Sweet Treats for Kids of All Ages: Candy Sushi!

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If you’re like me, and bajillions of other ladies and gents (note: bajillions is a guesstimate), chances are you can happily pin away hours of your day on Pinterest.com. If pinning what I love, think I’ll love, and hope I’ll love all day was a job, I would be the best at that job that ever was or would be! Needless to say, a lot of my pokin’ and pinnin’ around revolves around the sweeter side of life. You know, cupcakes, candy, cupcakes with candy, that sort of stuff! And it just so happens I was looking for some cute and colorful Valentine’s Day treats for kiddos when I stumbled across one of the coolest candy creations I’ve ever seen – candy sushi. No fishing pole required, folks. Just a little creativity and some good old fashioned love of the sweet stuff.

This pin o’ perfection caught my eye while looking through a board named Fun Snacks for Kids. I thought it best to give you the full source as there’s tons of other great stuff to try as well! The Candy Sushi are made up of some of the most universally loved ingredients of all time – stuff that even the pickiest kids are more than happy to gobble up. The pin itself leads back to this easy-to-follow Candy Sushi recipe, which calls for the following:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 12 regular marshmallows
  • 2 cups puffed rice cereal (Kellogg’s Rice Krispies or similar)
  • Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Swedish Fish
  • Colored Twizzlers
  • Various other candy that you want to use as the roll filler or on top of the Nigri style sushi

I know recipes always claim they include ingredients you likely already have in your cupboard, even when it’s stuff I’ve never even heard of, but in this case? I’ve got it all! I may not have couscous at the ready, but Swedish Fish and marshmallows? Ummm…yeah!

I haven’t yet decided if I’ll make these for Valentine’s Day or another ‘just because’ time, but if I do opt for Valentine’s Day I’ll be sure to use more red Swedish Fish and Twizzlers than any other color. Or perhaps I’ll just make them all sorts of rainbow wonderful and tuck a few inside a Valentine’s treat bag with little chopsticks for easy, attractive gifting, and a tag that reads ‘You’re a Catch!’ Now…where to find little chopsticks? Off I go Googling…

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