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Graduation Caps

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
    2 dozen


  • 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


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

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  • Janet
    May 29, 2019

    These After Eight mints are still available ... just Google it...found on Amazon.

  • AttorneyAnn
    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
    Jun 28, 2015

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

  • aprilcalypse
    Jun 18, 2015

    No comment left

  • tyandjakesoma
    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
    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
    Apr 7, 2015

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

  • ienon
    May 12, 2014

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

    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
    Apr 30, 2014

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