Bring the fun of April Fools’ Day right into your kitchen this year with some April Fools’ food pranks. These jokes are all in good fun – and taste delicious. Start out with a meatloaf cake that looks like carrot cake but has ground beef tucked inside. Move onto Rice Krispie Treats buffalo wings as your next course – the celery sticks on the side are actually green licorice dipped in white frosting, not ranch dressing! You need a drink, too, right? Offer edible teacups. Keep the joke going right through dessert with these April Fools’ Day recipe ideas.
Start this recipe for Rice Krispie Treats buffalo wings from Party Pinching by mixing together puffed cereal and melted marshmallows. Form into chicken wing shapes and then coat in a melted mixture of brown sugar. To really fool your kids give them “celery sticks” to go along with the wings – the sticks are made out of green licorice.
It looks like comfort food but this pound cake “grilled cheese” recipe from Zulka isn’t savory – it’s sweet. Make pound cake, or purchase it from the store, and cut into thick slices. Crisp the outside and spread orange-tinted frosting in between the two pieces. Hello, dessert grilled cheese!
This easy recipe only appears to be gigantic eyeballs! Really, it’s meatballs with cheese and olive slivers as eyes. And the ooze is spaghetti mixed with pasta sauce. This clever spaghetti and oozing eyeballs recipe from Kraft will probably inspire more giggles than groans.
Finish off your silly meal with a plate of fruit – but these aren’t just any fruit pieces. These Jell-O oranges from SnapGuide look real but they’re made out of Jell-O. Here’s how it works: Slice oranges in half and remove the inside. Prepare orange Jell-O and pour into the halves. Refrigerate to set. Cut into segments and serve.
What kid wouldn’t mind having pizza for dessert? But this is no ordinary pizza. This pizza cake from Serious Eats has a yellow cake crust that’s layered with strawberry jam (sauce), grated white chocolate (cheese) and toppings made up of Fruit Roll-Ups (pepperoni) and gummy candies (red and green peppers). Complete the look of your pizza cake by picking up a pizza box from a local restaurant to use to fool your family into thinking it might just be the real thing.
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