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Subject: I need your dessert recipes to sell at work
Date Posted: 7/15/2008 8:41 AM ET
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I've started baking at work. (Mini mart, pizza place, farmers eat lunch here, gas station type of business) I can make anything I want, either to leave on the counter or put in the cooler. It needs to be fairly economical (profit, profit, profit ya know!) have eye appeal, and cut neatly. If it goes in a 15x? pan where I can get 24 pieces from it, all the better. I sell most bars for .50, and cheesecakes and cream puffs for $1.00-$1.50. Bottom line is it has to make me more than the ingredients cost, with an occassional loss thrown in for the WOW factor!

Examples that go over well:

Texas sheet cake, Banana bars, Pumpkin bars, Paige's carrot cake, Red Velvet cake (Duh, from a $1 mix!), Speedy brownies,  and Peanut Butter M&M bars.

So, do you have a "gotta try it" recipe you'd be willing to share with me to be sold to the public? Thanks!



Date Posted: 7/15/2008 2:48 PM ET
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How about a key lime pie made with a shortbread crust from the grocery, a slug of Nellie and Joe's Key Lime juice in a bottle, and three eggs?  This pie is so easy to put together that my hubby makes it every now and then.  You get five servings from an 8-incher, and 6 from a nine-inch pie.  If you make your own crust from graham crackers and butter you don't have to buy a Keebler's Readi-Crust or some such.

Make that "and a can of sweetened condensed milk"

Last Edited on: 7/15/08 2:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Subject: chocolate!
Date Posted: 7/15/2008 4:58 PM ET
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buy almond bark chocolate looks like trays of ice cubes....and they melt in microwave, delicious to make chocolate covered peanuts, or pretzels, or my favorite is to spread peanut butter in between two ritz crackers and cover that in the chocolate, place on wax paper until chocolate gets hard and serve....so very easy and soooo good.!


Date Posted: 7/20/2008 9:00 PM ET
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What about cookies?  Make them jumbo sized and you know anything dipped in chocolate is always a hit.  Or even think about brownie cupcakes.  Maybe put a peanut butter cup inside.  Sounds good to me.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 7/20/2008 11:55 PM ET
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Jiffy brand Brownie Mix (very cheap) with a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips thrown in are awesome.  When I make them, everyone thinks I made them from scratch.  I have no idea if the recipe will "scale" but it's worth a try.  They are sooo much better than Duncan Hinds mixes, etc.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 7/20/2008 11:56 PM ET
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Also - don't forget Rice Crispy treats and popcorn balls.  If you make the caramel from scratch and throw in nuts, the popcorn balls are delicious!


Date Posted: 7/21/2008 8:25 PM ET
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Gooey Cookies

They are like a rich gooey brownie/cookie

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chip morsels
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs

Combine, put in greased square pan, bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Cut into squares immediately. Cool.

They never last.

Subject: Brownies, chocolate pudding, cool whip with butter brickle chips
Date Posted: 7/21/2008 10:17 PM ET
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layer this all in a 13x9 pan and scoop it with an ice cream scoop if ya like chocolate and brownies its superb! Has to be kept cold though.

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 10:52 AM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2005
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Thanks for all the ideas. I'm such an airhead, I forgot I started this thread..... Sorry.....