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Graduation Cap Cupcakes

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It’s Graduation time at our house! Nick graduated from High School last Sunday and his party is this weekend. We are having a Baseball Themed Graduation Party, but will probably still throw in a few Graduation Cap Cupcakes too!

The Graduation Caps are super easy! You could actually even serve them without the cupcakes for a fun little treat!

The cupcakes are very straight forward, chocolate with ingredients added to make them taste more like homemade and baked in Wilton blue and red liners, white decorator icing piped on with a large round tip and colored sprinkles. But first, we need to make the candy Graduation Caps

How to make a candy Graduation Cap


  • Peanut Butter Cups, bite size
  • Chocolate candy bar – I used Ghirardelli Gourmet Milk Chocolate
  • Mini M&M’s
  • Colored licorice or other candy for the tassel
  • Chocolate Almond Bark
  • Lollipop Sticks


  1. Melt 1 square of Almond Bark in the microwave about 20 seconds, stir until smooth
  2. Unwrap Peanut Butter Cups, dip end of stick in melted chocolate and place in the center of the candy, let set a few minutes
  3. Unwrap chocolate bar, and add M&M to center with melted chocolate
  4. Add licorice with melted chocolate
  5. Add the top to the peanut butter cup with melted chocolate, set aside for a few minutes for chocolate to harden
  6. Add to decorated cupcake

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  1. Your cupcakes look fabulous! Love the pb cup grad caps! Thanks for hosting!

  2. These are so cute! I’m bookmarking them for a graduation. I’ve also linked up my flowerpot cupcakes to your party.

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