Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sweet Sweet Sushi

The middle girlie, Allie, had her end of the semester party in Japanese class yesterday.  A year ago, I would have totally stressed if a kid came home and said, “Hey mom, I need a cool snack for class and it has to be Japanese.”  But now I have Pinterest , and I am set free to create amazing goodies for the classroom, that are the envy of all…..except for maybe the other mom’s who are getting ideas from pinning also. 
I found this idea on, but it wasn't really a recipe.....just a thumbnail of a rice krispy treat idea.  So,  I used my Aunt Julie’s famous Rice Krispy Bar Recipe, the thumbnail pic, and a little imagination, and came up with Sweet Sweet Sushi.

Sweet Sweet Sushi

·        6 cups crisp rice cereal
·        1 bag miniature marshmallows
·        ¼ cup butter or margarine
·        1 bag Swedish Fish candies
·        1 box Fruit By The Foot (fruit roll-up thingies)
In a large bowl, melt the butter in the microwave for 45 seconds.  Add the marshmallows and microwave for another 45 seconds.  Stir.  Microwave for another 45 seconds then stir until smooth.  Dump the crispy cereal on top of the mallowy goodness.  Stir together until combined. 
After the mixture has cooled for 10 minutes, butter your hands and mold fistfuls of the rice krispy mixture into the “rolls”, and place each one onto some buttered wax paper.  I was able to make 24 pieces.
Next, set a Swedish fish on the top of each roll.  Cut about a 3 inch piece of Fruit By The Foot and wrap it around the rice crispy roll AND the fish.  You can press the two ends of the fruit roll together at the bottom.  The whole roll is sticky enough that it holds itself together.  So easy, your kids can even do it!
Allie took them to her class and everyone LOVED them.  Most importantly, I retained my title as Pretty Much the Coolest Mom on the Planet.  Okay, maybe just the coolest mom in Japan!   

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  1. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. You had me at "mallowy goodness". These are super cool and I agree that you are the coolest mom in Japan.

  3. Beautiful idea! Looks so colorful and amazing!
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  4. Isn't this fun? I made these many moons ago for my daughter's anime club. Thanks for reminding me of a fun memory! I'm sure they were a big hit.

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  6. i featured these adorable sushi at my blog today!

  7. oh my, I LOVE this!!! I'm pinning this right now in hopes that I will have an opportunity to use this in the near future!