Mini Monets and Mommies: Candy Sushi for Passover

Friday, March 27, 2015

Candy Sushi for Passover

Candy sushi? Passover doesn’t come with the ooey, gooey treats that Easter does. Or does it? Speaking in a totally non-religious sense, one of my favorite parts of Passover as a child was the jelly slices. C’mon, you know what I’m talking about. Those Manischewitz-made gummy-ish slices of pure sugar—that are then coated in another layer of sugar. Yum!

Kosher Passover


Not that these sweet treats aren’t good enough as is, but why not make them into something else? With a few other Passover delights, your child can help you to whip up a batch of candy sushi. This is super-simple and involves no cooking (unless you count microwaving—which isn’t really cooking).

You can make a variety of Passover candy sushi or pick one to focus on. I’ve included a few different ideas, but brainstorm with your child to come up with a few of your own unique ‘recipes’.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Jelly slices

·        Coconut-covered marshmallows (Manischewitz makes kosher ones)

·        Macaroons – The kosher kind, not the fluffy French ones.

·        Taffy strips

Here’s What to Do:

To make rolls—

1.     Stretch out a piece of green taffy. If it won’t budge, pop it into the microwave for a few (and I mean a few) seconds. Do not allow your child to touch the hot taffy. Watch the candy closely so that it doesn’t bubbles.

2.     Press a marshmallow onto one end of the taffy. Squish it flat.
Passover treat

3.     Slice a jelly into strips.
Fruit treat

4.     Place the strips onto the marshmallow.
Treat recipe

5.     Roll the marshmallow around the jelly pieces, pressing it together at the ends.
Kids' treats

6.     Roll the whole thing up in the taffy strip, smooshing it closed at the edges.
Passover Desserts

Other ideas—

1.     Press a coconut marshmallow flat.

2.     Cut the jellies into ling, thin triangle-shaped slices.

3.     Put two slices on top of the marshmallow.

4.     Pull and roll a piece of warm taffy into a thin tube.

5.     Wrap the candy sushi up with the taffy by pressing it around the middle.
Kids' cooking

Or try

1.     Slice the bottom of a macaroon off.

2.     Cut the ‘rind’ from a green fruit jelly slice.

3.     Slice another colored jelly into strips.

4.     Put the strips on top of the macaroon.

5.     Cover with the rind in the middle.

Serve the candy sushi up on one plate, pack them in a container to give away to a friend or eat it right away. Remind your child that the taffy and jelly candies are sticky. Very young children should not eat this treat as it presents a choking hazard.
Holiday Food

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  1. This is so adorable.. my kids would love this! My son is a bit older so he could probably make them himself! Pinning!

  2. Thanks! My son is 13, and he did most of the preparing for this one. I wish I could say he did most of the eating too, but they were so good that I couldn't help myself.

  3. These are so sweet :) Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board

  4. very cute idea and creative...

  5. These are too cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Mommy Monday :)

  6. These look deliciously dangerous! Hopping over from Mommy Monday Blog Hop!