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Help! Fundraising Nightmare! Cooking for High School kids!

My sister is raising money for the clubs at her high school. One girl from each club is picked to cook and raise money. Well she was picked and it seems like all the quick, good ideas are taken. Here is a list of what is already taken:

-Crawfish
-Fajitas
-Quesadillas
-Nachos
-Baked Potatos
-Funnel Cakes
-Wings
-Chopped Beef Sandwiches
-Gumbo
-Chili

It has to be something teenagers will like because they are selling during the Lunch hours at the high school. Any Ideas would be great! Thanks, Megan

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  1. How about doing different baked goods? Like brownies, cookies and candies. All this can be made ahead of time and packaged easily. And hopefully she will be able to get the rest of the club to help her too.

    1. Kids LOVE food on a stick!
      Satay-easy and tasty
      Asian Beef on a stick
      cheese on a stick
      meatballs on a stick
      choco covered banana on a stick
      whatever you can imagine on a stick!

      1. in keeping with monavano's stick theme, how about chocolate-dipped pretzel rods? there are tons of ways to decorate/garnish them - sprinkles, chopped nuts, crushed cookies, miniature candies...and you can also vary the chocolate - milk base with white drizzle, white base with dark drizzle, etc.

        and i know someone is already doing the chopped beef sandwiches, but you can also do sliders with other meat like turkey or chicken.

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        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          +1 for the dipped pretzels...I used to contract them in a coffee shop where I live and they sold very well.

          Also, consider, chicken tenders with a variety of sauces, and if you have access to a fryer, french fries with sauces and beignets (fried doughnuts) which are very easy and super inexpensive (flour, sugar, yeast, water) to make and they fry up in about a minute. They can be dusted with different sugars or icings, i.e, powdered, cocoa & espresso, powdered sugar & chili powder, any type of icing can be used to drizzle over the top. Sold these in a fair once and again, a hit.

        2. eggrolls
          empanadas
          samosas
          calzones
          chocolate (white, dark, milk) dipped fruit (fresh and dried)
          different flavored popcorns
          different flavored nuts
          would bahn mi or soup in bread bowls be too complicated?

          1. Are you looking for an idea for a quick meal, or snack, or dessert...? Do you plan on making it at the school?

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            1. re: bluemoon4515

              Yes it has to be made at the school in the ca feteria that is out difficulty. and it can be any of those