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
One thing I enjoyed doing for a kids cooking class was PB&J Rolls. Take a slice of white bread, cut off the crusts. spread PB and Jelly and other assorted fillings. Chopped bananas, and rice krispies were popular. Then roll it up with a sushi mat and cut into little pieces.
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.
Thats cool. I bet you could use rice krispies or even rice krispie treats before they set up as the rice in a sushi roll, or can even use mini rice krispy treats as the rice part of a nigiri. Or mix the rice krispies with fluff to get the correct consistency for a roll.
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!