Dessert Mini Cheeseburgers

Dessert Mini Cheeseburgers might be the most adorable and delicious recipe ever. Use them for kid parties or upcoming barbecues and holiday weekends #recipe

I have to be honest – I have no idea when I first thought of these, but it was years before I put them into practice.

I have to be honest again – this was not what I meant to post today but with Des home from camp with a fever, and with Astro having enrolled in a morning puppy socialization class/daycare, I’m just pretty wiped. And I can’t put the finishing touches on another post, so this is what you get today! I thought I’d post it closer to Labor Day, but life happened. Consider yourself given extra time to make this magic happen. And what’s not to love? Mini dessert burgers! Cheeseburger dessert or even hamburger dessert. Magic! They’re perfect for upcoming barbecues and holiday weekends. They’re perfect for life.

So come and get it!

Dessert Mini Cheeseburgers

Ingredients:

10 prepared mini white cupcakes
1 can of vanilla frosting
Small pan of prepared brownies
1 can of red frosting
1 cup of shredded coconut
10 orange tootsie rolls
Food coloring, yellow and green
Sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Cut 10 round circles out of the pan of brownies – about 1 ½ inch diameter for the hamburger patty.
  2. Color the white frosting yellow for the mustard, and color the coconut green for the lettuce.
  3. Flatten out the tootsie rolls and cut a square out of each one to look like cheese.
  4. Slice the cupcakes in half like a bun, slightly dampen the tops with water, and sprinkle the sesame seeds on.
  5. Place a brownie round on the bottom cupcake bun, then top with a piece of the tootsie roll cheese.
  6. Now put on the red frosting ketchup, the yellow frosting mustard, and the green coconut lettuce.
  7. Place the bun on top.
  8. Optional: Poke a fancy toothpick through the bun.
  9. Cute and fun for parties!


Can you think of an occasion that calls for a good dessert burger? Me too.

Dessert Mini Cheeseburgers might be the most adorable and delicious recipe ever. Use them for kid parties or upcoming barbecues and holiday weekends #recipe

Birthday Edition: Chocolate Raspberry Tart

This chocolate raspberry tart is the perfect dessert for pretty much anything. Surprise a special someone with a birthday tart or bring it to a summer party

Can I let you in on a little secret today? I’m feeling anything but birthday-like.

I post photos of sunsets and rainbows, because I love sunsets and rainbows, but really it’s to combat the feelings I have that I’m fading away. I’m turning invisible. It’s ludicrous really. I was a super awkward pre-teen and teen and then I blossomed into someone much more self-aware, at least partly self-actualized, comfortable, joyous, confident, and dreamy. Not like dreamy as in teen idol, but dreamy as in always dreaming. I want to be that person again. Lately I feel as invisible and awkward as I did when I was 12 and I’m working hard to combat it. I talk about it, when I can. I bought a fab hat yesterday.

It was in the men’s pride clearance section but it was no thing. I bought it, took the tag off, and wore it home.

It’s almost as fabulous, or just as fabulous, if not more, as this hat:

It’s ok to feel awkward and invisible and insignificant, when you have already felt all those feelings before in your life, and you have overcome them. The thing is, it’s one step forward and two steps back, or two steps forward and one step back. I’m never really going to feel like I did when I was 12. I’ll feel different now – more and less hopeful – more and less dazzling – and more and less stretching and growing and learning. What I’m saying is that I can see a light in the dark. Birthdays can be awkward and invisible. Sometimes it’s best to go low key and say what you really want – what you really, really want.

I’m not much of a birthday cake girl, but I do love chocolate raspberry tart.

In fact, I really love chocolate raspberry dessert anything. I love chocolate berry tart anything, but raspberries are my true favorite and this chocolate and raspberry tart recipe will make you happy. Just think about how it will smell as the chocolate is melting!! YES. And that lasts in your house. Think about the fresh raspberries of the season. They’re blooming.

And maybe, somehow, I am too.

Chocolate Raspberry Tart Recipe:

What You Need:

1 ¾ cups OREO crumbs
5 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 cups heavy cream
½ cup milk
9 oz semi-sweet chocolate
½ tbsp sugar
Pinch of salt
¾ cups raspberries

Yields: 6-10 servings

What You Do:

1 – Preheat oven to 325 degrees F

2 – Mix OREO crumbs and melted butter in a bowl and evenly press mixture into a standard glass pie pan. Set aside

3 – In a separate bowl, beat your eggs and set aside

4 – Over medium heat, whisk together cream and milk until it simmers

5 – Once simmering, remove from heat and add chocolate. Continue whisking until chocolate is melted and well-combined with your cream mixture

6 – Add sugar and salt and whisk some more

7 – Add eggs to chocolate mixture. Once ingredients are all properly combined, pour mixture into your OREO crust

8 – Bake for 17 to 20 minutes and allow to cool

9 – Garnish with raspberries and serve

What’s your favorite birthday treat?

This chocolate raspberry tart is the perfect dessert for pretty much anything. Surprise a special someone with a birthday tart or bring it to a summer party