Breakfast never looked better than it did with Peanut Butter Banana Muffin Tops. The chocolate and Reese's Pieces are optional, but really why would you want to leave off the best part? Please don't answer that.
I feel old this morning. Today started the school journey for another year. It is hard to believe that I have a 9th, 6th, and 4th grader. When did they get that big?
It really does seem like just yesterday that we were dropping our oldest off for his first half day of K5...and now he is a high schooler. I never believed people when they said time flies with kids...but I have come to realize that is a reality. I feel like if I blink he will be going off to college. And that makes me sad...which is way worse than feeling old btw. No wonder I like to put chocolate on everything!
I do have to confess a few things this morning...
As much as I don't like my kids getting older, I do LOVE back to school time. It means the start of a new schedule...and let's be honest...quiet time all day long. I do absolutely love my kids with all my heart, but I love sending them off to school each morning too. Parents who home school you have my ultimate respect for what you do. I do not have the patience or skills to do it. My hat is off to you.
My second confession isn't really that big of a deal because I kind of do it all the time around here.
I made muffins...and then topped them with candy. And I let my kids eat them for breakfast and snack. See, I told you it was nothing out of the ordinary.
Feel free to just make the muffin tops plain. I don't really recommend it because...well, because I like chocolate and candy. But the muffin tops by themselves are good too if you are watching the extra calories. I used the Wilton Whoopie Pie pan to make my muffin tops.
I like to use yogurt in my muffins and donuts, so you will get a dose of dairy here too. Protein, dairy, and fruit for breakfast. Then add the chocolate and candy and we have a breakfast for the champions. Ok, fine a breakfast that might make the kids hyper for the teachers!
Last confession is for all my food blogger friends who will understand. I had to photoshop out some fuzzies on these pictures. Burlap isn't the best thing to use around chocolate that wasn't quite set all the way. But it sure makes a great texture underneath things, so I went with it anyway. Thank goodness for the clone button huh?
Go ahead and get some bananas ripening on your counter soon, because I really think you should give these peanut butter banana muffin tops a try...with or without the chocolate.
They are great for after school snacks too...or late night snacking sessions when you are busy cloning out fuzzies. What??? I was eating my fruit for the day! Wink, wink!
Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil
Perfect editing! These look really yummy, and I love the combo of banana and peanut butter!!!
I'll definitely take two for breakfast please : )
Haha!! Thanks Liz!! 😉
Well...top of the muffin to ya!! LOL...these totally take me back to the Seinfeld days. They look fantastic. And I use my clone button A LOT! Where on earth did you find the awesome school paper napkins? Those are awesome!!
Hahaha! I always think about Seinfeld when I make muffin tops. I found the school paper napkins at Target in the $1 spot. They had white and yellow...so I had to have them for my stash 🙂
Muffin tops are the best party, aren't they?! I love that you glazed them in chocolate, yumm!
Trish - Mom On Timeout
These would absolutely be a sure-fire hit at my house Jocelyn! They look delicious!
capturing joy with kristen duke
A good muffin top always sound delicious...I love muffins!
Melanie (Reasons to Skip The Housework)
Holy cow...I can't think of anything I'd rather eat for breakfast OR dessert.....good heavens! They look delicious! We'd love for you to come over to our newest link party over at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let's party!!
Melanie and Diana
The Inspiration Network
Elvis always liked peanut butter and banana sandwiches. 😉
He definitely knew what was delicious!! 😉
Yum! These cookies look delish, I would love for you to share them at the Krafty Thursday Inspiration Party over at Krafty Cards etc.
Heather @ French Press
you sure can work a reeses! these look delish
Haha thanks Heather!! 😉
Mmmm.. These look SO good! Perfect for the upcoming Fall season 🙂
Thanks Jessica!! I think so too! 😉
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Time is flying. I can't believe I have a third grader! I love these Jocelyn. Best breakfast ever!
Thanks Dorothy!! I know!! Crazy how fast it goes!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
We start school on Tuesday, and I am excited and a little sad by it too. Can't believe my little guy will be in 3rd grade! These muffins might have to happen for the first day!
Thanks Erin!! I feel sad too. I'll miss my stinkers during the day! 😉
Those look delish! I'll bet my kids would really enjoy those!
Thanks Chels!! 😉