April Fool’s Day Dinner

By March 31, 2012 March 16th, 2017 Cooking, Holidays, Kid Friendly/Special Events

Happy Saturday friends! April really snuck up on me! So, I’m sharing some ideas for April Fool’s Day Dinner from last year. I’ve changed the recipe format so you can easily save to your recipe box and print out. Have fun!!

You probably know by now…I LOVE to create fun food!! Because I’m a Mom, a wife and a foodie {food blogger}, holidays are always tons of fun! April Fool’s Day is no exception!

I have been tricking my family on April Fool’s Day for lots of years, but not in a bad way, just with fun food. I’ve made several faux cupcakes for April Fool’s Day and last year I shared dinner ideas.

This year I decided that I needed to “up my game” a bit, so I created some new ideas for you, and a couple returning ideas from last year.

April Fools Day Dinner :: Recipes on HoosierHomemade.com

You first saw the Nuggets & Fries on cupcakes, now they are making their debut for dinner.

April Fools Day Dinner :: Recipes on HoosierHomemade.com

Does your family love Deviled Eggs? I know mine does…they are sure to be fooled by these.

April Fools Day Dinner :: Recipes on HoosierHomemade.com

Can you tell which ones are real eggs?

April Fools Day Dinner :: Recipes on HoosierHomemade.com

These Sushi are also sure to be hit! They are very quick, easy and only take 2 ingredients.

April Fools Day Dinner :: Recipes on HoosierHomemade.com

And finally making a come back from last year, because we can’t have all sweets for our April Fool’s Day Dinner. Snakes and Bugs

April Fools Day Dinner :: Recipes on HoosierHomemade.com

I think your family is going to be totally fooled by this dinner. Don’t you? How about a cupcake to go with your fun April Fool’s Day Dinner?

Maybe some Snowcones

Snow Cone Cupcakes :: HoosierHomemade.com

And don’t miss my other fun April Fool’s Day Cupcakes!

Deviled Egg Inspiration
Sushi Inspiration
Snakes and Bugs are originally from Pillsbury

April Fool’s Day Dinner: Chicken Nuggets & Fries

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: About 10-15 nuggets & 15-20 fries


Fun idea to fool your family. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com


  • 1 pound cake {I only found sliced in the bakery at Walmart, but you can certainly use a whole one, or bake your own}
  • Cereal, Nilla Wafer cookies or Graham Crackers {or a combination, I used Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Nilla Wafers, crushed in the food processor}
  • Canned white frosting, melted {canned works best}
  • Tools – Small knife and a crinkle cutter {I use one from Pampered Chef}
  • Dipping Sauce – Vanilla pudding with a couple drops each of yellow and copper food coloring



  1. Cut pound cake into nugget shapes.
  2. Crush cereal, cookies and/or crackers in the food processor.
  3. Melt frosting.
  4. Dip nugget in frosting and then coat with crumbs.
  5. Place on wax paper until set.


  1. Trim edges off pound cake and cut with crinkle cutter.
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray, place fries on cookie sheet and place in oven on high temp {either 475 degrees or broil} Watch VERY closely, they brown up really quickly.

Dipping sauce

  1. Mix vanilla pudding according to directions on box, add a couple drops of yellow and copper food coloring


Liz says…
These nuggets and fries are also fun on top of cupcakes.


April Fool’s Day Dinner: Deviled Eggs

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


Fool everyone with these Deviled Eggs. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com


  • Cadbury chocolate eggs {or an egg shaped mold}
  • White Chocolate for melting {I use Almond Bark, found in the baking aisle}
  • White frosting
  • Yellow & Copper food coloring
  • Orange sugar sprinkles


  1. Use a Cadbury egg for the base, cut in half
  2. Melt the white chocolate.
  3. Dip egg into white chocolate and place on wax paper. I had to do this in steps, and place in fridge in between. First, I coated the cut side of the egg {not the rounded side}. Then I dipped the rounded part, most of the eggs took 2 coats.


  1. Color frosting with yellow and copper food coloring until you get the color you want.
  2. Fill a decorator bag, fitted with a Star tip #22 and pipe on the filling. Sprinkle very light with orange sugar sprinkles.

Real eggs

  1. Boil eggs as you would for Deviled Eggs. Crush yolks in food processor so they are very fine.
  2. Add mayo, mustard and 1 or 2 drops of yellow and copper food coloring.
  3. Place in bag and pipe on, just like you do for the chocolate eggs. Sprinkle with orange sugar.


Liz says…
These are a little tricky the first couple times you try them, but once you get the hang of it, they are easy.


April Fool’s Day Dinner: Sushi

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


A sweet version of Sushi. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com


  • Twinkies
  • Fruit Roll-ups


  1. Cut ends off of a Twinkie and then cut in half.
  2. Unwrap a green and blue fruit roll-up, cut 2 pieces from the green.
  3. Wrap the Twinkie with the roll-up.
  4. Then cut thin strips of remaining roll-ups, I cut mine about 2 inches long.
  5. Fold in half, and using a toothpick, poke them into the center of the sushi.
  6. You will get 2 pieces of sushi from 1 Twinkie and 1 roll-up.


Liz says…
These Sushi are not only fun but yummy!

UPDATE: Twinkies are no longer being made. You can also use any type of soft cake or pound cake.


April Fool’s Day Dinner: Snakes & Bugs

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


Kids love eating snakes and bugs! Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com


  • Hot Dogs
  • Crescent Rolls or Breadsticks {I used Crescent Rolls}
  • Shoestring Potatoes {found these at the grocery store}
  • Red Fruit Roll-up for the Snakes tongue
  • Raisins for the Snakes eyes
  • Ketchup and mustard for the Bugs



  1. Wrap a breadstick or slice of crescent roll around a hot dog.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes until bread is golden brown.
  3. Remove from oven and place on tray or plate.
  4. Cut a small piece of fruit roll-up for the tongue, and cut 2 small pieces of raisin for the eyes.
  5. Carefully slit open a mouth and push the tongue in with a knife or toothpick. Stick the raisins on for eyes.


  1. Cut a hot dog into 4 pieces, wrap a small piece of breadstick or cresent roll around one end.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or until bread is golden brown.
  3. Remove from oven.
  4. While the bread is still soft, push shoestring potatoes in for the legs, and into the hot dog for antennae.
  5. Squeeze a small amount of mustard and ketchup into a ziploc bag, seal closed and cut a very small tip off one corner. Dot the bug with mustard and ketchup.


Liz says…
Serve these warm or cold

Linking to…Ingredient SpotlightWeekend Wrap up Party, Saturday Night Special

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