April Fools Day recipes are a great way to celebrate April Fool's
by surprising your family or friends with something unusual. It is
a fun day to play pranks and jokes but we also have some ideas and
recipes to help you this April Fool's Day. Nothing gross, nothing
yucky, just some silly ideas for fun and some yummy surprises.
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April Fools Day Recipes- Breakfast Idea
Omelet Hot Dog
Hot dog bun
1 tablespoon Milk
Spray oil in a hot skillet. Add a beaten egg with 1 tablespoon of
milk. Cook about 1 minute or until egg is set. With a spatula take
out of pan and roll up. Place in a hot dog bun for an April Fool's
Surprise Fried Egg
Spread plain or vanilla yogurt on to a round waffle. Top with a half
of a peach or apricot. It visually looks like a fried egg.
Pink Deviled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs
Canned Beets with juice
Mayonnaise or miracle whip
Peel eggs and cut eggs in half. Place yolks in a bowl. Open can of
beets and drain beet juice in a glass. Set beets aside.(try the
recipe for Beet Jell-O below.)
Place each egg white in the beet juice for 1-2 minutes. Drain on
paper towel. Set on serving platter. Continue with each egg white.
In your bowl mash yolks. Add a spoonful of mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon
mustard. Blend together and season with salt and pepper. With a
spoon fill each pink egg white with your yolk mixture. Sprinkle with
April Fools Day Recipes - Dinner or Lunch
Meatloaf Celebration Cake
Turn dinner into a fun April Fools day recipes by turning meatloaf
into a celebration cake.
1 egg, beaten
1/3 Cup milk
1/3 Cup Barbecue sauce
½ Cup crushed stuffing
1 Tablespoon onion soup mix
1 ¼ lbs. Ground beef
Grease a round cake pan. Prepare meatloaf by mixing all ingredients
together until well combined. Pat meat mixture in round cake pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes and test with a meat
While meatloaf is cooking prepare mashed potatoes. When meatloaf is
done cooking allow to cool 5 minutes. Place a serving plate upside
down on top of the cake pan. Invert the cake onto the serving plate
by flipping the plate right side up. Frost with mashed potatoes and
serve with a candle on the top to add to the cake appearance.
Grilled Cheese Surprise
by Kelly (Reno, NV)
2 slices Sara Lee pound cake, toasted
Make (or buy) vanilla frosting, tinted orange for cheese
Lightly toast slices of pound cake and spread with colored frosting.
Cut in half and serve.
My kids love these special "grilled cheese" sandwiches on April
Fool's Day. We serve it with meatloaf cupcakes frosted with tinted
mashed potatoes for lots of giggles when daddy comes to the table
Drink a Glass of Jell-O
Prepare a package of Jell-O whichever color or flavor your family
likes. Pour into drinking glasses and insert a straw in each glass.
Let set in the fridge. These look like drinks but when you try to
drink them, April Fools its not a drink its Jell-O.
Hot Dog & Fries Surprise
by Kianna Marie (Konoha)
Giant Tootsie Roll
Red and yellow tinted frosting.
Cut up the pound cake into strips that look like fries. place them
onto a cookie sheet and broil them in the oven on all sides until
they have the color of French Fries. Sprinkle them with sugar. Make
a slit in the Twinkies and place a piece of Tootsie Roll inside the
slit. Use a cake decorating bag, pipe on a line of red frosting on
one side of the Tootsie Roll for ketchup and a line of yellow on the
other side for mustard. Serve the "hot dogs" with the "fries" and a
side of "ketchup" (strawberry jam or left over frosting)
Some Ideas For April Fool's Dinner
Serve things backward. Dessert first or breakfast for
Serve plates upside down
Use kitchen utensils to eat with such as an ice scoop, a
spatula, or pancake turner
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Secret Ingredient Recipes- April Fool's Day Recipes
Don't tell anyone your secret ingredient until after they give these
April Fool's recipes a try.
Small package of Lemon Jell-O
1 teaspoon salt
1 can beets, diced save juice
1 Cup beet juice-add water if juice doesn't equal a cup
½ Cup vinegar
½ Cup water
For this surprise Jell-O recipe dissolve Jell-O, sugar, and salt in
beet juice, water and vinegar. When dissolved stir in beets. Pour
into serving dishes.
Tomato Soup Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 can tomato soup
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/4 cup water
cream cheese frosting
In a mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, allspice, baking
soda, cinnamon and cloves. In a separate bowl add tomato soup,
shortening, eggs and water until well blended. Add to dry
ingredients and mix. Pour into a greased 13x9 cake pan or 2 round
cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or when a toothpick
inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool and frost with
cream cheese frosting.
1 cup white sugar
¼ Cup butter
15 oz can kidney or pinto beans, drained and mashed
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cloves
½ Cup chopped pecans, optional
2 Cups peeled and diced apple
powdered sugar, for dusting the top
Cook pinto beans and puree in a blender. In mixing bowl cream
together sugar and butter. Blend in eggs, vanilla and pinto beans.
Add dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Then mix into bean
mixture. Pour into a greased bundt cake pan or 13x9 pan. Bake at 375
degrees for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the
middle comes out clean. Allow to cool and place on a serving
platter. Dust with powdered sugar. After your family or friends give
this unusual cake a try and probably will love it you can tell them
your April Fools day recipes secret ingredient!
Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake
2 cups flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cold water
1 ½ cups white sugar
8 ounce can or 1 Cup sauerkraut, drained and chopped
In a bowl add flour, cocoa, soda, salt and baking powder. Stir
together and set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter,
vanilla, eggs, water and sugar. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture.
Blend in sauerkraut. Grease a 13x 9 pan and pour batter into a cake
pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick
inserted in the middle comes out clean. Frost with chocolate