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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Favorite Ice Cream Tacos

These ice cream-filled "tacos" are fun to make and eat. They're great party treats, and kids have a ball putting them together. Adults enjoy them, too. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

April Fool Meatball Sub

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

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


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

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

Octopus and Seaweed

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


Layer Cake Meat Loaf

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

Ice Cream Tacos

Talk about a fun presentation! Karen Oney’s cute dessert looks just like a taco—but it’s stuffed with chocolate ice cream...


Trick Pizza

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