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April Fools lunch- Faux nuggets & fries

April Fools! I had planned these Faux Chicken Nuggets and fries for dinner tonight, but since we had an unexpected snow day I had to make it on the sly and serve it for lunch instead. 

I got the nugget idea from the Taste of Home website but I just cut my poundcake out and dipped mine in warmed up honey and then graham cracker crumbs since my son is allergic to nuts.  

The fries are made from canned breadstick dough.  I rolled it out a bit and then cut it into sticks. Bake according to the package directions. Seedless strawberry jam became the ketchup.

I just love his reaction! Does anyone else pull pranks on their kids on April Fools?



Faux Chicken Nuggets and French Fries

Faux Chicken Nuggets and French Fries
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


For the nuggets
  • 1 loaf (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 1/2 cup honey, warmed
  • 1c graham cracker crumbs
For the fries
  • 1 tube refrigerated breadsticks
  • non stick spray
  • 1/4 cup Seedless strawberry jam


Make the nuggets
  1. Cut cake into 12 slices. Cut each slice into nugget shapes.
  2. Heat up honey for 10 to 15 seconds.
  3. Dip cake pieces into honey, then roll in graham cracker crumbs.
  4. Let stand until set.
Make the fries
  1. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Open tube of breadsticks and spread dough out flat on a pastry mat. Cut the dough in half longways and then into thin strips.
  3. Place strips on sheet and bake according to package directions until golden and crispy.
  4. Warm up seedless strawberry jam and serve alongside fries, if desired.
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