Quick Snacks for Extracurricular Activities

Submitted by Ila Langner on Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:00 PM
Muffins and apples on a wooden table.

The coming of fall means it is time for extracurricular activities once again, after the pandemic pause.  Whether you are planning snacks for your athletic group or for future holidays, (Halloween, anyone?) these are snacks that you can make quickly and for groups of 100 plus!

In the past, pre-pandemic times, I would make snacks for my kids' high school marching band.  The band had 100 or more people, so these snacks were easy to make, durable, and tasty.

Chex mixes were popular for long bus rides.  Here are other easy to make desserts that you can make in bulk for those away games or competitions!

Brookies

The combination of brownie and chocolate chip cookies were always a hit.  When I helped out at meal time, I found that most kids enjoyed picking up either brownies or chocolate chip cookies for their dessert.  Combining them is even better!

Make sure that you use a miniature muffin tin that will hold about 24 brookies when you bake!  Then you can make about 48 brookies per bake.

I simply buy a couple of boxes each of brownie and chocolate chip cookie mixes and make two batches.  I follow the instructions for making the brownie and cookies separately.  I simply change the baking time, since the brookies are cooked as bites instead of as a sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.  Poke with a toothpick to  make sure that the brookies are baked.

Cake Pops

Cake pops are another easy to make dessert for a group of 100 plus.

Purchase enough donut holes from your local donut store or from the grocery store.

Find candy melts at your local craft store.  Candy melts are great because they come in all sorts of colors (you can get the school's colors!)  Follow the instructions to melt the candy melts.

Dip the lollipop stick into the candy melt first, before coating, so that the pop will not fall off.  Then roll the donut hole in the melted candy melts.  I like to add sprinkles over the cake pop.

If you can't find candy melts, you can also use tempered chocolate.  Tempered chocolate will make your chocolate shiny!  You will need the candy thermometer to read 110-115 degrees for dark chocolate and 105 degrees for white chocolate.  Since it is difficult to maintain this temperature, I prefer candy melts, as they do not require tempering.

No Bake Options

If you think it is too hot to bake in the oven, but would like to provide homemade treats, you can also try the no-bake option.  Please see the list below!  

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below!

 

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