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Graduation Cap Cupcakes

Graduation Cap Cupcakes are super cute and so easy to make with store bought brownie bites, chocolate squares, M&M candies and Air Head sour candy strips for the tassles.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 cupcakes
Calories 163kcal


  • 20 Mini round brownies such as Entenmann's Little Bites
  • 20 Chocolate squares such as Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares
  • 20 M&M's chocolate candies
  • 2 AirHeads Xtremes Rainbow Berry Sour Candy or you can substitute strawberry licorice laces
  • ¼ cup Semisweet chocolate chips


  • Cut the Air Heads into narrow strips about 1 ½" long. You'll need 20 strips. Set aside.
  • Place all the brownie bites on a tray. Turn upside down.
  • In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips on high for 1 minute. Pour into a disposable pastry bag. Cut a tiny corner from the bag.
  • Squeeze a little bit of melted chocolate on the top of each brownie. Place a chocolate square on top. Work quickly as you don't want the chocolate in the pastry bag to set. If it gets hard, you can stick the bag in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.
  • Use the melted chocolate to "glue" 1 Air Head strip and 1 M&M candy on top of each chocolate square.



To make your own brownie bites, simply use your favorite brownie mix (gluten free, if needed). Prepare according to package instructions, then bake in a mini muffin pan with mini cupcake liners. Let cool completely before removing liners. Then decorate as indicated in recipe.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg