An old-fashioned bake sale can be a profitable fundraiser, especially when you have a worthy cause. Earn big bucks at your next event, with our winning collection of best-selling bake sale ideas. You'll find easy and delicious crowd-pleasing treats that are special enough to wow your customers, but simple enough that they won't keep you up too late baking the night before.
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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everyone loves soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies and this classic recipe makes about two dozen of them. Go ahead and tweak them with some chopped pecans or a handful of crispy rice cereal.
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Instagrammable unicorn bark is bursting with pastel colors from rainbow sprinkles and pearl. With just four ingredients, it's super easy to make. We challenge you not to run out of this candy treat quickly at your next bake sale!
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The Ultimate Brownies
Brownies may be the best-selling bake sale treat ever and for a good reason. This essential recipe for rich chocolate brownies is sure to earn you big bucks, with its fudgy texture and intensely deep cocoa flavor. Use high-quality chocolate squares for best results.
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Banana Chiffon Cake
Your customers are sure to rave about the fabulous tropical flavors and wonderfully light and moist texture of this banana chiffon cake covered in coconut frosting. Make one for the sale and another to enjoy at home.Continue to 5 of 51 below.
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Sea Salt Caramels
Sea salt caramels make a fashionable addition to your bake sale table. This is the best-ever recipe, combining smooth, sweet caramel and crunchy fleur de sel salt crystals to make an irresistible candy treat.
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Have more fun at your bake sale with this popular recipe. Blondies are a lot like brownies, but replace the usual chocolate with brown sugar and vanilla, giving this delicious, hand-held dessert bar its signature "blonde" coloring.
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Funfetti Cake Bars With Chocolate Glaze
Who wouldn't love these colorful made-from-scratch funfetti cake bars with a sweet chocolate coating and rainbow sprinkles baked right into the batter? Put them out on a plate at your next bake sale and watch them get snapped up in a flash.
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7-Layer Cookies With Coconut and Pecans
These layered cookie bars are so delicious, we can almost guarantee they'll sell out quickly. They are easier to make than you might think, with chocolate and butterscotch chips, shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and chopped pecans mixed in a buttery graham cracker crust.Continue to 9 of 51 below.
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Andes Mint Cookies
For a top-seller, try Andes Mint cookies. The famous little chocolate mint candies are one of the easiest ways to add flavor to the average cookie dough. A little melts right into the buttery drop cookie while a few mints are reserved to add chunks of mint-chocolate goodness to each bite.
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Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats
Magically delicious Lucky Charms marshmallow treats are so easy to prepare. Only three ingredients are needed for this recipe that is made entirely on your stove top and is sure to be a bake sale favorite.
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Mini Cherry Pies
Create stunning miniature cherry pies that look like you were sweating over the pastry station all day. Nobody needs to know that you baked them easily in muffin tins, using only a handful of ingredients and store-bought pie dough!
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Winning Lemon Bars
Lemon bars are one of the best-selling bake sale treats and this easy recipe is sure to become one of your favorites. Want to make them even more fantastic? Skip the powdered sugar topping and drizzle the finished bars with melted chocolate.Continue to 13 of 51 below.
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M&M Christmas Cookie Bars
Cookie bars are a quick alternative to individual cookies, and this M&M Christmas cookie bar recipe is an easy option. Red and green M&M candies are folded into the batter along with dark chocolate chips, so they have a festive look for the holidays. It works any time of the year, though, when you switch to regular M&Ms.
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Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream
The picture-perfect red velvet sandwich cookies with creamy, vanilla buttercream filling will be too tempting to resist at your next bake sale.
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Black and White Cookies
The frosting alone will catch everyone's attention, and that's why black and white cookies are a perfect pick for a bake sale. This recipe breaks down the steps for making the famous New York City cookies, complete with the signature vanilla and chocolate frosting. Underneath is a lemon and vanilla cookie that's soft and irresistible.
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Crock Pot Candy
Crock pot candy is a fun and easy project that makes treats everyone will love. For this recipe, you'll melt almond bark and chocolate chips in the slow cooker along with peanuts. Spoon them out onto parchment to cool and add coconut or colorful sprinkles to dress them up a bit for the sale.Continue to 17 of 51 below.
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They're familiar and unusual, so s'mores cookies are sure to grab some attention on the table. These graham cracker cookies are topped with soft chocolate pieces and toasted marshmallows. They're simultaneously gooey, sweet, and crunchy, and everything that's great about the favorite summertime treat.
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Christmas Tree Cupcakes
Christmas tree cupcakes are perfect for holiday bake sales. The sweet chocolate cupcake batter includes sour cream and buttermilk to ensure they're super moist, and a hint of coffee gives the flavor a nice boost. Practice your piping skills with the green frosting, then add festive sprinkles to complete the look.
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Transform a classic vanilla cupcake into an impressive mythical unicorn cupcake with just a couple of marshmallows, a dash of sprinkles, and a perfectly placed candle. These make a great substitute for a birthday cake when the party includes a picnic or takes place in a classroom, or you can replace the candle with a twisty lollipop for an everyday treat.
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Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies
Peanut butter cornflake cookies are always a popular option. You can mix in chocolate chips or drizzle them with melted chocolate or keep them simply peanut butter flavored. They're no-bake and only take minutes to make, so it's easy to make a big batch.Continue to 21 of 51 below.
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For an autumn or winter bake sale, maple cookies are a guaranteed top seller. The recipe makes six dozen leaf-shaped cookies that are delicate and crispy. You only need five ingredients, and they're best when made with pure maple syrup, which ensures a rich, warm, and inviting sweetness in each bite.
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These cute football cupcakes are also yummy. The chocolate cake batter is baked just like any other cupcake. The football shape comes from your piping skills, as you'll create zigzags of chocolate frosting then add a few simple lines for the laces.
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These decorated unicorn sugar cookies look impressive, but the step-by-step icing technique makes them easy to pull off. You can purchase unicorn-shaped cookie cutters online or at your favorite kitchen store. Add a touch of edible gold shimmer to really make the magic shine!
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Sweet and salty pretzel rods with a kaleidoscope of color make a perfect treat for a unicorn-themed party. Let the kids help dip and decorate for tasty family fun.Continue to 25 of 51 below.
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Pretzel bark is a favorite for the holidays, but this simple recipe can work at any time of the year. The melted chocolate bark, sugar, butter, and heavy cream is topped with mini pretzels. Add other decorations if you like, let it set up, then break it into pieces and package in small bags.
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Easy Oven Baked S'Mores Bars
S'more is what your customers will ask for when they get a taste of these tasty dessert bars made with milk chocolate and miniature marshmallows loaded inside a crunchy graham cracker crust.
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Raspberry Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze
This bright red velvet bundt cake with a drizzle of cream cheese icing will catch everyone's eyes. The addition of sweet raspberries makes it extra special.
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Create a showstopping rainbow cake to attract customers to your bake sale table. It's not difficult to create and simply requires several layers of cake, each dyed a different color using food coloring, then stacked, and frosted.Continue to 29 of 51 below.
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These favorite supermarket-bakery pillowy soft sugar cookies are easy to make at home. The delicate texture is due to the sour cream and cake flour in the batter. Feel free to decorate to coordinate with the bake sale theme.
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Lemon Chiffon Cake
A big bundt cake is an impressive bake sale centerpiece and makes lots of easy-to-serve slices. This lemon chiffon cake is always a favorite.
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Fresh Strawberry Buttercream
Add instant pizazz to any baked good with strawberry buttercream. Made with fresh strawberries, it's a delicious and all-natural frosting recipe that will have cupcakes flying off the bake sale table.
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Win friends by offering a gluten-free option at your bake sale. Naturally gluten-free light buckwheat flour is used here, along with some more traditional ingredients, for a classic-tasting cookie.Continue to 33 of 51 below.
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One-Bowl Chocolate Cake
Make life easier with this one-bowl recipe that produces a decadent layered chocolate cake. It's easily made with ingredients from your pantry, plus your favorite store-bought frosting—and clean up is a breeze.
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Peanut Butter Blossoms
Everyone loves peanut butter and chocolate, and these cute little cookies are sure to be popular at any bake sale. Peanut butter blossoms are fun to make with kids, too.
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Gluten-Free Carrot Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
Miniature carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting taste just like everyone's favorite dessert from the bakery, but are suitable for gluten-free diets thanks to this clever recipe that's sneakily nutritious, too.
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Whip up a big batch of colorful, fruity, peanut-studded popcorn for your next event. Make it quickly on the morning of the sale and package in clear cellophane bags tied with a pretty ribbon, for easy selling.Continue to 37 of 51 below.
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Honey Roasted Pecans
For a healthy, grab-and-go option, whip up some honey roasted pecans. Sweet and salty, they'll be a hit for health-conscious and gluten-free visitors.
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Oreo Rocky Road Bark
Oreo cookies make all the difference in this irresistible rocky road bark. With just four ingredients, this candy has something for everyone to love, including cream-filled cookies, gooey marshmallows, crunchy nuts, and course, a rich layer of chocolate holding it all together.
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Biscotti is a crisp Italian cookie that pairs wonderfully with coffee, espresso, or hot tea. It also packages and keeps well, and looks pretty, too. Gingerbread biscotti is a flavorful take on the treat, with warm notes of ginger and spice.
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Strawberries and Cream Muffins
Add a touch of grown-up elegance to your table with an array with these delightful cake-like strawberry and cream muffins topped with a crumbly, sweet cinnamon streusel topping. Serve in pink muffin tin liners for a pretty presentation.Continue to 41 of 51 below.
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Snickers Candy Bar Fudge
Visitors are sure to go nuts for Snickers fudge bars loaded with all the awesome tastes of their namesake candy bar, including thick layers of chocolate fudge, creamy caramel, salty peanuts, peanut butter, and marshmallow nougat.
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Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Chocolate chip banana bread is a popular snack for adults and kids alike. Bake up a tender, wonderful-smelling loaf to slice for your next bake sale. Use overripe bananas for best results.
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Peanut Blossom Bars
Peanut lovers will flip for these nutty dessert bars with plenty of sweetness and crunch. Peanut blossom bars have a fabulously nutty cookie base and are topped with a decadent chocolate peanut butter ganache.
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Hand-Held Apple Pies
Be the hit of the bake sale circuit with these adorable individual apple pies. A flaky butter crust envelops a sweetened apple filling that's lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.Continue to 45 of 51 below.
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Drive customers wild when you set out gorgeous homemade fudge with luscious stripes of peanut butter and chocolate. It couldn't be quicker or easier to make in the microwave, with only three ingredients!
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Sour Cream Lemon Cake
Coffee cakes are popular bake sale items and stand up well on hot summer days. Tempt passersby with this lovely lemon sour cream coffee cake that's easily baked in a bundt pan.
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Chewy Coconut Chocolate Chunk Blondies
Chunks of gooey, melting chocolate and coconut flakes team up in these scrumptious blondie bars. Brown sugar and vanilla add wonderful richness and bring out the tropical flavor of the coconut.
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Caramel-Wrapped Pretzel Rods
Chocolate dipped and caramel wrapped pretzel rods are gorgeous to look at and boast a fantastic combination of sweet and salty flavors. Kids and adults will like to crunch on them. Package them individually or in batches in cellophane bags for a top-selling treat.Continue to 49 of 51 below.
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Angel Food Cupcakes-
Orange zest flavors these simply heavenly angel food cupcakes. Decorate them with your favorite homemade or store-bought vanilla frosting and top with rainbow sprinkles, colored sugar, or candy pearls.
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Easy Blueberry Cake Bars
Easy blueberry bars bundles up the classic summer pie in a portable dessert. Plenty of fresh blueberries go into these tasty bars, along with just a few other pantry ingredients.
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Apple Pecan Muffins with Coconut
These lightly-spiced apple muffins with coconut flakes and crunchy pecans offer your bake sale visitors a healthy-ish option without sacrificing any flavor.