Graduation Caps and Congratulations for Tracy!

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!

Graduation Caps


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!


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  1. What a thoughtful post for your freind and well deserved.. quite an accomplishment!
    Kudos.. for the grad treats too:)

  2. Kudos to Tracy! What a delicious and fun treat for the celebration.


  3. Well done Tracy and I love your little graduation caps. Have a great weekend, Diane

  4. Woo hoo!

    Those are just too cute!
    I am sure they will be a

    M : )

  5. These are beauriful Pam and I think she is amazing!!!

  6. Cheers for Tracy! I'm a Reeses' fan and know I would enjoy these cute candies. Have a great celebration.

  7. Congrats to Tracy! What cute graduation caps! Pam, a good sous chef is always welcome in the kitchen. :)

  8. Those look like so much fun to make...and eat!

  9. Pam, Clever little 'graduation caps'. I have a friend who has gone from an associates degree when he was working for me...he was then in his mid-30' have finally earned his Doctorate last year. All the while while working and raising 3 daughters! People like your friend and mine are reminders that determintation and persistence can yield impressive accomplishments! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  10. Congrats to your friend ~ How creative to make those grad caps & it looks yummy too ~

  11. Big congrats to Tracy...This is a GREAT achievement and she has much to be proud about..
    Oh...these are just the cutest!! I'm going to show them to my daughter. She is giving Tyler a graduation party next weekend and these would be perfect. Would you believe these are the perfect colors for our school!! thanks for sharing.

  12. Congratulations to Tracy!
    And your little grad caps are so cute! Love it!

  13. Kudos to your friend Pam! How inspiring:) Love those "caps" too!

    Thanks so much for sharing...

  14. Congrats to your friend!! What cute little sweets...perfect!!!

  15. That’s incredible post. My sister graduated in last year and when she visited home we had hosted a surprise party for her. It was a wonderful party at one of the beach side rental spaces for parties. I got help from my friend who is a party planner. What a pro party she had helped me plan!


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