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10 Creative Recipes for April Fools’ Day

Feed (and fool) your family with these fun April Fools' food ideas, including meat loaf cake, sweet pizza, candy onion rings and more. No joke!

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'Meatball' Sub

Do you have a fun-loving family that appreciates food pranks? Give ’em a "gotcha" they’ll never forget. This sub features a bun made from pound cake, and the meatballs are really ice cream. It’s as fun to make as it is to eat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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April Fools Berry Soda

Your family will pucker up to one of our favorite April Fools food pranks! These berry "beverages" look inviting to sip, but they're actually gelatin that's tricky to suck through a straw, so keep some spoons handy. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Ice Cream Cone Treats

I came up with this recipe as a way for my grandkids to enjoy Rice Krispies treats without getting sticky hands. You can also pack the cereal mixture into paper cups and insert a wooden pop stick to create cute pops. —Mabel Nolan, Vancouver, Washington
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Pizza for Dessert

At first glance, people might think this colorful "pizza" is a savory snack. But truth comes in the tasting! Kids get a kick out of the fun candy toppings.—Sandy Gibbons, Ocean Park, Washington
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April Fools' Cake

This recipe is so easy to put together, and it's so tasty it will be requested more than just on April Fool's Day! —Julie Foltz, Newport News, Virginia
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Meat Loaf Cake for Two

Creamy whipped potatoes atop tender beef patties are the makings of a practically perfect food—or, better yet, a perfect practical joke. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

I created this recipe based on our family's love of chocolate-dipped ice cream cones. Red heart-shaped sprinkles make them fun for Valentine's Day. Vary the color to match the occasion. —Jennifer Gilbert, Brighton, Michigan
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Sunny-Side-Up Dessert

My boys love this sweet take on eggs and toast. To make the "egg yolk," you can use all sorts of fruit, or even vanilla or butterscotch pudding. —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
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Snowy Pine Cones

Pull out each goldfish graham and dip it into the soft center to snack on these pine cones. There's nothing more fun or creative on the cookie table this year! —Betty MacArthur, Portland, Oregon
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Candy 'Onion' Rings

Fool even the most seasoned foodie with this basket of “onion” rings. Graham cracker crumbs coat Twizzlers to create the illusion of deep-fried goodness. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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