It’s that time of year for Bake Sales! For those that don’t bake or are short on time, here are some super easy and fun ideas. (For those that do like to bake, scroll down for some recipes).
Donuts of Doom! You can get a dozen donuts at the regular grocery store for about 5 bucks, pick up some plastic fang teeth and you are done. If you’re feeling fancy, add some chocolate chip eyeballs. No oven required.
Popcorn hands. Pick up some food handler gloves, candy corn, and popcorn. Salty, sweet, and a little creepy. Popcorn hands.
Bugs and kisses. Hershey kisses and a plastic spider ring. Clever and fun.
Chocolate covered strawberries that look like ghosts. Delicious and adorable.
For those that like to bake, here are some of my favorite recipes:
Caramels. Okay, so this isn’t baked, but they are still delicious and different from the traditional bake sale items. You could also use the caramel to dip granny smith apples in, which would be big sellers. See recipe here.
Snickerdoodles. This is my favorite cookie recipe! Besides the fact that it’s fun to say “Snickerdoodle Dough”, they taste great, the kids love rolling the dough balls into cinnamon and sugar, and you can freeze the dough. Check out Emeril Lagasse’s recipe here.
Puffed rice treats. Who doesn’t like these? You can also make these with colored (fruity) cereal. Here is my recipe for Extra Marshmallowy Puffed Rice Treats:
6 T unsalted butter
1-16oz. bag of large marshmallows
6 cups puffed rice cereal
pinch of kosher salt
Melt butter and marshmallows over low heat. Turn off heat before marshmallows have melted completely. Stir in cereal. Using wet fingers, press into a 9 x 13 dish. When cool, cut into squares. Final step: Eat!
Blueberry muffins. I may have mentioned this before, but these are the best blueberry muffins in the world. Nice to add something fruity into the bake sale mix. See recipe here.
French apple cake. First of all, this cake is ridiculously easy. Second of all, it’s soooo yummy. Thank you, Dorie Greenspan. Recipe is here.
Pumpkin Pie. What would a fall bake sale be without pumpkin pie? Start off with a Trader joes pie crust and use the recipe from Libby’s, and you’ve got a pie that’s as easy as pie.
Happy Selling for your special cause!