Amy Clark

Giveaway Results: Glad to Give Virtual Bake Sale

Sorry, this giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate Geetha, from like i got one day left to live, on winning this prize pack. Thank you all so much for your participation in the Glad to Give bake sale!

Welcome to our virtual bake sale for Glad to Give, helping them raise funds and awareness around pediatric cancer. We promised great prizes and a fun new recipe to add to your collection and we are excited to do just that today!

I am one of those strange people that is not overly tempted by sweet things. I think I must be missing a sweet tooth gene or something. Whatever I lack in sweetness, I make up for in savory and salty dishes. That is why I wanted to offer a fun treat that would be perfect for parents perusing the bake sale aisles with hungry children or for those looking for a more satisfying snack that will fill them up.

Granola with almonds and dried fruits could be an expensive endeavor for a bake sale which is why I wanted to share our new favorite granola recipe, Honey Nut Granola. It is satisfyingly crunchy with sweetness from the honey and brown sugar, but a delicious salty bit with the peanuts and salt mixed in. In my opinion, it is the perfect balance!

Of course packaging those treats is just as important as what is inside of them and I found these clear treat bags and the grosgrain ribbon at the craft store for packaging. Divide the treats into ½ cup packages and sell them for $1.00 a piece at your next bake sale. Display on pretty cake stands and cover your tablecloth in the same color scheme as your ribbon.

Honey Nut Granola (adapted from AllRecipes.com)

3 cups rolled oats (not the quick cooking variety)

1/2 cup chopped peanuts

1/4 cup wheat germ

1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup canola oil

2 tablespoons warm water

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet. In a large bowl, combine oats, peanuts, and wheat germ. In a separate bowl, combine honey, brown sugar, vegetable oil, water, salt, and vanilla. Stir well; then pour into the oat mixture, and stir. Spread out on a cookie sheet. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool before serving.

Don’t forget to make an extra batch for yourself. If your family is anything like mine, they will be fighting over this stuff and it just might be a great new breakfast and snack tradition in your house.

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To participate in our Glad to Give Bake Sale, please share a bake sale recipe and  link up below (on your site or a favorite recipe from another site). We would love if you would also blog and about your participation in the Glad to Give campaign (but not mandatory). One lucky winner will win a goodie basket that contains an apron with matching pot holders, silicone reusable bake cups, measuring spoons, a wire whisk, cupcake sprinkles, a new egg timer and, “The Best Bake Sale Ever Cookbook.” ($50 value). I am accepting entries until 8PM tonight. Good luck!

I thank each of you for your participation in this bake sale and we are so proud to be a part of an initiative towards pediatric cancer research. We don’t just talk the talk though, we have put $400 towards the campaign efforts because we are believers in Glad to Give and the work that can happen if funds are given.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with in your kitchens! Happy Baking!

Disclaimer: I was paid for this campaign and invested every dollar back into it to spread the word about pediatric cancer. It is far better to give than to receive. I hope you will consider doing the same!

Published May 14, 2010 by:

Amy Clark

Amy Allen Clark is the founder of MomAdvice.com. You can read all about her here.

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