This post is sponsored by ZonePerfect but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Ok, go ahead and TRY to tell me those don’t look good. That’s what I thought. AND, the part that makes them even better is hidden. You can’t even see the chocolatey goodness that is the Perfectly Simple bars at the bottom of the muffin. Yup. Chocolate.
First, let me start by saying that these bars by themselves are really good…but crumble them up and make them in to breakfast muffins with frozen yogurt and they are in a whole new ball game.
When I was told I could get some of these babies just for a review I jumped on the chance. I mean, I’m training for a half marathon, I can really use a good protein filled breakfast for those days when I have early morning runs. They have a few different varieties including cherry almond, but I went straight for the chocolate, because lets be honest I don’t have a whole lot of that these days! I was a little skeptical, because anything that claims to have protein in it usually tastes like chalk, but these actually didn’t! So, iI wracked my brain for a way to showcase these bars that wasn’t just, “they’re really good by themselves and I ate an entire box in 2 days.” (Although, that is true.)
You know, so I obviously scoured Pinterest looking for some cool way to incorporate granola type bars into a recipe and came up with absolutely nothing. FYI, you should be aware that when you put granola and recipes anywhere near each other on Pinterest you can only find out how to make your OWN granola bars.
Well, I eventually started looking at breakfast recipes, since I knew that’s when I would be eating the bars and came across one for froyo muffins. That’s when it clicked…these muffins could really use a base…you know, like cheesecake. It would also be really awesome if that base had chocolate in it and was filled with protein. Boom, enter the Perfectly Simple bars. Crumble those babies up, put them at the bottom of the muffin tin, add you yogurt and berries, and freeze. Presto! You have an awesome morning snack that will help you get through til lunch.
Now, I like to make things a bit healthy around here without quite so much sugar. With there being sugar in the bars, I needed to be extra careful with my other ingredients, so I made my own strawberry yogurt. I basically just took a few strawberries, put them into the food processor, and added them to some plain yogurt. This cuts way back on the sugars in the yogurt. Oh, and there is a coupon available for $1.00 off of Perfectly Simple bars- which I got at my local Target, BTW!
- Plain Yogurt
- Perfectly Simple Bars
- Cupcake Liners
- Line cupcake pan.
- Crumble up Perfectly Simple bars.
- Blend up strawberries in a food processor and add them to plain yogurt.
- Put yogurt on top of Perfectly Simple bars,
- Sprinkle on some berries.
- Put in freezer for 2-3 hours or until solid.