We’re crushing on…grad cap candy

Graduation cap candy favors

Graduating? Sweet!

Know what else is sweet? These cute and yummy little grad caps made out of chocolate. Yes, chocolate. (Mmm…chocolate.)

Here’s what you’ll need:
• Milk Chocolate bar, 1.55 ounce size
• M&M® Minis®
• Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
• Embroidery floss in your school colors
• Plastic baggy
• Scissors
• Cookie sheet lined with waxed or parchment paper
• Cake pan lined with waxed or parchment paper
• Freezer space

Here’s what you’ll do:
• cut pieces of the embroidery floss into 2” pieces
• tie one little knot toward one end of each piece of floss
• sort your school colors out from the M&M Minis or use all the colors
• unwrap the peanut butter cup (TIP: if slightly frozen they’ll unwrap in a snap)
• break the chocolate bar into squares (2 rectangles), each bar should make 4 squares, with 4 leftover pieces
• place a few of the leftover chocolate rectangles into a bowl for melting in the microwave then transfer to a plastic baggy.

How to put it all together:
• put the peanut butter cup upside down on the lined cookie sheet
• snip a little hole in the corner of the plastic baggy and add a large dot of melted chocolate to the peanut butter cup
• place a square of chocolate, smooth side up, centered on the peanut butter cup
• add a small dot of melted chocolate to the center of the chocolate square
• place the un-knotted end of the floss in the dot of melted chocolate
• top with M&M Mini
• place cookie sheet in the freezer until the melted chocolate has set
• store in cake pans in the freezer

Then serve them up on fun cake stands, trays and plates. They’ll go super-fast when you have full-color napkins printed with your senior picture right beside them. Time? About 3 minutes per cap, faster if you have an assembly line of helpers.

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