OK, I may enjoy pranking my daughter a little. However, unlike some of my pranks, this April Fool’s Day Dessert went over like gangbusters! It looks like a Chicken Pot Pie but it’s actually a Banana Pudding Tart!
Pot Pie Pudding Tarts Recipe
I’m not going to pretend here; I am pretty darn proud of this recipe!
Ella had absolutely no idea that the mini Chicken Pot Pies I served up for dinner were actually dessert! She loves banana pudding but I think the real treat was getting to eat dessert before dinner!
And yes… I know that traditionally, if you play an April Fool’s Day prank after 12 o’clock noon, then the prankster is actually the fool, but I’m not one to follow 17th century etiquette rules. Prank your kids whenever you want!
I also think this would be a fun recipe to make with the kids after reading a nonsense book, like Dennis Lee’s Alligator Pie, Lewis Carroll’s the Jabberwocky or even a Dr. Seuss book. My friend Allison also has a fun collection of Books to Make Kids Laugh that would be perfect for accompanying this silly dessert!
Or if your kids love declaring it “Opposite Day” or are lucky enough to have an “Opposite Day” at school, this would be a fun way to join in one the fun!
This recipe can be made the day before (just be sure to cover up the tarts so the pudding doesn’t form a skin) and it’s easy enough that kids can help prepare the tarts. If you end up making them, please tag me on social media and let me know what the kids thought!
Ingredients for April Fool’s Dessert
- Vanilla Pudding
- Plus ingredients called for on box
- Graham Ready Mini Pie Crusts
- Fruit Chews, orange and green
Tip: for a “beef stew” version, swap out the vanilla pudding for chocolate and leave out the bananas.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl
- Sharp kitchen knife
How to Make an April Fool’s Dessert
Prepare pudding according to package directions.
Cut bananas into small pieces to be used as the “chicken”.
Cut the fruit chews into small pieces. Roll the green pieces into small balls for the “peas” and form the orange pieces into small squares for the “carrots”.
Spoon the pudding into the pie shells until almost full and add on some of each of the “veggies” and “chicken”.
Put a little bit more pudding on top to make it look mixed in.
Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.
All ready to fool your friends and family!
Grab your free printable for our Banana Pudding Cup Dessert:
This silly recipe is perfect for April Fool’s or anytime you want to play a joke on the kids. My daughter thought it was hilarious and keeps suggesting that I “trick her again!”