April Fool’s Fried Chicken & Baked Beans


I love being creative in the kitchen! I think my kids are good & adventuresome eaters because I have fed them a wide variety of foods prepared lots of different ways. So it comes as no surprise to those that know me that I like to make April Fool’s food for my family.

This year I used an idea I saw on one of my favorite food blogs – Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons. She comes up with the coolest ideas & they always come out looking AMAZING! Mine didn’t come out half as amazing as hers did, but it sure made my family smile! And that’s what counts!!


Here is our “Fried Chicken”

april fools day chicken recipe

  • To make it you attach 2 mini-marshmallows to a shortened pretzel rod. Allow to harden.

april fools day chicken recipe

  • Dip pretzel rod in melted white chocolate, carefully. Allow to harden.
  • Spray hands and form slightly cooled Rice Krispie Treats around rod to make the “chicken”

make rice krispies

  • Add brown food coloring (or mix large spoonful of peanut butter) into melted chocolate. This helps it blend in better. Drizzle over drumstick.
  • Dip drumstick in bran flakes (no raisins). Allow to set & serve!

It was a HUGE hit at our house!!

it was a hitdessert for dinner - YUM!

Here is our “Baked Beans:

April Fool's Day food
This was super easy and looked VERY realistic! I will say that Sugar Babies looked the most realistic, but we didn’t really eat them as they were so hard!

  • Make butterscotch pudding; add in burgundy & black food coloring.
  • Add in 2 $1 packages of Sugar Babies
  • Put in fridge to finish setting; stir & serve


Have you seen my other April Fools’ meals I’ve made?

Meatloaf & Mashed Potato “Cake”

april fool's day mashed potato cake

“Spaghetti & Meatballs” Dinner (actually pound cake, frosting, strawberry topping, and whoppers)

april fools' day spaghetti and meatballs

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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