These cute little burgers are a fun April Fools treat. They look like a little burger, but they taste like a yummy peppermint cookie!
I’ve been making these since I was a little girl. They are so easy to put together and so fun to share with people! Both kids and adults will smile when they see these on the table or tucked into a lunch box!
Want to know how to make these cute little treats? Here’s the recipe: (printable version)
- 1 box of Nilla Wafers
- 1 bag of York Peppermint Patties
- 1/3 cup each of red, green and yellow Wilton’s candy melts.
- Preheat the oven to 350F degrees
- Unwrap all of your peppermint patties. (Usually there are 24-26 of them per bag)
- Count out twice that many Nilla Wafers (choose the pretty and unbroken ones!)
- Place half of the Nilla Wafers, flat side up, on a cookie sheet.
- Set one peppermint patty on each Nilla wafer.
- Carefully place the cookie sheet in the oven for 1 to 2 minutes, just long enough to melt the chocolate coating on the peppermint patty. (This will melt the bottom of the peppermint to the Nilla wafer).
- In 3 small bowls, melt the Candy Melts in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between until completely melted and smooth.
- Place each of the 3 melted colors in separate zip-top bags.
- Clip one corner and drizzle one color across tops of each peppermint. Repeat this with other two colors.
- Gently press a Nilla wafer, flat side down, on top of the drizzled candy melts. Press to gently squeeze the “ketchup, lettuce and cheese” colors out at the edge of the cookie “bun”.
- Allow cookies to harden completely.
I like to serve them with those little mini potato sticks. I wanted to take some pictures with some, but I couldn’t find any at the grocery store here. Trust me, the salty and sweet is a yummy combination.
My thoughts: My mom was downright mischievous on April Fools Day. I had green milk and no meat on my sandwich and holes poked in my apple. This is a fun “eating hamburgers for dessert” prank that will make your family smile. Plus they are SO yummy! Enjoy!!! ~r
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These are so cute. I think we will make them for an upcoming birthday party.
Thanks- they will be very fun additions to a birthday celebration:)
Those are adorable!
These are just too cute!
These are so cute! I love them!
These are gorgeous Ruthanne! Completely convincing hamburgers, definitely perfect for parties or April Fool’s Day as you say. Thanks for the tutorial, I definitely want to give them a go. We have those ‘french fry’ potato sticks at my local deli so I will definitely go the whole way with the hamburger and fries! x
Thanks! I hope you have fun making them- the fries are especially fun!!! Enjoy!!! 🙂
How much talented you are??? you have a gift for this kind of stuff. I’m sure a lot of people have already told you! your “hamburgs” are lovely, kids, teenagers or adults… there’s no difference here, is an “universal” opinion!
You are so sweet– these really take NO talent- I promise! Everyone does love them, but they are one of the easiest recipes EVER!! 🙂
What if u don’t like peppermint? What else can u use instead?
Brilliant! And so simple. Love them 🙂
How cute! Even if you’re expecting the “burger” to be something sweet, you probably wouldn’t guess it’d be mint. What a cool little surprise!
Thanks! It probably is a surprise to some people:) A good surprise…mint is always a good surprise!!
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