May and June are the biggest times of year to celebrate new graduates – and we’re here with some delicious recipes for your festivities. A Graduation marks an exciting juncture between a past chapter closing, and a new chapter opening. On top of that, you have all of the accomplishments and hard work during the program and tenure to celebrate. It’s often a huge milestone for a high school student, or college student, but we’re into celebrating graduates of all ages! The collection of recipes represent some of the most crowd-pleasing and special ideas we have in our recipe catalog, and there’s something for everyone from young to old. You can go formal with our Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée, or keep things casual with our Layered Butterscotch Chocolate Cookie Bars, but whatever you do, make sure your graduate has something delicious and sweet to celebrate with!

Raspberry Celebration Cake

A soft vanilla cake layered with raspberry jam and champagne(!) frosting. The flavors of this cake are perfectly balanced. Use Rodelle Vanilla Extract in the cake and frosting for a celebration cake you won’t forget! We suggest adding a sprinkler or two on top for extra fun for the graduate! The layers of flavor on this one are the perfect complement to the layers of hard work and commitment that your grad has had to studying!

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Cupcake Italian Sodas

Smooth, refreshing, delicious, an oh-so charming! Super easy with just a few ingredients makes this a go-to treat for any big celebration! With so few ingredients, make sure to choose the best quality – the flavors of the vanilla bean, grenadine and even club soda affect the finished beverage! This is a great option for the younger grads – we’re thinking Kindergarten potlucks even!

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Rodelle Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

This recipe is great to prepare ahead and finish with a kitchen torch flourish. Rich, creamy and extra vanilla-y, you can be sure it pairs well with a festive party! And, the flavors are even better as they develop in the refrigerator…perfect to prep and get off your party-planning to-do list early…it’s like a treat for you too!

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Chocolate Tart with Chocolate Oat Crust

A delicious, rich chocolate tart with a perfectly balanced cocoa oat crust – you’ll want more than one little sliver! This recipe can easily be made vegan and gluten-free for anyone with a special diet!

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Butterscotch Chocolate Cookie Bar - Layered Cookie Bar
Butterscotch and Chocolate Cookie Bars

These Butterscotch and Chocolate Cookie Bars are a unique addition to any cookie jar, cookie plate or potluck contribution! The three layers are a tango of flavors and textures that work beautifully together. Trust us on this one!

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No Bake Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Cake

The dark chocolate mousse on the bottom is rich with an intense chocolate flavor using melted chocolate and Dutch processed cocoa powder. It’s topped with a delicate raspberry mousse filled with fresh raspberries.

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