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How to Make Candy Sushi

If you're a fan of sushi, why not have some for dessert as well? ❤

Ingredients: .

Rice Krispie Squares:
☆ Butter
3 tablespoons
☆ Marshmallows
4 cups
☆ Rice Krispies or rice puff cereal
6 cups
Tamago (Egg) Nigirizushi:
☆ Rice Krispie squares
as needed
☆ Flat, black licorice strips
as needed
☆ Dried pineapple ring
1
☆ Melted white chocolate, dyed light green (white chocolate wasabi)
as needed
Ootoro (Fatty Tuna) Nigirizushi:
☆ Rice Krispie squares
as needed
☆ Dried papaya or pawpaw
1 stick
☆ Melted white chocolate, dyed light green (white chocolate wasabi)
as needed
Unagi (Eel) Nigirizushi:
☆ Rice Krispie squares
as needed
☆ Flat, black licorice strips
as needed
☆ Dried date
1
☆ Melted white chocolate, dyed light green (white chocolate wasabi)
Uni (Sea Urchin) Nigirizushi:
☆ Rice Krispie squares
as needed
☆ Flat, black licorice strips
as needed
☆ Dried apricots
3
☆ Melted white chocolate, dyed light green (white chocolate wasabi)
as needed
Ikura (Salmon Roe) Nigirizushi:
☆ Rice Krispie squares
as needed
☆ Flat, black licorice strips
as needed
☆ Pink juice pobbles
as needed
☆ Melted white chocolate, dyed light green (white chocolate wasabi)
as needed

Steps

1. Make the rice krispie squares: Melt the butter over low heat in a pot, making sure that you don’t brown it. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted.
2. Remove the pot from the heat and add the cereal. Mix together until evenly coated by the marshmallow mixture. Pour into a greased pan, and allow to set.
3. To make the Tamago (Egg) Nigirizushi: Get a small piece of the rice krispie squares and shape it into the shape of the rice used in sushi. Cut a rectangle out of the dried pineapple. Spread some white chocolate wasabi on top of the rice krispies, and top with the pineapple.
4. Measure the circumference of the sushi and cut the licorice to match that length. Make shallow cuts on the areas of the licorice that you want to be bent when wrapped around the sushi. Make sure that you do not cut all the way through the licorice.
5. Wrap the licorice around the sushi and attach to the rice krispies with a toothpick, so that it won’t uncurl. Cut the remaining toothpick off.
6. To make the Ootoro (Fatty Tuna) Nigirizushi: Like the tamago nigirizushi, shape the rice krispie square into a rice shape. Cut the dried papaya or pawpaw into a rectangle, and slice the bottom so that it’s even and can easily rest on top of the rice.
7. Spread white chocolate wasabi onto the rice krispies, and top with the papaya, cut side down.
8. To make the Unagi (Eel) Nigirizushi: Shape the rice krispies into a rice shape. Remove the pit from the dried date, and cut it into a long rectangular shape with slightly pointed edges.
9. Spread the white chocolate wasabi onto the rice, then top with the date.
10. Measure, cut and make notches on the black licorice as you did with the tamago nigirizushi. Then secure the licorice with a toothpick, cutting off the excess.
11. To make the Uni (Sea Urchin) Nigirizushi: Shape the rice krispies like before, but make sure that this rice ball is flatter and it not higher than the width of the licorice.
12. Wrap the licorice around the perimeter of the rice and cut to the appropriate size. You do not need to score or make any notches this time. Secure the licorice to the rice with a toothpick. This sushi will have a front and a back, where the seam is.
13. Press the rice krispie down below the edge of the licorice to create a little space for the toppings. Spread some white chocolate wasabi on top of the rice, not getting it on the licorice.
14. Top with three dried apricots laying slightly at an angle to create the look of the sea urchin.
15. To make the Ikura (Salmon Roe) Nigirizushi: As with the uni nigirizushi, shape the rice krispies and attach the black licorice to the perimeter with a toothpick.
16. Press the rice down to create a space for the toppings, and spread on white chocolate wasabi. Top with enough juice pobbles to create a mound of them and make it look realistic.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love dried fruit, so I used it instead of gummies or candy and paired it with rice krispies to make (slightly healthier) candy sushi!