Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Chocolate Covered Sushi

I made chocolate covered sushi (Rice Krispie treats) for my husband's birthday party a few years ago. If you've met him, you'll know he's a sushi aficionado like no other. He would eat tuna tataki for breakfast if given the option. We invited our guests that night to roll their own sushi, and I wanted to make something for the kids to enjoy for dessert.

6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 10-oz. package of marshmallows
1 8-oz. package white chocolate chips
1 8-oz. package of dark chocolate chips (with added black food coloring if desired)
Dried coconut flakes
Dried mango strips
Dried papaya, cut into small squares
Banana taffy
Black licorice tape

To make the "rice":
1. Coat a 9"x13" baking pan in butter or margarine.
2. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine in a medium saucepan over low heat.
3. Add 10 oz. marshmallows and stir until melted.
4. Stir in 6 cups of Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal, coating evenly with mixture of butter and marshmallows.
5. Scoop mixture into buttered pan, pressing down to compress about 1" in height.
6. Allow Rice Krispies treats to cool. When slightly warm, cut out rectangular pieces (about 1" x 2") for "nigiri" and circular pieces (approximately 1" in diameter) for "rolls". To create more realistic sushi, form rounded edges by hand. 

To make "salmon sushi" and "eel sushi":
1. Coat the circular Rice Krispies treats evenly in melted white chocolate, and lay on waxed paper.
2. After chocolate cools, use a skewer to roll the edges of the sushi in melted dark chocolate.
3. If desired, sprinkle dried coconut flakes on top.
4. Add dried mango and dried papaya, cut into thin, small squares, to the top center of each "sushi" piece.

To make "tamago nigiri":
1. Coat rectangular pieces evenly in melted white chocolate.
2. Add yellow banana taffy pieces, cut and shaped by hand to resemble "tamago" (egg omelette) on top.
3. Wrap black licorice tape from one side of each "nigiri" piece to the other.

To make "salmon nigiri":
1. Coat the rectangular Rice Krispies treats evenly in melted white chocolate.
2. Add dried mango strips on top.

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