Many years ago, when I only had a toddler and a baby in the house, I clipped out this idea from a magazine (those were the pre-Pinterest days):
I thought it was so cute, and I filed it away to use some day in the far distant future, when I would be planning a graduation party.
That day arrived last week.
My daughter (the one who graduated) and I put together about 40 of these in 15 minutes. So easy!
First, we unwrapped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups — the small ones. Place them upside down, and put a dot of frosting on top. This is the frosting we used:
I wasn’t sure it would work well, but I liked it. I really didn’t see any “sparkle” in it, and it did stick the peanut butter cup to the top of the graduation cap, for which we used …
…Ghirardelli Squares. They were the right size, and square, and they come in so many great flavors. Choose your favorite, or a variety.
Then, use the frosting to make a dot on top and a tassel. The tassel was the diciest part, but my daughter did a great job with them. And if you mess up — it’s okay. It’s candy, and they taste great regardless 🙂
Put a mini M&M (we used my daughter’s high school colors) on the top, in a bit of frosting, and voila! You have a cute and delicious graduation day treat!
Thanks to Ghirardelli for providing the chocolate squares for these cookies.