Sunday, March 23, 2014

April Fool's Pierogies and Sausages

I don't know if you get in on the April Fool's day shenanigans at your place but we like to get pretty tricky around here. We went all out with our April Fool's A&W and KFC treats a while back and wanted to do something just as fun (and tasty, of course) this year. 
I knew instantly when I made our Red Velvet Donut Fries with Cream Cheese Frosting that I was going to make something for April Fools Day with them. They just really really really looked like sausages. 
I decided to use my Kitchen Mate Patty Trio to make some peanut butter sandwich "pierogies". 

I rolled the bread out thin with a rolling pin before pressing it in the cutter. I then dabbed a few bits of cocoa powder on the outside using a small paint brush to make it looked cooked. 
I used cashew halves to make the "fried mushrooms" ...

I also dabbed a little cocoa powder on them with a small paint brush to give them a cooked look.
Then I used white jelly beans to make the "fried onions"...

I squished the jelly bean with a rolling pin, then cut it into strips, then dabbed a little cocoa powder on a small paint brush and dabbed it randomly on the jelly bean strips. 
I then placed the "mushroom" and "onion" strips on top of the "pierogies". 

The "sausages" are simply a few of our Red Velvet Donut Fries. Nothing extra needed to be done to them. 
They already look like sausages. 
Go HERE to see how to make those. They are delicious, by the way. Even if you don't want to make an April Fools treat you should make them. 
Just sayin'

So... in summary... here are the ingredients you will need to replicate our April Fool's Pierogies & Sausages: few cashew halves
3 - 4 white jelly beans
1 tsp of cocoa powder
few slices of Dempster's white bread
few Tbsps of peanut butter
Happy April Foolin' 


  1. What a fun April Fool's idea, Jo and Sue. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  2. What a fun way to trick the family on April first! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  3. I just love this idea! I am pinning it and sharing on Facebook. Thanks for linking this to the IN and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!

  4. Great tricks for April Fools. They do look like real pierogies!
    Thank you for linking this week.

  5. Sounds like you have a fun April Fools' tradition going! Thanks for stopping by Five Friday Finds last week. Hope you can make it again this week. :)

  6. Thank you for sharing your recipe at Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up. :) What fun April Fool's Ideas! I hope you stop by and join us again this week.

  7. LOL! This is so cute- I love April Fool's pranks that are fun spirited like this one! They really do look like the real thing! Thanks for sharing these with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! :)

  8. What a cute idea! I definitely need to make some of these pierogies!