Thursday, April 21, 2011

Peeps Sushi for Easter!

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Easter
Photo by: beamae1981

I had no idea how popular this really was until I did a Flickr search, but apparently it's all the rage! You can find a recipe for these cheery chirpy treats On the Peeps Website, and I'll post it here as well. I don't know if I will try it out, but if you do, please link me as I would love to see your creations!

Ingredients: Makes an assortment of PEEPS® sushi pieces.

Assorted PEEPS® Marshmallow shapes
1 bag MIKE AND IKE® Assorted Fruit Flavored Jelly Beans (optional)
1 box HOT TAMALES® Brand Candies (optional)
1 box rolled fruit snacks
1 box crispy rice cereal treats
Coconut flakes (optional)

Kitchen Tools Needed: The use of sharp objects is required to complete this recipe. Parental supervision is advised.

Kitchen scissors
Cutting knife
Parchment paper

Directions:
To create large PEEPS® sushi pieces:
Cut crispy rice cereal treats in half.
Using kitchen scissors, cut rolled fruit snacks into 3" long x 1/2" wide strips.
Place a PEEPS® Marshmallow Chick or PEEPS® Marshmallow Bunny on top of one of the crispy rice cereal treat halves. Wrap one of the rolled fruit snack strips around both pieces and press the ends together until they stick.

To create PEEPS® sushi rolls with crispy rice cereal outside:
Place crispy rice cereal treats on parchment paper and microwave for 8 - 10 seconds on high.
When warmed and pliable, press crispy rice cereal treats onto parchment paper until flat and quickly lay a rolled fruit snack strip on top of the treat.
Place a PEEPS® Marshmallow Bunny or PEEPS® Marshmallow Chick on top of the rolled fruit snack.
Roll all 3 together within the parchment paper.
Keep rolled until set and cool.
When cooled, cut 1" pieces with a sharp knife.
Add coconut flakes to several pieces for a different look.

To create PEEPS® sushi rolls with rolled fruit snack outside:
Place crispy rice cereal treats on parchment paper and microwave for 8 - 10 seconds on high.
When warmed and pliable, press crispy rice cereal treats onto parchment paper until flat.
Lay a 3" x 3" piece of rolled fruit snack on parchment paper and quickly lay the warmed crispy rice cereal treat on top.
Place a PEEPS® Marshmallow Bunny or PEEPS® Marshmallow Chick on top of the treat.
Roll all 3 together within the parchment paper.
Keep rolled until set and cool.
When cooled, cut 1" pieces with a sharp knife.
Add coconut flakes to several pieces for a different look.

Before serving:
Roll a couple of pieces of rolled fruit snack into a ball and set on the serving platter to resemble ginger and wasabi.
NOTE: If desired, MIKE AND IKE® Jelly Beans and/or HOT TAMALES® Jelly Beans may be substituted for PEEPS® Marshmallow shapes in the center of the sushi pieces.
Please visit the NEW PEEPS® website for more delicious recipes or to submit your own! Experience exciting PEEPS® interaction and fun at the new www.marshmallowpeeps.com website.

2 comments:

Sarah (Snippets of Thyme) said...

Peeps sushi!! Yes, I too have been seeing lots of peeps adorning the tops of cupcakes, etc. I even saw peeps smushed into s'mores. I haven't seen, however, peeps sushi! How fun.

My blog! Thank you for the feedback! This weekend, I tried to add a new background to it. Geez! It changed everything. The fonts were different, the spacing, even the colors. I struggled to get it back to what I had before but I am still noticing that "changes" just occur that I didn't do. Weird. I should have just left it alone.

Going to look at your chocolate cake now...

Lara said...

Oh I hate that about changing stuff...always hard to get what you want because going into the code can be difficult. I'm such a noob at it! I changed mine, and ran into all sorts of problems too. Finally got my hubby to look at the code. He's one of those SMRT people!

Love your photography though, it's just stunning!

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