Monday, October 13, 2008
Coconut Brains and Sushi Candy.
I was recently invited to celebrate Halloween with friends, and I've been mulling over and trying to narrow down the fun food I want to make for the occasion. There are lots of websites that provide vegan Halloween food fodder, my favorites of late are Wing it Vegan and 365Halloween.
Last year, Melisser inspired me with her veganized Candy Corn and spurred me to go out and purchase a brain shaped jello mold. I'm planning on using it to make some kind of pink agar coconut monstrosity and then to branch out into the world of candy sushi. The sushi is gonna be a lot of work, but it's so fun to think about and plan. Brownie Points offers a tutorial with ideas I hadn't seen before (dipping rice crispy pieces in melted chocolate to mirror the look of nori).
Melisser's gorgeous candy corn.
I want to make three types of sushi, nigiri, gunkan and norimaki, here are my ideas outlined below.
Nigiri (hand rolls):
Pieces of peanut butter rice krispy squares topped with gummi worms, swedish fish, dried papaya, pieces of colored agar jello or mochi all tied up with black licorice string or fruit leather.
Gunkan (often topped with a loose topping):
Pieces of peanut butter rice krispy squares rimmed with fruit leather and topped with colored rice pudding or coconut sticky tapioca and colored jimmies.
Pieces of peanut butter rolled with colored Twizzlers and dipped in chocolate to simulate seaweed.
Then more melted chocolate in a soy sauce dish with pieces of some kind of candy to look like wasabi.
Any other ideas?
Here's a few for you...
Make your own Halloween chocolate bars, and of course, the vegan candy group on Flickr.
P.S. I just found tricked out caramel apples on Chow. They're stuffed and then coated in caramel and crunchy thing. F'realz.