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14 grab-and-go desserts to make every day as sweet as Valentine’s Day

Make customers sweet on you with fun, portable, spur-of-the-moment desserts, revved-up and ready to go.

At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, giant chocolate chip cookies have come in for a landing in students’ hearts. Chewy, slightly doughy, melty in the right places and with that perfect amount of crisp lacy edge, this is the current favorite grab-and-go sweet treat. When Valentine’s Day comes around, chocolate-dipped strawberries and pretty pink cupcakes fly off the shelves in containers. “Students are able to grab, go and enjoy,” says Embry-Riddle’s Sodexo Marketing Director Candice Kingery. In addition, turnovers and muffins from the bake shop featuring rotating flavors “keep students excited and wanting more.” That’s what treat-yourself-on-the-go sweets do best. Read on for examples of fun, celebratory, even protein-packed/healthy-ish sweet treats for grab-and-go, including churros (recipe linked!), red velvet cupcakes, heart-shaped mini cakes, oatmeal energy balls, Milk Bar confetti cookies, lemon bars, brownies, caramel corn and more. You may decide they’re perfect not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day. 

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