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!

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
FamilyFun Magazine

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!


  1. I just love how this stuff looks!! I've seen lots of examples online and yours looks as good or better than any of them. It really does look like Sushi. I think the twizzlers give it a good effect even though I don't like licorice. I have really enjoyed looking for items to make for this little celebration. I guess I'm just a fool at heart :-) Thanks for playing top fool and hosting us Carol!

  2. Carol, great looking fushi! I told Joe about this, and plan to make it next year for his students. I will be joining your party tomorrow, still playing around ideas. This is fun, and you are the perfect person to host it!

  3. I hope to have mine ready by tomorrow too, Carol. Your fushi looks fun! I'll have to save this one for the future gkids :)

  4. Carol, I have absolutely no problem being an honorary Fool.

    I love your FUSHI ... I've seen it made with gummi worms, but I think that the red licorice held it's shape better. I agree with Suzy, that yours is better than any others that I've seen. I think you did a fabulous job of rolling the fruit roll-ups around the rice krispies. ... I guess practice does make perfect.

  5. I would def eat that, but not the real stuff.
    Mine is not ready yet, so you will have to wait till April Fool's Day!

    Great job, Carol...

  6. Carol - great job! The Fushi looks pretty darn real to me, but then I've never had it! What a cute idea... I'm getting my ingredients tomorrow and then will post!

  7. Where do you find the green fruit leather? I can only seem to find red in my area!

  8. I remember making these in junior high! Thanks for sharing!

  9. whycantibeajedi, it was a real pain trying to find the green. I ended up with a variety pack that had gushers, fruit rollups and something else, can't remember, but the pack was the Blasting Berry Fun pack and the color was Blazing blue/green. If you roll up the blue side first, it'll show all green, on the thicker ones I cut the green off a second roll and just rolled it over the blue part.
    Blastin' Berry Hot Colors Fruit Rollups

    Practice, LOL, Cynthia, that summer I made hundreds!

    Thanks, everybody!

    Looking forward to what you all have up your sleeves :)

    Thanks for stopping by, Hayley!

  10. Carol, the Fushi are just too cute. I have to try this one on my nieces and nephews.

    What a fun event for a fun friend to host!

  11. Carol, first of all, thanks for hosting! Fun, fun party! Your fushi looks perfect... yes, the best! Nice job, pal!

  12. Thanks, Marsha and Jayne! This was fun, my first hosting :)

    I definitely have to make those other recipes, they all came out looking great!

  13. Cute idea. Like Kathleen, I would eat that sushi!

  14. The Fushi look so good! What a great Rice Crispie Treat!


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