At least once a week, someone will email or ask me if I have any easy recipes they can do with their kids. Because really, who better to ask than a 34-year-old single woman with no children, right?
But I digress. Here is that recipe. The thing to keep in mind while making these is DON’T WASTE TIME. If you don’t follow Jenn’s instructions precisely, the buns won’t stick to the burgers. (Er, the Nilla Wafers won’t stick to the peppermint patties.) You’ve been warned.
Photos of the process here.
1 bag peppermint patties
1 box Nilla Wafers
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 drops green food coloring
Place 24 Nilla Wafers “round side” down, on a cookie sheet then top them with a peppermint patty. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set aside 24 more Nilla Wafers to act as the top of the “bun.”
Place coconut in a bowl with a sealed lid or a ziplock bag. Add the food coloring and couple of drops of water. Seal the container and shake until the coconut is tinted green and looks like lettuce.
Put the topped Nilla Wafer/open faced patties in the oven for only about 1-1/2 minutes, check them to see that they are glossy and not melted.
Take them out of the oven and IMMEDIATELY top with tinted coconut.
Then immediately put the burger “tops” on, pushing a bit to secure them to the patty.
Brush a few drops of water on the top of the bun (or use clean fingers) then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Recipe from my friend and fellow blogger, Jenn.