HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >


Favorite Bake Sale Recipes?

I need 3 recipes, for the next 3 Fridays :) Items are sold for 1 dollar a portion primarily to health care workers. Non-messy and easily portioned things would be best. Maybe things that could be served "on-a-stick"?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I have done many bake sales (lots in a hospital too!). Funny thing is that the things you wouldn't think of always seemed to sell the best- like pumpkin pie & Jewish apple cake. People really do enjoy, and choose, good chocolate chip cookies too.
    Mini cupcakes might be nice too, not as messy as full size.
    not sure about the stick thing.

    1. Whoopie Pies, brownies and big cookies or bunches of mini cookies in a bag.

      1. For on-the-stick bake sale ideas, how about:

        Giant M&M Cookie Pops

        and ...

        Rice Krispie Treats on a Stick


        3 Tbs. butter
        1 10-oz. pkg. regular marshmallows or 4 cups mini-marshmallows
        6 to 7 cups Rice Krispies cereal
        12 wooden popsicle sticks
        1 pkg. chocolate chips


        In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cereal until it is well coated. Let the mixture cool until it is warm but comfortable to handle with the fingers. Lightly butter your hands, then shape the treats into 12 balls. Push a Popsicle stick into each one. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a metal bowl set over a pan of hot, but not boiling water.

        Holding the stick end, dip the balls into the melted chocolate. Set the coated treats on a waxed paper lined tray to cool. When the chocolate has hardened, wrap the treats in plastic wrap and tie with ribbon.

        1. I would definitely go the cupcakes route. I'm not a fan, but it seems everybody else is...

          1. I like the crispy treats on a stick idea, but maybe cupcakes are the way to go. Or I could do both.... I've noticed Red Velvet cupcakes making the rounds lately. Haven't had that since the early 80's at least! Does a cream cheese frosting go with those? On the other hand...has anyone made cupcakes in ice cream cones iwth the frosting piped on to look like soft serve?

            1. I always post this for you Americans and seldom do any of you try it. I will try once again though.
              Nanaimo bars. They're a predominately Canadian thing. http://www.nanaimo.ca/visitors/index_...
              I love these things. Give 'em whirl. It'll be something new for most people.


              4 Replies
              1. re: Davwud

                they actually sell them at Whole Foods now, in the bakery (at least at my location)

                at a store yesterday I noticed rice krispy treats on a stick- half coated in chocolate & covered in variety of forms- nuts, sprinkles, etc..

                1. re: Davwud

                  Do you know of any recipes that don't use custard powder? It is rather hard to find here.

                  1. re: susu

                    No, I've never made them. Only enjoyed them.
                    I can't believe you couldn't find one if you "googled" it.


                    1. re: susu

                      I think it is where the boxed jello is sold.

                  2. Pumpkin loaf. Portion slices and plastic wrap. And good!