Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's Flashback!

Joining Suzy from Kitchen Bouquet for another Flashback Friday!  
This time for April Fool's Day, I'm flashing back to Fushi! 

FAKE + SUSHI = FUSHI!

My original post is here.

I must have made thousands of those treats over the years because for a long time I was a baking counselor in a day camp! So one year we decided to change it up a bit and make Fake Sushi, we called it Fushi. It's fun to make, fun to eat and it's really easy. Not to mention sticky. All you need is marshmallows, butter, Rice Krispies cereal, green fruit rollups or any color really, and some Twizzlers pull-n-peel candy, gummy worms, you can get as creative as you like. It's a fun, gooey mess, but the kids love it! And so did one or two adults :)








Fushi
Source:  FamilyFun Magazine
adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook

Printable Recipe

Makes 4 to 5 dozen

1/4 cup butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups crisped rice cereal
20 to 25 gummy worms (or Twizzler's Pull-n-Peel)
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 horizontal 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. Garnish with julienne slices of dried apricots!



28 comments:

  1. I am glad that it is Fushi and not Sushi. I hate sushi.

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  2. I think next week when Trevor comes we should make some fushi!

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  3. What a fun and tasty treat.

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  4. What a treat! You made me laugh. I love that name too, Fushi!

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  5. Happy April Fools! I remember that! Cute. I'd eat that, but not sushi!

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  6. This sounds so fun...! Love the bright colours too:).

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  7. And I did the crazy eyeball cocktail. Great flashback, Carol, and I'll have to remember Fushi when Mack gets bigger :)

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  8. These look just awesome. Great way to celebrate April Fool's Day. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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  9. I wish I had known about this Fushi when my kids were in elementary school. Really creative.

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  10. Haha these are so cute! My mom is a preschool teacher so I'm going to send this to her...I know she'd love to do it with her kids!

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  11. Haha, what an awesome April Fool's post! I love the adapted recipe, candy sushi sounds like a wonderfully sweet and fun treat :)

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  12. I really wish I would have had fruit rolls on hand last night because I would have made these for the gang at work. But its not something I keep on hand and of course I never plan ahead lol. That WAS a fun party. Thanks for joining in with the FF this week!

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  13. Those are so cute. I have lots of younger cousins that would enjoy those.

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  14. I love sushi and marzipan, so this is just perfect!

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  15. They look great for a Japanese Cheery Blossom picnic- we had one this week with our sakura cupcakes, but might need to do a re-run and make this...
    http://dreamingaloudnet.blogspot.com/2011/03/cherry-blossom-picnic.html

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  16. dont like sushi but these look much more yummy and probably taste better than real sushi

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  17. What a fun take on sushi! Great for a party! Happy Weekend!

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  18. That's pretty cool! Will have to have a look in our local to store if there's something similar to the candies it's made of to be able to create something similar :) I love the way it looks :D

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  19. Those are absolutely adorable. I should make some of those with my niece.

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  20. My grandkids would love this, sushi is one of their favorite foods.

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  21. Saw this on Sweets for a Saturday. I love this! My mom was just saying that we'll probably never get her to try sushi. Now I want to make this for her as a joke about that... and then we can eat them! :) thanks for sharing.

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  22. haha! i love this.
    my boyfriend loves sushi, so i should make this for him!!

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  23. Your fun sushi made Sweets for a Saturday's hit list for last week's party and will be featured on tomorrow's Sweets for a Saturday post. Congrats!

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