Tyler’s class is having a Japanese tea today, and I thought it would be fun to make an ultra kid-friendly sushi for them. I originally made this treat when William was in kindergarten and his friends loved them. I know this desert tastes nothing like real sushi and that’s ok. Tyler was so excited about taking it because it is fruit roll-ups, gummy worms, and rice krispies treats. How can a kid say no to that?
With Thursday being another snow day for us, making this sushi was a fun activity for the family. Tyler and I went shopping for all of the ingredients on Wednesday before the snow hit, and he was super excited to make this for his friends. While we were shopping, he told me “I love marshmallows.”
Whether or not you enjoy “real” sushi, I am sure that the kid inside you will enjoy this variety. If you have kiddos at home it makes a wonderful activity on a cold snowy day or any day for that matter. I love when my children will come into the kitchen and help. Tyler is one who normally enjoys helping, but if the fruit of our labors is more enticing William even likes to venture in and give a hand.
I hope you enjoy this whimsical recipe. I am sure you can find an excuse to make a batch for friends and family. What is one of your favorite whimsical desserts or treats?
1/4 cup butter
50 large marshmallows
6 cups crisp rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
bag of gummy worms
15 fruit roll-ups
Spray a sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until they are melted. Add the rice krispies and stir until they are thoroughly coated with the marshmallow mixture. Pour mixture out onto your prepared sheet pan. Spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray and use them to press the mixture into your sheet pan. Turn your pan so that the short ends are at the top and bottom with the long edges on the sides. Leave about a 1 inch border at the bottom then make a horizontal line with your gummy worms. Wrap the bottom 1 inch border up and over the gummy worms and then cut the rice krispies treats when they are completely wrapped around the gummy worms, making logs out of them. Repeat until you have used up all of the rice krispies mixture (about 5 logs). Now wrap the fruit roll-ups around the logs. Cut each fruit roll-up wrapped log into 1-inch pieces. Serve cut side up.