April Fools’ Dunkin’ Donuts Meatloaf!

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We absolutely love making April Fools’ fun food! This year 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 so we decided to make April Fools’ Dunkin’ Donuts Meatloaf!

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!

April Fools’ Dunkin’ Donuts Meatloaf Ingredients

  • 16 oz. Ground turkey
  • 1 Beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup Bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • 1/3 of a onion (chopped finely)

How To Make April Fools’ Dunkin’ Donuts Meatloaf

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together.
  3. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray.
  4. Press the mixture in the donut pan.
  5. We made 6 regular sized donuts and 6 mini donuts.
  6. 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.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  8. If you are making mini donuts they will be done in about 15 minutes.

Mashed Potato Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 container of Country Crock mashed potatoes
  • 3 or 4 tbsp of cream cheese
  • Pink or red food coloring
  • Red, green, orange, and yellow bell peppers (finely chopped)

How To Make Mashed Potato Frosting

  1. Heat the mashed potatoes according to the directions.
  2. To get the right consistency 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.
  3. Split up the frosting and color half of it pink.
  4. Finely chop your bell peppers to make them look like sprinkles.
  5. Frost the meatloaf with the mashed potatoes and sprinkle with the bell peppers.
April Fools' Dunkin' Donuts
April Fools' Dunkin' Donuts

We poured gravy into a Dunkin Donuts coffee cup to look like coffee. Any store bought Gravy will do or you could make your own. We used Heinz….

Here is a close up….

April Fools' Dunkin' Donuts
April Fools' Dunkin' Donuts

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

April Fools' Dunkin' Donuts
April Fools' Dunkin' Donuts

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27 comments on “April Fools’ Dunkin’ Donuts Meatloaf!”

  1. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love

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

  2. Laura Belleau

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

  3. Huckleberry Love

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

  4. Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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

  5. 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

  6. Lisa@hooplapalooza

    HAHAHAHA!!!
    Best.
    April.
    Fool's.
    Food.
    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. Love this idea. Thank you for sharing. DO you think it would still look realistic with ground beef instead of turkey?

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