With a blog called “Life With Cheeseburgers,” I think a cheeseburger recipe is well-overdue. It also seems obvious that I should include two of the greatest joys in my life, my nephews!
This isn’t just any cheeseburger recipe; they’re actually completely meat-free and filled instead with (brace yourself)–cookies!! The first time I encountered these “cheeseburgers,” I was probably about four years old. My parents, brother, and I had just finished visiting some family friends from out of state, and were on our way home. The mother of the family we were visiting sent my brother and I off with these little cookies, and 20 years later I haven’t been able to forget about them. So I decided to make them with my nephews, and share the recipe with you! If you have kids in your life, this is THE perfect recipe to make with them–it’s simple and they’ll be enamored with the process.
Here’s What You Need:
Keebler Grasshopper Cookies (many recipes will call for thin mints but these taste better!)
Yellow or Orange fruit roll-ups
Icing (Cream cheese, powdered sugar, etc.)
Honey or syrup
Red, Yellow, & Green Food Coloring
Two quart-sized sandwich baggies
Here’s what you do!:
Place a layer of the wafer cookies upside down on a plate to make the bottom halves of your “buns.”
Use the green food coloring to make your coconut look like lettuce!
Cut your fruit roll-ups into cheesy squares and top the lettuce–or, put the cheese first if you like your pretend-cheese to be pretend-cooked-on-the-burger!! Also make sure the cap is on the tube of food coloring the little one is chewing on!:
Split the icing in half; color half with the red food coloring, and the other with yellow–you now have ketchup and mustard! Cut a teensy, tiny hole in each baggie and put your “ketchup” in one and your “mustard” in the other (use cake decorating tips if you have them!).
Dress your burgers!
Refuse to stick sesame seeds to the tops of the cheeseburger cookies because “My don’t want to!!!” I mean–stick the sesame seeds on top of YOUR burger buns because your nephew says he doesn’t want them on his.
Love, Hope, & Prayers,