Cranky co-workers, everyone's gotten them, and some of us may even be them. Whether their whining about the weather or moaning by the water cooler, cranky co-workers are more of a buzz kill than when the office kitchen runs out of coffee. On days where your Keep Calm, Carry On poster doesn't quite keep your nerves at bay, try these instant mood boosters from our favorite co-workers—the bloggers. Tempting and totable, these sweet treats are easy to sneak onto a certain humbug's desk while they troll the office looking for something to gripe about.
An apple a day keeps the grouchies away, and this recipe for Apple Fritter Muffins is a great way to get the day off on the right start. Tracey's Culinary Adventures brings us this festive hand-held treat that captures the essence of autumn in one paper cup.
There's nothing like a midday, peanut butter pick-me-up, especially one that comes on a convenient little stick. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Lollipop Bars from Daily Bites break up the monotony of a boring work day without leaving a gooey mess on your computer's keyboard. Give a cranky co-worker one to chew on and enjoy the sound of satisfying silence.
Peanut butter strikes again in this next recipe from Love Veggies and Yoga. A rich source of protein, even when combined with copious amounts of chocolate and sugar, peanut butter gives you the boost you need to make it through the day. Combine these Peanut Butter Oatmeal-White Chocolate Cookies with a cup of fresh coffee and you're golden.
Often times your cranky co-worker's bark is far worse than his or her bite, but for a bark that lives up to its bite try this recipe from the Brown Eyed Baker. Sweet and savory conquer all in this recipe for Salted Caramel Cashew Bark. Rich, creamy, and full of crunch, this brittle bark is well worth its weight in nuts.