I'm taking a course this semester that meets on Tuesday mornings at 8:30 am (nursing school). My group will be together for the next two years, and I thought there is no better way to get friendly and relaxed than bring a snack to share. The instructor gave permission for this class only (obviously in lab class and when dealing with patients, no snacks are permitted). Anyhow, I brought pumpkin spice bread this week (3rd wk of class) and was a big hit. It was a really great ice-breaker, everyone seemed to loosen up . . . I made a small chart showing the nutritional benefits of pumpkin (which are many) to keep it relevant.
Now I need more ideas. The problem is that I have to make it the day before due to my schedule and I have to transport the snack as well as any serving items needed (approx 1 hour drive) to school. Also, the class is from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, so it needs to be an item that will be okay sitting at room temperature for a long time. If there are nuts, or wheat, or whatever possible allergens, that's no problem as I can simply include that information in the description.
For next week, I was planning to make chocolate chip banana bread from Southern Living (tried and true favorite), but that seems kind of ordinary. OTH, apparently many of these students have never had anything homemade as the majority appeared incredulous when advised that the pumpkin bread was made from scratch. Anyhow, please share your ideas. I know that CH'ers will come up with ideas that I'd have missed. Thank you all, in advance!! PS Bonus points for healthy recipes, but not required. "Everything in moderation" LOL