Ok, I am way behind. I’ll admit that I flirted with the idea of giving up on Fancy Breakfast Friday. Fancy has started to feel like a strong word. Here we are, two years in, and I skipped two Fridays this summer. What is the world coming to? (To what is the world coming? Don’t want to end a sentence with a preposition.)
But I have muffins in the oven now, and it’s Friday, so I think I am back in business. A few weeks ago, I made the chocolate peanut butter granola bars because I was so excited to find a recipe that doesn’t have something disgusting in it like dates or coconut. It seemed to have a million ingredients, and I had a tiny bit of each ingredient stored in a bulk bag in my pantry. It was going to be an amazing way to get rid of a bunch of leftover ingredients and also make granola bars for breakfast. Jack asked what I was making the night before when I put him to bed and I said, “granola bars.” He said, “Oh, what if you melted some chocolate and drizzled it over the top, and then, would it be too much to ask for some sprinkles on top?” I said, “We’ll see.” But, you know what they say, “whatever Jack wants, Jack gets.” It’s not so much “they” that say that as “Luke” but you get the idea.
Long story short, Jack and Dave and I liked these, and Luke thought they were just OK. The sunflower seeds either made them taste a little weird, or else the sunflower seeds were stale. If I made them again, I might leave those out. (Because I no longer have any in my pantry and the nice thing about this recipe was that I had all the ingredients.)
I sort of followed this recipe and they turned out great! I obviously put the chocolate on the bars instead of in, and added the sprinkles. I also ground the nuts in the blender to hide them a little.
As you can see, I forgot to take a fancy picture, but I was eating a bar while watching the eclipse, so you can see the affect of the eclipse on the light coming through the trees in our yard. So, in the end, pretty fancy after all!