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Graduation Caps

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I know it’s already into October and graduation season has been long gone but hey, maybe you are looking for something for that college grad in December/January? Either way hopefully these little graduation caps will give you some inspriration when trying to come up with clever dessert ideas. I first spotted these on Bakerella’s site, she always has great ideas for just about every occasion.  These were a snap to put together and my brother sure enjoyed them for his party!

Graduation Caps
Adapted from: Bakerella

Bag of Mini Reese Cups
24-32 Chocolate Squares
Chocolate icing
Pull-apart Twizzlers

The above is a list of the supplies I used but have fun in the candy aisle! For the chocolate squares there is a variety of options and I ended up using ones that were Carmel filled. And don’t fret over making icing; buy the stuff in the tubes or in the can. You don’t use much so don’t buy a lot. The same with the tassels, Bakerella recommends Airheads but I couldn’t find any so I used twizzlers instead.

Directions:

Put the bag of Reese’s in the freezer for a half hour or so. You want them to firm up so when you remove the wrapping the chocolate doesn’t come off.

When you are ready, un-wrap the Reese cups and the chocolate squares. Take your frosting and spread some on the top of the Reese cup. Now attach the square to the Reese.

Cut you tassels to the length you want and put a dot of frosting in the middle of the square and attach the tassel. I put an extra squeeze of icing on the tassel to give it a cleaner look.

 

Enjoy!

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Butterfingers

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So you’ve heard the sang, “You can’t judge a book by it’s cover.” Well with this candy recipe this is absolutley true. I tell you I made butterfingers but the picture above hardly looks like the nice crunchy bars. Well let’s say I had issues, but in the end these little suckers are addictive. I’m not a big Butterfingers fan but what I made is really a cross between what a Butterfinger and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.  I highly recommend trying this out.

Enjoy!!

Butterfingers
Source:Insider’s Recipes Master Edition

1 cup peanut butter
1.3 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
Melted Milk Chocolate

Cook syrup, sugar, and water to 310 degrees. Remove from heat. Stir in warmed peanut butter (warmed slightly in microwave) until well blended. Pour into greased (buttered) 8×8 pan. Score mixture into desired size bars. When completely cool, dip in melted milk chocolate (use double boiler to SLOWLY melt) and set on waxed paper until chocolate has hardened.

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Must Have Holiday Candy…


If you are reading this then I’m 100% sure you have already heard of or read about these bad boys. The hype is real! This has been a hit everywhere I’ve gone so far. The excellent part is they are so easy to make, so if you are sitting here salivating over the pictures go run now and make these, your mouth will thank you!!!!!

Oreo Truffles

1 package Oreos
1 8oz pkg Cream Cheese
1-2 tsp Vanilla
1 lb Chocolate

Using a food processor grind Oreos until it’s a fine dust. Mix the Oreos, cream cheese, and vanilla until there are no traces of the cream cheese. Put the bowl in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to let everything set up so it isn’t a mess to roll later. Once you feel the mixture is firm enough roll the Oreos into 1″ balls. Melt your chocolate and coat each Oreo ball. Place on parchment paper and let it cool and you are good to go!!!

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!!

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