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Brownie Graduation Caps

 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


  • 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).
  • 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.