April Fool's Day is Friday! For years I have been doing something sneaky to surprise my children on April Fool's Day. Last year the Mock Sushi at the head of my post was a bit hit with my kids and it did fool them for a moment and it is delicious and such a simple treat to make!
This year I made Mock Meatloaf with a bit of ketchup on the side; I am saving it for a special someone to fool; I have the perfect victim in mind! It is also simple, delicious and inexpensive (about $3.00) to make.
Mock Meatloaf Recipe
Adapted from a Family Fun Magazine recipe.
12 cup chocolate rice cereal -- I used Cocoa Puffs.
2 - 10 ounce package marshmallows
6 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Prepare bread loaf pan by putting butter on sides of pan. Crush cereal in food processor for a moment; don't make the cereal into a flour -- just about half it's normal size. If you don't have a food processor, put cereal in bag and crush with a rolling pin. Set aside and place in large mixing bowl. Melt butter in large sauce pan on medium heat; add cocoa powder and mix well. Then add marshmallows and stir until marshmallows are completely melted. Take marshmallow mixture off heat and pour in crushed chocolate rice cereal. At this point, you could add chopped yellow gummy worms for onions, chopped red gummy worms for red peppers or tomatoes. I didn't add any gummy worms; my kids would think they are real and wouldn't want to eat the meat loaf!! Mix well and form in bread pan. Let sit for 30 minutes before serving. Cut with a serrated knife.