At out house April Fool's has always been a special day for the munchkins. As they get older, it is a lot harder to trick them. I looked up April Fool's food on the Internet. In years past, I have tricked them with mashed potato and fake spaghetti cupcakes . This year the Family Fun website caught my eye with their Chicken Not-Pie. So, I thought I would try it out. For the not-pie you need,
- 1 aluminum pie tin
- 1 pie crust
- 1 (3.4-ounce) box instant vanilla or white-chocolate pudding
- 3 yellow and orange Starburst candies
- 1 green Chewy Jolly Rancher candy or green Tootsie Roll candy
- 1 to 2 dried apple rings or just dried apple pieces
The Family Fun Recipe is a little different than what I ended up doing. I first tried the refrigerated pie dough. It was a complete flop and the dog ended up eating it. I took a homemade pie crust that my sis had, (Thank goodness) and a 9" aluminum pie pan. I then flipped the pie tin over so I was looking at the bottom. I tore a piece of aluminum foil and covered the bottom of the pie tin, then I laid the rolled pie dough on the foil. I finished the pie crust with the fork around the bottom edge and poked a couple holes in the crust. Then I put it in the oven for 8 minutes. While the crust was cooking, I cut the orange and yellow Starburst into squares. (carrots and corn) Then on to the peas, just cut the green candy into about 5 pieces and then roll them. I had dried apple pieces and I ripped them to give them a chicken pieces look. After the crust was finished, I just removed the pie crust from the pie pan by lifting up the foil. I then allowed the pan to cool and then I made the pudding and added the Not-Veggies and put it in the cooled pie pan. After the pudding had spent it time in the refrigerator, I added the pie crust lid. I fooled a couple of the munchkins, but some of them are catching on to my ways.
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