15 Treats for Your Colleagues (and You)

April 11, 2014

If you were wondering whether you should eat that snack on your desk, the answer is yes. Always. Because snacks are our mid-day champions, our loyal friends who inspire us to press on despite those long hours ahead. And when you bring them to the office? You’re nothing short of a weekday hero. 

Forget the soggy carrots of your childhood. When it comes to snack time, we’re talking pillowy muffins and crisp cookies, airy popovers and decadent chocolate cake. There’s a little indulgence for every occasion, whether you’re thanking a colleague or smoothing over a workplace spat. Or maybe you just need something wonderful to look forward to at work -- and there’s a snack for that, too. Go crunchy or chewy, sweet or savory...but whatever you do, just remember to save a bite for the cook. 

Blueberry, Oatmeal and Flaxseed Muffins by Merrill Stubbs

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Salvadoran Breakfast Cake by Sasha (Global Table Adventure)


Salted Dark Chocolate Nut Bars by Lindsey S. Love | Dolly and Oatmeal


Espresso Banana Bread by fiveandspice


Cheese Biscuits by Merrill Stubbs


Pierre Hermé & Dorie Greenspan's World Peace Cookies by Genius Recipes


Trail Mix by Merrill Stubbs


Divine gluten-free chocolate cookies. No seriously. by Jestei


Chocolate-Orange Madeleine Cookies by Cordelia


Cheese Sables with Rosemary Salt by Anna May


Banana, Coconut, Chocolate Chip Snack Cake by ATG117


Magical Marvelous Memorable Cookies by drbabs


Black Pepper Popovers with Chives and Parmesan by Family Style Food


Nigella Lawson's Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake by Genius Recipes


Cindy Mushet's Italian Jam Shortbread Tart (Fregolotta) by Genius Recipes


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Lisa is a noodle fiend and a chocolate hoarder. She probably wants to make you cookies.


Sam W. November 29, 2014
I love Dorie Greenspan's world peace cookies, they are one of my favourite shortbreads to give as gifts!
Katelinlee April 11, 2014
I think popovers are best when fresh out of the oven (oh, I wish my office had an oven). Love the other picks!
Lisa S. April 15, 2014
Good point, Katelinlee -- we're a little spoiled over in our test kitchen!