November 10, 2013 by maddieswab
I made Good Morning Sunshine Bars a while back, but it is one of two recipes that I have repeated more than twice in my whole baking career. These bars are a hit among everyone–as long as they love peanut butter and chocolate!
I originally made these for my high school newspaper teacher, Ms. Kovel, after she had to miss some days of school for medical reasons in the fall. I also added rainbow sprinkles to them because rainbow sprinkles can make anything better! I’m pretty sure the bars helped her to achieve a full recovery 🙂
After that, my family would not let me drop this recipe and move on; they asked again and again and again for me to make them, until I eventually made them two more times throughout the year.
These bars are so simple to whip up (just be sure not to burn your fingers while mixing the hot peanut butter mixture with the cereal mixture like I did!) and many substitutions can be made! For example, I left out the peanuts one time because I was out of them and made these bars on a whim. I also used different chocolates to drizzle on top, depending on what was available in my pantry at the time.
The recipe can easily be doubled and served up to large crowds or at parties. If I ever need to please anyone at school, I’ll be sure to bring them a big platter of Good Morning Sunshine Bars!
Check out the other Baked Sunday Mornings posts here and see what the other bakers have to say about Good Morning Sunshine Bars!
Recipe from Baked Elements: Our 10 Favorite Ingredients by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito.