My mom once asked me to help her make a version of these mini-cheeseburgers for a kid’s birthday party. They were very easy to make and had visual appeal. I thought they were so cute that I made them last week for my organization’s “Taste of Near North” event (which is much like the “Taste of Chicago” event where you go around to different booths and pay some money to try a small serving of a food item.) These li’l guys were not only easy to make they were also a big hit! I was told they sold out in no time..
The following recipe makes 40 mini-cheese burgers:
1pkg – Nilla wafers (buns)
1pkg -Keebler’s grasshopper cookies (meat)
1pkg – white frosting (for adherence)
1 tube- yellow frosting (cheese & mustard)
1 tube- red frosting (ketchup & tomatoes)
1/2 package shredded coconut (lettuce)
Green food coloring.
1.) Lettuce – mix shredded coconut with green food coloring – set aside
2.) Spread white frosting on the flat sides of the Nilla Wafers – lining them up as a top/bottom pair (2 nilla wafers for one sandwich)
3.) Place a Grasshopper cookie on one of the two nilla wafers (the bottom bun)
4.) Apply yellow frosting as a circular ring on top of the Grasshopper cookie.
5.) Apply red icing in random dots around the yellow icing.
6.) Layer bits of the shredded green coconut on top of the frosting
7.) Place 2nd Nilla wafer on top (top bun)
8.) Place a dab of honey on top of the top bun Nilla wafer and brush on evenly.
9.) Sprinkle sesame seeds lightly
10.) Smile at your cute little creation and store in a cool place!