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Old 11-07-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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My son is having a fundraiser at school this next week. I volunteered to bake some goodies, but would like to do something besides just bake something and stick it in a bag or wrap it in plastic wrap. Anyone have any ideas?? Or even know what sells well at a bake sale??? It's been years since I have had to do anything like this!!! Thanks in advance for any help!!!
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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We have a bake table at our annual church craft fair, and it always does well. In the past, I've made fudge and put them into a treat bag tied with ribbon and a pretty tag. This past one, which was in Oct. , I made the coffin boxes with candies and the peppermint patty spiders. Cupcakes decorated with seasonal sprinkles can go into one of those cupcake boxes that were posted here a few weeks ago. Treat bags made with pretty paper with cookies inside is another idea. I find that items with pretty packaging sell better. Or, you could make up those Cookies In a Jar things, where the dry ingredients are layered in quart jars. I found these on Allrecipies.com

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Although it sounds lik you're looking for packaging ideas, but just thought I'd mention. I sent several loaves of pepperoni bread to school with my son a few years ago. They sliced them up and sold them for $1/slice. Just a change from all the sugar the kids get. They sold out of the pepperoni bread before anything else.
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:11 PM   #4
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Mmmmmm! how do you make the pepperoni bread?

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This is just my opinion, but I don't think kids would care too much about the packaging. If adults will be buying, too, that would be a different story. My DS's school had a bake sale this year, and the treats that looked the yummiest were the first to go...just stuck in a baggie, but they sold! Seasonal touches are always nice (sprinkles, M&M's, candy corn, etc) and can go a long way to make an ordinary cookie, brownie, or rice krispy treat look irresistable. You could also package your treat in a pre-decorated treat bag from the store.
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Pepperoni bread is really easy. I buy the frozen loaves of bread (three in a package). I spray Pam on wax paper or plastic wrap and cover the loaves and let them thaw/rise.

Once they're thawed, I roll each one into a long rectangle. The I melt butter and add basil, oregano and a little bit of garlic salt. Spread on the bread and then layer pepperonis. I totally cover the bread with them. Then I throw a couple of large handfuls of shredded mozzarella cheese on top.

Roll the long side and tuck the ends under. Use more of the melted butter to brush on each loaf. I bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, basting at least once after 15 minutes and once when I pull it out of the oven.

Sorry I don't have exact measurements. I've been doing it for so many years, I just eyeball everything. My family loves it and asks for it often!
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I have been helping with a weekly bake sale we are doing for our church at a downtown office building. We have sold a ton of big cookies at $1 each - a regular batch of chocolate chip cookies yields about 18 cookies. Snickerdoodles and Oatmeal Cranberry are next. Out other top sellers are Fritos Bars (recipe below), Puppy Chow, Caramels, and Caramel Corn. The Fritos Bars are very rich and a great taste of sweet and salty. they are also known as PMS Bars.

I had to convince the group to go to all big cookies and we have sold out of almost all the big cookies every week. Each big cookie is 4-5 inches and equals about 2-3 little cookies. We never did that well with little cookies or by the dozen. The helpers have been really shocked. I didn't think of it, it was advice on one of the bake sale sites.

Our oatmeal cranberry are cheater cookies. We bought the cookie dough at Sam's for $4.88 and got 18 cookies out of each bucket. It was so much easier.

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9-10.5 ounce bag of Frito chips
1 cup of white sugar
1 cup of clear Karo syrup
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
1 cup (or more) of milk chocolate chips (you can also use white chocolate chips)

Spray a 9" x 13" pan

Sort of crunch up the corn chips while they're still in the bag, and spread them evenly over the bottom of the brownie pan.

In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar and the Karo to a boil over medium heat, just so the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter until smooth. Pour over the Fritos in the pan.

You could just sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the warm Fritos and peanut butter mixture, and let them melt, but I melt the chips in the microwave and pour the chocolate over the top.
Cut into bars and wrap individually.
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Thanks for all the help!!!! We are having a big auction/fundraiser with a bake sale on the side... for adults and children... so thanks for the ideas for both. I guess it's time to get my apron on and get cooking!! Thanks again, I really appreciate the help!
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That's interesting about the big cookies. I think I'll have to try the Frito bars too. TFS.
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I'm not sure if these would interest you, but I am making these for our church bake sale next week:

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...60?si=pretzels

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...33?si=pretzels
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How much are you charging for the pretzels? I see you have 2 different size bags.

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How much are you charging for the pretzels? I see you have 2 different size bags.

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The links I posted were just some examples that I found in the gallery, but I am making some chocolate pretzels for my church's bake sale next week. I don't know what the ladies will charge for them. I just make some goodies and donate them. Sorry that I couldn't be of more help regarding pricing.

This year I am making chocolate chip cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, and chocolate peanut butter fudge. The chocolate peanut butter fudge sold really quick at my church's last bake sale. I have the recipe for the fudge in my gallery- it's so quick and easy and it makes a lot. Here's the link if you are interested in the fudge:

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=74015

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When dd's school used to have bake sales on the day of the Christmas program, I made up some bags of Snowman Soup with the bag toppers. They sold out quickly.

The pepperoni bread and the frito bars sound yummy. I'll have to make them this year.
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Regarding the poster who is selling the big chocolate chip cookies...I have seen an idea where you get the paper cd envelopes and put them in those....you could put a belly band of dp or even some stickers on it. You can see the cookie through the clear circle in the middle of the envelope. I will see if I can find a link.

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Here is the link...BTW, her blog rocks!!! Plan to spend some time there!!

Scroll a couple posts down....

http://www.happybirdscraftinghaven.c...max-results=20
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I'm not sure if these would interest you, but I am making these for our church bake sale next week:

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...60?si=pretzels

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...33?si=pretzels
These are really cute gift ideas... thank you for sharing. ... I will be helping with some bake sales coming up~ so lovin' all of these yummy ideas.
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Wow! I can hardly wait to try all these recipes! Thanks for sharing!
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You can fit a bag of about a dozen cookies in the Box in a Bag that was featured in the Holiday Tutorial Blitz. I just recently had made up 4 bags for a fund raiser where my husband works. They charged $5 a bag. They make nice gifts for a shut-in, or anyone really.

Here is the link on my blog that also has a recipe for Ginger Spice Cookies
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You can fit a bag of about a dozen cookies in the Box in a Bag that was featured in the Holiday Tutorial Blitz. I just recently had made up 4 bags for a fund raiser where my husband works. They charged $5 a bag. They make nice gifts for a shut-in, or anyone really.

Here is the link on my blog that also has a recipe for Ginger Spice Cookies
I visited your blog and your project is awesome. The bags are lovely, and thanks for the recipe!
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If parents will be buying then, maybe some go to dinners would sell quickly. Like a quart of frozen soup that they could thaw out and eat later. My church sells them at their pumpkin patch every year and they go quickly!
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I'm not sure if these would interest you, but I am making these for our church bake sale next week:

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...60?si=pretzels

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...33?si=pretzels
Where did you find the pretzels? I have been looking everywhere and have had NO luck. I love these, they look so good done up
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I just had some friends over to my house yesterday to make Christmas cards and I served pepperoni bread. I have had this recipe for over 22 years.
You also use the frozen bread dough. I take it out of the freezer and place it to unthaw during the day. In the evening, I place it on a tray and cover with wax paper to rise. The next day you make the bread.

Recipe:
1 loaf of bread dough.
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. italian spices
3 eggs
Pepperoni (I use turkey pepperoni or ham)
Mozarella cheese (or any shredded cheese)

roll out dough in a rectangle shape
mix cheses, eggs and spices, place 1/2 of mixture down the center of the bread
layer pepperoni and cheese
fold left side over middle then right side over middle
use rest of cheese/egg mixture and spread on top of bread
bake for 40 minutes at 350

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Thanks for the recipe, Brenda. I'm going to try it with my homemade sourdough bread. It sounds wonderful! Do you let it rise after rolling it up?

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I bought my pretzels rods at Walmart. They were in the isle with the potato chips and the pretzels (the snack food isle). They sell them in bags and in a plastic tub. I bought the ones in the plastic tub because some of the pretzels rods in the bags were broken.

I should mention that the pretzels rods are expensive- I paid almost $7 for the plastic tub of pretzels. I think the bags of pretzels rods were around $3, but like I said some of them were broken.
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Where did you find the bags to package the pretzel rods in?

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I buy the Wal-Mart brand of rod pretzels. They are 1.00/bag. It is true that some of them are broken sometimes, but my kids just snack on those! I still get plenty out of a bag.

You can get bags specifically for pretzel rods at A.C. Moore and Michaels. They are with the candy molds usually.
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I purchased my bags from AC Moore in the candy section. They were $2.79 for 50 bags.

I know Walmart also has clear plastic bags in their candy section (by the birthday party items), but I'm not sure if they have the pretzel rods ones.
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Thanks for sharing everyone... I've gotten a lot of neat ideas that I hadn't thought of myself. I'm going to make whoopie pies (a huge hit here in Maine) and I think I will also make some of the ideas you all posted here. The bake sale is Friday, but I'm having my wisdom teeth out Wednesday... I'm trying to do as much as I can before Wednesday. I think I will also make some bird's nests with the premium m & m's in them for eggs.
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