9 April Fools' Day Food Pranks That'll Tease The Palate


Come April 1, there are two types of people in the world — those that prank and those that get pranked. And regardless of which end of the spectrum you fall on, chances are you'll want to know about the plethora of pranks that could be pulled. And one place to be especially on guard is around the kitchen table. Because there are an arsenal of April Fools' Day foods pranks that will trick even the best prankster.

When it comes to food, everything is fair game on this holiday. You know, provided it's not poisonous. I especially like the thought of tampering with my family and friends edibles because, in most cases, you end up creating something a little weird, but still tasty enough that they won't know if the deed's been done. And, if you have kids, April Fool's Day food pranks are the perfect way to trick them into eating their vegetables.

Now you could go for the toothpaste-filled Oreos of mayonnaise-stuffed donuts, but why not search for some other, more original options. If you're tired of faking a cold, a pregnancy, or an emergency trip to the hospital, here are nine April Fools' Day foods that will trick even the best prankster you know.

1Mini Cheeseburger Cookie Sliders

Courtesy of Mom On Timeout

Whether you're a fan of April Fool's Day or just want to have something special for the kiddies at your next big gathering, these mini cheeseburger cookie sliders from Mom On Timeout are sure to be a conversation starter.

2Candy Sushi

Courtesy of What's Cooking Love?

Even if you're not big on pranks, having a few dessert choices that look like dinner might be a way to get your little ones to try new things. Starting them off with these pieces of candy sushi from What's Cooking Love could be a way to get the party started.

3April Fool's Day Cupcakes

Courtesy of Willow Bird Baking

If you fancy pranking your friends with pizza, meatloaf, or baked potato cupcakes with avocado frosting, Willow Bird Baking has the perfect recipes for your April Fool's Day cupcake choices.

4Rice Krispie Treat Chicken Wings


If you'll be tuning into the Final Four on April Fool's Day, serve up a platter of Party Pinching's Rice Krispie treat chicken wings.

5Popcorn Cupcakes

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Not only great to use as a good joke for April Fool's Day, these popcorn cupcakes from 'A Casarella will be a huge hit at all of your themed parties in the future.

6Ice Cream Steak Frites

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Go from savory to sweet with this unexpected version of steak and fries that every age will enjoy. Made with chocolate ice cream and pound cake, Food Network Kitchen proves that they are able to have a little fun behind the stove too.

7Cupcake Nachos

Earls37a on Flickr

While these might not sound too delightful, we promise Near to Nothing's fun recipe of nacho cupcakes is one you'll want to make for every occasion after your first batch. Spoiler: there's no cheese involved; just in case you were wondering.

8Wacky Mashed Potatoes Ice Cream


Though this won't make you run down the middle of the street to stalk the ice cream truck, My Recipes wacky mashed potatoes ice cream will give you dessert and dinner side dish all in one.

9Pigs In A Blanket

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While I've never been a huge fan of pigs in a blanket, this awesome April Fools Day recipe cookie spin from Diary of a Mad Hausfrau has pulled me in a little closer to considering the option.