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Vegan April Fool’s Day Sushi

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

Want to play a sweet trick on your kids or friends? Make a tray of vegan Sushi.
I brought a tray of Sushi into my son’s fifth grade class, and the kids immediately remarked, “Eewww, I won’t eat raw fish.”

We had to coax many of them to give it a try. The more adventurous ones immediately started laughing once they bit into one. This version of Sushi is made of Rice Krispies, vegan marshmallows, and fruit leather.      

Vegan Sushi
Ingredients:

• 1/4 cup of butter substitute like Smart Balance
• 4 cups mini marshmallows (Marshmallows are not vegan or vegetarian, but the ones from Sweet and Sara are! Click here to go to their site: http://sweetandsara.com/
• 6 cups crisped rice cereal
• 1 to 2 boxes of fruit leather
• 8 strawberries, diced
• 1 kiwi, sliced like matchsticks
• Cookie sheet pan

Directions:
1. Grease the cookie sheet.
2. Melt butter substitute in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat or in a microwave.
3. Zap the vegan marshmallows for 30 seconds at a time until they melt, and then mix vegan marshmallows with butter and rice cereal until the rice cereal is evenly coated.
4. Shape rice cereal mixture into round and rectangular sushi shapes.
5. In the center of the round sushi, place either a piece of diced strawberry or kiwi.
6. On top of the rectangular sushi, place a strip of strawberry or kiwi.
7. Wrap the fruit leather around the outer part of the round sushi.
8. Wrap the fruit leather around the center of the rectangular sushi, just over the fresh fruit.
9. Repeat assembling until you use up the mixture.
10. Place sushi on cookie sheet and allow to cool at room temperature.
11. Enjoy, and Happy April Fools Day.

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33 comments to Vegan April Fool’s Day Sushi

  • Trish

    I’m making this today. I also have vegan marshmallows at home. My family will love this since they love marshmallow treats.

  • Marc

    Thanks for the link to the marshmallow site. I used to eat marshmallows, and then I found out about how gelatin is made, and I stay far away from that and other meat products. Thanks!

  • Taylor

    Thanks Michele, this is great. A lot of my friends think that because I’m vegan that I don’t eat sweets. I do every once in a while. this will be a great dessert to make for them.

  • Dave

    My kids will eat these up. Thanks!

  • Jenny

    I have to bring in a dessert for my son’s class. He and his friends hate sushi, but love Rice Krispies treats, so this will work well.

  • Sue

    Fast, easy, some assembly, and I have all the ingredients at home. My kids will love this. Thanks Michele. I love your blog.

  • Brandon

    I’m going to show this to my mom. I read your blog and share it with my friends in my 4th grade class. We all care about animals.

  • Andy Butler

    I’m vegan, and I appreciate this recipe. I know it’s junk food, but many of us vegans like to eat junk every once in a while.

  • Jackson

    I am going to order those vegan marshmallows. I see they sell other yummy things on the site. Thanks for letting us know about them.

  • Tom

    I stopped eating all dairy products a couple of years ago, and feel so much better. Once in a while, I like something sweet. Thanks Michele! this looks fun.

  • Andrea

    I’m ordering the marshmallows today and will come up with something else for tomorrow. We should do a recipe swap.

  • Julie

    Here is a good vegan ‘fake out’ food: Take hard tofu, squeeze the water out, slice in the shape of fish sticks. Lightly dust with flower and coat with bread crumbs. Fry and then you have tofu fishsticks. My kids love em.

  • Hannah

    Hey Michele, great site and fun recipe. Our favorite side dish at the moment is mashed cauliflower. You steam cauliflower, drain the liquid, and then pulse in a food processor. Add butter or butter substitute, fried garlic, cheese or it can be dairy-free. Pulse all of this in the food processor until whipped. It looks exactly like mashed potatoes. However it is lighter, less calories, and so good. I do like mashed potatoes, but this is a great way for my kids to eat cauliflower.

  • Ally

    Hi Michele, Love Pet News and Views. I recently subscribed. You should run more vegan recipes. Thanks for this. It looks easy and fun to make.

  • Patti

    Hey Michele, Great site and fun recipe. Thanks, I’m a vegetarian trying to give up dairy. It’s hard. I have not found any good tasting vegan cheese. But I’m glad you alerted us to this site for marshmallows and other sweet vegan treats.

  • Iris

    I need to make a special dessert for my friends this Sunday. I’m hoping that I can find the vegan marshmallows somewhere quick. I wish supermarkets like Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s sold them.

  • Georgina

    Great recipe. Thanks!

  • Laurie

    these look like the real deal. I don’t like raw fish either. My husband does, but I am going to make this for our April Fool’s dinner and serve it for dessert.

  • Ellen

    What a great sweet treat. I love the vegan marshmallows.

  • Larry

    I am going to make a project out of this. I’m having my kids over this weekend, and will get all the ingredients (regular marshmallows) and will have them assemble them. They like to cook with me. I like that there is not oven involved.

  • Linda

    Thanks for your site and I love that every once in a while you do something fun like this. Great eats!

  • Dalhia

    I’m going to try this with honey instead of marshmallows and see how it tastes.

  • Lisa

    Love your site Michele! And thanks for this recipe. I wish I the mail order marshmallow/sweets company could overnight the marshmallows. We vegans need a good selection. I live in a small town, and can’t always find kid-friendly vegan desserts.

  • Sally

    Hi Michele, I actually have these marshmallows in my home, and they are good! So, I am going to make these and have them ready for my kids for April Fool’s Day. Thanks a bunch, and thanks for your site.

  • Thanks for sharing this Julie! this is fun and I love tofu.–Best, Michele

  • Hi Hannah, I’ve been making this too, and it is yummy. I fry the garlic in the butter substitute and then add it to the mashed cauliflower. Thanks, Michele

  • WAnda

    Fun and easy to make. Thanks!

  • Molly

    Great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  • Fulvia

    Thank you for the link, Michele! This recipe is great!

  • You are welcome!–Michele

  • This is great, thanks!

  • Marcy

    I love it when people come together and share views. And great recipe! Happy April Fool’s Day.