Reese’s Graduation Caps

grad capsREESE’S GRADUATION CAPS

Need a cute, impressive idea for all the kid graduation parties going on? Don’t settle for the same ‘ole chocolate chip cookies, brownie bites, or cupcakes from your local Publix Supermarket. One up the other mothers and send your kid to school with these little numbers. You’ll be a sure hit!

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

- Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cups

- Chocolate Squares (Ghirardelli work best.  They are a little pricey, but the perfect size.  You can also use the Keebler chocolate covered graham crackers, if you can find them)

- M&M’s (Preferably brown. I grabbed the wrong bag and it only had the “new colors” in it.  So I just used the same color as the tassel.)

- Tube of cookie icing in school color
- 1 square of baking chocolate melted (This will act as your glue)
- Cake pop sticks
- Cake pop stand (As you can see, mine was the super fancy one — Priority mail box with poked holes in it straight from the USPS.  You can buy a cardboard stand for 3.50 at Walmart.)

TO ASSEMBLE:

It’s best to remove the wrappers from the Reese’s and chocolate squares while they’re cold.  And move quickly.  The heat from your fingers will begin to melt the chocolate. I threw my candy in the fridge for about an hour before assembling.

Place the Reese’s cup side down on wax paper.  When they are at room temperature.  Place one end of a stick in your melted chocolate and insert into the bottom of the Reese’s cup about half way to 2/3 of the way in.  Carefully!  You don’t want to crack the cup.  Continue with remaining cups.

Next, place your squares flat side down. (If you’re using squares with any sort of imprint, this side should be facing up).

Dab a small amount of melted chocolate on the top of the Reese’s cup and then gently press onto the center of the chocolate square.  Again, CAREFULLY!  The squares will crack very easily.

Place in fridge to set.  Approximately 30 minutes or so.  I left mine overnight.

When ready to complete, place the cap sticks in your cake pop holder.  With your icing tube, draw a thin straight line from the middle of the chocolate square to corner. Place an M&M in the center and Voila!  Graduation caps!

Now sit back and admire your creativity!

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