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19 Festive Graduation Party Desserts That Will Feed A Hungry Crowd

19 Festive Graduation Party Desserts That Will Feed A Hungry Crowd

Are you looking for unique graduation themed desserts that go beyond the typical brownie? Browse our recipe collection of fun and decadent desserts you can serve at the graduation party—they will become a crowd favorite! 

No matter how full your guests are after the main meal, everyone is sure to make room for these grad party desserts. 

These might make the guests hold back during the big feast, especially when they see dazzling tasty treats at the dessert table. 

When celebrating your kid’s new milestone and kicking off the next chapter in their lives, there’s no better way to celebrate their special graduation celebration than treating them with mouth-watering desserts for grad parties. 

There are tons of crowd-pleasing desserts for graduation parties, like our very own Lemon Cookie Cake Mix or this creative Chocolate Graduation Caps that will inevitably have everyone saying WOW!

Make the #18 entree as it can spice up the graduation party.  

Want a dessert that matches the theme of the party? 

These chocolate delights are best for you!

For this recipe, you’ll create brownie bites layered with chocolate-covered graham crackers, dollops of decorative icing, and sweet chocolate candy, which serves as a “tassel” for the small caps—yum

If your licorice is hard to slice, consider microwaving it for a few seconds to soften it up.

Fill these cute and fun cookies with your personalized wishes and messages and let the hungry guests and the fresh grad read them while enjoying the crispy and sweet mouthfeel. 

Making homemade fortune cookies is a bit tricky at first, but you’ll be able to make them easily with a bit of practice. 

Wear cotton gloves to make the batter easier to handle and shape the hot cookies.

Don’t you know that you can whip up some lemon cookies with a cake mix? 

If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out big time!

Our very own lemon cookie recipe calls for cake mix and five other kitchen staples: eggs, vegetable oil, lemon juice, and zest, and confectioners’ sugar. 

Before storing them, make sure you completely cool them to room temperature.

Cooked walnuts spiced with ground cinnamon, red pepper, and mace are an excellent idea for any graduation party. 

They’re so sweet and spicy!

What’s more, these spiced walnuts are easy to make and truly versatile. 

You can serve them on their own or include them on your charcuterie board if you have one in the event.

These sweet delights are super-duper cute; you might hesitate a little bit before you eat them. 

And you know what else? 

They’re full of chocolate goodness. 

Though the recipe requires time and effort to make these chocolate-dipped pretzel graduates, everything is worth it when you see the incredible result.

Remind your kids of their hard work in school by making these adorable cocoa Krispies treat graduation caps. 

It’s filled with melted chocolate chips, giving the dessert that decadently rich chocolate flavor. 

Ensure to use the Cocoa Krispies instead of the original for a more desirable result.

We already have desserts featuring graduation caps. 

Now it’s time to create these adorable and festive graduation cupcakes.

The recipe calls for scrumptious chocolate cupcakes, creamy chocolate buttercream icing, and colorful marshmallow fondants. 

And don’t forget to equip yourself with proper supplies to shape the ingredients!

There are a lot of desserts for graduation parties, but nothing beats this creative diploma cake. 

It’s filled with fresh strawberries, dairy, and confectioners’ sugar, making the graduation-inspired cake sweet, creamy, and ultimately dreamy. 

The best part? It’s customizable! 

Feel free to tint it a different shade to match a school’s colors. 

Serving these zebra-inspired grad cap cookie cupcakes will make the grads won’t be able to keep their paws off the graduation-themed treats. 

The black, red, and violet decorator icing and the black-rolled fondant make the cupcake look chic and unique. 

Turn cupcakes upside down, pipe a large dot of icing, and attach the cookie to assemble.

Pirouette, everyone’s favorite rolled wafer cookies, fuses with black licorice strings to create a diploma-inspired graduation dessert. 

Yes, they’re adorable and genius! 

You’ll love how simple these delights are. 

Also, they’re fun to put together, and they don’t require hours of work.

These candy cup caps are perfect for the graduation party, made from peanut butter cups, melted candy coating, chocolate squares, and candy belts. 

Use a rainbow chip sprinkle to add an elegant touch to the tassel, but make sure it matches the color of the candy belt.

Adorn regular cupcakes with white chocolate frosting, red candies, chocolate cookies, Reese’s peanut butter cups, Oreo Funstix to create this heavenly graduation party dessert. 

You can make the cupcakes yourself or simply use store-bought cupcakes in case you’re in a pinch. 

It’s totally up to you.

This dessert recipe consists of three luscious parts: chocolate-covered Oreos, Oreo truffles, and chocolate-covered pretzels. 

The Oreo truffles are coated with violet coloring oil and sprinkled with thin jimmies on top. 

Meanwhile, drizzle the chocolate-covered Oreos with yellow coloring oil as a design. 

Come on, who can say no to these?

If the fresh grads are fond of fruits, these fruit kebabs are suitable for them—they’re refreshing and so festive, perfect for the special event!

Prepare a pile of fresh fruit, get some skewers and serve the kebabs with this cream cheese fruit dip made from four ingredients.

If you’re undecided about what to make for the upcoming graduation party, then why not make some of these peanut butter bars? 

Our recipe includes semisweet chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs, giving the dessert bar that lovely texture and flavor that melt in your mouth.

Flaked coconut is the star of these chocolate macaroons that are laden with tender goodness and chewy crumb. 

They’re flourless and only made from egg whites, sugar, nuts, chocolate, and vanilla extract, meaning they’re great for those who follow a strict gluten-free diet.

Although fudge is sought-after during the holiday season, it’s a sweet treat you can munch and enjoy during the graduation party. 

In this peanut butter fudge recipe, we gathered seven ingredients that most everyone has in their pantry: sugar, creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter, milk, vanilla extract, salt. 

The result? A dessert packed with lovely rich texture and creamy mouthfeel!

This graduation candy buffet features ring pops, Oreos, sour crawlers, smarties, and tootsie rolls—it’s shareable, enjoyable, and creative enough to please everyone’s preferences. 

Don’t forget to secure a graduation banner or any graduation decorations to add fun to the party. 


Coat fresh strawberries and add them to your dessert charcuterie board or graduation dessert table and after that, wait for everyone to finish them all in a few minutes. 

This gilded no-bake dessert with edible gold leaf for a spectacular presentation aside from the refreshing and heavenly taste of strawberries and melted white chocolate. 

The bottom line

Nothing says celebration like a sweet treat. 

If you’re in charge of the desserts for the upcoming graduation party, take your pick from these graduation party dessert ideas.

To incorporate a summer vibe to the party, consider making those elegant chocolate truffles and refreshing fruit kebabs. 

Or how about some zebra-inspired grad cap cookie cupcakes to make the party look cool and unique?

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19 FUN Graduation Party Dessert Assortment

19 FUN Graduation Party Dessert Assortment

This recipe collection features fun and decadent desserts you can serve at the graduation party—they're sure to be a crowd-pleaser!


  • Chocolate Graduation Caps
  • Fortune Cookies
  • Lemon Cookies
  • Spiced Walnuts
  • Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Graduates
  • Cocoa Krispies Treat Graduation Cap
  • Graduation Diploma Cupcakes
  • Diploma Cake
  • Pink and Zebra Grad Cap Cookie Cupcake
  • Pirouette Graduation Party Treats
  • Candy Cup Caps
  • DIY Graduation Cupcake Toppers
  • Graduation Party Desserts In School Colors
  • Fruit Kebabs
  • Peanut Butter Bars
  • Chocolate Macaroons
  • Peanut Butter Fudge
  • Graduation Candy Buffet
  • White Chocolate-Covered Strawberries


  1. Choose one or more options from our list of graduation party desserts here!
  2. Create your new favorite dish.
  3. Pat yourself on the back for making food at home for you to enjoy!
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