Chocolate & Lollies

Chocolate Fundraising Drives

Chocolate drives have always been a very popular fundraiser. As a major fundraiser they can earn several thousands of dollars for your school or organisation. From the $1 Cadbury Caramello Koalas to the new $2 Cadbury Mervellous creations, everyone seems to be able to sell a box of those babies in the office at morning tea time. There are other alternatives and many big names brands offer their products as a chocolate fundraising drive.  Click here for our list of fundraising chocolate and lollies suppliers.

How it works

Depending on the type of confectionary you choose to sell – and the supplier – you have two options:

  • on-hand sales
  • order from a catalogue

On-hand sales mean you have the chocolate bars or lollies to sell. it strikes the sweet tooth: it’s an impulse buy. It’s great for quick sales when you need your funds fast. But you have to pay upfront for your products, although deferred payment terms may be available.

Ordering from a catalogue takes more time and effort. You need to distribute the catalogues, campaign for sales and get the orders in. It’s usually the favoured choice when selling larger gift boxes of luxury confectionary where the price tag is higher.

Making you want your hit of chocolate?

Here is a caramello chocolate recipe destined to make your heart rate beat a little higher..

Recipe care of Bake play Smile


220g Caramello chocolate
1 X 250g packet of plain biscuits – crushed
¼ cup butter
½ – ¾ tin condensed milk (I find that it sometimes depends on the type of biscuits you use as to whether you need a little more or less)
¼ cup coconut
220g block plain chocolate for topping

Crush biscuits in a food processor.
Break chocolate into pieces and melt with butter in the microwave.
Stir in condensed milk, coconut and crushed biscuits.
Press into a standard sized rectangle slice tray that has been greased and lined with baking paper.
Melt the block of plain chocolate and spread evenly over the top.
Refrigerate for a couple of hours or until completely set and hardened.
Cut into slices.

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