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April Fool Meatball Sub

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + freezing


6 servings

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
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
April Fool Meatball Sub Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Krispies, coarsely crushed
  • 3 small scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon seedless strawberry jam, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 1 loaf (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 1/3 cup marshmallow creme
  • 2 teaspoons sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted sunflower kernels


  1. Place cereal in a shallow bowl. Roll ice cream scoops in cereal to coat. Cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl combine 1/2 cup jam and ice cream topping. Microwave on high for 10-20 seconds or until warmed. Cut pound cake in half horizontally. Place bottom half on a serving plate. Spoon half of the jam mixture over cake; top with ice cream scoops, remaining jam mixture, marshmallow creme and coconut. Replace cake top.
  3. In another microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining jam. Brush over top of cake; sprinkle with sunflower kernels. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 347 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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