Candy Fundraisers – 8 Proven Candy Fundraising Ideas

Learn How to Raise the Most Money

Are you one of the people that just doesn’t know whether you want to hold a candy fundraiser for anyone of various reasons? If so you’re not alone. A lot has changed over the years with candy fundraising specifically and fundraising in general.

For one many schools no longer allow groups to sell candy on campus. For another many of the best-known brands like Mars, Snickers and Hersheys have either raised prices so much that they essentially priced their products out of fundraising or simply left the market.

The good news is that you can still raise lots of money selling these fundraising candy options:

Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Fundraiser Show Profit

Auntie Anne’s Pretzel

If you have walked down most malls you have probably smelled Auntie Anne pretzels and thought to yourself I would love to have the Auntie Annes pretzel recipe. You probably can’t get the recipe but you could hold a pretzel fundraiser using their great products.

What You Should Know

Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Fundraisers are one of the few fundraising programs that assure that you will make 50% profit on every pretzel or cinnamon bun kit you sell. You are selling the kits for $16 and your cost is $8.

Remember that you need to purchase both the pretzels and cinnamon buns in full cases. Cases are packed with 6 kits each. So you will need to round both products up or down to full cases quantities.

Shipping is free as long as you sell 10 or more cases. Smaller orders will be assessed a $65 shipping fee.

Profit and Cost

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute

What Are the Most Popular Candy Fundraisers Right Now?

Most Popular

1. Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

Original One Dollar Bars are PEANUT FREE and the largest fundraiser candy bars. Besides being the largest candy bar the One Dollar Bars are only sold through fundraising and are not sold in discount retail stores or vending machines at discounted prices. With only a one case minimum, this chocolate fund raising product is perfect for small groups.

2. Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

Yummy Licks are our #1 lollipop. They come in an assortment of all your favorite flavors. Yummy Licks Round lollipops are packaged in cases of 640 lollipops. Inside the case are 8 packages with each package containing 80 lollipops. You will make 50% profit selling just one case. Shipping is FREE.

3. Welch’s Fruit Snacks

People struggle when choosing a product for a youth fundraiser because of childhood obesity. If you are looking for a healthier alternative to chocolate bars or lollipops, consider selling our Welch’s Fruit Snacks Variety Pack. The snacks are 100% Vitamin C, an excellent source of Vitamins A and E, FAT FREE, Made with real fruit and have no preservatives.

4. Popcorn Fundraiser

We know you and your customers will be thrilled with our Gourmet Popcorn. You offer bags of eight scrumptious flavors that are all Gluten Free, MSG Free and made with GMO Free corn. Your group will make 40% profit and can even qualify for free shipping.

That doesn’t mean candy fundraising isn’t a great option. In fact candy fundraising is alive and well and being used by groups all over the country to raise money.

3 things you will want to know before choosing the best candy fundraiser.

Important Point #1: How Much it Costs to Get Started?

Did you know that candy is different than some other fundraisers because it is a direct sale item as opposed to a pre sell item like cookie dough.

What does that mean? Essentially it means you purchase candy or lollipops so you physically have the product onhand to sell. You’ve probably walked up to a grocery store at some point and a child carrying a box of candy bars asked if you’d support their group by buying some candy. That’s how candy fundraisers work.

So how much does it cost to get started?

How Much Does it Cost

Cost can be issue because you need to buy candy to sell it. If your group has no money to spend then candy fundraising might not be for you. You might look at our no upfront money options.

The only type of group that we don’t require upfront payment from are public schools that issue public school purchase orders. Public schools can get 30 day terms with purchase orders.

Paying in advance can be hard for some groups. That’s why we offer different products that have only one case minimums. While you would still have to pay in advance that limits the amount of money you need to get started.

In order to determine how much money it costs to get started you need to choose your candy and how many cases you feel like your group can sell. Multiply those numbers together to get your upfront cost.

Important Point #2: Is Shipping Included in the Price?

Shipping Costs

We include the cost of shipping in the price of everything on this page. So when we tell you shipping is FREE we mean shipping is free to any address in the 48 continental United States.

Some people are skeptical of free shipping offers and feel like there are gimmicks somewhere. We want to assure you Easy Fundraising Ideas pays 100% of the shipping costs. You pay only for your candy and lollipops. Period.

There are companies that might offer lower prices for their candy but will charge for shipping. That can be a problem because a case of candy can weigh up to 40 pounds and that’s expensive to ship.

Important Point #3: Minimums and Packaging

Candy and lollipops are both sold by the case. The good news is that you can buy as little as one case of any of our products.

Case of Pretzel RodsThe candy bars are packaged in handled carriers and most cases include 4 carriers. The number of bars in each carrier varies from product to product. You can get the specifics on each of the product pages. The important thing to know here, though, is to know you are buying candy by the case.

Lollipops are also sold by the case. Most come with 640 lollipops per case divided into 8 bags containing 80 lollipops. There are a couple of options with smaller cases. There is only a 1 cases minimum on all of lollipops regardless of the case quantity.

Remember that there are price breaks for groups that can purchase more than one case of candy at a time. The primary reason for those price breaks is the lower cost on a per case basis to ship the candy.

What Our Customers Say:

Snackin’ in the USA

I just wanted to say thanks for getting the items shipped out so quickly. The kids enjoyed this fundraiser. Everything was easy and I especially liked how quick you were to respond when there was a question. I look forward to booking another fundraiser with you next year! Thanks again, Ashleigh Berggren Special Education Teacher

Author: Ashleigh Berggren

Coffee and Tea

The sale went over with a bang and people are asking for more. Thank you, Evelyn Mealy

Author: Port Allegany Music Boosters

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

Just wanted to say thank you again for going above and beyond to make sure I had my order in time. I really appreciate it and I look forward to doing business with you again next year. Keris

Author: Montrose Little League

Earth Candle Fundraiser

You guys must be naturally kind. I enjoyed working with you and look forward to many other fundraisers with your organization. Frigga M. Simmons, Director of Development

Author: Bermuda Institute

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

I loved this fundraiser. It was easy and convenient. They gave me no problems when I needed to change the end date of my fundraiser. The melts smell great. They send you order forms and money collect envelopes. I placed the order on Tuesday and received it on a Friday. I highly recommend this company.

Author: SHOC Club

Heritage Fundraising Candles

I would like to thank you for answering all my questions. We love the candles, and I will be doing more fundraising through this company in the Spring. Thank you again, Mrs. Joan Stanolis

Author: Jones NHS

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

Everything arrived a-ok. Many thanks for another great fundraiser. We will do this again in the Spring. Angela

Author: Dora High School

Flower Bulb Fundraising

We received everything as promised! Thank you so much for your excellent customer service!

Author: Troop 6619 BSA

Flower Bulb Fundraising

I look forward to doing this fundraiser again next year. It was a big hit and it has been great working wit you. I won't be looking for anything different. Ashley

Author: SFHS Girls Soccer Team

Earth Candle Fundraiser

We LOVE the candles!! And I think last year they were here like 2 days after we submitted the order. Crazy fast!

Author: Meadowview Elementary

Earth Candle Fundraiser

I appreciate all of your assistance, as this was the first fundraiser I was in charge of, you really helped make the experience smooth and I look forward to continuing business with you all! Thanks, Cheniqua Glass

Author: Brooke Bailey Dance Academy

Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

I wanted to thank you for all your help with the fundraiser. I was very pleased with this fundraiser from start to finish. We paid on Thursday and the candles were here on Friday. Talk about prompt delivery... we will definitely be using your company again. Once again thank you for everything. Jerriann Wortham

Author: Overflow Student Ministry

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

There were different fundraisers but the Cookie Dough Fundraiser looked really easy! It’s $10 for a tub. It’s been really nice that it’s easy for the kids to sell and make. We’re doing this again!

Author: Kelly Sipes

Earth Candle Fundraiser

Good Gosh!!! This was the easiest fundraiser EVER!!! Thank you so much! Saved to Serve, Amy

Author: Cornerstone Baptist Church

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

I just wanted to report that the cookie dough fundraiser has been a HUGE success! Everything was perfect and I am so pleased! Your company has impressed me. We may want to do this again late fall. People are already talking about “next time.” 😊 Thank you very much! Kelly Sipes Class of 2020 Hickman, KY

Author: Class of 2020

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

I wanted to say how easy and efficient this fundraiser was. We definitely will be using you in the future. Thank you for everything especially in this difficult time, with the Covid -19 and you never missed a beat. Stay safe, Roni

Author: Carolina Crusaders