When you’re a busy dad, you work hard to keep up at the office, get your kids off to school, and maintain the house. Having to prepare for a bake sale on top of everything else you have going on can be a challenge. After all, there can be a lot of pressure to have the most delicious, best-presented desserts on the table!
We’re here to tell you that bake sale treats don’t have to take up a lot of your time and money. Here are a few easy ideas for bake sale desserts that are sure to please.
- The classic: chocolate-chunk cookie
Who doesn’t love a chocolate-chip cookie? Rich, gooey, and universally appreciated, this cookie is known for its simplicity and overwhelming great taste. Want to make your cookies even easier? Give our convenient place-and-bake chocolate chunk variety a try for your next bake sale to save time and ensure delicious treats without leaving behind a messy kitchen.
- The decadently simple: two-ingredient Nutella cake
Nutella’s rich chocolate hazelnut flavor makes it a common ingredient in many bake sale favorites. You can make an easy two-ingredient cake using just 8.5 weighted ounces of Nutella and four large eggs. Beat the eggs with a mixer on its highest speed for about six minutes. They should triple in volume. Microwave the Nutella for thirty seconds, and fold the egg mixture into the Nutella in three parts, so you are gradually adding them together. Pour your batter into a springform pan lined with parchment paper, and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. You’ll be left with a decadent chocolate cake sure to win over everyone who visits the dessert table.
- The kid-friendly: cookie cups
For a gluten-free treat that kids will love, give these simple two-ingredient cookie cups a try. All you’ll need is some peanut butter (or nut free butter – like sunflower butter) and our gluten-free chocolate chunk cookie dough. This place-and-bake dough is gluten free, nut-free, vegan, non GMO, 100% whole grain, and kosher pareve, so your cookies will be appropriate for just about anyone.
To make this dessert, spread your cookie dough on a cookie sheet. Place a dollop of peanut butter onto the top of each cookie and bake. Voila! A gooey, peanut butter-filled treat kids are sure to adore!
- The fresh and fruity: easy lemon bars
These lemon bars are refreshing and delicious. Perfect for summertime picnics or outdoor events, they also feature only two ingredients. Simply combine a box of angel food cake mix with a can of lemon pie filling. Pour into a 9 by 13 pan and bake for 20 minutes. That’s it! No oil, no eggs–nothing else!
Everyone who tries your bake sale treats is sure to love them when you stick with the classics and keep it simple. No one will believe how quick and easy the recipes are–and we won’t tell if you won’t! Bon appetit!