Monday, March 30, 2009
An April Fool's party...
We're having an April Fool's Party and you're all invited to have some Fushi...fake Sushi, Candy Sushi, call it whatever you want, it's a lot of fun to make, actually it's a pain, and kind of sticky, but the kids liked it! I made this recipe in a summer day camp I work at with tons of kids a few summers back. Fun project. Thought it would be a fun April Fool's so I made it again! My other choice was a birthday cake made from meat and potatoes over at marthastewart.com!
Of course I went with the candy!
From Family Fun online, Crispy Candy Sushi, but we just called it Fushi, or fake sushi :)
Instead of gummy candies, I used Twizzler peel n pull! and a microwave instead of the stove. The marshmallows puff up HUGE, so watch it. Usually done in three or four minutes and you have to stir it really well. I garnished the plate with chopped dried apricots.
Crispy Candy Sushi Snacks
1/4 cup butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups crisped rice cereal
20 to 25 gummy worms
1 to 2 boxes fruit leather
Grease a 12- by 17-inch baking sheet. Melt butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until smooth.
Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the rice cereal until it's evenly coated. Turn the baking sheet so that the shorter ends are at the top and bottom. Then press the marshmallow mixture onto the sheet, distributing it evenly.
Starting at one side an inch up from the lower edge, place gummy worms atop the mixture end to end in a hortizontal line. Gently roll the lower edge of the marshmallow mixture over the gummy worms.
Then stop and cut the log away from the rest of the mixture. Use the same method to form 4 more logs. Slice each log into 1-inch-thick "sushi" rolls and wrap them individually with a strip of fruit leather.
Makes 4 to 5 dozen.
Join the party and give us the link to your April Fool's post! Here's our list of April Fool's blogger's so far, you can check out their blogs for their food pranks on or before April 1st! If you want to join in, add a comment with your url and I'll add your blog to the list!
Happy April Fool's Day to everyone from...
Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen
Jayne at A Grain of Salt
Susan at Savoring Time in the Kitchen
Barb at Foley's Follies
Suzy at Kitchen Bouquet
Debbie at Mountain Breaths
Marsha at Marsha's Kitchen
and Cynthia, who is a great sport and follows our blogs, I'd call her an honorary Fool, LOL, but it just doesn't come across well! Cynthia, you know what I mean!