Monday, June 20, 2011

Graduation Caps

I made graduation caps for Christian's class.  I wish I could take credit for this super fun idea. But I got the idea from the Bakerella website.






You will need:

miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares
miniature m&m's
Airhead Extremes
chocolate to melt
lollipop sticks
parchment paper
toothpicks
styrofoam blocks



Put the miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in the freezer for about five minutes. In doing so the wrappers can be removed much easier.


Now completely unwrap the peanut butter cups and lay them out on a large piece of parchment paper. Then melt some chocolate and put a little chocolate on the lollipop stick and gently twist the lollipop stick into the peanut butter cup.


Now unwrap all of the chocolate squares and place them on a separate piece of parchment paper.


Using a toothpick to apply the melted chocolate adhere a mini m&m to the middle of the chocolate square.


I used all different colors of m&m's - but you could just use your school or party theme colors.


We decided to be colorful for elementary school.


While the chocolate m&m's are drying - get out your Airhead Extremes and cut them into thin 2" strips.


Using the melted chocolate again take a toothpick - and adhere the thin Airhead strip with the melted chocolate right next to the m&m.


The final step is to add some melted chocolate to the top of the peanut butter cup and lightly press the chocolate square on top. Then set the lollipop stick into a styrofoam square to dry.


While the graduation caps are drying - put everything away and clean up. Then get out your cellophane bags, ribbon and a basket to gently place the treats. Make sure that everything is completely dry before you start packaging them.



This is a fun treat to bring to a graduation party.


Here is a photo of the basket that I brought to Christian's class today. I think the kids really liked them.



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