Every time I need to provide bake sale treats, I always bake the same old boring chocolate chip cookies. It’s like my creative side goes dormant when I need it most!
I decided it would be a good idea to preserve a list of go-to bake sale ideas on the blog so I can reference it whenever I need to make something to sell.
I’m thinking a good selection of cookies, cakes, and cupcakes that I can portion individually are in order.
*I found even more ideas to recommend on top of the 25. I’ll add them to the bottom of the article.*
Best Fundraising Bake Sale Ideas
I asked a few of my blogging friends for suggestions, and boy, did they come through!
Here are some of their best recipes. I found a good variety, so I never have an excuse to be boring again! 🙂
I think there’s a good variety of easy to make desserts, non-traditional bake sale recipes, and even one no-bake option (great for hot summer days).
If you are brainstorming bake sale treats with others, don’t forget to share this list with them. Good luck with your fundraising efforts!
Bake Sale Recipe #1 – Trix Treats
When we made these, the kids went BONKERS. They are sure to be a sell-out at any bake sale event!!
One great thing about Trix Treats is that they hold up well when it’s hot outside.
So definitely make these if you’re expecting hot weather!
Warm Weather Tip: Even if you make a dessert that will not melt or fall apart easily, try to keep the treats cool unless you absolutely can’t. We like to place a few samples on the table and then keep the rest in a cooler on or under the booth table. This way your sale inventory will stay looking nice until you’re ready to sell it.
Bake Sale Recipe #2 – Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies
So much more than your plain old chocolate chip cookies, these are loaded with a flavor blast of pretzels, chocolate chips, and peanut butter!
Perfect for those who love traditional cookies with a twist.
Personally I think these are a must at ANY bake selling event, but especially during cold weather if you have the ability to serve them warmed up. yummmmmm
Bake Sale Recipe #3 – Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars
These looks so decadent, I almost can’t stand it! These have all the ingredients to be a top selling bake sale item.
Bake Sale Recipe #4 – Gooey Mint Brownies
Maybe it’s just because it’s Girl Scout Cookie season, but I’ve had some serious cravings for all things mint and chocolate! I can’t be the only one, right?
I can see this being a best seller – what a unique thing to make for your bake sale!
Mint Brownies from How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day
Bake Sale Recipe #5 – Mini Lemon Almond Cupcakes
These gorgeous little lemon flavored cupcake bits look so scrumptious!
These happen to be gluten free, so these are perfect if you want to have a variety of treats for those with sensitivities.
Bake Sale Recipe #6 – Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies
These hot chocolate marshmallow cookies are absolutely adorable and they look so yummy!
Bake Sale Recipe #7 – Candy Cane Chocolate Fudge
This yummy fudge would be perfect for a Christmas in July sale!!
Another good reason to make this dessert is for a “pink out” sale for breast cancer awareness.
It’s not completely pink, but I think it fits the bill.
Bake Sale Recipe #8 – Lemon Pound Cake
Lemon pound cake is ALWAYS a crowd favorite so it makes sense that it would be a big seller at a charity fundraising event!
Bake Sale Recipe #9 – Chocolate Peanut Butter Ooey Gooey Bars
If you like ooey gooey chocolate, peanut butter and caramel (and who doesn’t?) you’ll love these!
Bake Sale Recipe #10 – Pecan Brownie Bites
These pecan brownie bites are absolutely adorable and so yummy!
Bake Sale Recipe #11 – Chocolate Mint Bark
This chocolate mint bark is easy to make in big batches and a perfect sweet and minty treat! It makes a great addition to any bake sale!
Bake Sale Recipe #12 – Carrot Cake Cookie Bars
Who doesn’t love carrot cake?! These yummy bars are perfect for spring time sales!
Bake Sale Recipe #13 – Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters
These clusters are a delicious combination of salty and sweet!
Bake Sale Recipe #14 – Coconut Dream Bars
The name of these says it all! A twist on a favorite Girl Scout cookie, these are a coconut lover’s dream!
Bake Sale Recipe #15 – Mini M&Ms Blondie Brownie
This recipe is a delicious blend of brownies and candy, and it’s perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth!
Because these treats are so colorful, I recommend displaying them front and center on your dessert booth.
Bake Sale Recipe #16 – No Bake Messy Monster Cookies
These cute little creatures are perfect for the mom who isn’t the best baker in town!
These cookies are super cheap & easy to make AND kids love them.
Bake Sale Recipe #17 – Root Beer Cupcakes
Root beer cupcakes? No need to say more! These cupcakes are unique and delicious, so they’re sure to sell out!
My husband is a big fan of root beer and said this is a really cool dessert he would love to try.
If you make these or any other cupcakes, consider packaging them up in individual cupcake containers like these so they are easy for customers to take with them.
Root Beer Cupcakes from Girli Chef
Bake Sale Cupcake Display Tip:
Consider displaying your most unique cupcakes in a way that showcases them really well. You can bring out only enough of them to keep the display full at all times.
Here is a super awesome cupcake display spiral you might want to get just for this purpose:
Bake Sale Recipe #18 – Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are a classic favorite! Perhaps even the perfect food.
Who doesn’t love warm and gooey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies?
These are quick to make and will likely sell out because EVERYONE and their mother loves a good chocolate chip cookie!
Bake Sale Recipe #19 – Simple No Bake Fruit Tart
This simple no bake tart is perfect for fruit lovers! You can easily cut it into small, bake sale worthy pieces.
Bake Sale Recipe #20 – Brownie Owl Treats
Whooooooo wants a cute sweet treat? We do!
This is a cute fall-themed dessert that would look lovely on a bake sale table in the autumn months of September, October, and November.
Bake Sale Recipe #21 – Monster Rice Krispie Treats
There is a little bit of everything in this peanut buttery twist on rice krispie treats!
It’s such a simple idea with a big WOW factor.
I like the fact that you can make it as one big bar and then cut it into pieces. Talk about an easy baked good to make!
Bake Sale Recipe #22 – Baked Double Chocolate Doughnuts
These doughnuts look so yummy, and they’d be sure to sell out any bake sale!
Bake Sale Recipe #23 – Oven Baked Brownie S’Mores
These oven baked s’more brownies look like heaven! Ooey, gooey, and delicious!
Bake Sale Recipe #24 – Peppermint Patty Stuffed Chocolate Cookies
These cookies are sure to be a hit for your bake sale, and they’re surprisingly simple to make!
I think these would be especially cute for a St. Patrick’s day theme for a spring time bake sale OR if you’re trying to make a colorful display and want desserts of different colors.
Bake Sale Recipe #25 – Cinnamon Crumb Dessert Pizza
This creative take on a dessert pizza is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!
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The Best Way to Package Up Bake Sale Items
I wrote all about super cute bake sale packaging options in a new post. It has cute cookie wrappers, embellishments and more! >> 6 Best Bake Sale Packaging Ideas
Pink Bake Sale Treats
I keep finding even more ideas to add to this list of idea for bake sales.
Here are some pink themed treats
1- Strawberry Fudge
These are easy to make with just a few ingredients and would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day or pink themed event.
2- Coconut Ice With Condensed Milk
You’re sure to be the only table at the bake sale with these treats.
They are cute and fun and taste great at that.
3- Strawberry Brownies
These cake mix brownies are simple to make and super delicious. A batch of these will be sure to get sold instantly.
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