March 25, 2009, 3:05 pm

    Looks like a sushi I might actually eat! I’ve never made rice krispie squares in the microwave, but then I think I’ve only ever made them once or twice in my entire life, and now that there are no little kids here, I guess I’m not likely to make them again. (Although I have bought a big box of them already made at Costco while my daughter was still here.)

  • Jessi March 25, 2009, 3:15 pm

    This was an awesome idea. KUDOS!


  • DS901 March 25, 2009, 3:43 pm

    I’ve never been tempted to even try sushi until now. This is such a creative idea and especially since you got all the kids involved. I’m going to give this a try at our next party. My kids are 17 and 16 now, but they still enjoy crafts and games. Our last party included making a gingerbread house.

  • Kids Cakes March 25, 2009, 4:46 pm

    Very clever idea and so much fun for kids – I’m always on the hunt for new party ideas and favors :)

  • Mamirosa & Co. March 25, 2009, 7:21 pm

    Happy Birthday to Lizzie!
    I know what you mean, time DOES fly! My gosh!
    I HAVE to try making these! They look so good!

    Mamirosa & Co.’s last blog post..Sofia’s Picture of Day!

  • Midlife Slices March 25, 2009, 7:27 pm

    I can’t wait to try these with my grands. They will love them!

    Your girls are gorgeous.

    Midlife Slices’s last blog post..Miss Perky Needs A Cupcake

  • kimmi March 25, 2009, 7:49 pm

    I wanna come back in the next life as your kid! : D Awesome!

  • Cecil March 25, 2009, 8:40 pm

    Nice. I’m an adult and that’s the only #sushi I wanna eat :)

    Cecil’s last blog post..Flatulent Animation (or Farting Dinosaurs)

  • jasmine March 25, 2009, 8:56 pm

    Wow!It’s nice! You allow your kids to hold a knife?That’s so dangerous.I hope your kid did manage it well.Even an adult like me will get cut when handling it!

  • Cherry Tree Lane March 25, 2009, 9:07 pm

    I am lovin’ your blog! So colorful and fun!

  • antof9 March 25, 2009, 9:29 pm

    ohmyWORD! I want to have this kind of party with my faux grown-up friends!

    Thank you for posting this — I am totally bookmarking it :)

  • Shannon March 26, 2009, 12:22 am

    Okay, that idea ROCKS! Well done! I’m definitely going to have try it! BTW, I’m new to your blog and I have to say… your photos are BEAUTIFUL! Seriously, either you’ve got some talent or an awesome camera (or both!). I love your site – the colours, the humour, the great pics – it’s a very professional look and feel. Keep it up!

  • Tracy March 26, 2009, 6:05 am

    Concerned mom is a twit. Little girls have mad fine motor skills!

    Lovely photos and great comments. Even with the big spooky knife.

  • Portlandsun March 26, 2009, 10:44 am
  • Condo Blues March 26, 2009, 10:47 am

    This is BRILLANT! I don’t have kids and I’m still totally doing this. Who doesn’t like Rice Crisy Treats and Gummy worms?

  • Steve March 26, 2009, 1:31 pm

    Letting your kids partake in the preparation of their siblings social events only readies them for a very social life. We all know that this is a key to being very happy and fulfilled

  • alice March 26, 2009, 2:17 pm

    CUTE!! I probably will make these for myself some time.. and I’m an adult!

  • Kathy at March 26, 2009, 3:18 pm

    Wow. This is such a totally cool idea! I came across your blog on StumbleUpon and I am glad I did. I have a DIY crafting and food blog,, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!!

    Kathy at’s last blog post..Peanut Butter & Jelly Mac and Cheese – 5th Place!!

  • Zach Younkin March 26, 2009, 5:38 pm

    This is an absolute wonderful idea!

    I love it a lot!!!

    Zach Younkin’s last blog post..February Paid Email Update

  • YoNaturals March 26, 2009, 9:24 pm

    Wow, it looks fun! We’re going try this with my niece.

  • Hiro March 26, 2009, 11:42 pm

    Looks grotesquely yummy.
    Probably not something I could eat a lot of, but definitely something I’d want to try… yum…

  • Auntie Gayle March 27, 2009, 6:52 am

    I am fervently praying that Concerned Mom gets a life sometime REALLY soon… yesterday! Have you ever heard of parental supervision?? I pity the sheltered and deprived lives her children must be experiencing.

    Sign me: Mom of 3 who lived to tell about it.

  • Auntie Gayle March 27, 2009, 7:26 am

    I just can’t leave this alone……..

    PS: to Concerned Mom. What is tragic is that YOU are a parent. Good luck to your kids. Unfortunately, luck alone will not prepare your misguided children to survive and most importantly, flourish!
    Now I’m going to shovel the 2 feet of snow off the driveway because I’m still having difficulty believing that someone as irrational as you can make me so profoundly enraged……..i.e.P.O.!

  • carrie March 27, 2009, 8:02 am

    awesome idea.

    ignore concerned mom.
    people who have a bone to pick via internet comments are like cockroaches. or weeds. they just never go away. the more you acknowledge them the more it feeds them. i don’t know about my analogy here…. but you understand.

    carrie’s last blog post..trullz

  • Baby Gates March 27, 2009, 9:05 am

    The things you can do with rice krispies … amazing.

    I love rice krispie recipies because they are so simple to do, but I never thought about using the final product as a entertainment tool … wow.

    Just curious though, how did the 10 year olds take to the idea? My guess is that they loved it.

    Loved your post.

    Baby Gates’s last blog post..Baby Gate Railing Accessories

  • Elizabeth March 27, 2009, 10:43 am

    Oh my God! This is a brilliant idea! I am going back to my university on Monday and I had planned to make a spring cake for all to have, but now I am thinking candy sushi would be better (and probably healthier)!


  • Duggi March 27, 2009, 11:47 am

    I just stumbled upon this, and I had to comment.
    Woah. I’m almost 19 and I want to make this.
    Then I let my fianceé watch the pictures, and she’s all like.. “Why don’t you make things like this to me?”
    Living in Europe probably complicated getting all the “right” ingredients. But practice makes master, as everyone says.

    Thumbs up, though!

  • Lucid Dreamer March 27, 2009, 12:59 pm

    Ah! I love making sushi, it is one of my favorite things to make, from start to finish, it’s just a lot of fun, esp in a group. It had never occurred to me that something like candy sushi could be possible. Awesome article! It would be really fun to try this as my next sushi throwdown, maybe advertise it as sushi with sushi candy for dessert!

  • IRIEchitect March 27, 2009, 7:57 pm

    I love sushi, I love sweets, u just made my dream come true by combining the two. Thank you mucho much.

    IRIEchitect’s last blog post..IRIEchitect: at home, sick with the flu… not feeling well, but at least I’m being entertained by Will Ferrell’s "Youre Welcome America" -he’s too funny

  • Jose Daniel March 28, 2009, 1:28 am

    Funny, i love it! :P

  • jd March 28, 2009, 1:29 am

    i’m hungry!

    jd’s last blog post..10 razones para no usar Windows Vista

  • Magnolia March 28, 2009, 4:13 am

    Wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing. Might just have to try this out for my nephew’s birthday, if only I know where to get the fruit roll. Is there anything that I can use as an alternative if I can’t find one? – :)

  • Lee March 28, 2009, 9:13 am

    Concerned mum should be more concerned about how her children will eventually handle knives if she doesn’t let them handle them while younger under supervision…

    But this is the best idea EVER! Candy Sushi! I am totally making these! It’s sheer genius!

  • SierraMoon March 28, 2009, 12:24 pm

    coming from TreeFall & discovering your blog because I like what you wrote on her last post…
    joyeux anniversaire to your daughter
    and what a fun sushi idea !

    (no comment on that anonymous “concerned mom”, i think we all see what type of ugly woman she is)

    SierraMoon’s last blog post..sans couture

  • Clare March 28, 2009, 12:35 pm

    This is awesome! I am going to do this sometime, but since I don’t have children, I’ll do it for friends and myself!!! This looks so fun and tasty!!! You are an amazing mom!

  • Rhonda March 28, 2009, 12:40 pm

    This is an awesome idea, I’m going to share it with some friends of mine who have kids.

  • ADAIDM March 28, 2009, 1:32 pm

    That is such a darling idea – and a great way for the little girls to feel like grown ups. Of course you might need to give out a dentist referral to some of the moms after they finish all that candy, LOL!

  • xandra March 28, 2009, 2:42 pm

    Adopt me please!

  • Magnificent Millicent March 28, 2009, 4:03 pm

    That is so AWESOME!!!!! Thanks for sharing! It’s obvious that you knew you were going to get a “CONCERNED MOM” shouting at you, hence “Georgia’s ten-finger picture”.
    Well done, I love it. I wish my brain would come up with stuff like this!

  • Jennifer March 28, 2009, 4:18 pm

    Holy crap! This is such a great idea! My boyfriend’s birthday will be soon and the wheels in my head are turning…trying to figure out how to incorporate German Chocolate cake with this…

    Jennifer’s last blog post..My Subconscious Wishes I Would Just Calm Down Already.

  • Tammy March 29, 2009, 8:11 am

    Love this! I did it one year for my daughter’s birthday party – and even the grownups liked this more than the cake.

  • Sydney March 29, 2009, 6:53 pm

    I am definitely going to have to make these for Lost night on Wednesday! My fiance thinks it’s the coolest idea EVER. thank you!

    Sydney’s last blog post..Grapefruit Squares

  • Cindi March 29, 2009, 7:07 pm

    I adore the candy sushi! Cheap, Never! A class act takes the time to be inventive and let the children make create their take hone treat.
    Even I would eat your sushi. Great job! Cindi

  • Stephanie March 30, 2009, 10:02 am


  • mel March 30, 2009, 6:53 pm

    What a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing. And so much more fun than the dollar store toys some people send home in goodie bags.

  • Monkey's Mama March 30, 2009, 8:11 pm

    What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing – great step by step!

    Monkey’s Mama’s last blog post..Cute Quote

  • rosie March 30, 2009, 11:57 pm

    omg that is too cute. damn, i wanna have a candy sushi party now!

  • Carolyn March 31, 2009, 7:35 am

    What a great idea, and so gracefully executed and documented. We always laugh about our little urban preschoolers being sushi fanatics already. Can’t think of a better activity for a 5th birthday party!

    Carolyn’s last blog post..The enlightened sandwich

  • Alexia April 1, 2009, 9:58 am

    Hey! I made these in cooking class recently. They were a big hit with us even–and we’re all in high school ^_^
    I remember I think I was the only one to make nigiri, though. Everyone else did just rolls. No fun for them :P

  • Caroline April 1, 2009, 5:23 pm

    Wow! Those really look like sushi!! Great idea!

    Caroline’s last blog post..Retro Outdoor Project

  • Baby Diaper Cake April 1, 2009, 7:14 pm

    LOVE THIS. I am so going to make this for my wee girls birthday.

  • Helen April 2, 2009, 3:49 am

    What a very cool idea, I love it!

    Helen’s last blog post..Sunday again

  • (: April 2, 2009, 6:55 am

    i just LOLed at all the people complaining about the child using the knife.

  • Children's Bedroom Furniture April 2, 2009, 9:54 am

    Way Way to cool and creative!!! You’ve got to market that! I think you’ll make a mint!!!

    Great idea!!!

  • Hayley April 2, 2009, 10:15 am

    I love this idea! I’m going to make some for snacks on Saturday night for a friend who loves sushi

    Hayley’s last blog post..Five Things

  • April April 2, 2009, 11:43 am

    I stumbled upon this.. and I have 2 boys that will be THRILLED to do this. They love helping in the kitchen, and I can’t wait to try it:). I think the rainbow fruit rollups are a nice touch, very crafty!

  • Kat April 2, 2009, 12:04 pm

    Did you get that recipe from “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recipes for Busy Moms”? That’s where I first saw it. It’s an adorable recipe, and I want to try it too.

  • MakeyCakey April 2, 2009, 1:54 pm

    Oh man – these are gorgeous! I am going to have a grown up girlie craft party over easter, and I think these might be the star attraction :0) Since I have all the ingredients in my cupboard for the crispies at the moment I’m having a seriously hard time resisting the urge to make them right now!

    MakeyCakey’s last blog post..Butterfly Table

  • Ashley April 2, 2009, 2:59 pm

    OMG!!! Awesome!! That is so cute and creative!! I love real sushi, so this is right up my alley!! :)

  • Lisa Marie Mary April 2, 2009, 4:50 pm

    What a totally fun and YUMMY party!!! :-) (found you via StumbleUpon – glad I did!) ;)

    Lisa Marie Mary’s last blog post..Soul-Flower Hippie Clothes ROCK!

  • Jamie April 2, 2009, 5:44 pm

    My friends and I have sushi night each week where we make our own sushi. We tried to make a “super serious” dessert sushi that failed, I wish we had made this candy sushi, it would have been super amazing, we will try this.

  • annbb April 2, 2009, 5:47 pm

    That is just brilliant!

    annbb’s last blog post..Bittersweet

  • Lyndsey April 2, 2009, 9:35 pm

    You are a genius! I love sushi and I love candy- why didn’t I think of this? I love it so much! Thank you for sharing! Your daughter is beautiful by the way :)

  • Lukkygrrl April 3, 2009, 4:46 pm

    My son is sushi crazy – he turns 8 in 2 days – boy are we gonna have fun!!!! Thanks for this!

  • Laura April 3, 2009, 10:00 pm

    What a great idea I wish I had a mom like you! Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

  • Donna April 4, 2009, 11:09 am

    No matter what a great idea candy sushi is giving a young child a very sharp knife is just asking for an accident to happen.

  • Escoofield April 4, 2009, 1:25 pm

    Wow..! this is so cool! Maybe i can eat raw candy!
    Because i don’t eat raw fish….

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  • Jeremiah April 4, 2009, 2:17 pm

    HAHAHAHA! Super brilliant idea! Thanks for the “how-to”.

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  • Amy April 4, 2009, 4:45 pm

    What an inspiration! So beautifully done!

  • PseudoPunk April 6, 2009, 12:04 pm

    I made this last weekend! It turned out AWESOME! Thanks for the great idea!

    My tips: use parchment paper instead of wax paper, it doesn’t stick as badly. Also, spray your hands with cooking oil while working with the rice crispy treats, it makes it SO much easier to handle!

    Great idea though! Thanks!

  • geek girl April 6, 2009, 3:43 pm

    Beautiful! I’m totally making some of these for my wedding!

  • first timer April 8, 2009, 8:29 am

    hi, this is my first time visiting your site. first, lovely photos! and second, this candy sushi is such a great idea. i’ll keep it in mind for my daughter’s 10th bday party (in 5 more years…sniff, sniff). they do grow up so fast!

  • Zulfikar April 9, 2009, 10:36 am

    Candy sushi? with no fish insight? Oh yes I’ll have some of those please! Goodness me they look so yummies.

    lol I just scrolled up to see where the recipe is – now am off to the kitchen to try it out :)

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  • Jodi Pereira April 10, 2009, 4:03 pm

    This is one of the most creative birthday ideas I have seen in a long time!!!

  • Andrea Lynn April 11, 2009, 3:26 pm

    This was such a good idea I tried it with my sister’s kids. We had such a blast! I’m blogging about it but I’m giving you credit for the idea and the how to’s. Loved it!

  • Emily April 11, 2009, 9:47 pm

    Guess who made candy sushi yesterday! Absoloutely delicious!



  • Eileen April 12, 2009, 5:58 pm

    Love candy…love sushi. This is genius!

  • stephanie April 17, 2009, 1:22 pm

    i just made these last night for a monthly girls game night i am having with my 30-something year old girlfriends, we have a potluck and this month’s theme is ‘pan-asian’…they were so easy to make and are very tasty! i can’t wait to unveil my creations for everyone- thanks for the fabulous idea!!

  • Peter Grievik April 22, 2009, 9:48 pm

    Hey!. Nice! Really caouldn\’t agree more REGARDING \”ushi – how to make | mommyknows – a mommy blog\”. I really liked it a lot. Try cheap candy wrappers. Thanks.

  • Aimee April 23, 2009, 9:32 am

    Love it! I do worry about my hyperactive child when it comes to candy coma’s, so we made these with FRUIT (banana, strawberry, mango,papyaya, pears) and the fruit juice type of fruit roll up. If she is getting fruit, it totally cancels out the marshmellows in the rice crispies anyway (mommy logic trumps daddy logic anyday). IT WAS YUMMY! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Tori @ Thoughtfully Simple April 24, 2009, 4:06 pm

    This is an adorable party activity and treat all in one! Anything that keeps kids hands busy and their minds engaged I am all for :). I am thinking I have got to share your idea with my readers for sure! Thanks for the awesome post and great how-to!!

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  • Monica May 24, 2009, 11:11 pm

    All these sweets is delicious. I can’t wait to eat it. I don’t know how to make it but i will get it from the market when there will a party at my place. Actually prefer Oatmeal cookies when i want to eat something sweet.

  • RaquelandMike May 24, 2009, 11:19 pm

    Me and my partner thank you for this wonderful recipe! We made it with my little brothers during their visit. It was a happy and exciting experience for us all!

  • Haifa May 29, 2009, 3:11 am

    yummy!! thats really delicious :D
    thanks for sharing :D

  • Lenetta @ Nettacow May 31, 2009, 12:37 pm

    Sushi is just making its way to central Nebraska and I’m not brave enough yet to try it. THIS on the other hand, is right up my alley. I linked to it on my weekly roundup – thanks!

  • Sandra Bolton June 2, 2009, 2:22 am

    I love the idea! Thanks for sharing this!

  • Etna June 5, 2009, 6:54 pm

    Lol…last I checked there weren’t any pictures of a child running around like a lunatic on speed with a knife in their hand, so I think they’ll be okay.

  • Sarah! June 6, 2009, 8:14 pm

    OMG, YOU LET YOUR KIDS EAT CANDY?!?! HOW TERRIBLE!!!!! No, i’m just kidding! This sounds like so much fun!! I wish I weren’t diabetic ): These look yummy. But really just the RKTreats… i’m not much of a fruit roll up kind of candy girl. Now, if they could make chocolate that could go around the RKTreat like the fruit rollup, i’d be all in!!!

  • הסרת שיער June 7, 2009, 2:45 am

    Great Sushi-Cake, but I still perfer mine the ordinary way

  • fuzzyizmit June 8, 2009, 6:03 am

    That is so cool! I dont have kids, but I am going to have to try this anyway!

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  • Georginia Henovis June 9, 2009, 7:09 pm

    I haven’t tried eating sushi.
    I’m wondering on its taste but this candy sushi is a good gift idea for birthday parties and any other occasion.
    Kids will surely love it.

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  • Melissa June 10, 2009, 10:40 am

    What a great idea :) We live in Japan and I made them for my son’s last day of first grade. Your instructions were spot on. I think they turned out great and can’t wait to see the kids faces tomorrow.

  • Morten Pedersen June 12, 2009, 11:49 am

    It looks like a happy birthday for everyone. Thanks for the idea.

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  • Evie June 12, 2009, 2:53 pm

    Holy crap thats amazing. I love to make sweets and my B/F loves sushi. This will be perfect.

  • thesugarmommy June 14, 2009, 2:52 pm

    Love the candy sushi! While it’s great for kids, I’m planning it for my next Asian themed dinner party. How festive!

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  • Dani June 15, 2009, 8:13 am

    Oh! fantastic idea. :D

    All you’re missing is the melted chocolate “Soy sauce”!

    I want to make some now. :)

  • sunny June 15, 2009, 11:25 am

    that is such an awesome idea! i’m 20 and I still want to make them for myself.

  • valerie June 16, 2009, 7:48 am

    just linked to your page

    valerie’s last blog post..faux sushi

  • Cherry June 16, 2009, 3:10 pm

    Wow just wow

    They look so gorgeous !!

    I can’t believe they are made from everyday’s candies that I would barely give second glance.

    Well done, I really love the colors and the cuteness of these sushis “)

  • Laura June 16, 2009, 9:41 pm

    i am totally going to have to make this, what an adorable idea!

  • Expat Mom June 17, 2009, 11:10 am

    Mmm! I wonder if I can find what I need to make these here? I let my 3 year old son cut things, too . . . how are they going to learn, otherwise? He´s very careful and I let him cut up things like hot dogs and cooked veggies all the time. He´s never once cut his fingers.

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  • just a college boy June 19, 2009, 1:21 am

    hey, was just stumbling upon this, and it looks amazing. had to comment and tell you, this is something i can do with my girlfriend when i go to visit her, she loves to cook and do little craft things like this.

    and, yet i cannot leave this alone either “concerned mom” sounds like my mom… your children will grow up to hate you if you act like this.

    P.s. i recently became a vegetarian and i consider fish to be meat, so this is some sushi i can actually eat :)

  • Josan June 20, 2009, 5:47 pm

    Had to comment..Love this! I will be making this SOON! Don’t let “Concerned Mom” get to you, what a twit. I do wonder, though, if the “dental floss trick” would work for the cutting? Especially for larger, “not-as-easily-supervised”, groups like Scouts, or any kids with a disability (where desire to do as everyone else does may not match with ability or motor skills).. Guess I’ll try it…Great tutorial, great site!

  • Joe June 21, 2009, 11:09 am

    Wonderful recipe, but this little girl has no business using a KNIFE, even if supervised. Isn’t she a tad too young? Come on, people.

  • Angelina June 21, 2009, 11:42 pm

    That is very cute.i will definetely be doing this soon!!!! :)

  • vanessa capotlan September 11, 2009, 5:22 am

    hi i just wanna ask how to make the rice criespies square? i mean what did you used to make it bind? did you put any sugar in it or what? and by the way i enjoy this! i think its yummy! good job MOMMY :)

  • Tommy Roy September 12, 2009, 8:21 pm

    Mein gott, this is magnificent, I’m going to surprise my girlfriend with some of these.

    You have won yourself one internet for this.

  • megg September 12, 2009, 11:05 pm

    I usually don’t comment on things after I see them but this was so cute that I had to. You are a wonderful mom and what a great sushi idea! love it!

  • MommyKnows September 13, 2009, 7:07 pm

    @megg — thank you so much Megg! There is nothing a blogger likes more than a comment.

  • MommyKnows September 13, 2009, 7:08 pm

    @tommy roy — Thank you! Make sure to take photos of your sushi master pieces :) I appreciate you stopping by and your comments.

  • MommyKnows September 13, 2009, 7:10 pm

    @vanessa — thanks for stopping by. I used the recipe at (see link below) and added 8 extra marshmallows so that they’d be a little softer.

  • Nicole April 9, 2011, 7:17 pm


    Not to be a doofus, but which recipe off of the link did you use? The original, or one of the Easter recipes? Thanks so much!

  • Bouncers AZ September 14, 2009, 4:17 pm

    Wow, This is a really cool idea! We are going to use this with our daughter. She loves going to sushi with us, but hates sushi. We will pack some of these for us next time we go out!

  • Los Angeles Life Coach September 14, 2009, 10:38 pm

    Very creative! I’m going to try this with my children!

  • Chrissy September 15, 2009, 9:22 am

    These are perfect for my friend who loves sushi. Her birthday is on April 1 so this will be PERFECT for her!

  • Joseph September 15, 2009, 12:28 pm

    Awesome stuff here, I Stumbled onto it of course. Love the thorough and light hearted instructions. Looks like you’re a 5 star mom.

  • MommyKnows September 15, 2009, 1:29 pm

    @Joseph – Thanks … 5 star mom, I kind of like the sound of that. You my friend are a 5 star commenter. Thanks for stopping by!

  • MommyKnows September 15, 2009, 1:30 pm

    @Chrissy — great idea for an April Fool’s day sushi lover! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it.

  • MommyKnows September 15, 2009, 1:32 pm

    @LALC — make sure to take photo’s! I’d love to see how they turn out.

  • MommyKnows September 15, 2009, 1:33 pm

    @Bouncers — Great idea AZ! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it.

  • seattle wa real estate September 15, 2009, 5:29 pm

    Thanks these pictures are really cute. The idea is interesting. I wonder if I can try it with my kids, but then I’d feel bad since I can’t claim it is something that dad came up with on his own. Wonder if he’d call me a cheapskate since he loves sushi as well I do, lol.
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  • lisa September 24, 2009, 3:27 pm

    looks very chemical

  • Tammy September 25, 2009, 6:54 am

    Thanks for the great idea!! What a yummy addition to our Japan unit study! My girls will love making these … and yes, I will let them use the knife! (how else would they learn?) lol. Just found your blog … looks like a great one!

  • Tanya September 25, 2009, 2:54 pm

    I love real sushi but these are also adorable. I can’t wait to make them for my nieces. I’m sure they’ll enjoy them a lot more than the sushi I eat. Thanks for the creative ideas.

  • Tom Darisse September 29, 2009, 12:13 pm

    Great idea to provide bento boxes in order to avoid “stuffing”.
    I did notice quite an array of meds on your kitchen window; these would make nice, colorful “Med Sushis” for yourself.

  • smart baby September 29, 2009, 6:21 pm

    hmmm…. it look like delicious. also, fantastic and funny cake. I like it
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  • diyah October 4, 2009, 5:01 am

    Wow…it seems delicious. and so simple to make it. a nice post. I want to practic it.Thx
    .-= diyah´s last blog ..Cerebral Palsy in babies, What Is about it? =-.

  • John from Laser Removal October 5, 2009, 9:19 am

    What a great idea! I have seen pictures of this before but didn’t know how to make it until now. My son is only two now but I think he would love it! Definitely a possible idea for his birthday next year. Thanks for sharing!

  • MommyKnows October 5, 2009, 11:32 am

    @john — Thank you! All of my kids from (20 to 4) enjoy making these. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Ruthie October 7, 2009, 6:01 am

    Cute idea – and you’re absolutely right, “practice does make perfect”.

  • AJ October 7, 2009, 7:19 pm

    I made this sushi with my sorority sisters and we had a BLAST! I got the confidence to plan this event with your wonderful instructions and gorgeous photos! Thanks for posting this idea online :)

  • momos October 8, 2009, 7:40 pm

    Better than the broccoli hidden in Jello i got when i was little. Time to get making some sweet sushi ;)

  • Hanna October 10, 2009, 7:37 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that this recipe made me queen of the bake sale this weekend. :) Everybody was impressed with how clever it was and I was sure to tell them that I saw it here first. Thanks!

  • MommyKnows October 20, 2009, 9:14 am

    @Hanna, Yay! I am so happy :)

  • Chele October 12, 2009, 8:21 am

    My daughter is graduating from college, she has an unending sweet tooth, she’s allergic to fish, and ALL her friends love sushi. This will be the hit of the party! Thanks for a GREAT idea. I need to put my two cents in re: “concerned mom”. It’s a substantiated fact more kids get hurt cutting with inadequate, not-sharp-enough plastic knives! Back in the day, I taught every girl in my daughters’ Girl Scout troop the importance of safe knife handling. Guess what? These girls (with all their digits) still comment that learning cooking skills (including knives) in my kitchen all those years ago gave them a love of cooking that got them through those “first out on my own” college years. Teach them, don’t deny them, and they’ll be better prepared for the real world.

  • MommyKnows October 20, 2009, 9:11 am

    @Chele, Thanks Chele! (and Amen! Concerned mom is a hoverer!)

  • child safety gate Christine October 12, 2009, 8:31 pm

    Ha,Ha Candy sushi. That is a really amazing idea. I came from Japan. I never thought of the candy sushi. I will try that for my daughter. She is going to be 7. I am not sure if she will like it or not. Anyway I will try…

  • rachel October 13, 2009, 10:42 pm

    this is seriously the cutest idea i have ever seen!

    they look so tasty too:)

  • Baby Bassinet October 14, 2009, 3:59 pm

    It would be a fun idea to have a sushi party night for adults and kids. This could involve the kids helping to prep and make the candy sushi and the adults could learn how to make their own real sushi rolls.

  • MommyKnows October 16, 2009, 8:49 am

    @Baby Bassinet, that is a great idea!

  • Brenda@ Face Painter in Orange County October 17, 2009, 1:21 pm

    This is the coolest thing EVER!!!! Thank you for sharing this brilliant idea. We’re totally making these today.

    .-= Brenda@ Face Painter in Orange County´s last blog ..Organizing a Face Painting Fundraiser =-.

  • MommyKnows October 17, 2009, 7:04 pm

    @Brenda@ Face Painter in Orange County, Thanks Brenda, let me know how they turn out.

  • Me October 26, 2009, 2:14 am

    Barf…..amazing, how many people figure “This is the coolest thing EVER!!!!” better, healthier things to do with your kids.
    come on now!

  • hanna October 30, 2009, 7:51 pm

    @Me, seriously?!?! You are like one of those nazi moms whose kids grow up to need serious mental help. Lighten up. All work and no play make for messed up kids.

  • Gurhel October 26, 2009, 6:52 am

    Way cool i never thought of useing Rice crispies.. I have been using a light vanilla cake. and icing as a bonding agent..
    very messy, this makes it seem a little less of a hassle if the wee people can do it..
    .-= Gurhel´s last blog ..sculpting =-.

  • jojojojo October 26, 2009, 11:42 am

    oh my god o my god o my god

    lol lol lol lol lol


    that mom is damn awsome

  • mlc October 29, 2009, 4:34 pm

    cool, i have been looking for a detail
    recipe and am sure going to use it for
    my daughter birthday,

    thanks a lot

  • Mike Ciucci October 30, 2009, 7:35 am

    What a great idea! Can I steal it for a party we have coming up? I think that’s a great way to have fun with the kids AND adults.

  • Brittany October 31, 2009, 5:27 pm

    wow, I just stumbled upon this and found it to be a great idea! It’s funny…my boyfriend is deployed and he’s coming back in December and was saying how, when he comes back, the first place he’s going to go is to a sushi restaurant, because he loves and misses sushi. I think I might prepare this and send it out in a decorative tin as a little surprise for him before he comes back :)

  • kendra November 2, 2009, 6:23 pm

    the absolute best. i am totally having a candy sushi party, thanks for the idea :)

  • MommyKnows November 7, 2009, 5:39 pm

    @kendra, You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Erica November 3, 2009, 2:43 pm

    I’m still sick and you’re going to put me over the edge! I can’t stop coughing for laughing!! Party-deprived or an ass-kisser? ROTFLMAO!!!

  • MommyKnows November 7, 2009, 5:35 pm

    @Erica, Thank you! 205 comments later and you’re the first one to appreciate my humor.

  • Leah November 5, 2009, 10:39 am


  • pj November 6, 2009, 10:58 am

    so cute!! where did you get the bento boxes?

  • MommyKnows November 7, 2009, 5:00 pm

    @pj, I actually just bought some ‘take-out’ boxes from the dollar store and let the kids decorate them.

  • Mommysaurus Rex November 6, 2009, 11:18 pm

    That is so creative!!!
    I loooove this idea and although my son is only two, I have a few friends with daughters who are getting close to the age of 6 and when we go out to have sushi they ALWAYS want to try it.
    GREAT idea!

  • MommyKnows November 7, 2009, 4:59 pm

    @Mommysaurus Rex, Thank you! If you try it … make sure and let me know.

  • MommyKnows November 7, 2009, 5:38 pm

    @Chris, Thank you! I am using a Nikon d300

  • Tarina November 11, 2009, 6:41 pm

    I’m doing this for my 11 year old daughter. It’s a Japannese themed party!

  • Tashina November 14, 2009, 1:54 am

    This is such a great idea. Thank you for sharing!
    .-= Tashina´s last blog ..Graffiti Couture Vogue Paris October 2009 =-.

  • Jeanne November 17, 2009, 4:33 pm

    Loved this recipe! My 23 year old son found it and had me pick up the ingredients so that we could make a batch. (He even used a shape knife to cut the sushi with.) We had fun and the treat was so yummy I took a bunch to the preschool where I work and the kids loved them. I can’t wait to make another batch!

  • Marisa November 18, 2009, 8:00 am

    I’m not even a kid, yet I’m salivating over these candy sushi pics! I’m SO making these.

  • REN November 20, 2009, 1:09 am

    im going to do this for desert next time we have a sushi party

  • Candies Brand November 20, 2009, 10:33 am

    nice picture and tips. i love your article. nice post
    .-= Candies Brand´s last blog ..Hello world! =-.

  • Levana November 23, 2009, 3:42 am

    Wow!! I can’t wait to try this ^^,, Thank you so so much

  • Dave November 28, 2009, 8:35 pm

    Thanks for the great idea! It was a hit at a recent party. Picture of our results here:
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..Cloud B Gentle Giraffe =-.

  • Lisa December 11, 2009, 12:56 pm

    OMG this is absolutely genius. I love looking for little things like this to do with my boys, who ALWAYS want to “cook” something with me. Me and rice krispy treats don’t usually get along, but I’m going to try it just because I love this idea so much.

  • Rachael December 12, 2009, 6:08 pm

    hi! I just made this for my niece’s 6th bday. Thank you so much for the idea!!

  • MommyKnows December 12, 2009, 7:16 pm

    @Rachael, Your sushi looks great! Thank you for taking the time to share :)

  • Ivy December 21, 2009, 1:24 am

    Making these tomorrow, bought all of the ingredients tonight. My kids will love this, thanks so much for sharing it!!!!

  • Jazmine January 5, 2010, 9:15 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this recipe! I write a recipe & party planning blog, and on Friday’s I typically just post links & tips. Would you mind if I link this onto my blog for others to use & enjoy? Thanks so much :)

  • Sook January 7, 2010, 5:11 pm

    I just stumbled this post… what a cute idea for little kids!! Love it!
    .-= Sook´s last blog ..My First Give-Away: One Pound See’s Candy Gift Certificate =-.

  • Atufski January 13, 2010, 2:04 pm

    Very very nice and extremely creative cant wait to try the myself :)!!!

  • easy recipes January 14, 2010, 6:20 am

    This looks great. I’m always trying to get my kids to eat sushi, but this will do to start them off. he he

  • Michael Nguyen January 15, 2010, 5:29 pm

    Honestly the coolest, most brilliant thing i’ve ever seen. After the light bulb, greatest invention ever!

  • bethchr January 23, 2010, 4:33 pm

    thanks for the step by step instructions….love the pics with your daughter, along with the comment about her hair not being brushed…it made me smile. I will be forwarding this to my 20 year old daughter at college. Guarantee that she will make it this week-end. Thanks to you my 14 year old is now having sushi instead of cupcakes at her birthday party next week. :) You rock…by the way, my kids have handled knives from a young age…one is in nursing school, the other at the united states air force academy (with all their fingers) and a lot of responsibility because they were taught to use knives properly at a young age. Thanks!

  • Red Wines January 26, 2010, 2:02 am

    That’s a fantastic idea. Hopefully it will get kids into real sushi too because fish is good for the brain!

  • Martin January 27, 2010, 3:29 am

    Nice, I’ll keep this in mind for my daughters next birthday.

  • Foo February 4, 2010, 12:24 pm

    That’s actually a really good idea. I think I will have to try making it with my kids for the superbowl party we are having at our house this weekend.
    .-= Foo´s last blog ..Oil of Oregano Benefits =-.

  • sucre en poudre February 11, 2010, 3:25 am

    wonderful idea!
    .-= sucre en poudre´s last blog ..Cake marbré Chocolat et pâte de noisette =-.

  • Christa February 11, 2010, 2:55 pm

    Is she your daughter.She’s looking so cuteeee

  • kara February 16, 2010, 3:56 pm

    these are so cool. i love them. definitely will be making these sometime soon!

  • Christie February 18, 2010, 2:18 pm

    I just stumbled onto your page while I was researching other portrait photographers who also shoot kids’ birthday parties. I love this idea, and now I can’t wait for the next reason I have to try it out. Maybe just the next rainy day!

    Thanks for sharing. Your photos and explanation make it very easy to understand.

  • Joye510 February 24, 2010, 3:39 pm

    Those look fun for kid as well as yummy. Not only is it fun for kids to do but they can have fun taking them to class for their friends.

  • Alice February 25, 2010, 11:49 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea. I work in a sushi restaurant and am trying to think of something to bake to take in for my work colleges and these would be perfect!
    .-= Alice´s last blog ..圣诞节快乐! MERRY CHRISTMAS! =-.

  • macdone February 25, 2010, 11:45 pm

    i stumbeled upon this and thought it was great! we are going to make it for our “Eastern Elegance” formal for school, it will fit in perfectly!… and yes i mean university, and yes that means for people over 20.

  • Blythewood February 28, 2010, 9:59 pm

    Wow… what a creative take on Sushi.

  • Claire March 2, 2010, 4:01 pm

    AMAZING!!! I love this.

    Seems you’re pretty good at taking pictures too!

    This idea was completely brilliant. I can’t wait to make sushi deserts!

  • Kisa March 3, 2010, 11:57 pm

    turns out my kids just like rice krispy treats better.. though they did enjoy making the sandy sushi!
    I think next time.. I will just do cake nigiri or jelly/cream roll sushi’s.. I think they’d like them better. Still the idea is cute!

  • A kid March 6, 2010, 6:52 am

    I love candy sushi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • B March 7, 2010, 6:06 pm

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  • Kylie March 25, 2010, 12:30 pm

    Hey, actually I learned this at a library program a long time ago, I also did it at my bffls b-day

  • Janet April 1, 2010, 9:50 am

    These look amazing. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Kathy - My Online Meals April 15, 2010, 6:11 pm

    That looks like a fun way to spend Saturday with the kids. Fun, creative and sweet. I would love to give your candy sushi a try some time and maybe a bit of kawaii art.

  • Renee April 17, 2010, 7:40 pm

    Oh my goodness! This is so awesome! I know that, like, a hundred people have already said this, but I wish you were my mom! :D

    I’m going to have to figure out how to make a vegan version so I can eat it. I’m excited!

  • Lannie April 20, 2010, 3:12 pm

    Ok, I know this is a b-day treat for kids but… hubby likes sushi, hubby likes candy, and hubby’s b-day is coming up. Hmmm…

  • Megan April 27, 2010, 12:23 am

    Whoah – this is the coolest dessert recipe I have ever seen! I can’t wait to try this myself! Thank you!
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..The Secret of the Dreaded Reading Log =-.

  • Rebecca April 27, 2010, 9:11 am

    What a cute idea! I’m going to attempt these for my son’s birthday next week. Thanks for all the photos and detailed instructions. Makes it easier for a “creatively-challenged” mom like me to follow along! :-)

  • MommyKnows April 27, 2010, 3:25 pm

    @Rebecca, Thanks Rebecca, make sure to take photo’s. I’d love to see how they turn out.

  • karen April 29, 2010, 8:31 pm

    genius. :)
    ’nuff said. :P

  • michele May 11, 2010, 8:10 pm

    you are rad

  • Mom's Menu Planner May 28, 2010, 7:22 pm

    What a delicious looking party favor! My girls would love these :)
    .-= Mom’s Menu Planner ´s last blog ..Camping Menu for Memorial Day Weekend 2010 =-.

  • Ran June 4, 2010, 7:21 pm

    Not just for little kids. I plan to make these for my son’s 30th bday since he’s a regular sushi fan. I can predict the eye rolls, but he expects the weird from me by now. Thanks!!! I learned about this from 2 class moms in a supermarket who were loaded up with Rice Krispies boxes, etc. and in reply to my commenting on the obvious – oh, RK treats? – filled me in on the sushi.

  • Cookin' Canuck June 5, 2010, 7:44 am

    This is such a cute idea! My kids, who love real sushi too, would get a kick out of this.

  • Free Traffic Site June 8, 2010, 11:30 am

    Candy sushi?? Interesting post huh? I love it.This very new to me. I wonder what it’s taste?hehe

  • Tiffany June 8, 2010, 1:18 pm

    Wow, that is so cool and perfect for kids! I’m going to be a camp counselor this year for my church and looking for fun things the kids could do food based and I stumbled upon this and thank you so much for the article this is right up my alley.

  • Sveta June 10, 2010, 4:46 am

    Thanks for the post. Just in time

  • Sweta June 14, 2010, 11:06 am

    Wow! – this is the first time I saw sweet sushi for dessert. It is a great creative idea. I wish to try out your recipe. Thanks for sharing !

  • Beach buggy June 25, 2010, 8:31 am

    That looks tasty :) gotta try that one next birthday :)

  • Tracy July 1, 2010, 12:45 pm

    My kids are so opposed to the idea of sushi I think they would even say no to the candy version.

  • Jessica July 25, 2010, 2:31 pm

    Nice article I will have to try and make this one for my husband he is my taster.

  • MommyKnows July 26, 2010, 2:48 pm

    @Jessica, Thank you! Let me know if you try them :)

  • Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) July 27, 2010, 10:05 pm

    OH MY WORD!!! Awesome – so fabulous!!!!

    Incredible photos! :)

  • Andrea Fellman July 27, 2010, 10:11 pm

    This is truly amazing – so creative! I cannot wait to try it with my kids!! Thanks

  • MommyKnows July 29, 2010, 8:44 pm

    @Andrea Fellman, Make sure and let me know how it turns out if you give it a try. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Beachcomber July 28, 2010, 12:46 pm

    Kewl. My son is turning 10 next month I think I will use your sushi idea. Looks you and Georgia had fun making them.

  • MommyKnows July 29, 2010, 8:41 pm

    @Beachcomber, Let me know how it turns out!

  • tamir ashkenazi July 29, 2010, 12:16 am

    Happy Birthday….
    i think it’s a great idea

  • MommyKnows July 29, 2010, 8:40 pm

    @tamir ashkenazi, Thanks Tamir!

  • tamir ashkenazi August 5, 2010, 6:13 am


    from where do you think iT?

  • bridget {bake at 350} August 3, 2010, 8:07 pm

    So, so cool! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • MommyKnows August 4, 2010, 11:32 am

    @bridget {bake at 350}, You are most welcome :)

  • Birthday Party August 7, 2010, 10:16 pm

    Excellent blog! I actually love how it’s easy on my eyes and the details
    are well described. next week is my sons birthday and I am sure that your post will help me to put some party candy sushies on the table with birthday cake.
    Thank you!

  • life coach certification August 23, 2010, 4:29 am

    Well,Birthday Party is most important foe the kids. All his/her friend enjoy the food,cake and do some ultimate dance also. I like to go birthday party because of food. Here give some snaps of rice krispie and candy. You just tale the snaps of yummy food. I like it dude.

  • Trading directory Australia September 20, 2010, 3:57 am

    Yummy! Sounds good and tastes even better! But have you figured out the calorie count yet?

  • MommyKnows September 20, 2010, 8:58 pm

    @Trading directory Australia, Nope and I don’t want to know :)

  • Alexa-Rae Ablondi September 23, 2010, 10:36 am

    I thought this was awesome! It is so creative and a different outlook on sushi. I am definitely going to try this! It looks delicious and awesome way to get your sushi fix in a sweet way!

  • Muckymoo November 4, 2010, 10:11 am

    Great sushi recipe! I will be making this recipe. Great photos too.

  • Kylie Hackett November 9, 2010, 7:19 pm

    This recipe was actually the reason that I started following your blog in the first place!
    Don’t listen to “Concerned Mom” I think you are a great mom!


  • nina November 14, 2010, 9:54 am

    i ilke it

  • הסרת שיער בלייזר November 22, 2010, 8:13 am

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  • Jenny Gore December 1, 2010, 1:16 am

    This is such a great and unique idea! I love the pictures too. You could definately use christmassy colours too and its great to get the kids involved.

  • Tanvki December 24, 2010, 12:16 am

    i think it is a great idea.
    is there a subsitute for fruit roll or if not where can you buy it?

  • Tanvki December 24, 2010, 12:16 am

    i think it is a great idea.
    is there a subsitute for fruit roll or if not where can you buy it?

  • Bradley December 27, 2010, 4:22 pm

    I would use swedish fish instead of worms

  • Anne January 12, 2011, 6:42 pm

    These are wonderful. My daughter would like to make them at her birthday party, with her friends. How far in advance can you make the rice krispie rectangles? Will they be to stiff if I make them the night before?

  • Anne January 13, 2011, 9:42 am

    HI. How far in advance can you make the rice krispie sheets?

  • Heavy Bag January 13, 2011, 4:38 pm

    Amazing absolutely amazing what can be done with rice krispies. This was a great ideal. I look forward to trying it also.

  • Manu @ Manu's Menu February 7, 2011, 5:54 am

    Such a GREAT idea! Will surely try it out with my eldest daughter!!! She’ll love it! Thanks for sharing!

  • party dj February 13, 2011, 11:04 am

    I hate real sushi proberbly cos I dont like fish, but this is a great idea.
    Thanks so much for the recipe and clear instructions, Its will be a great addition to any party.

  • Pixelbot February 20, 2011, 1:44 pm

    Great idea, thanks!

  • Face Painting Singapore February 27, 2011, 8:11 am

    Wow! This is a very interesting recipe. My 2 kids will surely love it..However I think I have to skip the cutting part, I have a faint heart. LoL. Unless they are wearing a metal glove. However, I really think this is a good child development training. I think I might use this tips for my birthday party service activities. I’m excited by it. Thanks!

    P.S. By the way Georgia is so adorable and lovely…every momma’s dream.

  • Vivian February 28, 2011, 2:54 pm

    Can you prepare the rice krispies sheets ahead of time? If so, how many days ahead, and how do you store them to keep them plyable? I’m thinking of having this for teens and I am sure they are going to want to make more that 1 roll. Thank you very much.

  • Denise April 10, 2011, 4:31 am

    What a fantastic idea ! I am definately going to be trying this, I am doing a kids party in three weeks time and will look forward to making some of these. I have already made some Orange Creamsicle Cake from Secret Recipe Menu review site but will now start creating some yummy candy sushi too ! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  • Guillermina Mcnicholas April 10, 2011, 12:01 pm

    Regards for this marvellous post, I am glad I observed this site on yahoo.

  • Amy | She Wears Many Hats April 14, 2011, 7:17 pm

    Love this idea! My teenage daughter would even love to make these with her friends. Cool.

  • Brigid April 18, 2011, 9:02 am

    THIS WAS GREAT!!! We made both kinds of candy sushi for my daughter’s 10th birthday over the weekend – I tried to find bento boxes, but settled for tupperware with lids that I let the girls decorate with markers and stickers. It was great! We also made flower lollipops (melted lifesavers on popsicle sticks – VERY cute) and put them into little flower pots I found for $1 each at Target, and rolled pretzel sticks in chocolate, then in different sprinkles, let them dry, then packed them in cellophane bags and tied them with ribbons – and “painted” with jellybeans, using frosting on aluminum-foil covered foam board I’d cut into squares. The girls were so creative. It was really fun to watch them.

    The only problem for me is, I made the rice krispies too marshmellowy, and probably didn’t let them cool and dry long enough, so the girls had a hard time rolling the sushi. I wound up having to make the sushi with each girl one-on-one while the others played and danced (we downloaded candy-themed music from itunes like tutti frutti and I’m a gummy bear, etc) But – THANKS for these great instructions and photos! We had a ball!

  • Stephanie April 27, 2011, 12:08 pm

    What a neat idea! My 9 year old loves sushi; this would be such a great party idea! I’m in the works of creating a lens on Squidoo based on sushi gifts, and I’m going to add a link to this in my link list.

  • Marjorie Albrecht Ray April 30, 2011, 5:16 pm

    googling candy sushi recipes…

  • Jaja Laughlin May 1, 2011, 11:37 am

    I made these for Lucie’s 8th birthday!! Totally yummy!!!

  • Michele Taal April 30, 2011, 10:25 pm

    I made these yesterday for my son’s hockey party, they were awesome! definitely making again, and so easy!

  • Jenae Polan May 6, 2011, 10:28 am

    I have a lot of admiration when I see posts by other people who will be more of an expert when compared with me on this matter. The audience might think the idea looks effortless, but there is however so much going on behind the scenes. Your work is a result of exploration and knowledge on your part and you were generous enough to share all of them with people like me. Thanks a lot.

  • Candy Sushi May 14, 2011, 4:18 pm

    Wow !!! look great… amazing

  • MommyKnows May 15, 2011, 9:20 am

    @Candy Sushi, Thanks you!

  • Matt June 11, 2011, 7:17 pm

    I am definitely going to make this tomorrow. Looks truly amazing.

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  • Emma Smokler June 27, 2011, 6:28 pm

    Hahaha! What a great idea! Looks YuMmY! I’m sure thay tast GREAT too!
    I’m a sushi & candy lover! Both combined?! Ahhh! (:
    CREATIVE MIND for whoever made these!!
    Thanks for the recipe!! (:

  • הסרת שיער בלייזר August 1, 2011, 3:32 pm

    10x for the post

  • הסרת שיער בלייזר August 1, 2011, 3:33 pm

    he funnest idea! Super clever and a blast to make I bet. My girls and I will have to make these on one of our ethnic food/music/movie nights this

  • Jill @ a mom with a lesson plan August 2, 2011, 8:02 pm

    I love it, oddly enough I’m craving sushi!

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  • laptop August 4, 2011, 7:45 am

    ea came up when someone at work mentioned it as a program idea. I did a little hunting and found this tutorial.

  • Stop Met Tandenknarsen August 7, 2011, 11:18 am

    I love the idea of candy sushi, that’s brilliant, and this actually looks pretty easy! A wonderful thing to do with kids, and make them feel special and ‘grown up’ by creating an almost grownup food.

  • Maurice August 8, 2011, 9:39 am

    Great post. That is a really cool idea. Seeing the pics makes me want to go make them right now :) Thanks!

  • Headless Mom August 18, 2011, 8:00 am

    Shut up. This is the cutest thing ever. I may make it for a grown up party!

  • Super K August 19, 2011, 6:46 pm

    hey, we were just planning a sushi party, and i thought of these. Thanks for the idea! “concerned mom”, If i didn’t learn how to use knives, then i wouldn’t want to be a pastry chef. ’nuff said.

  • Heidi September 11, 2011, 5:26 pm

    This is so cool, I want to figure out a way to do this for a class project. What kind of “Bento Boxes” did you get to send them home?

  • philadelphia coupons September 20, 2011, 3:19 pm

    Great photos, very clear! This is such an awesome birthday idea and recipe. I will use this one for sure. Thank you so much!

  • Nega Ramin October 11, 2011, 4:00 am

    I love this recipe! I usually make traditional sushi at home and thats nice. I tried making this with gummy fish and I put a big gummy snake in the middle, yummy! My brother adored them, so thats a plus :D I also tried using chocolate fingers in one of them and that was good too! Thank you loads! xx

  • Tabitha November 14, 2011, 10:04 am

    Buzz killer.

  • ממתקים November 27, 2011, 2:42 am

    What a cute idea, I tried to do it in and out is amazing.
    The amount of compliments I got were worth it all.

  • Torey December 12, 2011, 9:37 pm

    Awesome! I love the candy sushi idea!

  • Torey December 12, 2011, 9:37 pm

    Awesome! I love the candy sushi idea!

  • sensacionestetica January 17, 2012, 8:18 am

    Very good idea! My boyfriend is like a child, he loves candy and gummy worms but he hates sushi…His birthday is next month, and I think candy sushi will be the perfect surprise for his party!!!!!

  • L A C E Y January 23, 2012, 10:53 pm

    Great pictures! I actually love the colored fruit roll ups, too! I just made some this weekend at a Junior League volunteer event, but didn’t take any pictures. I blogged about your tutorial on my blog – thanks again!

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  • John Alton February 16, 2012, 1:22 pm

    Looks great and yummy am going and make this right now.

  • Mike Travis February 20, 2012, 9:35 pm

    This is awesome, how did you come up with this idea. I went ahead and tried it out the other day. I most have done something wrong the first time my rice krispy treats were either too dry or too thick, they cracked when trying to roll them, but the second batch turned out perfect and I will definitely be making these again.

  • yeled March 13, 2012, 6:39 am

    what a beautiful and creative idea.
    you can also rap the roll with slices of meat.

  • Miss Kitty March 31, 2012, 7:25 am

    Hi! I found your blog by googling “sushi candy”. After looking at several other sites, your is definately the best…great instructions, wonderful photos, and informative, entertaining writing! I am planning on making these for an “April Fool’s Joke” on my blog (“planning” being the operative word here). If it all comes together, I will link the idea back to your blog.

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  • How to Make Sushi April 19, 2012, 10:45 pm

    Looks sweet! But I think I’d still prefer sushi of the fishy variety! :)

  • Lynette Young May 9, 2012, 9:04 am

    I liked this idea & site until I went there and saw she blocked the ability to Pin anything with Pinterest. Goes against my feelings of how the social web works.

  • MommyKnows May 9, 2012, 3:04 pm

    HUH? I didn’t block the ability to pin anything …

  • Tom B. May 28, 2012, 5:02 am

    :)) Really excellent and creative idea. Thanks.

  • Sydney I June 12, 2012, 1:23 pm

    These are so good i had them at school on the last day of school they make me want more but now i have braces and cant eat sticky stuff but they still look really good.

  • Mariano Irizarry October 13, 2012, 9:52 am

    This is a awesome idea I love it
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  • yealavi December 24, 2012, 4:53 am

    i like it – it is wonderful idea for a child thet love soshi //:)

  • Bounce Columbus January 17, 2013, 4:06 pm

    This may be the greatest birthday party idea ever, Awesome!

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  • מכשירי שמיעה June 24, 2013, 6:49 am

    What a fantastic idea ! I am definately going to be trying this, I am doing a kids party in three weeks time and will look forward to making some of these. I have already made some Orange Creamsicle Cake from Secret Recipe Menu review site but will now start creating some yummy candy sushi too ! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  • Pierre November 13, 2013, 7:42 am

    So Great idea!.. I love sushi so much! try to visit for countless sushi specialties!.

  • Julie kelly April 7, 2014, 12:01 pm

    I love the idea of candy sushi. Now I got one more reason to eat sushi.

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  • Libi February 2, 2015, 8:44 am

    Wow! How many days before a party can I make these and what’s the best way to store? Thanks!

  • IntenseMode April 16, 2016, 12:58 pm

    Dang, Candy Sushi is a great idea. I might make some just for myself.

  • Donna May 22, 2016, 3:50 pm

    Thank you, thank you Kim for sharing this adorable and delicious craft. We made our sushi candy yesterday at my daughters 9th birthday party and it was a HUGE HIT. Making the rice krispie sheets were so easy and they tasted great. I followed your directions to the T and it all came out perfect. One little trick I would like to share is to use Pam to keep the sheets from sticking to the wax paper. It was super helpful. Thank you again.

  • Maggie June 21, 2016, 6:33 pm

    Those look good but I really do not want to be your kid. Byeee!!!

  • Karine December 2, 2016, 1:47 pm

    It’s such a great idea! My kids just love sushi. We had some last year, made by our “elves” during Christmas time. Thank you so much for the inspiration! I posted a photo on my blog, if you want to have a look ;)

  • sweetlittledaydreams December 11, 2016, 10:34 am

    I really think concerned mom was being sarcastic, but as usual, people can’t take a joke

  • Mom & Lauren July 27, 2017, 1:46 pm

    found green but eyeeee! roll up is sticking to it’s wrapper and coming off in tiny bits! suggestions?

  • cristi January 26, 2018, 7:41 pm

    Hi there. SUCH a cute idea. I am thinking of doing this with a large group of Elementary aged kids. There wont be one-on -one attention– more like one adult per table. With this in mind, do you think that a plastic knife would cut through the roll adequately or is it too firm at that point? Thanks so much.

  • Randi Madrid February 27, 2018, 6:30 pm

    Thank you so much for this genius idea! Funnily enough, my girl is turning 10 in a few weeks and wants a hibachi party at our local place. We are getting a party room and I was looking for an extra activity. This seems perfect. Judging by the dates, it seems that yours turned 10 a while ago! In any case, this popped up in a google search and I am definitely going to use it. Thanks so much for posting.

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