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Friday, May 18, 2012

Adventures in the Kitchen: Graduation Cap Treats

Graduation party season is in full swing with college graduations already happening and high school graduations coming up soon! In honor of graduates everywhere, I thought I would share this simple, yummy treat with you all! I can remember making these in high school with my mom, but I can't remember where we got the idea from...
These little guys are super easy, very quick, and everyone will be very impressed at your kitchen skills (even if you don't have any at all!). 

 To make these you will need: 
Rolos (one for each cap), 
Hershey bars (you can get 4 caps per bar),
and Twizzlers pull and peal licorice. 
Use a knife to cut (or if you are brave brake) the Hershey bar into 4 squares of 2 and 4 single rectangles. I like clean edges on my caps, so I use a knife. Keep all the squares of 2, and melt all the single pieces in a little bowl.  
 Once the chocolate is melted get your Rolos and squares of chocolate ready. Place the chocolate squares "Hershey side up". 
Hold the end of the Rolo with the larger circumference, and dip the end with the smaller circumference into the melted chocolate about 1 cm. 
 Place the Rolo dipped side down on the square of chocolate.
 Let chocolate cool and solidify. (about 5 -10 minutes depending on the weather and room temp.)
 Peel 2 sections of the pull and peal licorice off of the others.
 Keeping the 2 sections together, cut about 1 1/2 inch sections. 
 Once the caps are set, turn them over, dip the tip of licorice into the melted chocolate...
 And place on top of the cap in the center. 
Note: If your section of licorice is to long, it will tip off the top before the chocolate is set. They should be long enough to stick out over the edge, but not to long.
Let the melted chocolate solidify and taadaa! You have a cute little graduation hat that everyone will love to eat! 


  1. Mmmmmm....those look sooo good!

    I remember making those....and eating them too!!

    Now I have a craving for Rolos & Licorice = )

  2. These are too cute to eat! But I think you would be able to twist my arm. =) Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  3. Hi! Visiting from tt&j! These are so cute!! I love how simple.. and chocolatey they are! :)

    I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party.. its going on now! :)

  4. These are so cute! Great job. Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Party!

  5. I just bought Hershey's chocolate bars!! I need to make these yummy graduation hats. They would make a great cupcake topper! Glad you linked to A Pinteresting Party! Going to pin to my food board right now! -Sarah @ Repeat Crafter Me

  6. So cute. I love that is easy too, it's something I can actually do.

  7. I had to Pin these, they are so cute.

  8. So cute. I should find a graduation to celebrate :)

  9. SO cute!! I love how easy these look. We have a pre-k graduation on Thursday for my son, so I may have to bring these in for snack time! :)
    Thanks so much for linking up at Mop It Up Mondays!!


  10. Those are so cute and they look so yummy!!

  11. What a super cute idea! And so easy to do, too. You could really make quite a few if you're having a big crowd. Thanks so much for sharing them! ~Mary

  12. Oh how cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  13. how super cute love the red tassel as well come see me at

  14. Yum! Those look awesome!
    I'm a new follower (from What's Cluckin' link party)
    I'd like to invite you to stop by my blog and link these (and any other recipe or project) up with my Super Link Party. :-)
    I hope to see you there!

  15. Cute! Would love for you to share at our link party...just posted it!

  16. What a fun treat! We have a ton of grad parties to go to this year, I might have to make some of these! Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Link Party!