Grad Cap Cookies


Cute little graduation caps are made with peanut butter cup hats, graham cracker cookie mortarboards, and candy licorice tassels. They are easy to assemble with prepared frosting to hold them together.

Prep Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr
50 treats


  • 10 (4 inch) pieces pull-apart red string licorice (such as Twizzlers®)

  • 50 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

  • 1 cup prepared chocolate frosting

  • 50 chocolate-covered graham cracker cookies

  • 50 candy-coated milk chocolate pieces (such as M&M's®) (Optional)


  1. Cut licorice candy whips into 2-inch pieces, and pull them apart to make small strings. Set aside.

  2. Place a miniature peanut butter cup upside down on a work surface; top with a dab of frosting. Center a chocolate-covered graham cracker cookie onto the frosting to make a small cap with a mortarboard. Gently press the cookie onto the peanut butter cup.

  3. Place a small dab of frosting in the center of the graham cracker cookie and attach a red licorice string as a tassel, letting the tassel drape over the edge of the cookie. Place a candy-coated milk chocolate piece onto the center of the cookie over the end of the tassel to make a button.

  4. Repeat with remaining candies and cookies to make 50 graduation caps with tassels.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

151 Calories
7g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 71mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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