Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Chocolate Cookie Hamburger and Apple Fries

Summer is a great season for backyard cookouts. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean I'm the one flipping burgers in this 100 degree weather we've been having lately.  No, I'm content inviting myself over to my sister's house and letting her husband do the grilling. As for me, I'll bring dessert.  If you're looking for a fun treat for the kids after they've finished their hamburger and fries, try putting together your own sweet version.  The miniature hamburger is only one mouthful (about 1 1/2" in diameter) and about 80 calories.

Nilla Wafers
Skinny Cow Chocolate Clusters (or York Peppermint Patties)
Sesame Seeds
Green Fruit Roll-Ups
Yellow Fruit Roll-Ups
Strawberry Jelly
Apples (or peaches)

To make hamburger and fries:
1. Cut green Fruit Roll-Ups into lettuce leaf shapes, with jagged edges.  (You can also pull the edges slightly to create a natural leafy shape.)
2. Cut yellow Fruit Roll-Ups into squares.
3. Arrange each "hamburger" from bottom to top: Nilla Wafer, Chocolate Cluster, Yellow Fruit Roll-Ups square, strawberry jelly, green Fruit Roll-Ups leaves, and Nilla Wafer.
4. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
5. Slice apples into thin sticks.
6. Arrange apple fries with strawberry jelly ("ketchup").


  1. these are so cute! and so fun for the kids to eat! :)