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Around this time of year, I start playing The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Mo Money, Mo Problems” to soothe myself as I enter one of my most dreaded tasks: taxes.

Filing tax returns is one of those no-fun, stress-inducing parts of being an adult I feel like no one told me about as a kid. When I filed my first return with an at-home service years ago, I kept my dad on speakerphone the entire time, terrified I’d mess up and invite the wrath of the IRS. It hasn’t gotten better. Every year, there’s always the hassle of remembering where I’ve put my W-4 or 1099, or tracking down donation receipts. It requires a level of organization that, frankly, I’m surprised the federal government trusts its citizens to accomplish.

Maybe you’ve squared everything away weeks ago. Or (like me) you could be taking advantage of those two whole extra days from the IRS. Either way, you’ll want a treat for your hard work—here are 15 that are even sweeter than a refund.

Cookies & Bars

Salted Chocolate Shard Shortbread
Salted Chocolate Shard Shortbread
by Emma Laperruque
Toasted Cashew and Marzipan Blondies
Toasted Cashew and Marzipan Blondies
by Posie Harwood
Olive Oil Sugar Cookies
Olive Oil Sugar Cookies
by sarah kieffer | the vanilla…
Chinese Peanut Cookies
Chinese Peanut Cookies
by Andrea Nguyen
Lemon Bars
Lemon Bars
by Yossy Arefi
Malted Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars
Malted Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars
by EmilyC

Simple Cakes

I-Want-It-Right-Now Bites

Champagne Marshmallow Treats
Champagne Marshmallow Treats
by Food52
Salted Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow
Salted Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow
by Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm
Matcha Posset
Matcha Posset
by mrslarkin
Mango Fool
Mango Fool
by Imogen Kwok
5-Minute Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding
5-Minute Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding
by Lynne Curry

Have you already filed your tax return? What did you do to celebrate?

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