Emoji sliders?!? I first saw some ADORABLE sliders like these on Tastemade. I loved them so much that I had put these on my “to make ASAP” list. When my son’s school announced a bake sale I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to finally make them!
These may look complicated, but they are so incredibly simple. They are filled with my favorite homemade juicy beef patties topped with fluffy Hawaiian rolls. I kept the toppings classic and easy with some leafy lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, ketchup, and mayo. Now, for everyone’s question…what are the eyes made of? I used a circular pastry tip to cut some cheese and a black edible food marker to draw in the eyes. In the original Tastemade sliders, they used nori (seaweed) for they eyes. Since I have never used nori before, I have no idea how easy or difficult it would be to cut out all of those tiny circles and shapes. But, after I made these, I did some research and people use hole punches (like the actual paper ones!) to cut tiny shapes out. They even have punches made especially for nori! I had no idea such things existed. Next time, I’m definitely going to give nori a try since it is a better and natural alternative to using food dyes.
These were a big hit at the bake sale. I had made about two dozen and they literally sold out within the first five minutes. And, it’s not only kids that think these are cute. Like, who wouldn’t?!?