Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mini Dessert Burgers

Nilla Wafer Burgers

Doesn’t that look like a delicious burger?  I’m not a big burger/meat fan, but these are really good!   Why?  Because they are made with Nilla Wafers and chocolate burgers, then garnished with green coconut “lettuce” and ketchup and mustard frosting!  These just might be the cutest, funnest things I’ve ever made. 

Taylor checked out a book at the school library that had all kinds of fun foods to make in it.  We made a couple things in it as he rechecked it out for three weeks!  It was called Fun Stuff Silly Snacks and is by “Editors of Favorite Brand Name Recipes”.  These burger cookie treats were in the book and we finally made them today.

They really look like real mini burgers.  I love how they look!  The recipe made 24 burgers.

Mini Burgers They taste pretty good, too! 


Hungry?  Want one?  Or ten?  Taylor had a great time helping me.  He put all the condiments on after I got the patties on the bun.  I would say if anything, the chocolate wafer mixture for the burgers was the hardest thing to deal with.  I would just tweak it a little when I make them again.  The “meat” was a little too wet, so I would use less chocolate/milk mixture, which is added to crushed Nilla wafers and some powdered sugar.  I just happened to have some buttercream left over in the fridge from earlier in the week, so I tinted it really red for the ketchup and I had some yellow decorator’s icing premade that made a perfect mustard.  After tinting some coconut green, we were all set.  The sesame seeds on top of the “buns” were a perfect ending to really make these look just like real burgers!

Mini Dessert Burgers, adapted by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

1 box (12 ounces) vanilla wafer cookies, divided use

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup milk (original recipe says 1/3 cup, which I think is too much)

1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1/2 teaspoon water

3 drops green food coloring

red and yellow decorator’s frosting (in tubes)—or homemade in plastic zipper bag with the corner snipped off

1/4 cup powdered sugar—for glaze to make the sesame seeds stick (optional)

1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)

Reserve 48 wafers for bun tops and bottoms.

Place remaining wafers in large resealable bag.  Crush into small pieces using a rolling pin.  Combine wafer crumbs (about 1  1/2 cups) with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and salt in a medium bowl.

In a microwave safe glass bowl, combine the chocolate chips and milk and melt in 20 second intervals, stirring in between each time until all combined and smooth (takes about 1 minute).

Pour chocolate mixture into wafer mixture and stir until combined.  Cool until mixture is easy enough to handle and roll into balls that fit on the wafer/buns.  (Recipe says cool 10 minutes, but I ended up putting it in the fridge for a good 20 minutes hoping it would set up more, it was way too goopy to form into balls, but worked fine to scoop with a spoon onto the buns—and there is quite a bit of the chocolate mixture left over.)  Once the balls/burgers are on the buns, flatten slightly to form patties, as you make them, place them on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.

Combine coconut, water and green food coloring in small, resealable plastic bag.  Seal bag and shake to coat evenly with color.

Top each wafer and burger with some coconut, then squeeze red and yellow frosting on top.  Top with remaining wafers for the bun tops.  Brush tops of wafers with powdered sugar glaze made with powdered sugar and water–it can be pretty runny, it just acts as a great glue to hold the sesame seeds in place.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. 

sChocolate Wafer Burger

Sink your teeth into one of these big juicy burgers!  Now THAT is my kind of burger!


Amy said...

These are so adorable! :) They look so real too. Lovely!

Shelby said...

These look so real with the "mustard" dripping down!

Leslie said...

Oh my goodness. those are the cutest things!!!!

Curt said...

Well, you almost got me! I had to look for a while to decide they weren't real burgers.

Great party snack. And definitely great fun for kids!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

LOVE these! You made them perfectly!! I hope to try them some day :)

Suzanne said...

Hmmmm, I kept looking and looking and it finally dawned on me that these are not your everyday burgers. LOL! They are adorable and so perfect! I'll have to make these for the kids and grandkids . . . and us, too!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

Brilliantly creative!

AmyRuth said...

Darling little morsels! Such a pretty photo

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Very cute! I like your new header too!

scrambledhenfruit said...

These are so cute! I bet my kids at school would love them. :)

Lisa said...

Katrina - Your new site looks great, as do these mini-burgers. Such a great idea, and upon first look, I really thought they were burgers!

Lisa Ernst said...

How fun and so very realistic on first glance!

Barbara Bakes said...

Such a fun idea. What a great recipe to make with your kids.

Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! said...

These are so amazing and look professionally done. Bet these would go over great at a kids' birthday party or BBQ.

Stephanie - The Travel Chica said...

Impressive! They look so real!

Sarah said...

These are so. Stinkin. Cute! Great job:)

Katrina said...

Thanks everyone! They really were fun to make and pretty tasty.

sue said...

Those are too cute!

Anonymous said...

You are brilliant!! I really thought they were burgers to begin with! So much fun - my girls will love these!

Natalie said...

these are way too fun!! love it!

Angie - Big Bears Wife said...

to cute! last year I made my dad cupcakes that looked like mashed potatoes! haha

Cindy said...

Next craft/cooking day we will make these for sure--thanks for the idea! The gals will love them.