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Brownies

Ultimate Brownies Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.

Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
I couldn't imagine a bake sale that didn't have cookies. Sell them individually or packaged in groups. It all depends on the demand.
Sugar Cookies
Biscotti
Ginger Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Butter Spritz Cookies
Lintzer Cookies
Rosette Cookies
Neapolitan Cookies
Thumbprint Cookies
Pecan Tassies
White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies, pictured

Bar Cookies

2009 Chocolate Nut Bars Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2009 Chocolate Nut Bars Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Bar Cookies are baked in pans, and are then cut into squares. Bar Cookies tend to be a little more sturdy as opposed to regular cookies.
Lemon Bars
Raspberry Crumb Bars
Chocolate Nut Bars, pictured
Rice Krispies Bars
Sunflower Almond Bars
Shortbread
Clean Pantry Bars
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Quick Breads

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
If you've got a lot of adults shopping your bake sale, make sure to offer some coffee to go with these Muffins and Quick Breads.
Easy Smeezy Apple Muffins
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, pictured
Pineapple Muffins
Cinnamon-Pecan Muffins
Cranberry Bread
Pumpkin Bread
Banana Bread
More Quick Breads and Muffin Recipes

Fudge and Other Candy

Cashew Brittle Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Unlike cookies and other baked goods, candy will need to be sold in packages of several pieces.

Fudge Recipes
Walnut Fudge
Chocolate Marble Fudge
Quick Peanut Butter Fudge
Sweet and Salty Fudge

More Candy Recipes
Nut Rocca
Butterscotch Heath Candy
Ginny's Peanut Brittle, pictured
More Candy Recipes

Cakes

Italian Cream Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Cakes can be sold whole or one piece at a time. Most pound and Bundt Cakes are the easiest to work with as they are sturdier. Frosted cakes are easier to manage when they are in sheet cake form. Then again, there's nothing so appealing as a layer cake.
Pound and Bundt Cakes
Lil's Pound Cake
Hershey Bar Cake
7-UP Pound Cake
Orange Poppy Seed Bundt Cake
Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cake
Blackberry Bundt Cake
More Moist and Delicious Cakes
Italian Cream Cake, pictured
Coca-Cola Cake
Raspberry Red Velvet Cake
Betty's Lemon Sheet Cake

Pies

Apple Pie with Apples and Hot Pad Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Depending on your customer base, is how to judge whether or not to sell pies whole or by the piece.
Apple Pie, pictured
Lemon Chess Pie
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
Blackberry Pie
Blueberry Pie
Peach Pie
More Pie Recipes

Sweet and Salty Snacks

Cheesestraws Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
People just love snacking, especially when the snacks are sweet and/or salty. These treats can be sold in resealable bags or even brightly decorated recycled jars.
Cheesestraws
Chocolate Peanut Clusters
Salted Pecans
Sugared Nuts
Puppy Chow
More Sweet and Salty Treats

Jar Mixes

Jar Mix Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

It would be a good idea to sell Jar Mixes at bake sales that take place just prior to the Christmas holidays. They make great gifts.
Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookie Mix
Dreamsicle Cookie Mix
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Corn Flake Cereal Cookie Mix
More Jar Mix Recipes

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