Friday, April 13, 2012

Peepshi

Peep sushi (aka Peepshi), a modern delicacy, is fun and easy to make. After seeing the recipe a couple years back on Serious Eats, and being motivated to try a hand at it this year, my friend and I tested our "sushi" making skills as we prepared for Easter last weekend. 

There are few ingredients needed - only Rice Krispie treats, Fruit by the Foot and of course, the star of the show...Peeps (in all shapes and hues).


To get cracking on these morsels, first, one has to make the Rice Krispie treats, which are always a snap. I did mine in a jelly roll pan, but they were still a bit thick, so they needed to be pushed down/rolled out a bit to make good "sushi rice."

I had read on another blog that one women rolled our her Rice Krispie treats in between sheets of Pam-sprayed wax paper and that sounds like the route I'd take, should I make them again. They're supposed to be 3/16 of an inch thick and while we didn't break out the ruler, that's pretty thin however you make them.


Once the "rice" is ready, all you have to do is make the "sushi." There are a plethora of ways you can construct the delight and we created both "maki rolls" and "sashimi" with little beds of Rice Krispie treats. I even tried my hand at a rainbow roll or two.


We loved incorporating other bits of candy into this (such as jelly eggs, candy squid and Swedish fish) and the options are unlimited. There's so much to do with this and in addition to decapitating little Peeps, it's a great opportunity to get creative and inventive.



We were very pleased with how enjoyable a craft/recipe this was and equally impressed with how well the Peepshi looked.


I warn that it doesn't taste as good as it looks and between the three ingredients, it could put most anyone into a diabetic coma! The sweetness of everything is just too much and it's definitely recommended to eat only one or two.






  

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