A few weeks ago we were invited to a friend’s master’s graduation party and decided the bring these babies! Not only are they so tasty, with the richest peanut butter frosting, but they are a hit! The graduation hats are a little time-consuming to prep but it’s worth it, the detail goes a long way.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Thank you Gimme Some Oven for this wonderful recipe, I followed it line by line, you can find it here! I omitted the mini peanut butter cups in the cupcakes as they were going on top as part of the hat.
For the graduation hats you will need;
Twizzlers Pull and Peel Licorice, each “strand” cut into 2 inch long pieces with one end sliced a few time to resemble the tassel on a graduation cap.
Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Flat chocolate bar with large squares pieces, you could also use thin mints
M&Ms, I used dark chocolate M&Ms
To transform these into little hats. Place one dot of icing on top of the chocolate square and press the non tasselled end of the licorice into the icing with the M&M. Stick that piece on top of the peanut butter cup with a drop of icing and voilà, a graduation cap! Push these into your cupcake icing and there you have it.