Graduation Cap Oreo Ball Truffles

Graduation season is in full force right now. Colleges are just finishing up graduations and High School and Middle schools are starting to wrap up classes and Graduation will be upon us so quickly.

My daughter brought up the fact that for the next 5 years we will have 4 different graduations.

I need to get a little clever with my treat ideas. Since we don’t have family in town I don’t throw parties for elementary or middle school graduations. However, when high school graduation comes around,  I better start planning. I still have 4 years for this.


Candy Graduation CAP Oreo Balls

In celebration of all those graduates in 2016, including my daughter who will be graduating 8th grade in a few weeks, I made these Yummy Graduation Hat Oreo Ball Treats.

Who can say no to an Oreo ball, it is crushed up OREOS with cream cheese covered in chocolate. Have some fun with me and make some Graduation Cap Pops for your graduation parties too. 

Graduation Cap Oreo Ball Treats

I have made Cookie balls before and the process is the same, it is all about the coating and decorations that make these cookie balls something special for a Graduation Party treat. 


Candy Graduation Hat Oreo Balls

If you need the recipe or technique check this OREO ball Post. 

Three tips for making oreo balls truffles

  1. Use cream cheese: Cream cheese helps bind the cake and Oreo crumbs together, creating a moist and flavorful mixture. Make sure the cream cheese is softened before mixing it with the cake crumbs to ensure it incorporates evenly.
  2. Chill the mixture: After mixing the cake crumbs and cream cheese, chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Chilling makes the mixture easier to shape into balls and helps prevent them from falling apart when dipping in chocolate.
  3. Double dip in chocolate: Once you’ve shaped the cake mixture into balls and inserted the sticks, dip them in melted chocolate and allow them to set. After the first layer of chocolate has set, dip them again for a smoother and more even coating. This double dipping technique adds a professional touch to your cake pops.


Candy Graduation CAP Oreo Balls

What you will need for these Graduation Cap Pops are simple.

Besides the Oreos and cream cheese, you will need to make grad hat cake pops

  • Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • Chocolate chips
  • Yellow candy melts (or any color for the graduate)
  • white ball sprinkles 

How to make chocolate graduation cake pops

First make and cool the oreo balls and double dip them in white chocolate


Candy Graduation Hat Oreo Balls


Shape the graduation caps for the cake pops:

While they harden make the graduation caps.  

To create the graduation cap shape, you’ll need mini chocolate squares (for the caps), mini peanut butter cups (for the bases), and small squares of fruit leather or fondant (for the tassels). Gently press a mini peanut butter cup onto the top of each cake pop to act as the base of the cap.

Then, place a mini chocolate square on top of the peanut butter cup to form the cap. Insert a toothpick through the center of the chocolate square and into the cake pop to secure it in place.

Finally, attach a small square of fruit leather or fondant to the side of the chocolate square to represent the tassel.

We made a square template and just squeezed milk or dark chocolate to fill the squares onto parchment paper.


Candy Graduation Hat Oreo Balls

Add the small peanut butter cup while they are drying or use a dab of the chocolate for the caps.  


Candy Graduation Hat Oreo Balls

Then carefully peel the chocolate squares off the parchment paper and attach with a dab of chocolate.  


Candy Graduation CAP Oreo Balls

Place them in a vase filled with colored candies and lay the graduation caps around on a cake plate. 

Candy Graduation CAP Oreo Balls


What a great centerpiece for any graduation party or event. 

Candy Graduation CAP Oreo Balls


I took the display outside as well to see if how it would look for our outdoor graduation BBQ. Give them out as party favors too. 

Candy Graduation CAP Oreo Balls


Congrats to all the grads this year and here is a Cookie graduation cap in your honor. 

Candy Graduation Hat Oreo Balls

Would you serve these graduation cap oreo ball Candy Graduation Hat Oreo Balls pops at your graduation party?

Candy Graduation Hat Oreo Balls

Graduation Cap Oreo Ball Treats

Yield: 24 Graduation Cake Balls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: moderate
Estimated Cost: less than $10

cake pops turned into graduation caps


  • White melting chocolate  
  • chocolate yellow chocolate discs or corresponding school colors
  • mini Reese's peanut butter cups,
  • piping bags 
  • Sucker Sticks


  1. Make Oreo Balls
  2. While your cookie balls are in the freezer, you can make the top of the graduation caps. Simply place a sheet of wax paper over the printed template and add at the chocolate with the piping bag.
  3. Place them in the freezer to harden
  4. . Dip your cookie balls into white chocolate with a toothpick or a use the sucker sticks for the pops. I
  5. mmediate place a mini peanut butter cup on top and allow the chocolate to set. Carefully peel off the chocolate caps and add a little chocolate to the bottom and adhere to the peanut butter cups.
  6. Add a dollop of yellow chocolate and we added a white bead candy on top for the graduation tassel.

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