Treat Your Grad With These Easy Chocolate Graduation Caps!

Easy Graduation Cap Party Treats



Unwrap the chocolates. Use the icing to "glue" the chocolate square to the mini Reese's.


Apply more icing to the top of the hat and add an M&M. Place a small piece of Twizzler candy as a "tassel" around the M&M.


Place each on a platter or use them as cupcake toppers

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Use candy and chocolate squares to create delicious chocolate graduation caps as a fun crafty dessert to celebrate the big day! 

holding a chocolate graduation cap

Need a fun graduation party treat? 🎓

Consider putting together these ADORABLE graduation cap treats! They’re super easy to make and are a festive and yummy treat for your graduate. You can serve these caps on a tray or use them as fun graduation cupcake toppers instead.

woman holding a tray of chocolate graduation treats

Do you have a 2024 grad this year? I do! 

My son is a senior in high school this year and busy doing all the fun senior things. I am hoping to throw him a big party as this is an important milestone that we are excited to celebrate! I cannot believe how fast my kids have grown up and wish time would slow down sometimes just a bit.

supplies to make graduation cap treats on a tray

Sourcing the ingredients list from the grocery store is easy!

I used various flavors of Ghiradelli chocolate squares for the hats and pull-apart Twizzlers to make a fun tassel. There are different options for candy, so feel free to switch up ingredients if desired. If your graduate has a white graduation cap, consider using the white chocolate squares!

This was a fairly quick craft food project to do and something the family could easily help out with and do together.

using icing to glue chocolate together

adding an m and m twizzlers to graduation hat

holding a chocolate treat for graduation

graduation caps on a platter


Easy Graduation Cap Party Treats

These mini graduation caps are adorable and make for some tasty party treats!



Unwrap the chocolates. Use the icing to "glue" the chocolate square to the mini Reese's.


Apply more icing to the top of the hat and add an M&M. Place a small piece of Twizzler candy as a "tassel" around the M&M.


Place each on a platter or use them as cupcake toppers

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Extra tips for making Reese’s graduation caps:

  • I used a store-bought bottle of decorating icing that hardens when dried, and it worked very well. I’d use that instead of a softer frosting.
  • If you didn’t want to use Twizzlers as a “tassle” consider using another color icing to draw on frosting.
  • If there is a nut allergy, instead of Reese’s chocolate cups maybe use Rolos candy instead!
  • Starting with very cold chocolate is helpful. I started with room temp and quickly noticed some melting while putting these together.

holding a tray with chocolate grad hats

These graduation treats are so CUTE!

What a fun and simple food craft to make for a party or as a gift. You can even customize the colors for your school and really make it special. Enjoy, and congratulations to all your graduates! 🙌

graduation bouquet using chocolate caps

I tried to pull off a candy bouquet using cake pop sticks, and it was a fail! 

This is honestly so cute and fun using styrofoam as the base with tissue paper. I have done this in the past with no problem, but last week I tried it and my Reese’s just sort of slid off on half of them! LOL It was a fail for me. If you have done this recently and have tips I am all ears. Maybe using Rolo candy would have been sturdier!

Make this adorable graduation jar gift next!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 24

  1. Klp

    Cute idea! Since the chocolate squares can get expensive, I’ve used chocolate covered graham crackers. I think Keebler used to sell them and still might!

    • Lina D

      Oh good idea! or maybe a square cookie.

    • Scarlet B

      Oooh. I like that idea. Thanks for sharing!

    • Dana Edwards

      they do and they were .99 at kroger yesterday

  2. riss

    What can you substitute for reese’s? Peanut allergy.

    • laurajean


    • Lina D

      Ya I’ve seen Rolos!

    • Beverly

      How about skittles? They come in lots of colors, so you could probably find your school color. Are they peanut free?

    • riss

      Thanks for the suggestions πŸ™‚

    • Dana

      You can use brownie bites

    • Linda Jasiak

      Such a great idea!

  3. Cindy

    Wonder if a round chocolate like Lindt would work for “head”. Put little dots for eyes? Are there any solid ones or are they all filled.

  4. Txgirl05

    Thank you for posting this! I have a few graduating seniors in my classes. I will be making these for them πŸ™‚ simple and inexpensive

    • Lina D

      Oh that’s so nice of you!

  5. Amie

    cute idea

  6. Shannon

    I love this!! The BEST idea yet!!

    • Lina D

      Oh thanks!

  7. Kimberly

    These are adorable!!

  8. Shoppingfan

    Super duper cute! Thxs. I’m saving this for next year as my son will be graduating.😒 Time moves too fast – cherish it!

  9. Alyson

    How long do I cut the twizzler piece?

    • Lina D

      Mine were about 2- 3 inches long. It’s up to you πŸ˜‰

  10. shelly

    How many days ahead of time can you prepare these?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I would think a day or two in the fridge would be fine. πŸ‘

  11. Kate

    I used Fruit Roll ups for the tassel. Cut it in s trips. Hole punch a circle for the tassel dot.

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