31 Lunchbox Desserts That Will Stand up to Swinging Backpacks (or Your Commute)

October  3, 2016

In the evening, dessert—when you're lucky enough to have it—almost always comes at the very end: after dinner is finished, after the plates are cleared, and possibly even after the dishes are loaded into the dishwasher.

This is why the lunchbox dessert reigns supreme. Since everything is packed together, the timing of dessert completely within your control: Eat it first (you know your five-year-old is), maintain willpower and eat it last, or go rogue and eat it halfway through. But whatever you do, make sure to choose one of these 31 lunchbox-ready desserts—one that won't smoosh and doesn't require utensils:


Chocolate Chip Cookies

All of the other Cookies

And one more for good measure

Tell us: What's your favorite lunchbox dessert?

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Stephen B. October 9, 2016
awesome flavors cant wait try
ChefJune October 4, 2016
I'll put these Oatmeal Raisin cookies up against any of the cookies you put on your list any day of the week.