Bowties for Kids

Yields 2 bowties per egg roll wrapper

Children love this sweet dessert, and they can help prepare this easy version made with egg roll wrappers.

1 package egg roll wrappers

1 cup brown sugar

¼ cup white sugar

2 tablespoons honey

½ cup water

Oil for deep-frying

  • Cut each wrapper vertically into 4 equal pieces. Cut a ¾-inch slit in the middle of each piece.

  • Lay one piece on top of the other and make a knot like a bow tie: Fold the top and thread the 2 pieces through the slit. Turn over, fold the bottom and thread through the other way. Spread out the folded ends slightly to make sure the entire surface is deep-fried.

  • Heat 1½ inches of oil in a heavy skillet. Deep-fry a few of the bowties at a time until they are golden brown, turning over once. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

  • When all the bowties are deep-fried, bring the brown sugar, white sugar, honey, and water to boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly over low heat. Dip each of the bowties into the boiling syrup, drain, and set aside to harden. Serve cold.

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