“Faux” recipes for April Fool’s Day from FamilyFun

April Fools Day can be fun in your household as long as you don’t do anything to spooky/yucky.  🙂  But you can make it really interesting and keep the tradition going.  Hopefully your kids don’t learn too much and get you when they are older! What better way to fool your friends this April Fool’s Day then with a few deceptively delicious tricks?! FamilyFunMagazine has two “faux” recipes to celebrate April’s Fool’s Day in good taste. FamilyFun’s “faux cookie dough dip” has the texture and flavor of homemade cookie dough, but it’s actually a dip in disguise. Also be sure to try the “tease cheese platter” where cookies and candy chews stand in for the traditional savory snack. ………

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Faux Cookie Dough Dip

faux cookie dough

Ingredients: Chickpeas Brown sugar Peanut butter Oats Milk Vanilla Salt Baking soda Chocolate chips Apple slices   Directions: 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

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Ingredients: Vanilla sandwich cookies Sugar Sprinkles Fruit chews   Directions: 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.  …………..

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