April Fools' Day Recipes

Cookies that look like hamburgers and hot dogs, gummi fish 'sushi,' and kitty litter cake--fool your friends and family with fun food recipes for April Fools' Day.

Staff Picks

Rice Paper Fake Bacon

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
Great for vegetarians—but fun for April Fool's, too!

Hot Dog Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
These little treasures look just like little hot dogs! Perfect for children's parties or sporting events.
By Darrelle Winans

Pork-n-Beans Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
This cake can be made in loaf pans or in 16 ounce cans.
By Lorrie Sterling

Bacon Cheeseburger Cake

Rating: 5 stars 27
Easy and awesome! Guaranteed to impress your friends!

Spaghetti Torte

Rating: 4 stars 88
This baked spaghetti dish is made in a springform pan. When the sides of the pan are removed, you have an impressive, spaghetti 'cake.' It can be served as is, or with a tomato sauce.

Hamburger Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 96
These cookies look just like little hamburgers.

Sweet Pea Mockamole

Rating: 4 stars 55
Delicious and slightly sweet dip to serve with tortilla chips, crackers or fresh veggies.

April Fool's Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars 10
This delicious 'sandwich' is perfect for April Fool's Day, Halloween, or even birthday parties.

Dirt Cake I

Rating: 4.5 stars 788
This is a great conversation piece at parties. Adults love it as much as the children do. Get a new garden trowel, medium sized flower pot and artificial flower at a craft store for full effect.
By Tammy Hooper

Kitty Litter Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 489
Great Halloween cake! You'll need a new kitty litter box, box liner and litter scoop as props to get the full effect with this cake!
By Dee

Hot Beef Sundae

Rating: 5 stars 1
We had this at the New York State Fair. When we saw the sign Hot Beef Sundae, we were both curious. Really, it looks just like a hot fudge sundae and when we got home we made our own version.

No Bake Deluxe Hamburger Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
Fun cookies that look like little hamburgers!
By Jody

Inspiration and Ideas

Cereal Treat Sushi
Rating: Unrated 49
"Nothing says fun like Krispie treat sushi! Use fruit rolls [and] gummy candies. Butter your hands before handling." – Foodaholic
Banana Dogs
Rating: Unrated 19
"I made this for my little guy today. Really cute and creative!" – Christina