April Fools' Day Recipes

Looking for April Fools' Day recipes? Allrecipes has more than 50 ways to make dinner look like dessert, dessert look like dinner, and other fun food ideas.

Staff Picks

Dirt Cake I

Rating: 4.72 stars
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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.

Hot Dog Cookies

Rating: 4.27 stars
12
These little treasures look just like little hot dogs! Perfect for children's parties or sporting events.

Pork-n-Beans Cake

Rating: 4.59 stars
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This cake can be made in loaf pans or in 16 ounce cans.

Bacon Cheeseburger Cake

Rating: 4.81 stars
24
Easy and awesome! Guaranteed to impress your friends!

Spaghetti Torte

Rating: 3.8 stars
69
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: 4.64 stars
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These cookies look just like little hamburgers.

Sweet Pea Mockamole

Rating: 4.09 stars
50
Delicious and slightly sweet dip to serve with tortilla chips, crackers or fresh veggies.

April Fool's Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Rating: 4.9 stars
9
This delicious 'sandwich' is perfect for April Fool's Day, Halloween, or even birthday parties.

Dirt Cake I

Rating: 4.72 stars
576
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.

Rice Paper Fake Bacon

Rating: 4.4 stars
6
Great for vegetarians—but fun for April Fool's, too!

Puppy Chow

Rating: 4.71 stars
686
This recipe can be served as an appetizer or dessert.

Kitty Litter Cake

Rating: 4.63 stars
407
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!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Cereal Treat Sushi

Rating: Unrated
42
"Nothing says fun like Krispie treat sushi! Use fruit rolls [and] gummy candies. Butter your hands before handling." – Foodaholic

7 April Fools' Day Recipes

Prank your family and friends with these delicious mix-ups.