I have always been bad about eating breakfast. In college, I no longer had my parents around to make it for me, so if I had an early class, I skipped the cafeteria.
For years after college, I continued this way. Occasionally I would have scrambled eggs, or on super special days my husband would make French toast.
When I had kids, like everything else in my life, my non-breakfast habit changed. Since my daughter started eating actual food 4 1/2 years ago, I have made breakfast every single day.
As a busy parent, I’m a big fan of any type of meal that is ready to go. While trying to come up with a breakfast I could prep for the week, I was reminded of one of my favorites my mom made when I was a kid. They’re chocolate peanut butter breakfast bars. One of my favorite flavor combinations of all time! I made them for my daughter and she LOVES them! They also happen to be frozen so they have a bit of a fudgecicle texture.
For the Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars you will need:
1 1/2 cups hot water
3/4 cup of peanut butter (I use creamy, but crunchy works great too!)
8 packets of a chocolate breakfast drink (I used Carnation.)
1 1/2 cups uncooked old fashioned oats
Push-up or Popsicle mold
- Put the water and peanut butter in a bowl. Mix until the peanut butter is melted.
- Add the 8 packets of chocolate drink mix. Mix well.
- Add the oatmeal. Mix well.
- Distribute evenly in your Popsicle molds. Or, if you’re like me and only had a few molds, you can put some of the mix in sandwich baggies. When you’re ready to eat them, cut the baggies, and slice up the breakfast bar.
- Freeze overnight. Enjoy!!
Makes 8 servings.
If you’d like, you could also add some raisins in there before you pour it into the molds.
This has become one of my favorite breakfasts again and I’m so excited to be making it for my kiddos now that the weather is getting warmer!
What do you do for breakfast? Do you like to make a favorite from your childhood?