Make Your Own Candy Sushi: Chow Bella's Halloween Showdown
Claire Lawton Ando's candy sushi.
Trick... or treat? For the latest Chow Bella showdown, our writers whipped up a dessert reminiscent of, or incorporating, their favorite Halloween candy. Check back all week for recipes; on Friday our critic Laura Hahnefeld will pick her favorite.
Today: Ando Muneno's candy sushi
For this competition I wanted to do something a little different so I used my lateral thinking to
steal be inspired by the Epic Meal Time guys. After some intense research (read: I watched an hour of youtube videos) I decided that candy sushi would meet the dual qualifications of looking cool and tasting good.
At that point my lovely co-cook and I headed to the local Safeway on a fact-finding mission to address our candy sushi filling needs. We rounded up the basics, Kit Kats, Butter Fingers, etc and then headed over to Lee Lee Oriental Market to round out our collection with some Asian candy like Pocky and Kasugai Gummy candies.
Clearly, if you've never made rice crispy treats, now is the time to learn. The recipe is on the back of pretty much any bag of marshmallows. If not it's pretty straightforward:
- Melt 1/2 stick of non-salt butter in a large pot over low heat.
- Dump in a whole bag of marshmallows.
- Heat and stir on low heat until marshmallows are completely liquid.
- Dump in the cereal of your choice and mix as quickly as possible so that there's an equal distribution of marshmallow/butter over everything.
- Press into oiled container of your choice.
As an aside: If you just want to make Rice Crispy treats, replace the Rice Crispies with Cap'n Crunch. You can thank us later.
While the Epic Meal Time video gives the basic overview, here are a few more pointers: