If you really want
to dupe your kids on April Fools'Day, you need a prank that won't
leave egg on your face. Here's a sweet trick that fits the bowl!
Lemon pudding/pie filling (an instant mix works fine)
Scoop ice cream into a dish, then spoon on a
generous blob of marshmallow fluff (it will smooth out and resemble an
egg white as the air escapes).
For a yolk, add a rounded blob of lemon pudding.
Makes one sundae.
Originally published in FamilyFun
APRIL FOOLS' DAY DINNER
dessert from FamilyFun
Tired of being outpranked by
your kids on April Fools' Day?
Turn the tables
this year with a surprise dessert that will both fool and
delight them. Served on a dinner plate, it looks just like
mashed potatoes, chicken nuggets and vegetables. But look
THE MAIN COURSE
For the chicken nuggets and vegetables, you'll need to
purchase some peanut butter logs and peas-and-carrots candy
mix. (Both candies are sold by the pound at most candy
On each dinner plate,
arrange four or five peanut butter logs and a small handful
of the candy mix. Right before serving, add a scoop of
vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt to each plate. Top with
gravy--a spoonful of caramel sauce or butterscotch topping.
The last laugh is sure to be yours when your kids try
sipping this colorful beverage. It's actually flavored
gelatin, so you'll need to prepare it ahead of time.
Dissolve a package of
dessert gelatin according to the directions on the box
(orange to look like iced tea; raspberry, strawberry or
lemon to resemble fruit punch).
Pour the liquid gelatin
into drinking glasses, then place a plastic straw in each.
Set the glasses on a tray in the refrigerator until the
gelatin firms up.
Originally published in FamilyFun
Recipe: The Shamburger
Sure, it looks like the real thing. But
when your kids take a bite, their taste buds will be
pleasantly deceived by the no-beef patties, special sauce,
and sesame cookie buns. And while they're not exactly fast
food, these fake burgers are easy to make.
To make the cookie "hamburger buns," heat the
oven to 375°. Use an electric mixer to cream the
margarine and the sugar until fluffy (about 1 to 2
minutes). Add 2 eggs and beat well. Stir in the vanilla
extract. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a
separate bowl. Then, add the dry ingredients to the
creamed mixture and blend well.
For large "buns," drop the dough by rounded
tablespoons onto a lightly greased baking sheet at least 1
inch apart (for medium-size buns, drop the dough by
rounded teaspoons). Next, use the bottom of a floured
glass to lightly press the dough into a circle. Then beat
the remaining egg and use a pastry brush to
"paint" it on top of each cookie. Sprinkle
sesame seeds on the tops. Bake the large cookies for 10
minutes and the medium ones for 8 minutes, or until the
cookies are golden brown.
While the cookies are cooling on a rack, make the
"lettuce." Place the shredded coconut into a
plastic bag. Add a few drops of green food coloring, close
the bag, and shake until the coconut has turned a light
To assemble the burgers, choose two cookies that are about
the same size and shape. Spread icing ketchup or mustard
on the bottom bun, add an appropriately sized peppermint
patty, and sprinkle with coconut lettuce. Add a squirt of
icing ketchup or mustard to hold the top bun in
place.Arrange the hamburgers on a platter or wrap in foil.
Makes approximately 12 large or 36 medium burgers.