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This Candy Sushi is made with marshmallows, Rice Krispies, fruit roll-ups and soft candy for a creative DIY treat that adults and kids alike love
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Candy Sushi (with Video)

Candy Sushi is a colorful DIY treat made from fruit roll-ups, puffed rice cereal and melted marshmallows. This gluten-free snack takes just 20 minutes to make with 5 ingredients, and it's great as an everyday snack as well as for birthdays, parties and potlucks. Plus video tutorial!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy sushi
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Cindy


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows about 30 mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups puffed rice cereal I used Rice Krispies
  • 4 ounces fruit roll-ups square 4-5 inch size
  • 6 in licorice halved crosswise (see note)


  • Place a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add the butter and marshmallows and stir slowly with a wooden spoon until melted. Remove from heat. (see note)
  • Stir the rice cereal into the marshmallow mixture until incorporated evenly.
  • Place the fruit roll-ups on a work surface and unroll.
  • Spread cereal mixture equally over entire surface of each roll-up, packing it down until flat.
  • Place 3 licorice or fruit twists in the center of each roll-up.
  • Using your fingertips, roll tightly into a log shape, sealing where the edges meet.
  • Squeeze the rolls gently to secure.
  • Using a sharp knife, trim off the ends and slice into 1/2-inch wide pieces. Serve and enjoy!



  • Other candy choices for the middle include: fruit twists and gummy bears
  • If you prefer, you can microwave the butter and marshmallows in 30-second intervals at 50% power to melt, stirring each time in between.
  • Candy sushi gets sticky when stored overnight, so best to consume the same day it's made.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.6mg