Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's Day Sushi

I am not a sushi eater, and I never will be...unless it's this "sushi"!  For April Fool's Day I decided to make a faux sushi.  This is so easy, and it's surprisingly tasty.  

I got the idea from a great book my friend Christy from The Adventures of Mini-Martha got me last year for my birthday.  The book is Fun Stuff - Silly Snacks, and it's bound to become a much-used book when the baby lady gets a little older.  It's just loaded with good ideas for really cute food. 
So April Fool's everyone, and I hope you enjoy the sushi!

1 bag (10.5 oz) mini marshmallows
3 T. unsalted butter
6 c. rice krispies cereal
green Fruit Roll-Ups or Fruit by the Foot
assorted fruit, diced or cut into slices - I used mangoes, strawberries and kiwi

VERY IMPORTANT:  Spray a rubber spatula and a 13 x 9 baking pan with non-stick spray.  Combine marshmallows and butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring once, until melted.  Pour in cereal and stir with the greased rubber spatula to combine. Pour cereal into the prepared baking pan and, using a sheet of waxed paper, press down with fingers until even.  Let sit for 10 minutes.

Cut half of he pan into 1 x 2 inch rectangles.  Cut small triangles off of each corner and round them out to make an oval shape.  Use a round cookie cutter to cut out round shapes in the other half of the baking pan.

Wrap the Roll-Ups around the circle shaped ones, and then put diced fruit in the center.  Place sliced fruit length-wise down the oval ones and wrap up with a piece of Fruit Roll-Up.

Enjoy your sushi!

recipe from Fun Stuff - Silly Snacks
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  1. Yay! I love it! Me and my best friend are doing this for our upcoming "Asian Tea House" party.

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  2. These are some serious cute looking sushi! I'm sure this would be greated with high applause from my little nephew! Thanks so much for sharing and have a lovely weekend!

  3. Very cute! I love that you think you'll get a lot of use out of that book!

  4. How fun! I love this. I am going to have to buy that book for my little nieces and nephew who are budding foodies.

  5. This is the only kind of sushi I would eat too! Love it!

  6. Oh my gosh I cannot even begin to tell you how much I LOVE these! It reminds me of a "dessert burger" (if you will) that I saw with a round brownie for the burger and a doughnut for the bun..oh it was awesome.
    These? Totally just as awesome! Great job :)
    P.S. I canot wait to make these next time my nehpews come home they will love them!!

  7. Super cute! I love the dessert sushi idea. There are so many things you could do with it, including fool some people :)

  8. OMG! These are soooo cute!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  9. Absolutely clever. These are so incredibly cute.

    Food Frenzy

  10. I love this idea! Yours came out so cute. I've got to try this for all of the real sushi non-eaters I know.

  11. Oh could have fooled me! Great job... this looks amazing!

  12. So adorable! I've seen these posted a few times over blog world, and still have yet to try them. But I'm sure they taste as good as they look!

  13. Hi Lauren, thanks for adding me on FB. And congratulations on your "little lady" born in 2010. Parenthood is a marvelous experience. My wife and I have 4 daughters. Your sushi treats look delicious and the presentation is great. I write a blog on Food and Relationships. Please stop by. Maybe Follow. A lot of my content involves parenting and family concepts. Thanks

  14. That is amazing. My kids wil love this. I may even get them to make it on their own so I can eat them, instead of the normal way around. ;-)



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