Brownie "Hamburgers"

This is the most adorable and unique snack for your child to take to school on their birthday or for a special treat day. You will be the star mommy for coming in with a tray of these bite-size burgers! The vanilla wafers are the exact shape and color of a hamburger bun and the brownie looks just like a grilled hamburger when sandwiched between the vanilla wafers. We love 'ketchup' on our brownie hamburgers; but you could use yellow icing for 'mustard' or green icing for 'relish'.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
60 "hamburgers"


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package brownie mix (such as Betty Crocker®)

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 (16 ounce) package prepared chocolate frosting

  • 1 (1.5 ounce) tube red decorating gel

  • 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafer cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9-inch square baking pans.

  2. Mix brownie mix, oil, eggs, and water together in a bowl until batter is smooth; spread into the prepared pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until brownies are cooked through and edges are beginning to pull away from sides of pan, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool brownies.

  4. Cut cooled brownies with a shot glass or small cookie cutter so they are slightly larger than the vanilla wafer. Put a small dot of chocolate frosting on the bottom and top of each "burger".

  5. Make a rim around half of 60 vanilla wafer "top buns" with red gel representing the ketchup. Sandwich the "burger" with 2 vanilla wafers, with the "ketchup" wafers on top.

Editor's Note:

The directions and ingredients listed for making the brownies are according to the box. If using a different brand, use ingredients and directions listed on that box.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

120 Calories
6g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 42mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.