So, I think I finally taught myself how to make the perfect Sushi platter. It took me almost a week shopping at the local specialty markets and grocery stores to find all the ingredients. Then I had to practice making the perfect rice for the Sushi. If the rice isn’t perfect, then just forget the rest of the steps. Finally, I had to sharpen my knives in order to produce the perfect bite-sized proportion of these edible morsels. It was worth all the time and effort, but unfortunately I am left with a kitchen that smells like fish….NOT!!! Today I present to you my April Fools Sushi.
I think this was the most fun I ever had on a cooking experiment. I was kind of nervous starting out with the project, but once I started, my creativity wheel just kept turning. So, I know this April Fools Sushi looks complicated, but it actually is not that hard to make. You start with your basic Rice Krispie Treats recipe, and add various candies, fondant, and other treats that make this sweet version of Sushi, look like the real deal.
If I could give you any tips about making your April Fools Sushi it would be to work with the Rice Krispie Treat mixture when it is warm. As it cools, it becomes harder to work with. Then, it also helps to have your candies laid out ahead of time and grouped together for each roll you want to make. Finally, I found a fun little tool that makes the “nigiri” sushi (the individual rectangular pieces), the perfect size.
April Fools’ Day has a lot of special meaning in my household. Not only because I am a prankster at heart, but also because my kids inherited that gift and love to dream up great April Fools jokes. I think they got a little bit of it from my husband too. Back in 1983, one month before we were going to be married, my husband decided to pull the biggest April Fools’ prank ever. He took me out to a really nice dinner that evening and towards the end started acting really nervous. I didn’t know what was up and finally he blurted out to me that he was going to become a priest. I guess that was going to delay the wedding…….FOREVER. Holding back tears, I said it was fine, as he yelled out APRIL FOOLS!!! So, you can only imagine the things my family has come up with over the years to make the day exciting. However, I think this recipe is the beginning of my pay back. I hope you enjoy making my April Fools’ Sushi as much as I did. Experiment with different candies, sprinkles, fruit leather and fondants to come up with your own creation. Have a fun and happy April Fools’ Day, from my Memorable Kitchen to yours!
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 10 oz bag of miniature marshmallows
- 5 cups Rice Kristies cereal
- Small package of black fondant
- Fruit Roll Ups or other fruit leather snacks
- Dots Candies
- Air Heads Candy
- Sweet Tart Ropes
- Gummy Worms
- Swedish Fish
- Candy Fruit Slices
- Sour Punch Bites
- Various orange, black and red sprinkles
- In a large sauce pan melt the butter on low heat. Add in the marshmallows and stir until melted.
- Remove from the heat and stir in Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
- While still warm, take a cup of the Rice Krispies treats and press out onto a 6 x 4 inch piece of black fondant that has been rolled out on a large sheet of waxed paper. It helps to butter your hands when working with the Rice Krispies mixture.
- Lay several piece of the gummy worms, Sweet Tart ropes and other candies crosswise on the Rice Krispies layer.
- Begin rolling tightly until you have formed your "sushi" roll.
- Trim ends and slice into 6 even pieces. Arrange on a platter.
- Take large tablespoons of Rice Krispies and form into rectangular shapes or use a Nigiri mold.
- Place one Swedish Fish or Candy Fruit Slice on each piece. Slice fondant or fruit leather into ½ inch strips and wrap around each Nigiri piece. Place on a platter.
- Experiment with other candies to come up with your own creative "Sushi" pieces.