Valentine's Day

10 Baked Goods to Take to the Office for Valentine’s Day

updated May 1, 2019
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Come Valentine’s Day (and most other holidays big and small), I can guarantee my mother will head to work with baked goods in hand to share with her coworkers. It’s what she does, and what I aspire to do. This year I’m taking a page out of her playbook with one of these 10 sweet treats.

From a sweet and crunchy snack mix to sugar cookie bars to decadent chocolate cookies, each dessert is made for sharing, easy to pull together in advance, and will delight the people you get to share them with.

Okay, so this sweet snack mix doesn’t actually require any time in the oven, but it’s one of my favorites for an office celebration, so I had to mention it. This nostalgic sweet treat, studded with M&Ms and spicy cinnamon hearts, makes a lot and is perfect for sharing with a crowd.

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Just like the very best sugar cookies, these bars bake up thick with a soft, gooey center. Give them a Valentine’s Day twist with a shower of festive sprinkles and cutting them with heart-shaped cookie cutters if you’re feeling extra affectionate.

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For a sweet treat that will make your coworkers swoon, these decadent brownies deliver every time. They bake up rich and fudgy and are topped with whipped peanut butter frosting and a sprinkle of flaky salt.

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Go ahead, be the hero that brings chocolate to the office for breakfast. Cocoa powder lends a big chocolate flavor without too much sweetness, and they’re packed with lots of good-for-you ingredients. They’re a win-win all around!

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If you’ve got an office full of chocolate-lovers, this made-for-a-crowd treat will totally hit the spot. The chocolate cake is balanced with vanilla-scented marshmallow buttercream. Dress them up with some Valentine’s liners and sprinkles for good measure.

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This is the sweet treat that will really give you the most bang for your buck. Start with a really good bar of milk chocolate and the results will blow your mind.

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If you believe chocolate is a Valentine’s Day must, these nearly flourless cookies are for you. A double dose of chocolate leaves them with an almost brownie-like texture in the middle and a delicate, crisp exterior.

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When in doubt, go with funfetti! These simple cupcakes are a surefire way to delight everyone in the office. And it’s easy to give them a festive twist by swapping the rainbow sprinkles with a duo of pink and red jimmies and showering a Valentine’s Day mix over the top.

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These nutty, jam-filled sandwich cookies take a little work, but boy are they delicious. Give them a Valentine’s Day twist by swapping the round cookie cutters for a large and small heart-shaped pair and using bright raspberry jam.

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This is a sweet treat everyone in the office can get behind, and anyone with diet restrictions will particularly love it. Best of all, these four-ingredient gems come together in a flash.