This is the go to cookie that I make when I need to go to a party – it’s always a crowd pleaser. I’ve tried to eat a nilla wafer. Then a peppermint patty. It’s not the same. It’s the melty combo that make them taste fantastic.

1 bag peppermint patties
1 box nilla wafers
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 drops green food coloring
sesame seeds

burger bites

I was lucky enough to find “chocolate truffle” peppermint patties at the store. Which is very cool because the inside is brown, much like a burger! But if you can’t find it, the regular old white filling ones work fine.

burger bites

First put 24 nilla wafers “round side” down, on a cookie sheet. Then top them with a peppermint patty. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set aside 24 more nilla wafers to act as the top of the “bun.”

burger bites
burger bites

Put your coconut in a bowl with a sealed lid, or a ziplock bag works fine too. Add the food coloring and couple of drops of water while you’re at it. Seal the container and shake til you get a nice “tinting” of green – looks like lettuce, get it?

Now put your topped nilla wafer/open faced patties in the oven for only about 1-1/2 minutes, check them to see that they are glossy and not totally melted – just “melty.”

Take them out of the oven and IMMEDIATELY top with tinted coconut…

burger bites

Then IMMEDIATELY put the burger “tops” on, pushing a bit to secure them to the patty. I can’t stress this step enough. You have to act quickly and not let the chocolate melt, or there will be no stickage. There’s a lot of IMMEDIATELY goin’ on here, and for good reason, once this thing cools you are outta luck. Work quickly, it’s only to your benefit.

burger bites

Now here’s where the burger really takes shape. Get a small bowl of water and brush a few drops of water on the top of the bun. (Or use clean fingers.) Then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Now these things REALLY LOOK like burgers.

Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard it all before, “can’t you do something to look like tomatoes?,” or “what about pickles.” Look, if you want to go that far, go ahead. I’m fine with my burger bun and lettuce.

I like to put each one in a cupcake liner, it’s easier to pick up and looks sweet. See now aren’t these cute – not your ordinary cookie, is it? And sooo yummy…