bake sale ideas

  1. Anybody have ideas for some non-labor intensive goodies? It's bake sale season I think. And I have to start thinking about Christmas dainties. Gotta get that deepfreeze from sears I've been thinking about........
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  3. by   NurseyBaby'05
    Any kind of bars or brownies. That's what I usually wind up making. I hate scooping out spoonsful of dough. Maybe refrigerator cookies. You know the ones you make the dough, roll it into a log and refrigerate it for a few hours. Then you just slice and bake.

    Double chocolate caramel brownies are usually good.

    You make the brownies according to the directions on the box. Take 2/3 of the dough and half bake it. While this is baking, melt a bag of Kraft caramels and some evaporated milk in the double boiler. When you take out the half baked brownies out of the oven, pour the caramel over top. Sprinkle one bag of semi-sweet chips on top of that. Lastly, spoon the remaining brownie batter on the top in patches and finish baking.

    These are the shizzle.
    Last edit by NurseyBaby'05 on Oct 25, '06
  4. by   NurseyBaby'05
    They also freeze pretty well. You may want to do these when someone is around who you can enslave for clean-up. The caramel can be pretty messy.
  5. by   Gompers
    I make these peanut butter cookies that are so easy, it's ridiculous.

    You take one cup of peanut butter, one cup of white sugar, one egg, and a splash of vanilla if you wish. Mix it up. Measure out each cookie, like one rounded teaspoon. Once you've gotten them all measured, roll each one into a ball between your palms - because there is no flour and there is grease in the peanut butter, they don't stick to you. Use a fork to do the criss-cross and flatten them about 1/2 of the way down. Bake at 350 for 9 minutes - they won't look done yet, but they are and you don't want to overcook these. It's best to use parchment paper on your cookie sheet for these, and remove the paper to a cooling rack as soon as you take them out of the oven. If you try to use a spatula, they would fall apart since there's no flour. They're much less delicate once they cool.

    They're like a cross between peanut butter cookies and peanut butter fudge. You need a big glass of milk with these. Very moist and rich. It really is easy to make them since there is hardly any ingredients. You could even make the dough into a refrigerator roll and slice them before you ball them up, if that's easier for you.
  6. by   TheCommuter
    When making purchases from bake sales, I always love to buy homemade brownies. Brownies are not very laborious to make and bake.

    At bake sales I also love to buy carrot cake slices, sugar cookies, sweet potato pie slices, muffins, donuts, and cream cheese croissants.
  7. by   Cherish
    Carrot cake, or banana bread, chocolate chip cookies and jellies/jams are staples.
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Pepperoni rolls.

    Use the frozen bread loaves (there's usually 5 per bag). About one pack of pepperoni per bag of dough.

    Let the dough thaw until it's no longer frozen, is soft, but not rizing. Cut each loaf in 3/4 inch slices (like you slice the cookie dough from the tubes). Take loaf slice, press it into a flat square and put 4 pieces of pepperoni in the middle. Fold each corner into the pepperoni so that the pepperoni is covered up. Place foled side down on a non-stick cookie sheet. Do the same with the rest of the loaf slices. Bake at 350 F until brown, take out of over, and rub a little bit of a stick of magarine or butter on the top of each roll, then let rolls cool before wrapping.

    These are good for a bake sale, or for a car trip. You can also put a small amount of cheese on the inside for something different.
  9. by   jenn_rn_nj
    Quote from NurseyBaby'05
    Double chocolate caramel brownies are usually good.

    You make the brownies according to the directions on the box. Take 2/3 of the dough and half bake it. While this is baking, melt a bag of Kraft caramels and some evaporated milk in the double boiler. When you take out the half baked brownies out of the oven, pour the caramel over top. Sprinkle one bag of semi-sweet chips on top of that. Lastly, spoon the remaining brownie batter on the top in patches and finish baking.

    These are the shizzle.
    YUMMMMMMAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!
  10. by   dianah
    I vote for the cookie bars. Prepare the cookie dough per directions (I like to make choc. chip cookie dough), then spread it into a casserole dish (there may be instructions on the package or on the internet as to how thick to spread the dough) -- I'd say1/2-3/4" deep. Bake till brown around the edges, cool and cut into bars. Cookie taste without all the labor.

    Love all the other ideas here, too, keep 'em coming!
  11. by   Gompers
    Oh yeah...

    This is one way to make cookies even easier - a cookie scooper. It's like a mini ice cream scooper. Gives you perfect sized balls of dough without all the mess.

    http://www.oxo.com/OA_HTML/xxoxo_ibe...a=b&item=47319
  12. by   TheCommuter
    Fruit-based and nut-based pies:

    Apple pie, cherry pie, pumpkin pie, peach pie, blueberry pie, lemon pie, pecan pie, key-lime pie.....
  13. by   SWRN84
    My kids have a bake sale every year at the school's fall craft show. We just had it last week. The brownies were always a good sell, as well as home made pies, but those are labor intensive. Some things I saw that sold well to children, were small individual packages of cookies, and also popcorn. There were some packaged in orange chinese-food takeout cartons...they were cute and sold well. The things that were packaged cute, sold first. I made something this year that sold very very quickly, even though they weren't baked, yet. I made 6 jars of the layered cookie mix. I know you've seen them....large wide mouth jars with layers of the cookie ingredients. You attach the instructions on what they need to do to complete the recipe. And you can dress up the lid with colorful fabric and raffia ribbon to attach the instructions. I think they sold for $6. People bought them as gifts. I like to make them because they are easy....set the jars up in an assembly line and just go from one ingredient to the next....no baking and very easy.
  14. by   NurseyBaby'05
    Rice Krispies Treats


    Mmmmmmmm. . . . . . . .

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