17 Make-at-Home Holiday Treats to Bring to Work
As soon as the word holiday starts to be whispered in the halls at work, it’s like suddenly everyone gets an overwhelming urge to bake. One day it’s pumpkin muffins, then over-the-top brownies and, of course, all the chocolate and peanut butter recipe combos you can handle. It’s about time you break out your own apron and jump on that “bring treats to work” train. Benefits to bringing snacks to work include the following: 1.) Everyone will love you forever and 2.) You get to take home the leftovers. Here’s a list of 17 awesome work-approved treats to get you started.
1. Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars: If we can find even one ounce of health in these bars, we’re probably going to eat them every day for breakfast for the rest of our lives. Bring these to work and *everyone* will ask for the recipe. (via Averie Cooks)
2. Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies: This is the cookie recipe you spend hours searching for. They’re filled with chocolate chunks and make for easy sharing around the cubicle farm. (via Stuck on Sweet)
3. Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins: Blueberry muffins by themselves are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and inserting a creamy surprise is sure to go over very well. Who doesn’t love cream cheese? (via Crazy for Crust)
4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs: Chocolate on chocolate on cookie dough is always a combination that just WORKS. These are the sort of sweets that have people getting up from their desks every 20 minutes to grab just one more. (via The Domestic Rebel)
5. Candied Almonds: Sure, baked and salted almonds are fine, but the sugary, cinnamon coating on the candied version is simply on another level. Plus, this treat would make the perfect holiday gift for your work pals. Jar them up, slap a bow on it and boom — you’ve got a homemade holiday gift. (via Gal on a Mission)
6. Chocolate No Bake Cookies Recipe: Here’s to throwing it way back to kindergarten when your mom would make no bakes for you to bring to your classmates at school on your birthday. Now you can make them all by yourself and bring them to your coworkers instead. (via Add a Pinch)
7. Chocolate Kiss Powder Puff Cookies: These little confections make our list because they’re so out of the box. Don’t be fooled, though. Just because they look fancy doesn’t mean you’ll have to spend hours baking them. You only need three simple ingredients to whip these up. (via Averie Cooks)
8. Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake: There’s just something about coffee cake, don’t you think? It’s so sweet and moist, and the cinnamon flavors melt in your mouth (not to mention make your coffee taste like heaven in a cup). (via Baked by an Introvert)
9. Granny’s Monkey Bread: Monkey bread is the ultimate gooey holiday treat. This might be one of your messier options for a work treat, but it pulls apart easily, so just bring along a package of plastic forks and you’re good to go. (via Self Proclaimed Foodie)
10. Homemade Thin Mint Cookies: Now Girl Scout cookies can be a thing all year long. Not just any Girl Scout cookie, either! — the Thin Mint is easily America’s favorite cookie, so it’s sure to be a hit. (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)
11. Double Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Pretzels: These have a little bit of everything happening, but most importantly, they have peanut butter. The world can always use more peanut butter and another salty and sweet go-to. (via Baker by Nature)
12. Mini Cherry Pies: Bring these to the office and you’ll win employee of the month, guaranteed. People will be taken back to their childhood and memories of eating warm pie with family. (via Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts)
13. Mini Fruit Pizza: Fruit pizza might scream summer a little louder than it does holiday treat, but everyone loves it, so we think you’re good to make it year round. Also, anything that people can just grab and take back to their desk is a BIG win. (via The Gunny Sack)
14. No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites: Instead of drinking your pumpkin spice, now you can eat it too. The trick here is that you’re actually not indulging too much because these balls are vegan, Paleo and gluten-free. (via The Big Man’s World)
15. Samoa Truffles: If you’re going to make Thin Mints, then you might as well make Samoas too. Only this is a different take on the classic Girl Scout cookie. Instead of a crunchy bite, you get a soft center filled with dulce de leche. #WIN! (via Shugary Sweets)
16. S’mores Krispie Treats: Whoever invented the s’more not only deserves credit for the campfire classic, but also for all the addictive concoctions that followed. We love it when s’mores ingredients find their way into share-able bars like these. (via Renee’s Kitchen Adventures)
17. Classic, Chewy Fudge Brownies: Last but absolutely not least, the famous and probably most frequently brought-to-work treat. The brownie has withstood the test of time, and even though it’s so simple, folks never seem to get tired of them — even during the sugar-heavy holidays. (via Jessica in the Kitchen)
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