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Looking for April Fools Food? I’ve got some fun ideas to fool your kids – make any of these recipes as an April Fool’s prank! Dinners are desserts and desserts are dinner – these are simple and easy recipes.

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It’s so much fun to make prank food for your kids – food they think is one thing but actually isn’t! These ideas span from dinner to dessert and everything in between.

  • Make fries with cake or cookies!
  • Make eggs and ham out of cookies and fruit leather!
  • Cupcakes that look like ice cream cones!
  • Cupcakes that are actually dinner!
  • Sushi that’s actually dessert!
  • Chips made out of pie crust!
Dr. Seuss Snacks
Make green eggs and ham out of cookies and fruit leather and make cat in the hat parfaits out of strawberries and greek yogurt – these are a fun treat for Dr. Seuss day!
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dr seuss snacks
Green Eggs {and ham} Donuts
Check out this recipe
green eggs donuts on white plate
Banana Split Cupcakes
Cake recipe from Inside BruCrew Life
Check out this recipe
banana split cupcakes in ice cream dish decorated like a sundae with a banana
Doughnut Cookies
Check out this recipe
overhead shot of doughnut cookies
Full April fools Day Dinner
From Chicken Nuggets to mashed potatoes!
Check out this recipe
Clams on the Half Shell
These clams are actually cupcakes!
Check out this recipe
Sunny Side Up Eggs
…that aren’t really eggs!
Check out this recipe
Fake Fries
Made out of pie crust!
Check out this recipe
Fake Grilled Cheese
That’s actually pound cake!
Check out this recipe
fake grilled cheese cake with orange frosting in middle
Hamburgers that are actually Cupcakes
with a side of cookie fries!
Check out this recipe
Hot Chocolate
These cups of hot chocolate are actually cookies!
Check out this recipe
Ice Cream “Cones”
that are really cupcakes with no ice cream!
Check out this recipe
ICEE Cupcakes
ICEE Cupcakes – this easy and fun cupcake recipe has a cherry ICEE frosting! Mini cupcakes with icing and a free printable label – kids LOVE THESE!
Check out this recipe
Up close picture of an ICEE cupcake
KFC Chicken and sides
…but that’s not chicken!
Check out this recipe
Meatball Subs
…That’s really cake!
Check out this recipe
PB & Nutella Sandwich Cakes
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peanut butter and nutella sandwich cakes with title
That’s a giant cookie!
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sugar cookie pizza made to look like pizza for April fool's
Fake Fries
that are really pound cake!
Check out this recipe
Meatloaf Cupcakes
with mashed potato frosting!
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BBQ Cupcakes
that are really dessert!
Check out this recipe
Dessert Sushi
that looks totally real!
Check out this recipe
Sweet Guacamole Dip
Check out this recipe
Sweet Guacamole Dip in a glass bowl with Pie Crust Tortilla Chips around it on a serving plate with recipe title on top of image
Collage of photos showing April Fool's Day recipes to fool your kids

April Fools Food to fool your kids this April 1! Learn to make dinner into dessert and dessert into dinner with this funny list of april fools food!

Last Updated on May 31, 2020

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Great list, I really never do anything for April fool’s day but really I should be more fun, love this!

  2. These are all such cute & sweet ideas! I was never a fan of the “mean” pranks, but the harmless ones where everybody laughs are always fun. 🙂

  3. Love these ideas that you posted, Dorothy! Very creative! Maybe I could prank my husband with one of these! 🙂

  4. Lol! Is it weird that these creep me out? I can’t eat something that looks like something entirely different…It’s my one food quirk. Ok, it’s one of several food quirks!

  5. These are too fun! I’m always at a loss during this holiday. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  6. What a fun roundup! I don’t have kid’s at home, but who needs them when you’re married to a big kid! 😉