April Fools Day is one of those fun days that’s great for practical jokes. I mean, who doesn’t love a good prank now and then?! If you, like me, enjoy playing the occasional gag, then try doing it with food. It really doesn’t take much — just a cleverly disguised piece of candy, or a pot pie with a surprise filling. You can tell someone you made them a cookie, when it turns out there is an Oreo stuffed inside. It’s not about being mean-spirited, it’s about a genuinely true joke that makes everyone laugh so hard they lose their breath. Here are some of my favorite surprise-inside foods. Give them a go this April 1st and make sure the joke’s on them, not you.
Fried Rice Cupcakes 1 of 10
In the mood to serve cupcakes for dinner? Tell the kids it is no sweat! Then ... serve these! They are deliciously hilarious cupcakes full of fried rice and vegetables and taste so fantastic they won't care that it isn't dessert.
Photo: Shaina Olmanson
Biscoff Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies 2 of 10
A super fun (and delicious!) trick to play on your friends is to give them a chocolate chip cookie that is stuffed with — surprise —Biscoff cookie spread. This delicious bite will make you the hit of the day — your little joke only makes the cookies taste better!
Photo: Kelsey Banfield
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed Mug Cake 3 of 10
If you are in the mood for a chocolate dessert and still want an awesome surprise make this mug cake ... and add cookie dough! Everyone will love diving in with their spoons to find a fresh mound of cookie dough on the inside. It is the best kind of delicious April Fools!
Photo: Brooke McLay
Cookie Sliders 4 of 10
These adorable cookie sliders are totally delicious and so much fun to serve. Tell the kids you are having burgers for lunch ... then serve them these!
Photo: Mom on Time Out
Zucchini Waffles 5 of 10
Surprise, your breakfast is full of zucchini! The family won't even care because these taste just like yummy slices of zucchini bread.
Photo: Erin Clarke
BBQ Stuffed Cupcakes 6 of 10
They might look like cupcakes, but they really aren't at all! These savory treats are stuffed with pulled pork and taste like a pulled pork sandwich.
Photo: Snappy Gourmet
Double Surprise Grilled Cheese 7 of 10
Do your kids like grilled cheese? Give them the surprise of their life when they bite into the sandwich and find a poached egg!
Fudgy Strawberry Nachos 8 of 10
When you ask everyone if they want nachos for dinner they are bound to say yes. Serve up this plate of baked goodness and they'll be laughing so hard, while eating every last crumb.
Photo: Simply Southern Baking
Pinata Cups 9 of 10
For an extra-sweet April Fools treat, stuff your cupcakes with candy. It's like giving your kids a pinata that just keeps surprising them time and time again!
Photo: Dawn Lopez
Savory Squash Pie 10 of 10
It might look and smell like pumpkin pie is on the menu tonight but ... it's not! This savory squash pie is super delicious and a great twist on a traditional treat. Everyone will laugh once they realize they've been had!
Photo: Farm Fresh Feasts