Foolin' Around: Fun Faux Recipes

Want to mess with someone special this April Fools’ Day? Trick your loved ones with these deceiving savory and sweet treats.

Oh, dirt cake, I remember the first time I saw it. That pot filled with pudding and cookie crumbs really looked like a plant. Thankfully, it didn't taste that way. In honor of April Fools' Day, here are some sneaky dishes to trick loved ones with -- or at least give them a smile. All you need is some creativity and maybe a little food coloring.

Give the savory classic a sweet twist thanks to vanilla ice or frozen yogurt drizzled with caramel sauce.

Meatloaf Cupcakes

Make some mini-meatloaves ( lightened up, of course) and "frost" with mashed potatoes. If you have a pastry bag, fill it with the whipped potatoes to get those authentic grooves.

Combine vanilla wafers, Thin Mints (it is Girl Scout Cookie time!) and sesame seeds to make these clever little sliders.

Top a couple slices of toasted pound cake with orange frosting.

This glass of "juice" is definitely spill-proof -- don't forget to put the straw in before it sets!

Baked apple slices tossed in cinnamon become some yummy steak-cut fries.

Green Cereal

Add a drop of food coloring to the bowl and top with dry cereal. Wait for your spouse or kids to pour in the milk and see their cereal turn green!

Disney's Familyfun.com site has more great ideas here.

[PHOTO: "Eat This Dirt Cake" by Chef Edlear / Recipezaar]
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