Brownie Graduation Caps
Our home economists needed just a few items to create these cute chocolaty caps that guests will gobble up. The tasty treats are a snap to assemble by topping brownie cupcakes with mortarboards made from chocolate-covered graham cookies. A red licorice tassel adds the fast finishing touch.
24 ServingsPrep: 55 min. Bake: 25 min./batch + cooling
- 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
- 48 fudge graham cookies or graham cracker halves
- 1 cup chocolate frosting
- 48 pieces red shoestring licorice
- 48 Skittles bite-size candies
- Prepare brownie batter according to package directions for cake-like
- brownies. Fill paper-lined miniature muffin cups two-thirds full.
- Bake at 350° for 21-24 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before
- removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely (remove paper
- liners while cupcakes are still warm).
- Slice 1/8-in. from the top of each cupcake to level. Invert cupcakes;
- attach a cookie to each with a small amount of frosting. For tassel,
- place a licorice piece and a candy on top of each cookie, attaching
- with frosting. Let stand until set. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 833 calories, 17 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 166 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.