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ChowinDown Nov 28, 2007 09:56 AM

HOLIDAY "SUSHI" CANDY

* Bakery pound cake
* Powdered mini donuts
* Marshmallows
* 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

 
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    eamcd Apr 28, 2008 08:04 AM

    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.

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      fatbottommom Apr 28, 2008 07:59 AM

      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!

       
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        ESNY Nov 30, 2007 12:40 PM

        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.

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          Ali Nov 30, 2007 12:25 PM

          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.

          1. Homero Nov 30, 2007 12:03 PM

            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.

            1. chowser Nov 28, 2007 10:09 AM

              Those look really good! From the list of ingredients, I wasn't expecting it. How fun for the kids. What did you use for the little red eggs?

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                ChowinDown Nov 30, 2007 10:10 AM

                They are fruit snack dots. You can probably find them in you fruit snack section at grocery store. Do you shop at Safeway? They have Safeway brand fruit snacks you can use.

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