Making a Dessert To Be Sold at a Charity Function

I am a member of a motorcycle club that is hosting a charity benefit ride for a little boy with a softball size tumor. I would like to know what type of dessert would be the best to make for a large event? I would have to make it so that it could be sold individually, 2-3 cookies, couple brownies, etc.


What would be a good recipe or dessert for such an event that is not too time consuming or costly? Another lady is doing the all time favorite No Bake Cookies! Thank you for all your help!

April from Demorest, GA

October 16, 20080 found this helpful



pies tart size(pecan or pumpkin)

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October 16, 20080 found this helpful

Brownies always sell fast. In fact a lady on here had a recipe today. I find that any mix can taste great if you add some inexpensive chocolate chips.

Also pieces of banana bread and pumkin bread sell well. Kids do love the cupcakes!

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October 20, 20080 found this helpful

Cupcakes with candy designs on top work. Use candy corn for teeth and eyes, gum drops for hats, or roll out the gumdrops and them shape them into flowers. Use bright colors.

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October 20, 20080 found this helpful

Easy cookie dessert

Will need: cream filled cookies such as oreos.

popsicle sticks

white and or chocolaate almond bark

Colored sprinkles if desired

Warm cookies slightly to allow insertion of popsicle stick. Chill till cream filling is cold. Melt almond bark, and dip chilled cookies. Decorate with sprinkles if desired. Allow to chill. Can be sold in sandwich baggies . They are good too.

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October 20, 20080 found this helpful

I vote for dessert pizzas sold by the slice. Get several rolls of slice and bake cookie dough( I like to use oatmeal or sugar cookie) per large pizza. Use foil pizza pans, lightly greased. Slice the dough and put in pan, pressing the slices together until the make a solid bottom and up the sides. Spread with any red jam or jelly. Sprinkle the dough with different flavours of baking chips, candied cherries and pineapple. Bake as the cookie dough package directs. When it comes out of the oven and cools slightly, add icing lines crisscrossing the pizza. You could even mark cutting lines. With something this sweet, small pieces are enough, so you could get as many as 16 thin wedges from each pie. Lots of fun and little decadent too.

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October 20, 20080 found this helpful

You could make rice krispy treats and cut them in squares and wrap in saran wrap to be sold individually. For Christmas season, you could use red and green sprinkles on top, for halloween or fall sprinkle with brown and orange sprinkles or candy corn etc.

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October 20, 20080 found this helpful

How about popcorn balls? Corn syrup or caramel are both good. Allrecipes and other cooking sites have recipes. Wrap them in clear wrap then tie with raffia, twine, or some ribbon. Fall colors would be pretty now. Good luck!

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October 20, 20080 found this helpful

Here is a cookie recipe that makes about 60 cookies. Whenever some one new tastes these they ask for the recipe. Easy dough to work with.


1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 sticks butter (1 cup) softened

1 cup canola or corn oil

1 large egg

3 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 cup Rice Krispies

1 cup rolled oats (reg or quick, but NOT instant)

1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Beat sugars and butter with electric mixer until fluffy.

Add oil and egg, mix til smooth.

Add flour, with salt and cream of tartar. Mix

Add rice krispies, coconut and rolled oats. mix

Drop by rounded tablespoon on greaseed cookie sheet. *

Use fork dipped dipped in water to flatten slightly

Bake until light brown, about12-14 mins. (ovens may vary)

I have used parchment paper, otherwise use PAM

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October 21, 20080 found this helpful

Sad to say but just so you know that you don't get burned. My church isn't allowed to make and sell any food for money. It is something new with the health dept that says nothing that is made in a home kitchen is allowed to be sold.

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October 21, 20080 found this helpful

Hi I just did a big food sale in a mall to raise money for The American Diabetes Association and our biggest sellers for reg desserts were.

-full size and and individual banana, date, blueberry, & cranberry breads.

-full size cakes



-pretzel rods dipped in chocolate

Good Luck to you

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October 21, 20080 found this helpful

Popcorn balls are great at bake sales. They're easy to make and also inexpensive and good at this time of the year especially. Buy a bag of popcorn and pop it in a large skillet or pan to save money. Make the syrup to pour over the popcorn out of Karo white corn syrup, sugar, margarine, water and vanilla and salt. There are recipes for this everywhere. Wrap individually in plastic wrap. Easy to transport, easy to keep and easy to sell.

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October 21, 20080 found this helpful

How about a snack mix or two, put into nice baggies with little bows or containers. I would either make labels with the ingredients or have it someplace for people to view easily. Also, when I was in Ohio at a farmers market this summer, I asked if items had to be made in a certified kitchen, and each vendor said no, not for markets like that, so the law must vary state by state.

White Chocolate Snack Mix

6 cups CORN chex

3 cups cheerioes (I use the store brand for both and tastes great!)

1 sm bag small pretzels

2 cups dry roasted peanuts

1 med lg bag Plain M & M's

1 small bag Peanut butter M & M's (opt)

Mix together in brown grocery bag (I just get an extra one from the store)

Melt 1 pkg plus 1/2 pkg of WHITE CHOCOLATE ALMOND BARK according to pkg directions. Poor on mixture in grocery bag and stir well.

Line 2-3 cookie sheets with wax paper. Pour mix out and dry. (smooth down any big chunks, if you know what I mean!) Yum!

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October 26, 20080 found this helpful

Quickie Fudge

1 16 oz. tub of chocolate frosting

1 cup of peanut butter (any variety)

Place 1 cup of peanut butter in a microwaveable bowl & 'nuke' for 1 minute. Remove from microwave, set aside. Open tub of frosting, remove foil seal, place tub in microwave, and 'nuke' for 1 minute. Be careful, removing it from microwave as it's in liquid form. Pour frosting into the bowl with peanut butter & mix well. Pour into a buttered baking dish & chill till firm. Cut in pieces & it's ready!! It's good, tastes like a Reeses cup!!

Can also use vanilla frosting, for regular peanut butter fudge. One lady who bought some of this at our bake sale said, "It's old fashioned peanut butter fudge, of course, it's good!!" I didn't have the heart to tell her it only took 2 minutes to prepare. It's one of the fastest dishes I know to prepare and still be great!

A few pieces of fudge can be placed on a paper dessert plate & wrapped with cellophane or pour the warm mixture in a clean decorative gift tin & give as a whole dessert. Best of luck on you Charity Bake Sale!!

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