April Fools' Day Fooled Ya Hot Dog in a Bun

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Found this fun kids idea in the April 2006 Parents magazine. See my Fooled Ya French Fry recipe and serve them both together! Great April Fool's joke to play on someone (except those with nut allergies)!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 banana
  • 13 cup creamy peanut butter, to taste
  • 1 hot dog bun
  • 1 -2 tablespoon strawberry preserves, to taste
  • kiwi, chopped & peeled for relish (optional)


  1. Peel banana.
  2. Spread peanut butter evenly on banana to give it a "hot dog-like" appearance.
  3. Place in a hot dog bun.
  4. Drizzle with strawberry preserves (ketchup) and chopped kiwi (relish), if desired.


Most Helpful

Out of sliced bread and most other food in our house and desperate for something to make for DH's lunch to take to work, I found found a package of hot dot buns in the freezer and our last banana and made this. Peanut butter, banana, on a perfectly shaped bread for the job-yes! Thank you for lodging this idea in the recesses of my mind. It came up at the perfect time.

resenjess February 21, 2010

Well, DH fell for it! I arrived late from work, having left several Zaar recipes spread out on a placemat, and proceeded to make the recipe on the counter directly in his line of vision. Then I placed this on his placemat, "Here's your dinner!" It took a while for it to sink in... Then I announced I was taking him out to dinner, "Fooled Ya!" This was perfect for the man who craves peanut butter. Made for Top Favorites of 2008 Tag as a prize for Mom2Rose for tagging out appleydapply (aka "FROG #8).

KateL April 01, 2009

DH thought I was nuts!! I made one this morning for his breakfast!! I garnished with coconut used Strawberry jam. I toasted the bun. I won't eat this but I knew who would!! This is a perfect breakfast for kids...or big kids :))

katie in the UP June 27, 2006

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