By Vicky Last month I stopped by my sitter's house as she was in the midst of bake-sale frenzy for her daughter's school. There were cookies, brownies, and cupcakes galore! Among the treats I spotted the most amazing thing of all - sushi! Joel was completely astounded. He ate 3 pieces and asked for more.
This wasn't your ordinary sushi, it was rice crispy treat sushi! I asked my sitter for the recipe, and it's so easy to do. You can get the kids to help, or make these for your next birthday party.
Here's what you'll need: -a batch of rice crispy cereal treats -licorice or gummy bears or fish shaped jube jubes -at least one box of fruit roll ups -parchment paper
Grab a couple of helpers and follow the recipes for Rice Crispy treats. Instead of putting them in a pan, roll them out into a rectangle onto parchment paper, on top of a cookie sheet, about half an inch thick. I found it helped to put another piece of parchment paper on top and then smooth them out by hand.
Next trim the edges.
Then lay the licorice (you could use worms or gummy bears too) across the rectangle, and roll up the edge into a tight roll. It helped to use parchment paper to roll it tightly.
Cut the roll and set it aside, and continue making more rolls.
Then wrap the fruit roll ups around each roll, you can overlap the segments ( or even use different colours) and slice them into rounds with a sharp knife.
It's important to eat them with chopsticks, you know.
If you are feeling ambitious you can even try Nagiri style sushi using jube jube fish.
The kids will love them!