This recipe went around e-mail last year, and it is such a great idea that I just had to share (again, this year)! 

A Hearty Congratulations to all of you who have a graduate this year!  I know that in no time flat, I’ll be making these for my own graduates… Much love to all of you who are watching your babies transition – no matter how old they are!  🙂

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.

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  1. Soooooooo cute! Just remember I graduate next year 🙂 I need to get that black bean salsa recipe from you too!

  2. Kimberly @ We Call Her Momma says:

    Boy! do they look yummy. Might have to have some just for practice.

  3. Thanks so much for posting this! My baby is graduating from college this Sat and I was just trying to think of something clever to add to the buffet of goodies! Can't wait to try this out!

  4. Love it! Can't wait to try it for our upcoming graduation party. Thanks!