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Brownie Graduation Caps Recipe

Brownie Graduation Caps Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. Bake: 25 min./batch + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 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


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions for cakelike brownies. Fill paper-lined miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake 21-24 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely (remove paper liners while cupcakes are still warm).
  • 2. 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.

Nutritional 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.

Reviews for Brownie Graduation Caps

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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2014

"I made these for my eighth grade students who are graduating from Middle school. They loved them and asked me where I got the recipe. They thought the brownies were so creative and they appreciated them so much. These were easy to make and lots of fun. I used chocolate graham crackers for the top of the cap. I probably will make them again another year for my students."

Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"i made these for 3 grads that are graduating this year. all of them loved them and they were the hit of 3 parties. i used mini brownies rather then making my own."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Made them for our daughter's graduation. They were a hit - cute and fun to eat."

Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"I made these as my gift for a young friend's grade school "graduation" using purchased "two bite" brownies from Costco and Sam's Club. Huge hit! She has already requested these treats for her midle school and high school graduations! =)"

Reviewed May. 28, 2009

"I have made them with mini peanut butter cups. Also delicious and a lot less hassle! You still use the fudge graham crackers and the frosting to stick them together"

Reviewed May. 27, 2009

"great idea i found sugar free chocolate covered graham crackers and used reduced sugar brownie mix and frosting and no one noticed the difference.

A BIG thank you
sandy Watts"

Reviewed May. 26, 2009

"were a hit! I had trouble getting brownies out of mini pan,so just baked in square pan,

cut into small squares..."

Reviewed May. 24, 2009

"Our Curves group will be making these for our HS grads that are members of the local Curves . Looking forward to making and sharing them. Not exactly in our food plan....... but just this once?? ........."

Reviewed May. 23, 2009

"I made this twice last year and it was a hit both times. Will make it again this June and I know it will be a hit again. LMD"

Reviewed May. 18, 2009

"I have no problems printing any of the recipes. You may have a blocker on your computer that needs to be turned off before you can print, especially if you can print from other pages."

Reviewed May. 15, 2009

"Why can't we print this or any of the recipes using the Print This Recipe under the picture?"

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2008

"Would you see the colored frosting under the fudge cracker?"

Reviewed May. 29, 2008

"I've seen this recipe before, but never thought of using white mix and different colors to match school colors.  Thanks Mernie42.  My grandaughter graduates soon and I plan on making these!"

Reviewed May. 26, 2008

"These would be cute using white frosting tinted to match school colors. White cake mix for the bottom."

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