It's graduation season, so when I first tried making my Homemade Peanut Butter Cups as Graduation Caps, I thought they were pretty tasty. Eating them, however, without making a total mess... not so easy.
local TV station, that's exactly what I did.
But I didn't feel like I got a chance to fully explain it all, so this post is a better explanation (hopefully).
12 oz. bag of Chocolate Candy Melts or Chocolate Chips*
Colored Tootsie Rolls (Buy in bulk if you want a specific color. I wanted yellow and the bag had one yellow one. Just one. But you could also use Starburst candy or licorice ropes.)
- Marshmallow Cream & Crushed Graham Crackers
- Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Filling
- Cooled Chocolate Ganache
- whatever else you can dream up! Icing? Fruit? etc...
*Note: I use a combination of Wilton's Light Cocoa and Dark Cocoa Candy Melts. If you use chocolate chips, you will need to either temper the chocolate, or try to keep the treats refrigerated. You can also use any other color of Candy Melts to match with your school's colors.
Begin by melting the chocolate. I use the microwave on 30% power for about 2-3 minutes, then stir... then again in 30-second intervals at 30% power until the chocolate is smooth.
I used my Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Filling and Chocolate Ganache Filling (which I made as described in the icing recipe, but then placed in the refrigerator for an hour or so to get it nice and set).
I also crushed up a graham cracker to add with some marshmallow cream - these ended up a little too messy. If I did it again, I may mix the graham cracker crumbs with a little melted butter to make it more of a crust in there that would stick together better. (Let me know if you try it that way and like it!)
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Click the Links Below to See:
Original Graduation Cap Candy Recipe & Tutorial
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
My Visit to Fox 9 to Make Graduation Treats
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