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17 Treats to Celebrate Making It to Tax Day

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Now that you've spent enough quality time with your online tax program, accountant, or—power to you!—paper forms to last you until next April, it's time to celebrate! Why? Because submitting your taxes is no small feat, your tax return is en route, and rumor has it the IRS never audits treat-eaters (okay, we have no evidence to support this last claim, but we'll take any excuse to dive into some well-earned treats).

Go ahead and put gold flakes on your cake—that's what tax refunds are for.
Go ahead and put gold flakes on your cake—that's what tax refunds are for. Photo by James Ransom

Here's what we recommend: Two cakes in honor of tracking down your W2, fifteen cookies for completing 2015 taxes, a serving of cheesy bread for every deductible receipt your tracked down, and a Champagne cocktail to toast to the return that's on its way (!!).

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Here are some treats to get you started:

Brazilian Cheesy Bread
Brazilian Cheesy Bread
Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon Rolls
Roasted Strawberry Milkshake with Buttermilk and Mint
Roasted Strawberry Milkshake with Buttermilk and Mint
Vanilla Rice Flour Pastry Cream
Vanilla Rice Flour Pastry Cream
Champagne Cake
Champagne Cake
Baking Sheet Macaroni and Cheese
Baking Sheet Macaroni and Cheese
Lemony Cream Cheese Pancakes with Blueberries
Lemony Cream Cheese Pancakes with Blueberries
Soft Pretzels with Beer Cheese
Soft Pretzels with Beer Cheese
Mario Batali's Double-Chocolate Pot Brownies
Mario Batali's Double-Chocolate Pot Brownies
Oatmeal Scotchies
Oatmeal Scotchies
Cheese Toasts
Cheese Toasts
Sweet Vegan Chickpea Crêpes
Sweet Vegan Chickpea Crêpes
Perfect Chocolate Cake
Perfect Chocolate Cake
Fried Goat Cheese with Honey and Black Pepper
Fried Goat Cheese with Honey and Black Pepper
Maya's Chocolate Fudge Sheet Cake
Maya's Chocolate Fudge Sheet Cake
Cockney Champagne Cocktail
Cockney Champagne Cocktail
Basic Vanilla and Chocolate Cupcakes
Basic Vanilla and Chocolate Cupcakes

What will you be, ahem, investing your tax return in? (Fancy imported olives? Us too.) Tell us in the comments.

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