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April Fools Day Prank: How To Make Cereal Treat Bowls


Cereal Treat Bowl April Fools Day Prank

Soooo how weird is it that Easter falls on April Fools Day this year?? Not sure I’m a big fan of the holiday overlap but I’ve got ya covered anyway with our annual April Fools prank! We’ve done tiny food, spilled ice cream, donut tires and keeping with the food theme today we have… trick cereal bowls! Wanna know what this actually is? It’s cereal treats!!!! But it looks just like a big bowl of cereal and how fun would it be to put out these bowls for your kids (or spouse or roommate…) only for them to go lift a spoon for a bite and find the whole thing goes with them!? Ha!

The best part about it is they can actually eat it! So long as you’re cool with cereal treats for breakfast. 😉 Here’s how to make ‘em!

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Cereal Treat Bowl April Fools Day Prank
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April Fools Day Prank: How To Make Cereal Treat Bowls


  • For one standard sized cereal bowl:

  • 1 tablespoon butter plus more to coat the bowl
  • 2.5 ounces marshmallows mini marshmallows melt easier!
  • 1 1/2 cups cereal of choice plus extra for the top


  • Lightly grease a cereal bowl with a very thin layer of butter.
  • I n a small saucepan melt butter over low heat. Once butter has melted, add in the marshmallows. Cook over medium heat till melted and smooth, careful not to burn.
  • Add in the cereal and stir until well combined. Set a spoon into the cereal bowl and quickly scoop mixture into the bowl, over the spoon. Adjust spoon into desired position.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup more fresh cereal on top to fill bowl and create a more realistic look. Gently press fresh cereal into marshmallow cereal so they stick together. Cool completely.
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Photos by Jeff Mindell | Recipe by Theresa Rountree

If you prank your fam with this, you GOTTA share their reactions with me on your Insta stories so I can share ‘em!!! Can’t wait.


  • Erin Maree

    Last year for April Fools Day I just bought some googly eyes and stuck them everywhere, my parents were finding them for days!
    This year I have no idea, I did buy a roll of 500 yellow dot labels today (they were on clearance) so I’m thinking maybe sticking them on our dark blue couch (so they are easy to remove). Maybe I could even turn them into chicks with a marker for Easter?

    • Indya | The Small Adventurer

      This made me laugh just picturing it! Googly eyes are so much fun, and such a harmless prank to place them everywhere! It’d definitely make my day to have a house filled with them. What a great idea 😂

  • Michelle

    What a hilarious idea, I love it! It’s cool that you can still eat it.

  • Meg

    this is so cute! luv that it’s still delicious. it’s a win-win

  • Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

    This is hilarious. Will I have the energy to do this for tomorrow?? But it could work for any day of the week, hehe!!!! XO

  • Mama2Boys

    That is HILARIOUS! I don’t know how I can wait until April Fool’s Day! My boys will totally fall for this!

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