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6 Best Office Snacks to Keep in Your Desk

Midday hunger pangs are distracting. So when you get a craving, the snacks need to come out of hiding. Every employee needs a snack drawer for their best office snacks. A little hideaway for midday munching that holds a variety of delights to help you stay happy until the day ends.

But not every candy and snack is ideal for the drawer or even the sweet desk. Some are too sticky, some are too messy…others—like yogurt—would spoil. The best office snacks for your desk must be portable and clean. They can’t drop crumbs all over your keyboard—we see you, cookies and snack cakes. They can’t leave greasy or sticky fingerprints all over your desk either—farewell, caramels and potato chips!

So what’s left? Lots! Your snack drawer still has a variety of offerings. But you shouldn’t—and can’t—pick just one snack to fill your tasty stash. Here are some of the best office snacks for sweet desk-side nibbles:

Best Office Snacks for Your Snack Drawer:

Bite-sized Candies

I bet you remember M&M’s famous tagline…”they melt in your mouth not in your hand.” Well, it’s true, and it makes M&M’s and Hershey’s Reese’s Pieces ideal to keep in a jar stashed in a desk drawer. Grab a handful and toss them in your mouth. They won’t stain your fingers, mess up your keyboard, or leave a trail of crumbs. If you want a little more variety in your snack, you can also stock up on chocolate covered nuts. White chocolate macadamia nuts are divine…and offer a little taste of Hawaii, while dark chocolate almonds bring a unique bittersweet flavor and satisfying crunch.

Woman smiling holding a heart-shaped gummy candy to her mouth while holding a plate of assorted candies.

Wiggy Jiggly Gummies

Gummy bears, gummy rings, and even sour gummies make some of the most fun office snack options. There’s something about eating gummy candies that makes you feel like a kid again. When you need a little something, reach for those gummies. Sour gummies also shock you with an eye squinting pucker when you eat them…of course, everyone responds to sweet and sour differently! For us, though, sour is a jolt to the taste buds! And we love it!

Hard Candies

Keep a stash of hard candies in your desk for those days when you want something sweet to suck on for a while. Hard candies are also a great go-to for a quick breath freshener. Pop a fun peppermint, a lemon drop, or any fruity candy to help rid your mouth of the smell of your morning coffee. Or keep them around for a post-lunch sweet treat!

Colorful licorice ropes. Red, green, purple, yellow, orange, and blue licorice ropes tied into individual knots.


Oh, delicious sweet licorice. So fun to eat. So tasty. Seriously, licorice is a classic for a reason! It’s easy to keep on your desk in jars or in a resealable bag, and it’s perfect to nibble on to satisfy those sweet cravings. It comes in so many flavors—cherry, strawberry, chocolate, classic black. Pick your favorite!


We can’t make a list of the best office snacks without including nuts. They are an ideal snack for the office. We love them drenched in chocolate, but salty or even honey roasted nuts are full of healthy fats and protein to satisfy midday hunger pangs. You can also pair them with M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces for a sweet and salty office trail mix that’ll really make the day fly by.

Jelly Beans

Colorful, sweet, and perfect to grab by the handful, jelly beans let you mix different flavors together in your mouth for a taste explosion. Plus, jars of jelly beans add a pop of color to your desk. Just be sure to keep the bean level stocked because co-workers will be reaching for handfuls throughout the day.

For midday sugar cravings or pre-lunch munchies, keep a convenient stash of snacks at your desk. Or toss a hint to your office manager that your company’s breakroom needs offerings from Candy Club! Every office needs a full supply of candy, and Candy Club has wholesale options that lets offices order a customized candy stash to make sure every employee’s got the best office snacks available!