Sushi For Kids
HOLIDAY "SUSHI" CANDY
* Bakery pound cake
* Powdered mini donuts
* Fruit Streamers
* Fruit Roll-Ups
* Fruit Snacks
* Swedish Fish
Cut pound cake and mini donuts into sushi-sized pieces. Separate Streamers and make into a “roll.”
Wrap with Fruit Roll-Ups. Top with Fruit Snacks and Swedish Fish.
The finished result should look something like the attached picture. Or let's hope it does! :-p
A friend of mine has done something along the same line -- but it was fruit roll-ups on the outside (as the nori) with rice krispie treats inside (as the rice), and pastel colored Twizzlers or other candy as the wrapped items. You can use pink and green -- to look like fish and cucumbers or avocado. You roll them up and slice them into the rounds. They were really cute and the kids loved them.
I made these for my daughters preschool class. They were "traveling" to Japan and needed a snack so I sent these in with some chopsticks for all the kids. The sushi was very well recieved by all the kids despite (OK, because of) the sugar factor! I used Fruit by the Foot instead of Fruit Roll-Ups (too sticky to work with) and Nerds for the "roe". Great idea!
Those are lovely looking, and if I hadn't just had my afternoon sugar fix, they might even look appetizing.
Have you considered a slightly more adult version of the candy sushi? Say, using coconut sticky rice instead of sushi rice (or, in your case, pound cake & mini doughnuts) and minty homemade fruit leather? I'm guessing, though, kids love your sushi as is.