April Fools' Day
It's fun to fool your friends and family with these sweet treats. That's right, all of these are desserts...
My son HATES meatloaf, so this is the perfect dessert to serve him on April Fools' Day! The meatloaf is made from Rice Krispie Treats! You can make your own treats using Cocoa Krispies, but I used the new store bought Double Chocolately Chunk Rice Krispie Treat bars (I found these at Target but you can get them at Walmart or Safeway too. I just pushed 2 bars together side by side (I removed some of the chocolate chunks) and then mixed some hot fudge and caramel sauce together to make "gravy" and poured that over the top of the treats.
For the mashed potatoes, I cut a cupcake in half and frosted it with vanilla frosting. I topped it off with yellow gel icing and a yellow Starburst candy.
The peas are from the peas and carrots Jelly Belly candy pack.
Peanut Butter Potsickers with chocolate syrup dipping sauce. For a full tutorial click here.
Peanut Butter and Jelly never looked so... Italian? I just took 2 slices of potato bread (you can use any kind of bread, but potato bread has that yellow tint to it like ravioli) and put a little dollup of peanut butter in middle. Then press the bread together around the peanut butter and cut around it in a square with a pastry cutter or pizza cutter.
I grated a little white chocolate on top and added green sprinkles. Strawberry jam is the "marinara" sauce.
Say CHEESE! You'll have everyone smiling when they find out this is actually a dessert. The cheese is made from Fruit Flavored Tootsie Rolls and the crackers are made from Golden Oreos! Click here for a full tutorial on how to make these!
Shrimp Mocktail - made of Kellogg's Rice Krispie Treats and wrapped in fondant. I used strawberry perserves as mocktail sauce and added a little slice of candy lemon and fondant chives for garnish!
Shepherd's pie? YOU LIE!! That's right I created these out of Cocoa Krispie Treats mixed with "carrot and peas" made out of taffy. Melt some marshmallows in a little butter, spread on top and broil for a few seconds. My hubby was totally fooled by this one! :)
Stump your friends with a dessert version of Chicken & Dumplings. Vanilla pudding, taffy made to look like peas and carrots, and diced angel food cake. The "dumpling" is angel food cake too!
These faux buffalo wings are made entirely out of Kellogg's Rice Krispie Treats. I covered them in a brown sugar and tangerine glaze. Use 1/2 cup dark brown sugar and about 1/4 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice (add more juice if too thick) and microwave for about 15 seconds. Add a drop of red food color if desired. Brush on the wings. The "bleu cheese" is actually marshmallow sauce with bits of marshmallow and the "celery" is green licorice!
Chili? Not really. Chocolate cake baked in little chili bowls frosted and topped with jelly beans and orange tinted coconut. For an even easier version, try chocolate pudding instead of the cake!
I made this cake with my son 10 years ago when he was in Cub Scouts - it's a kitty litter cake. Made with a 9x13 cake, crushed vanilla filled cookies and tootsie rolls. For the recipe, click here.
Sushi donuts - made from store bought mini donuts!
Pizza cookies! From a snickerdoodle!
No, it's not alphabet soup, it's pudding! I just tinted butterscotch pudding (my son's fav) with a little orange food coloring, added some Alphabits cereal, and you have a sweet Alphabet "soup"!
What's shakin' gummy bacon? Strawberry gummy bacon paired with sunny side up cupcakes (the yolk is a butterscotch candy topped with black sugar sprinkles).