Graduation Caps

This recipe went around e-mail (Thanks, Mr. Burr), and it is such a great idea that I just had to share! 

A Hearty Congratulations to all of you who have a graduate this year!  🙂

Graduation Caps

24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


24 miniature peanut butter cups
1 tube (6 ounces) decorating frosting in color of your choice
24 After Eight thin mints
24 milk chocolate M&M’s in color of your choice or 24 semisweet chocolate chips (I think that school colors would look awesome here!)

Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups; place upside down on waxed paper. Place a small amount of frosting on each peanut butter cup; center a mint on each. Using frosting, make a loop for each
cap’s tassel. Place an M&M on top of each loop.

Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 92 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

This post is linked to Blessed with Grace’s Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam’s Tasty Tuesday.

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  1. Those are really cute! I have never seen any like them before! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Those are really cute. I just had to post because I love the name of your blog!

  3. Simple Southern Happiness says:

    Oh, how adorable, its amazing how the mind works and can come up with something like this. ITs art!!
    That's what it is. Perfect!

  4. so very cute. I think I will make them for my daughter's preschool graduation. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Very adorable! Great idea.

  6. Sarah @ Dream in Domestic says:

    So cute!!!! I'm definitely filing these away for the right time to use them. What could be simpler that is this cute? Nothing!

    Thanks for sharing this!

  7. Alexis AKA MOM says:

    I've seen these a few times pop up and I am very excited to make them. My friends daughter is graduating I should make them for her party. How fun! Stopping by from TMTT, new follower 🙂

  8. Those are absolutely adorable!

    Thank you for sharing!

  9. So, so cute! Love em!

  10. Just stopping by from Tasty Tuesday on Beauty and Bedham. These are really cute!! As is your blog. Feel free to stop by my blog sometime for a cup of "Latte' with Ott, A."

  11. Wonderful! I'll save this for when my last one at home graduates next year.

    Came by to wish one of my dearest sister-friends a Happy Mother's Day. Love you.

  12. Maria I. Morgan says:

    Our daughter is graduating this year and I must say these are adorable! Thanks for the heads-up -I just may have to incorporate these into her grad party menu!! God bless!

  13. Kim@Seasons of My Heart says:

    I love this…in fact, I'm hoping to make them for Andrew's Open House!! I'll be putting them on a candy stick….as a party favor.

    Hope you are doing well my friend!

  14. Just me~Bobbie Jo says:

    Love this-I posted it on my FB for my friends who will have graduation parties this year. Thanks!