Dessert and sushi. Two words that you wouldn’t normally relate to each other in conversation. But the crazy idea to put the two together spawned from a conversation that I was having with my friends Andrew and Chris while at work. We wondered how could we make something that looked like sushi but would use purely components that would normally be eaten for dessert, like fruits or candy. This afternoon, we gathered together all the ingredients we needed and dessert sushi was born.
A list of the components that we used:
- Andes mints
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Marshmallow fluff
- Chocolate chips
Clearly, all the things you need to make up well-balanced and nutritious food items! Our process was more on the experimental side, trying different ingredients together to see if the combination would work before putting it in the roll. We made three different rolls in the long run, all with their own delicious flavor profiles.
The first one leaned a little bit more on the tart side because of the raspberries, but had a great aftertaste provided by the Andes mints. The second one was pretty sweet, with the melted chocolate and honey right inside the roll. The final roll, our “Rainbow Roll,” had a great blend of the Reese’s peanut butter/chocolate flavors and raspberry tartness, countered by the sweeter taste of the fruit slices on top. The last roll was definitely my favorite, from both a presentation and taste standpoint.
It was a blast making the rolls, especially since it was something that none of us had seen before. Who knows what other combinations that we’ll put together next time….