5 from 6 votes
a red cake stand with seven graduation cupcakes on it. They are vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting that have graduation toppers made with peanut butter cups, squares of chocolate, red candies and thin red licorice
Graduation Cupcakes
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Whether you're celebrating an advancement from preschool to Kindergarten, or an earned college degree, these graduation cupcakes are perfect for your party!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: graduation cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 350 kcal
  • 12 frosted cupcakes
  • 12 miniĀ peanut butter cups unwrapped
  • 12 chocolate squared candies unwrapped
  • chocolate frosting or icing
  • peel-apart string licorice separated and cut into 3 inch pieces
  • 12 small candies such as M&Ms or Skittles
  1. Place peanut butter cups upside-down onto frosted cupcakes.
  2. Using small amount of frosting, attach a chocolate square to peanut butter cup.
  3. Next, pinch the end of 1 piece of licorice to flatten, then place it on the center of the chocolate square, using a small amount of frosting to secure.

  4. Place 1 piece of candy on top of theĀ flattened end of the licorice, using the frosting to secure it.
Nutrition Facts
Graduation Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.