Burger Bites

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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?

Burger Bite Cookies cheeseburger

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
sesame seeds

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.


10 Responses to “Burger Bites”

    Lisa on 1 September 14th, 2008 8:24 am

    These are adorable! The sesame seeds really do make them look like mini-burgers. Without those it would be up for grabs.

    rebecca on 2 September 14th, 2008 5:49 pm

    cute recipe! i don’t have kids, but i want to round some up so i can make these for them. =) or maybe i just secretly want to make them for myself . . .

    eve on 3 September 14th, 2008 11:10 pm

    How clever!

    DC on 4 September 17th, 2008 4:33 pm

    And don’t think that if you don’t act IMMEDIATELY with the coconut that you can pop the last few in the microwave for a few seconds because they will bubble up like the Blob. Not that that happened to me or anything. 🙂

    Maria on 5 September 18th, 2008 12:05 pm

    Now this is a burger I can handle…I don’t eat meat:) How fun!

    giz on 6 September 18th, 2008 8:04 pm

    That was hysterical – “who better to ask than someone with no kids”…. it’s like asking me for marriage advice when I’ve already had 2 unsuccessful marriages….hysterical.

    Ashley on 7 November 8th, 2008 2:14 pm

    Those are so incredibly awesome!!

    Bob Ed on 8 December 24th, 2008 2:43 pm

    You can also make “mustard” and “ketchup” with white icing and red/yellow food coloring. Helps the illusion and shoot the sugar content up!

    Denise H. - CA on 9 April 15th, 2010 7:47 pm

    I have made these for many years. I have always used the red “ketchup” frosting on the bottom layer between the wafer and the candy, and the yellow “mustard” frosting on the top layer. They act as glue to get it to all stick together. This way you do not need to heat them.

    Sawyer on 10 July 6th, 2011 9:28 am

    That is brilliant. I can’t wait to try that with my kids.