Mock Sushi (April Fool’s!)

Happy April Fool’s!! 

I’m not one for doing tricks on people on this day, especially since this is also my sister’s birthday.  (HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEN!!!)  But I did want to make something fun for my kids.  They don’t enjoy the sight of sushi, at least, not yet.  So I made them a batch of mock sushi for them.  (Such a nice Mom I am. ha!)  It’s made entirely of sweets, so I don’t think they will have a problem eating these.

The roll itself is made of rice krispy treats, the middle is a gummy worm and the wrap is a fruit rollup.  The flower? Yea, that’s a Starburst heated up in the microwave and then shaped.

I can’t take credit for the recipe, that goes to Family Fun by Disney.  Also, I should tell you that the amount of ingredients they supply, shown below, is not what I would recommend.  I just bought a few gummy worms in the bulk candy department.  Less to purchase and then you’re not making boatloads of the sushi.  But the amount is great for a kids party! 

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups crisped rice cereal
  • 20 to 25 gummy worms
  • 1 to 2 boxes of fruit leather
  • 12- by 17-inch baking sheet
  • 2-quart saucepan
Instructions
  1. Grease a 12- by 17-inch baking pan.
  2. Melt butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add the marshmallows and stir until smooth.
  4. Remove mixture from heat and stir in the rice cereal until it’s evenly coated.
  5. Turn the baking sheet so that the shorter ends are at the top and bottom. Then press the marshmallow mixture on the sheet, distributing it evenly.
  6. Starting at one side and 1 inch up from the lower edge, place gummy worms atop the mixture end to end in a horizontal line.
  7. Gently roll the lower edge of the marshmallow mixture over the gummy worms.
  8. Then stop and cut the log away from the rest of the mixture. Use the same method for 4 more logs.
  9. Slice each log in 1-inch-thick “sushi” rolls and wrap them individually with a strip of fruit leather.
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