Graduation Caps Recipe
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I made these cute treats for my daughter's graduation. They really topped off the party fun! —Margy Stief, Essington, Pennsylvania
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 24 miniature peanut butter cups
  • 1 tube (6 ounces) decorating frosting in color of your choice
  • 24 After Eight thin mints
  • 24 milk chocolate M&M's in color of your choice or 24 semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 92 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups; place upside down on waxed paper. Place a small amount of frosting on each peanut butter cup; center a mint on each. Using frosting, make a loop for each cap's tassel. Place an M&M on top of each loop. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Graduation Caps in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p213

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AttorneyAnn User ID: 8608654 236935
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"After Eight Thin Mints aren't made anymore, but Aldi's brand called Moser Roth Fine Chocolates were the perfect size and the only thing I found that worked. Otherwise it was very frustrating trying to find the After Eight mints! I wish someone could change that original recipe. Party City had M&Ms in all one color which I used (school colors) for the M&M and tassel. A real hit at the party!"

janebuscemi User ID: 8396725 228677
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"I used a chocolate cover gram cracker square. Could not find the mint candy anywhere."

tyandjakesoma User ID: 4600357 228102
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"Excellent! Made this for my grandson's graduation party. Could not find after dinner mints so I used Ghirardrelli squares chocolate."

HungryLeroy User ID: 7701691 227061
Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"We could not find after eight mints, so we used Ghirardelli squares. Rave reviews from all who saw them and ate them."

xenazoe User ID: 2694029 224382
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

"quick, easy, and cute! was perfect to send into school. I will be making this again when my daughter graduates!"

ienon User ID: 7344420 152433
Reviewed May. 12, 2014

"These are so easy and nice that you can use your school colors."

MY REVIEW User ID: 7792692 142392
Reviewed May. 6, 2014

"Such a cute idea! I've looked all over for the After Eight Mints. Could some of you share where you are finding the mints? Thanks!"

Terriesgotobox User ID: 7785176 61411
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"The graduation caps are very simple and a nice touch for the graduate!"

lovinmykitchen User ID: 7291648 127158
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"Made these for my daughter's graudation and I used 2 Hershey's for the top part, blue M&M's and yellow licorice.....THEY LOOKED GREAT!!!!!!! SUCH A HIT!!!"

dan21980 User ID: 7084017 61410
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"My daughters party was last week and her and I spent 2 hours of our saturday night just covering a graham cracker in chocolate and had a brown m&m on top! even easier than the regular recipe! A MUST for all grad parties! :)"

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