Nilla Wafer Cookie Mini Food

So, I bought a box of Nilla Wafers and decided to get creative, and how could I resist making some adorable miniature treats?! I got creative and came up with stack of pancakes, a cheeseburger with fries, and an itty bitty layer cake all made with these simple little cookies. Perfect for April Fools Day, parties and more, you can even use them as cupcake toppers!


Nilla Wafer Pancake Breakfast

You will need
  • White chocolate chips
  • Yellow M&M's
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Soft Caramel Candy
  • Yellow fruit chew candy


For the eggs, melt the white chocolate according to the package and spoon "egg shaped blobs" onto wax paper. Place yellow M&M in center of white chocolate while it is still wet. Try spooning white chocolate over pretzel sticks for an eggs and bacon combo.

For the pancakes, shave the rounded tops off 2 wafers with a sharp knife. Stack wafers, shaved side up, and place a third whole wafer on top. (Shaving the tops makes it easier for stacking.)
Place a small piece of soft caramel candy on top of your pancake stack and microwave for a few seconds at a time until it has melted down the sides, resembling maple syrup.
For the pad of butter, mold a piece of yellow candy (laffy taffy, starburst, air heads) into a small square. Microwave candy for a few seconds until pliable if needed.
For the plate, I just took a mini cupcake liner and flattened it out.


Nilla Wafer Burger & Fries 

You will need
  • Sesame seeds
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Coconut shreds
  • Green and red food coloring
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Yellow fruit chew candy
  • Peppermint patty or flattened tootsie roll
  • honey


Take a wafer, flat side up, and place peppermint patty or flattened tootsie roll on top.
Roll out and cut yellow fruit chew into a square, place on top of "meat".
Tint frosting red and spread on top of peppermint patty (you can also use fruit chew candy instead). Make lettuce by placing coconut shreds and green food coloring in a plastic bag and shaking until iceberg green.
Brush top of wafer with honey and sprinkle on sesame seeds. Place on top of your burger.

For the fries, shave the rounded top off of wafer with a sharp knife. Microwave wafer for just a few seconds until softened. Immediately cut into strips with scissors, working quickly before wafer hardens again. (Do not microwave the wafer for too long, 3-5 seconds at a time works well. Be careful because they burn easily... trust me)

For the fries case I simply cut out a pieces of white paper until I got a shape that worked well for holding the fries. When I unfolded it, I traced it and noted the dimensions so you can make your own.
Draw first shape (3" tall x 2" wide). Fold in half width wise. Fold back 2 side flaps and tape to secure. Write your message on the front, open pocket and place fries inside.

I found a template for a mini paper plate here. I pasted it into Microsoft Word and played around with the sizes. The plate below has a 2.5" diameter. You can also just take a mini cupcake liner and flatten it out for a plate.


Nilla Wafer Layer Cake

You will need
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Melted Chocolate (even try coloring white chocolate to make fun colored cakes)
  • Cake Toppings (I used a marshmallow and red licorice rope)

For each layer cake, shave rounded tops off 3 wafers with a sharp knife. Flip wafers over so the bottom side is facing up (this makes a perfectly flat top for you cake). "Frost" cake with melted chocolate (even try coloring white chocolate to make fun colored cakes), spreading it in between the 3 layers and around sides and top of "cake".

To make the "whipped cream" and "cherries" I ripped up pieces of a miniature marshmallow and topped them with slices of red licorice rope. Attach to cake with melted chocolate. ( You can use any sort of toppings you want, get creative. Try a white chocolate coating, sprinkles or sugar decorations!)

The best part is when you bite into it, it looks like a real layer cake!

I tried another cake coated in white chocolate. I used edible markers to create a little edible image to place on top of the cake! I used the red licorice rope to make the border around the top and bottom of the cake.


You can even use them as cupcake toppers! The candle is just a longer piece of red licorice rope with a piece of yellow gummy candy molded into a flame. Attach with melted chocolate.

They even package up nice and pretty for gift giving. Try printing (or hand writing) a personalized message, cut it into a little tag and tie with ribbon for a birthday, "get well", "thank you", or just because gift.

Because everything tastes better on a stick, I managed to twist a lollipop stick into the bottom of the 3 layers before "frosting" sides and top of cake.


Nilla Wafer Donuts

You will need
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Water
  • Food Coloring
  • Rainbow Sprinkles

Microwave wafer cookies for a few seconds to soften. Punch out centers (I used the small end of a round metal frosting tip).

Add water a few drops at a time to powdered sugar until thick but runny consistency. Stir in food coloring a tiny bit at a tie until desired color is reached. Use a knife or paint brush and apply glaze. Sprinkle on rainbow jimmies and let dry. 


Hope you like them! Which if your favorite?!