Graduation Cupcakes recipe

Graduation Cupcakes recipe
Serves 18
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 23 minutes
Total time 43 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Allergy list Egg, Milk, Wheat
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Casual Party
Region American
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Ingredients

Imperial | Metric | USA

Topping

Cupcake

Graduation Cap

  • 18 square chocolate
  • 18 peanut butter cups
  • 8 white and red air heads
  • 18 mini m&m's

Graduation Cap - Optional

  • 1 can chocolate frosting

Directions

Step 1

Chocolate and butter in a bowl

Heat the oven to 175ºC / 350ºF / Gas Mark 4 and prepare a cupcake pan. You may want to use different color liners for each candy bar filling. Place the butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.

Step 2

Melted butter and chocolate in a bowl

Melt the butter and chocolate for 90 seconds. Stir.

Step 3

Sugar, melted chocolate and butter in a bowl

Add the sugar. Stir.

Step 4

Egg, sugar, melted chocolate and butter in a bowl

Add one egg at a time - stirring in between.

Step 5

Graduation cupcake muffin mixture in a bowl

Finally add the vanilla, flour, and salt and stir some more.

Step 6

Candy bars

Cut the candy bars into bite size pieces.

Step 7

Graduation cupcake muffin mixture in a muffin tray with candy in the middle

Place a tablespoon of batter in each cupcake liner and then add a piece of candy bar.

Step 8

Graduation cupcake muffin mixture in a muffin tray two thirds filled

Cover the candy bar with more batter. Bake the cupcakes for 23 minutes.

Step 9

Graduation cupcake muffin top decoration

During this time prepare the graduation caps. Place a dab of chocolate icing or melted chocolate onto the peanut butter cup. Then secure the square chocolate on top of the peanut butter cup. Add the mini M&M on top of the square chocolate also using the frosting to keep it in place.

Cut the Airheads to look like a scroll and a tassle for the cap. My student's school colors are black and red so that's why I chose red. Use any color Airhead you like.

Step 10

Caramel and cream in a saucepan

Melt the caramels and cream.

Step 11

Drip the caramel topping on each cupcake and let it COOL. (You can see from my picture what happens when you add a chocolate cap to warm caramel.) Dab some frostng onto the caramel and place the peanut butter cup cap onto the frosting. Do the same for the scroll.

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