You can make graduation cap treats for your graduate with some cookies and candies. You can have the candy colours match the school's colours. This was for a red and gold school. These are so easy to make and super cute! Congratulations, class of 2017!
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I remember seeing a graduation favor using a small peanut butter cup and a square cookie to make a graduation cap. Does anyone know how to make them? Any other ideas would be welcome, also.
Wasn't it just a fudge covered graham cracker type cookie for the top and an upside-down peanut butter cup for the bottom?
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I saw a cute idea at kraftfoods.com using cupcakes. They are called graduation cup-caps. They are really cute! It is made using an upside-down cupcake for the base, then a chocolate-covered graham cracker for the top of the hat, and they added a few other things for decoration.
We saw this idea for chocolate mortarboards in the Family Fun magazine (great magazine!). Place miniature peanut butter cups, bottom up, on a plate. Top with a small dollop of peanut butter, then press on chocolate covered graham crackers. For a tassel, cut up a long rectangle of fruit roll-ups, keeping part of the little square in tact, cut little tassels. Stick on top of cookie. This is a great project to have younger siblings help with and they look so cute!
Instead of a cookie, I use two rectangle squares of Hershey's chocolate bar (2 make it square). Make sure to use a good size dollop of peanut butter or the chocolate won't stick. I try to find fruit roll-ups in school colors and this makes them a really neat treat.
Would you believe I actually created the peanut butter graduation cap idea in 1997?! I'm sure there will be skeptics to that claim but I have the graduation open house pictures to prove it! It's neat to see through a web search that the idea has spread and been enjoyed by many. Here's the "original" way I made them and have been doing them for years. Ingredients-Hershey peanut butter cups, Hershey chocolate bar broke in squares, tub of chocolate frosting and a tub of vanilla frosting. Tint the vanilla frosting with food coloring to match the school color of the graduate.
or if you're like me and aren't a fan of peanut butter, use Rolos!