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

Candy Graduation Cap Pop 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

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

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

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. for an easy way to serve, just skip the sucker stick and just set onto a tray. If you are keen on keeping the stick, just use styrofoam blocks or the foam that live plants are arranged with, just cover with foil first.

  2. thought it might be a cute idea to make a graduation cap out of styrofoam peices, paint according to the school colors and then poke the suckers into …would make a nice display

  3. SUCH a great idea!! Just shared on my page!! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  4. These are super cute! And I have an idea for anyone who doesn’t want to use the chocolate discs. It might be a bit more expensive, but Ghirardelli chocolates already come in little squares, which you could turn upside down to make the smooth top of the mortarboard. If you are making this for a children’s graduation, the child would probably enjoy unwrapping the candies 🙂

  5. I love this. I am now on the look out for something to replace the mini peanut buttercups with as there is a peanut allergy in this house.

  6. As a non-baker, I LOVE this idea! Thank you!! Like Melissa, I would also like to hear ideas on how to hold them before serving. Thoughts?

  7. I will definitely be making these for my son’s graduation, thanks for the step by step directions

  8. OMG so cute!!!! Definitely doing these for all 3 of my cousins’ graduation party!! Thanks!

  9. So cute! These would be perfect for my son’s PreK graduation! What would you use to hold them to serve?

  10. This is so cute and so easy!! Wish I had someone graduating to make it for. Thanks for sharing your awesome idea!!

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