Breakfast. It can be the most difficult meal of the day for me. Most days I’m running out the door because I hold onto every moment of sleep I can. This makes eating something nutritious and healthy incredibly impossible… unless I meal prep.
I’ve been experimenting with some quick, easy and nutritious breakfast options so I’m not stuck eating a single piece of plain bread.
Yep, I’ve done that.
So far I’ve really enjoyed making/eating banana bread, whole wheat muffins and my blueberry crumble bars. I felt like introducing something new to the rotation of make-ahead breakfast options…
Then I decided to channel my inner child and allow my indulgent urges to dictate this recipe. Peanut butter, honey, dark chocolate and cheerios. I would’ve gobbled this up as a kiddo, but you know what? I’m gobbling it up as an adult!
I really love these bars because they are very versatile- breakfast, snack, dessert, all in one! It’s a plus that they are so incredibly easy to make so my meal prep time on Sunday is a lot less thanks to this simple no-bake recipe.
All in all, this sleepy prego lady is a happy camper with this new breakfast/snack favorite 🙂
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3 cups plain whole wheat cheerios
- 1/2 cup crushed almonds
- 1/2 cup granola
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
In a saucepan over a low heat, meltdown the peanut butter and stir in the honey until well combined and silky smooth. In a large bowl, stir together the cheerios, almonds, granola and chocolate chips. While the the peanut butter and honey mixture is still warm, poor over the cheerio mix. Mix everything together, you’ll notice the dark chocolate melting a little bit (yummmmmmmmmmmmm).
Line a pan with parchment paper and spread the mixture out evenly covering the pan. Firmly press down the mixture so it’s nice and solid.
Chill in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Remove from the freezer and transfer the now giant solid PB & Dark Chocolate Cheerio Bar onto a cutting board. Cut the bar however you would like, I just made mine into single serving squares. Refrigerate to maintain a solid form.
Is it a snack? A dessert? A breakfast? I don’t know, but I’m eating them all the time 😉 Enjoy!