Candy Sushi

My father is an incredibly picky eater.

Candy Sushi Dish

He likes what he likes and that’s it.

With some things, we seem to think it is all in his head. Like watermelon. The man will claim up, down, left, right, and until he is blue in the face that he hates it. However, I know better.

One time, I made some juice, poured myself a glass, then sat down. Dad, seeing that juice had been made, got up and poured himself a glass. When he came back into the room, the glass had been downed, except for one little sip in the  bottom.

“You drank the juice?!?” I asked

He nods, and looks at me if I were crazy for asking a question like that.

” That was watermelon juice”

He then set the glass down, and leaves the last sip, which stayed there until the dishes were done later that night.

Another time, this time in a restaurant, I ask dad if he would like some gum. He says sure pops it in his mouth and gives it a few chews, while I am there snickering beside me. He looks at me laughing, then clues into my joke.

” This is watermelon gum isn’t it”

When I burst out laughing, he then starts to freak out about the gum that I had given him.

I am such a nice daughter.

Candy Sushi

So, you’ll understand my hesitation when he claims he doesn’t like things. Like sushi.

For this month’s Improv challenge hosted by Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker, I combined the two ingredients, Fish and (white chocolate) Chips to make candy sushi. Something I have been dying to make ever since I saw it floating around pinterest.

I recruited my sister as a helper and as chief  taste test distributor, and once we had some samples, she passed them around.

After offering one to my dad, she runs back into the kitchen, hollering  “I GOT DAD TO EAT SUSHI!!”

He never asked for a second.

Red Candy Sushi

Candy Sushi

makes about 24 pcs

  • 1/2 pkg marshmallows, regular or mini
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 24 fish shaped candies ( I used Swedish fish and Blue Sharks)
  • 12 sour fruit strips, split in half.
  • Additional white chocolate or ready-made icing
  1. In a large saucepan, melt together the marshmallows, white chocolate chips and butter, stirring until smooth. 
  2. Remove from the heat and immediately stir in the cereal. While it’s still warm, form them into little oblong patties, using a couple tbsps for each.
  3. Top each patty with a fish candy, then wrap the fruit strips around the fish, sealing with a bit of white chocolate or icing on the underside.
  4. Let set for about 15 minutes then enjoy!

Don’t forget to check out what other’s have come up with using Fish and Chips!




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18 thoughts on “Candy Sushi

  1. Haha – now that is a picky eater! My husband is pretty picky too but if I actually get him to try something and he likes it, he will continue to eat it (tho it’s rare.) I never thought I’d call sushi adorable but this recipe certainly is!

  2. Awesome! Most def need to try these for my guys! They will be perfect for our mid-summer pool party.

  3. Oh my goodness!! How cute are these?!? My girls would adore them. And I live in the land of the picky eaters so I feel your pain 😉 Love this recipe!

  4. Such a cute, adorable recipe! Very creative!

  5. Love these, so cute!

  6. Cute idea. I have people in my house who don’t eat tomatoes, but can’t get enough of my spaghetti sauce which is made primarily with tomatoes. I just mash, dash, bash them until you can’t tell they are tomatoes. Funny.

    I have to make these for the kids. They will love the gummy part and the krispy part too. Found you on the Improv. Liked you on FB.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @Tumbleweed Contessa

    • I have to admit, I am pretty picky about tomatoes myself, and only like them certain ways.

      And thank you so much for the like!

  7. What a cute, cute idea! I love your candy sushi!

  8. So cute. This is the only kind of sushi my husband venture to eat.

  9. I live with a whole bunch of picky eaters so can totally relate! LOVE your candy sushi…so cute!

  10. Your dad sounds like quite a character! Your sushi sounds delicious!

  11. Ha! You’re poor father… sounds like you girls like to pick on him. 🙂 My dad can be picky at times… but is not so easily duped. I’ve tried and tried (and so has my brother) to get dad to eat eggplant. No matter how small we chop it up, remove the skin, mash it –whatever– he will find it and refuse to eat it.

    Love your fish and chip dish! This is so creative! Way to go — I’ve thought about recreating things I’ve seen on Pinterest, great that you got around to trying this out!

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