Graduation Caps

Graduation Caps@The Seven Year Cottage

Since these edible graduation caps are made from marshmallows and store-bought cookies, not only are they quick and easy to construct, they’re budget-friendly…

So whether a high school senior, or a small child simply transitioning from preschool or kindergarten, this is one sweet treat that is sure to bring a smile to the face of any graduate!

You will need the following items:

  • Marshmallows
  • Fudge-covered graham crackers or cookie squares
  • Air Heads Xtremes (Rainbow Berry)
  • Plain M&M’s
  • Dark chocolate candy melts
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Styrofoam rectangle

Insert lollipop sticks into marshmallows.

Melt candy pieces in double boiler.  Dip marshmallows in chocolate liquid until evenly coated.  Use foam base to keep them upright.

While chocolate coating is still wet, center one square-shaped cookie over the top of each marshmallow.  Allow to dry completely.

For buttons, choose one red, blue, yellow, or green M&M, and secure to the top of each cap using a small amount of the remaining melted chocolate.

To create tassels, carefully separate Air Head stripes with a clean pair of kitchen shears.  Wrap flexible candy strips in matching colors around buttons and drape over the edge.  Snip ends to desired length.

Serve and enjoy!

*I purchased the cookies and candy for this project at a nearby Dollar General, keeping the total cost under $10.


52 responses to Graduation Caps

  1. These are genius! I love them! Great idea.

  2. cute, cute, cute! love it!!!

  3. beth says:

    Man!!! Why didn’t I see these cute creations before I committed to making cake pops?!?! LOVE!

  4. Doreen says:

    These are so deliciously adorable! I just posted a [non-edible] graduation project also. Hope you can stop by for a visit soon.

  5. Patricia says:

    Wonderful, I looked everywhere for new ideas. Love this one.

  6. Kim says:

    These are SO adorable and perfect timing! Love that you could switch out the tassel for a different color too. :-) Thanks for linking up!

  7. Happy weekend! Don’t forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

  8. Simple Girl says:

    These are totally up my alley! So cute!!

  9. mentor mom marty says:

    Wow–someone i always graduating from something: becoming a Gandma, homewner, etc. These ar eSIMPLY great. Also, I really like your easy-to-read site.
    Keep u[ the good work!

  10. mentor mom marty says:

    Besides these (gratefully) SIMPLE pops, I really like your easy-to-read site!

  11. What a great idea! I love those :)

    I shared it on my TT&J facebook page and linked to you :)


  12. Gabe Harder says:

    These are a great idea! My husband is graduating soon with his PhD, but we’re also moving and having our 7th baby at the same time, so I’ve been looking for something fun and simple to do to celebrate! I think this is what I’ll do! Thanks!

  13. Hello! Great idea. Visiting from the Sew Many Ways Blog Hop. I’ve not seen these with marshmallows. The ones I’ve seen use miniature Reese Cups.

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  15. This look wonderful! Thanks for linking up to savory sunday!

    If you are interested in doing a guest post some time I would LOVE to have you!! Let me know :)

  16. I LOVE these!! I’m in charge of the dessert table at my son’s Kindergarten graduation soon and I’ve been trying to think of a peanut-free version of those cute graduation pops using Reese’s peanut butter cups. These are PERFECT! I shared on my FB page with a link to your blog!
    Laurie :)

  17. soooo cute!! i featured them today on whipperberry!


  18. Hey lady!!! Love this idea!!! We featured you again on the Fancy This Fridays feature post today!!! :) Thanks for sharing this fun graduation idea!!! Wish I would’ve made these for my sister! ;)

  19. Felicia says:

    Love these! I will have to try this for an upcoming party!
    Would love for you to share over at Calling All Crafters!

  20. wendy says:

    great idea!

  21. Donna says:

    I love these…aannnd we are giving my step-son a grad party on Saturday. I see these added to our festivities. Thanks!

  22. Those are adorable! I’m sharing this with my Facebook friends. Thanks so much for linking up at For the Kids Friday at Sun Scholars! I hope to have you back for our next party!

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  24. Christine says:

    I spotted these over at Rook No:17, and I think they are excellent. Great photo too…

  25. 'me' says:

    nice idea!!!!!!!!

  26. Carol says:

    I “popped” over from Rook 17. I am in full graduation mode and these are PERFECT!

  27. Ashton says:

    I made graduations caps recently on cupcakes but I LOVE this variation!!

  28. Wow! Super cute! Thanks for a great idea!

  29. jess says:

    LOVE IT!! I can’t wait to make these for my brother in law’s graduations. I’ve also seen them done with mini reece’s PB cups and square pieces of chocolate, but I like your ingredients much better!

  30. I have these saved in pinterest I want to make these for my son!! Found you from Sumos.

    Would love if you would link up with us at on our 1st link up party too. Love your ideas.

  31. Melissa says:

    That is so much fun! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.


  32. Ashton says:

    Very cute and smart! I’d love for you to link these up to my sweet treats party tomorrow! Hope to see you there :)

  33. Carrie says:

    How fun are these!! I keeping this booked marked for the future :D

  34. I love these!! I’m saving this idea so I can use it later! Thanks for linking it up :) I’m featuring it today..

  35. K Little says:

    Seen these around the blog world….they are my favorite! Great for any age. You are a blessing! K

  36. amy says:

    These are so cute and so easy to make. And as you said, I’m sure will bring big smiles to the graduate! I can’t wait to make these when I son graduate from pre-school! :) Thank you so much for sharing.

    By the way, I’m hosting 2 Giveaways on my blog, please stop by to enter when you have a chance. One for $50 Thrive products and another one for baking molds and more. Have a wonderful weekend.


  37. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Hollie,
    These Graduation Caps are just adorable! What a great presentation and an awesome treat for the graduation party. I always enjoy your creativity. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

  38. Hollie, they’re wonderful and so perfectly done! And unlike cake pops, which can be excessively sweet, I like the fact that the marshmallow and graham cookie provide a nice balance in flavor, sweetness and texture! Cutest graduation treat I’ve seen!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  39. Nicole says:

    Thank you for linking up to Whisking Wednesdays last week. I’d love it if you’d pop in and link up another recipe or two this week. Hope to see you there!

  40. Kellye says:

    These are adorable. I was looking for something simple to add a different look to my daughter’s grad party. These will be perfect. Thanks for the idea!

  41. Damaris says:

    Just made some of these for 2 different graduacions but instead of marshmallows I used Reeses peanut butter cups!!! I put styrofoam inside the cups,with some different colored paper grass and arranged them big to sleep!!!! It was a big hit!!!! Love this idea alsoooo!!! Keep on bringing the great ideas!!!!

  42. Damaris says:

    Sorry I ment big to SMALL!!! ;-)

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  45. Vanessa says:

    So adorable! Thank you for posting. I made these tonight for my preschooler’s graduation tomorrow. Easy and so cute. He is going to go nuts when he sees them!

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  47. Annie Ferrante says:

    One question. What was the ratio of dark chocolate candy bags to marshmallows? Not sure how many I will need. I’m so excited to make these for my twins’ preschool graduation! Adorable! Thanks!!

    • Hollie says:

      You probably need two bags of candy melts for each bag of marshmallows. It’s better to have too much, than not enough. I hope they enjoy them!

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