April Fools! Has anyone played a joke on you yet today??
So what is April Fool’s Day anyway? According to Wikipedia, April Fool’s Day (which is sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is an informal holiday that is celebrated every year on April 1st. It is not a national holiday, but is actually widely recognized and celebrated in various countries around the world as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.
Early origins of the holiday include various festivals of fools and of playing tricks on each other can be traced all the way back to Persia around 500 BC and there are many different variations April Fool’s Day originated and celebrated around the world (Source: Wikipedia)
Looking for some fun April Fool’s Day Recipes to help your kids celebrate this special joke filled holiday? Check out the ones below!
Faux cookie dough dip
In a food processor, blend 11/2 cups chickpeas, 6 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 cup peanut butter (we used a natural, unsweetened variety), 3 tablespoons oats, 1 tablespoon milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and baking soda. Fold in 1/3 cup chocolate chips. Serve with apple slices or other fresh fruit. When snack time is over, tell your kids they are now full of beans!
Tease cheese platter
Vanilla sandwich cookies
To make the crackers, pull apart several vanilla sandwich cookies. Leave the filling intact and scatter green sugar sprinkles on half the pieces. Scrape away any filling from the others. For the cheese, soften white and orange fruit chews (we used Tootsie Fruit Rolls) in the microwave for a few seconds, then shape into cubes or roll the candy flat and use a knife to trim it into rectangles. Form the holes with a small cookie cutter or piping tip.
Thanks to FamilyFun Magazine for these fun April Fool’s Day recipe ideas!