April Fool's Day Recipes

April 1st is our favorite day to get tricky in the kitchen. These fun April Fool’s Day recipes and faux foods are great ways to turn tricks into treats.

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    The Best April Fools’ Food Pranks (We’re Not Kidding)

    Looking to prank your friends and family this April 1st? Here are some funny food pranks to inspire your tricks!

    April Fools’ Cake Recipe

    This recipe is so easy to put together, and it's so tasty it will be requested more than just on...


    10 Creative April Fools’ Food Ideas

    Feed (and fool) your family with these fun April Fools' food ideas, including meat loaf cake, sweet pizza, candy onion...


    April Fools’ Drink Recipe

    Your family will pucker up to one of our favorite April Fools food pranks! These berry "beverages" look inviting to...


    Quick Dirt Cake

    I served Dirt Cake to my grandpa and he almost wouldn't eat it! It is difficult to tell if it's...

    Flowerpot Dirt Cake

    2 reviews

    Every year I host a luncheon to welcome spring. I like to surprise my friends and leave them with a...


    Ice Cream Peaches

    When our kitchen crafters dished up Helen Banycky's ice cream, they were struck by its refreshingly real flavor—and by how...

    April Fool Meatball Sub

    1 review

    Do you have a fun-loving family that appreciates food pranks? Give ’em a "gotcha" they’ll never forget. This sub features...


    Meat Loaf Cake for Two

    2 reviews

    Creamy whipped potatoes atop tender beef patties are the makings of a practically perfect food—or, better yet, a perfect practical...


    Favorite Ice Cream Tacos

    5 reviews

    These ice cream-filled "tacos" are fun to make and eat. They're great party treats, and kids have a ball putting...


    April Fools Berry Soda

    8 reviews

    Your family will pucker up to one of our favorite April Fools food pranks! These berry "beverages" look inviting to...

    Layer Cake Meat Loaf

    5 reviews

    If the kids are always asking to eat dessert first, here's your chance. The moist "cake" layers are really full-flavored...


    Dirt Pudding Cups

    2 reviews

    These darling little desserts are my daughter Crystal’s favorite. At family birthday parties, no matter how fancy the dirt cup...


    Sunny-Side-Up Dessert

    My boys love this sweet take on eggs and toast. To make the "egg yolk," you can use all sorts...


    Dirt Cake

    14 reviews

    Dirt Cake is fun to serve at family gatherings, or to give as a gift. I've also taken it to...


    Heavenly Crab Cakes

    5 reviews

    When I switched to a low-fat diet, I thought I'd never be able to eat crab cakes again. But then...

    Octopus and Seaweed

    5 reviews

    Your hungry kids will squirm with delight when they get a look at these remarkable smiley sea creatures perched on...


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    Trick Pizza

    This decorated cookie wll be sure to trick your guest goblins at your Trick-or-Treat party. Kids will enjoy helping to...


    April Fools’ Cake

    9 reviews

    This recipe is so easy to put together, and it's so tasty it will be requested more than just on...


    Ice Cream Tacos

    Ice Cream Tacos look just like the real thing—but they're stuffed with chocolate ice cream and topped with cherries and...