Australian dad and chef Adam Liaw has had enough of last-minute classroom celebrations that require parents to bring in baked goods, so he just came up with the best bake sale hack ever! After just one term with a school-aged son, Liaw saw how challenging it can be to always be at the ready with an arsenal of allergy-friendly snacks that are also easy on the wallet, so he took to Twitter to share his genius.

On a recent thread of tweets, Liaw vows to come up with a bake sale item that makes “25 portions…in 5 minutes that can keep unrefrigerated for 8 hours and contains no dairy, nuts or eggs.” Well, Chef Liaw just came through for all of us weary parents in a big way and we couldn’t be more excited.

In a matter of mere hours, Liaw put combined pre-made crispy breadsticks, dark chocolate and sprinkles into what he affectionately calls a “fat Pocky.” All you have to do is melt the chocolate in a bowl or cup, then dip one end of the breadstick in and lay on parchment paper. Cover in sprinkles, allow to dry and voilà, you’re done!

The no-bake treat comes together in less than an hour and is still creative enough to qualify as a homemade treat. The chef goes on to share tons of different styles if you’re feeling extra fancy, and now we can’t wait to try these ourselves!

Not only does this treat meet our needs when it comes to a fast and easy bake sale solution, but Liaw points out a few other fine attributes. The 25-serving snack comes in at roughly $7 for the entire batch, is nut-, egg- and dairy-free, fits in a standard size plastic container, is lightweight so kids can take to school in a cinch and it doesn’t need to be refrigerated!

Checkmate, bake sale.

––Karly Wood

Feature photo: Clem Onojeghuo via Unsplash



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