Rating: 5 forks out of 5
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*Note removed items are not in bold
2 1/3 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter at room temperature
1 1/12 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cups milk
Use a box mix (requires eggs and veggie oil)
60 orange juicy fruit candies
I have no idea what that means so I assumed Starburst
16 rolls of Strawberry Fruit by the Foot"
1 box Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups
1 1/2 cup flaked coconut
4-6 6-8 drops green food coloring
1 cup chocolate frosting
1 tube of any squeezy frosting to ise as a glue
2 tablespoons honey
Night One (IT'S A BITCH):
Unwrap your Starburst and lie them (10 at a time) on a microwavable plate sprayed with a vegetable spray (like PAM). Nuke 'em for 10 seconds and flatten them one by one with the bottom of anything flat you can find. Cut the flattened out pieces into 1 1/2 to 2" squares with scissors and lie them out on parchment paper. Make 60. Next, roll out your Fruit Roll-Ups and cut out oblong or roundish pieces that are a little smaller than the "cheese". Make about 60.
In a bowl, add flour, baking powder and salt and mix it up. In another bowl, beat the butter with a hand mixer set at Medium speed until smooth and slowly add sugar a little at a time beating well between each pour. Keep going for a couple of minutes and then add the eggs, on at a time. Beat in vanilla. Lower speed to Low and add some of the flour followed by half the milk, more flour, rest of milk and rest of flour (so, flour, milk, flour, milk, flour). Beat until blended. It will make a kinda-thick batter. Fill your cupcake liners 2/3rds full with batter and bake about 18 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and remove cupcakes and set aside. Repeat the pour and bake step two more times. Cover cupcakes with foil. They will be fine the next day (as will the fruit snacks even uncovered).
Make the brownie batter as directed on box. Pour into a greased 10x15 pan with a 1" lip. Bake as directed. Allow to cool and cut out as many rounds as you can. I got about 54.
Throw your coconut in a bowl and add the food coloring and mix up (don't overdo it, make it the color of real lettuce) and set aside.
Cut your yellow cupcakes in half and add a dab of frosting to both sides of a brownie round. Place on bottom "bun" and top the "burger" with a slice of "cheese" so the frosting dab holds it in place. The "ketchup" is pretty sticky, so no need for frosting on the bottom-just add it on top of the cheese. Dab some frosting on top of the "ketchup" and add a pinch of "lettuce".
In a small bowl, combine a couple of tablespoons of water and 2 tablespoons of honey and mix. Add one last dab of frosting to the bottom of the remaining "bun" and, using a brush, gloss the top "bun" with the wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place that atop your lettuce and thrown a toothpick through the layers and plate.
AMAZING, right? Do it, just give yourself time and keep calm when unwrapping the Starburst.
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