When it comes to darling and delicious snacks, we're on a roll – quite literally. Metro Parent scouted the web for a couple cool recipes that yield pretty swirls and tasty results we think southeast Michigan families will love to make together. Check 'em out!
Peepshi (Peeps Sushi)
As a kid, Grace Kang loved nuked ham-and-cheese rollups. No wonder the SeriousEats.com "editor of photograzing" would go on to jumpstart what's become a web sensation: Peepshi – candy sushi feature Rice Krispies Treats, Fruit by the Foot and, of course, Peeps – the quintessential marshmallow treat!
- 6 Peeps per roll, 1 Peep per nigiri
- 1 Box Rice Krispies Treats
- 1 box Fruit by the Foot
Make the roll
- Slice off roughly 3/16" slices, lengthwise, from a Rice Krispies Treat.
- "Execute six Peeps of your color choice by decapitation," Kang instructs. (Classic chicks work nicely.) Slice off a little excess "neck," just in case.
- Snip a piece of Fruit by the Foot a bit longer than the Rice Krispies Treat slice.
- Flatten and elongate the Rice Krispies Treat slice slightly, and form into a hollow circle around your finger. If it breaks, just mold it back together.
- Tuck a Peep head into the top of the Rice Krispies Treat cylinder, using a toothpick or knife tip to get it snug.
- Wrap the Fruit by the Foot around each roll, nipping and folding a bit for a clean look.
Make the nigiri
- Cut a Rice Krispies Treat in half (if using a full Peeps, you can keep the treat intact).
- Using bunny Peeps, from the base of the ears, shear off both sides.
- Measure a length of Fruit by the Foot that'll wrap around the treat and the Peeps. Cut it in half with kitchen scissors.
- Wrap the Fruit by the Foot around the Peeps and treat, securing on the bottom.
Watch how to create both types of Peepshi in this Metro Parent video!
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Snail Roll Ups
Cute and quirky lunches are the norm for Lisa Leconte's two lucky kids. The California mom behind the My Cute Cuisine blog and zine – and author of The Mini Book of Grandwiches and 1 Lunch, 2 Lunch, Cute Lunch, Hot Lunch – shared this fun sandwich with Metro Parent.
- 1 large tomato basil tortilla
- 1/4 cup cashew butter
- 1 banana, thinly sliced
- 4 Babybel cheddar cheeses, cut in half
- 3 uncooked spaghetti noodles
- Black sesame seeds for eyes
- (preserve italics)
- Makes 8 snails
- Spread cashew butter on tortilla and place banana slices on top. Roll up tortilla tightly.
- Cut the ends of the rolled tortilla to form a flat surface at either end. Cut 1" slices to yield 8 mini wraps.
- Cut body of snail as shown from each Babybel half, and place each mini wrap on top.
- Break 1" segments from uncooked noodle and place on snail head.
- From remaining cheese, cut round eyes using a straw and place on top of uncooked noodle.
- Carefully place black sesame seed eyes, using a tiny bit of cashew butter to "glue" into place.
- Snails can be placed atop a bed of greens or dried fruit of choice.