If you are looking for a festive graduation treat that needs no baking, these super simple candy graduation cap pops are perfect for your next graduation celebration! They only need a few supplies and go together quickly but will be an edible decoration at your party.  Display the graduation hats on a cake pop stand or they can also be pushed into floral foam.

candy graduation cap tutorial from skip to my lou
Yummy! It so easy to make these.

Candy Graduation Cap Pop Recipe Supplies

Mini M&Ms
Mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
Milk Chocolate Candy Coating
Candy Writer in your choice of color
Square Chocolate Candy Mold
4 inch Sucker Sticks

candy graduation cap supplies

Make Candy Graduation Caps

Slowly melt candy coating at 15 second intervals in the microwave, stirring after each 15 seconds. About 40 candy disks will fill the mold. Fill mold with candy coating and tap mold to release bubbles. Place mold in freezer for 5-10 minutes until chocolate is completely cooled. Chocolate squares should fall easily out of the mold.

square chocolate mold
Pictures of chocolate in a mold, as well as how a stick is inserted into a peanut butter cup to form the graduation cap.
Making these graduation caps couldn’t be easier

Dip  sucker stick into candy coating and stick into the peanut butter cup. Allow to harden.

Melt candy writers according to package directions. Starting in the center of the chocolate square draw a line to the edge making a tassel. Place a mini M&M in the center on top.

candy mortarboard
It’s time to put it all together.

Attach the chocolate square to the peanut butter cup with a dab of melted candy coating. Allow candy coating to set and you have the perfect candy graduation cap!

candy graduation cap
The final product!

If you need a graduation card you might like these free printable cards for grads.  The best part is they are a gift and card all in one.  Roll up a bill or two and make a cute little money diploma and attach to the card. Here are two Graduation Cards with inspirational quotes for you to download.

graduation cards

From Graduation Cap cookies to a DIY lighted marquee sign you can celebrate your graduate in style!

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  1. Liz the mold is about 1 inch square. You can purchase from Sweet Baking Supply (My shop).

  2. That is a great idea Rachel to freeze the Reese’s Cups to easily remove the wrappers!

  3. How about using Hershey candy bar in the big size for the squares?the big bars are thicker!!!!

  4. One idea for displaying the graduation cap candy pops is to cover a Styrofoam square with tissue paper of your school’s colors then the sticks would easily go in and stand up.

  5. to replace the reese cups, you may try the rolo’s. the proportions may not be right but could work

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