3 tablespoons butter
1 (10-ounce package) marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies–style cereal
1 cup sliced strawberries
2 bananas, cut into matchsticks
1 mango, cut into matchsticks
Chocolate syrup (optional)
Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Lightly grease the lining to provide extra insurance against sticking.
In a medium saucepan, melt together the butter and marshmallows, stirring until smooth. In a large bowl, combine the melted marshmallow mixture with the cereal, tossing until well coated.
Using wet hands to keep the cereal from sticking, scoop the cereal mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and press down firmly to make an even, thin layer that covers the whole pan. Let the cereal mixture set for 10–15 minutes before making the “sushi”.
To cut the “sushi”, use a sharp knife to cut the cereal mixture in half lengthwise, then in quarters crosswise (you should end up with eight equal rectangles). Give each person a rectangle of cereal treat and set out the sliced fruit. Each person can fill their own “sushi” rolls by lining up sliced fruit along one of the short edges of their rectangle, then rolling the whole thing up inside the cereal treat. This can be messy — you might want to lightly but firmly squeeze as you go, to make sure the roll stays together. Use a sharp knife to slice the “sushi” rolls into four pieces. Serve with chocolate syrup “soy sauce” for dipping, if desired.
Recipe provided by Eat, Laugh, Talk: The Family Dinner Playbook by The Family Dinner Project, published by Familius and available anywhere books are sold.