Admittedly I had an insane amount of fun with this recipe. How did I come up with it? Great question..
Rice Krispies Treats are always fun. But when my son came up with this idea for an after school activity I knew he was onto something!
The daily drive to take my kids to school is always very interesting. The drive time is about 15 minutes each way & the views of Telluride are epic! There are lots of giggles & tons of new & zany ideas floating around. There are elk sightings everywhere & prairie dogs are like bowling pins (except the goal is to NOT knock them down)
Our pup Moose is always fighting for the best seat in the car, which means he continuously tries to climb into my daughters lap in the front seat. He’s not a tiny dog, so this in and of itself is pretty comical. Moose knows that as soon as the kids leave the car that seat is his!
When my son came up with this idea en route to school I freaked. I mean nearly stopped the car to hug him. The idea was genius & while he was at school I gathered all the ingredients for our cooking project.
We got started as soon as we walked in the house!
We followed the simple recipe for Rice Krispies Treats on the back of the cereal box. Then the sushi roll making started. I found our bamboo mat. We pressed our cooled rice krispie treats into a 1/4 inch thick rectangle. We lined that rectangle with fruit roll “seaweed” Sweet cherry (or strawberry) licorice is the perfect candy for faux “tuna”
We then rolled it all up & sliced with a super sharp knife. The soy sauce dip is really melted chocolate. The wasabi is sweet almond paste (the kind used for marzipan) kneaded with green food coloring. I told you, easy. Serve this up for summer parties, the last day of school, April Fool’s Day. Surprise kids in their lunch boxes!