A Peanut Picnic

Total Time:
6 hr
Prep:
2 hr
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
3 hr

Yield:
10 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Burger Buns:
  • 1 package sugar cookie mix (recommended: Betty Crocker brand)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 (10-ounce) package peanut butter chips, chopped
  • Burger Topping:
  • I cup coconut
  • 8 to 10 drops green food coloring
  • Burger Filling:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Peanutty Fries:
  • 1 (10-ounce) package peanut butter chips, chopped
  • I cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 small tube of red decorating gel
  • Peanut Butter Bumble Bees, recipe follows
Directions
Burger Buns:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine cookie mix, eggs, oil, and water and mix well. Stir in peanut butter chips. Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 13 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking rack.

Burger Topping:

Combine coconut and food coloring to make "lettuce" for burgers.

Burger Filling:

In a mixing bowl, cream butter. Add sugar, cocoa, milk, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Frost bottom of half of the cookie "bun" and sprinkle with coconut "lettuce" topping. Top burger with other half of cookie and gently squeeze the burger together. Let cool.

Peanutty Fries:

In a double boiler, melt chips with milk. Stir until smooth. Line 9-inch baking pan with foil. Grease and pour into pan. Spread smooth and let cool. Flip over and remove foil. Let cool until dry. Cut into strips with knife or pizza cutter. Add red gel "ketchup" to fries.

Serve "burgers" with "fries" and garnish with Peanut Butter Bumble Bees.

Peanut Butter Bumble Bees:

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 tablespoons butter, softened

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 ounce semisweet chocolate

1/3 cup sliced almonds

In a mixing bowl, cream peanut butter, butter, and sugar. Add cracker crumbs. Shape teaspoons of dough into small ovals and place on waxed paper. Melt the chocolate over medium heat and place in a zip-lock bag. Cut small hole in a corner of the bag and pipe 3 stripes over each bee. Insert 2 slices of almond for wings. Use a toothpick to poke holes for eyes.

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