A good friend of mine will be a college graduate tomorrow morning, after attending night school for a little over 5 years.
Tracy’s family and friends are proud of her and she can definitely be proud of herself with her great accomplishment! She chased her dream and her efforts paid off!
And now we get to share this important moment in her life ~~~ it’s party time tomorrow afternoon!
I’ve seen these graduation cap candies all around the Internet and knew I had to try my hand at making them for her party. If you’re looking for a festive graduation treat, these simple little candies will be perfect for the occasion.
They’re simply Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cups, After Eight Mints, M&M’s, and Twizzlers, to match your school colors. I used yellow licorice ropes for the tassel, but frosting would work also, and so would sour ribbon twists and peel and pull twists!
They’re easy, but a little time-consuming, and that was when Bill entered the picture and helped by slicing the licorice rope. He did it his way and I’m indebted; thanks, Dear for the help!
Miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
After Eight Thin Mints
M&M’s, color of your choice
Rainbow Licorice Twists, color of your choice
1 tube decorating frosting, color of your choice
Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups.
Place upside down on waxed paper.
Dab a small amount of frosting on a peanut butter cup.
Center mint on top.
Slice open your color of licorice twist and flatten.
Then slice into single ropes (or pull it apart, or cut with scissors.)
Cut into 2” strips.
Make a loop of the 2” strip for the cap’s tassel.
Place a small amount of frosting on center of mint.
Add tassel and top with an M&M.
There you have a graduation cap!