Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

April Fools Dunkin Donuts Meatloaf Dinner!

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We absolutely love making April Fools fun food and we wanted to come up with a dinner to look like dessert this year instead of the fun April Fools desserts we have made in the past. It’s a lot harder to make dinner food look like dessert and realistic, but we are so happy with how our phony Dunkin Phonuts turned out! Most everyone LOVES Dunkin’ Donuts so this was so much fun to make with the kids! This would also be a fun prank to play on the kids for dinner on April Fools and it’s easy to make! How fun to walk in with a box or plate of these meatloaf donuts and see the excitement! Just to realize it’s meatloaf with mashed potato frosting and yes…the coffee is gravy!:) And yes…we actually walked into a Dunkin’ Donuts with meatloaf and took our pictures!ha

April Fools Dunkin Phonuts

16 oz. Ground Turkey (we like Jennie-o)
1 Beaten Egg
1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 clove Garlic (chopped)
1/3 of a Onion (chopped finely)
Mashed Potato Frosting (recipe below)
1 Bag of Red, Green, Orange, & Yellow Bell Peppers (finely chopped)

Pre-heat the oven to 350. Mix all of the ingredients together. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray. Press the turkey mixture in the donut pan. We made 6 regular sized donuts and 6 mini donuts. You could also use a 9×13 pan and just cut out circles using a cookie cutter if you do not have a donut pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes until lightly golden brown. If you are making mini donuts they will be done in about 15 minutes.

This is what it will look like before baking….

After baking….

Mashed Potato Frosting

1 container of Country Crock Mashed Potatoes
3 or 4 T. of Cream Cheese
Pink or Red Fool Coloring

We heated the mashed potatoes according to the directions. We wanted to get the right consistency so we put a few tablespoons of cream cheese with the potatoes in a small chopper while hot. This gave it a bit more of a creamy texture like frosting….

We split up the frosting and colored half of it pink. We chopped up our bell peppers finely to make bell sprinkles.

Frost the meatloaf with the mashed potatoes and sprinkle with the chopped bell peppers….

We poured gravy into a Dunkin Donuts coffee cup to look like coffee. We do not eat beef, but the beef gravy is a bit darker if you want to use that. We used Heinz mushroom….

Here is our Gravy Coffee….

We just made pink and white frosted meatloaf donuts, but you could make any colors….

Here is a close up….

Yes…we actually went to Dunkin Donuts to take our pictures! We had so much fun making this and my boys loved it!

Whaaaa! This is gravy??? And here I thought I was turning into a man with you allowing me to drink this adult beverage!

This was supposed to be a donut!!!! You have got to be kidding me!

Yay mommy! Thanks for the donut!!

Hey! Wait a second! It looks like a donut, but does not feel like a donut….

Mommy! This is so not a donut….

Here you go…take it back!

Hey wait…it does however make a lovely hat!

HeeHee…Happy APRIL FOOLS from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons!!!

This KFC Dinner (dessert) is another favorite April Fools Day creation of ours….

You can view all of our other April Fools fun food creations HERE!

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  1. That is just awesome!

  2. oh man so creative! you have the best aprils fools foods!! pinning and sharing!

  3. That is amazing! You are so creative!!

  4. Love this idea. Thank you for sharing. DO you think it would still look realistic with ground beef instead of turkey?

  5. Thanks! I think beef would be fine. Would look like chocolate donuts!

  6. HAHAHAHA!!!
    Ever!i'm not sure what i'm giggling at the most. the fact that you went to Dunkin Donuts with meatloaf or your adorable kids expressions! LOVE it! :>D

  7. You had me fooled! ๐Ÿ™‚ Very cute! Your boys made me laugh~adorable donut story:)

  8. Considering my general dislike of sugary snacks and penchant for ground meats (meatloaf, sausage, etc.), this would be an act of love rather than a prank.

    – Edward

  9. What a fun post – totally made me smile!

  10. Love it!…….neeCee at

  11. This is awesome!!!

  12. This is such a great idea!!!

  13. You are so funny! I love it!

  14. L O V E it!! You always come up with the BEST April Fools ideas! Pinned ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Genius! That is just too much fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Super cute idea! I love April Fools. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is perfect for my AF board of ideas!

  17. Meatballs would be perfect as munchkins too!!

  18. What a cute idea. You make me want to try fooling my family. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. LOVE this! My kids would get a huge kick out of this. Thanks for sharing!!

  20. This is simply amazing! Your kids are too cute! I think everyone would eat meatloaf if it looked like donuts! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I would love for you to stop by and link this post up with our new link party, Much Ado About Monday, if you get a chance.


  21. That is so realistic looking! It would totally mess with me and maybe cure my donut addiction ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. This is so cute and clever! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. That is so fun! lol

  24. I am seriously laughing out loud! LOVE it! You are so dang fun!!