Buckle your seat belts folks. We’re about to take french toast to a whole new level.

A few weeks ago, I was making Mr. How Sweet eight pounds of healthy, crunchy chicken fingers and happened to take a glance at the side of the Kellogg’s Corn Flake box. On it there was a recipe for crispy french toast, and it stuck to me like glue.
And yes, I said eight pounds. Eight el bee’s. Do you think I’m joking when I say that Mr. How Sweet eats a lot? Haha. It’s not funny.

So I broke out the corn flake crumbs again.

While we’re on the topic of corn flake crumbs, I figure that you could make a healthier version of this by using whole wheat bread and a whole grain or spelt flake cereal – simply crush it into crumbs.
But it’s the holidays… and who wants to make something healthier?

Clearly I didn’t, so I used Texas toast.

Let it be known that I don’t even like white bread unless it comes in the form of Texas toast.

Initially, I was just going to make this peanut butter french toast. See that crunchiness up there?

But then my animal instincts took over.

And I just couldn’t help myself. So I did this.

It hurt so good.

Just imagine: soft, smooth bread inside, crispy and now crunchy outside, smothered in warm, melty peanut butter and oozing with velvety chocolate.

It really doesn’t get any better.

Am I right or am I right?


Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter French Toast

serves 2

4 slices thick bread

2 tablespoons butter

3 whole eggs

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

pinch of salt

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup corn flake crumbs

1/4 cup peanut butter, melted

2 tablespoons chocolate chips, melted

In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. On a plate, add corn flake crumbs and sugar, and mix well.

Preheat a large skillet on medium-low heat. Add bread to egg mixture and let soak on each side for about 60 seconds. Remove from egg mixture and thoroughly dredge through corn flake crumbs. Add 1 tablespoon butter to skillet and add bread. Fry until golden brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes each. Repeat with additional bread, using remaining tablespoon of butter for the next 2 pieces.

Top french toast with melted peanut butter and chocolate. Devour!

I bow down to the genius that created chocolate and peanut butter.

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151 Responses to “Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter French Toast.”

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    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — December 17, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

    looks delicious!

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    Pixie — December 17, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    I know what we are having for breakfast on Christmas morning this year. It’s going to be hard to get serious about dieting if I keep reading your blog.

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    • Jessica — December 17th, 2010 @ 8:12 pm

      Don’t worry… I will have figure friendly recipes. :)

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    Lauren — December 17, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

    Oh sweet Jesus. It’s more beautiful than heaven. Am I allowed to say that at Christmas? I’m sure the Lord would understand!

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    • Jessica — December 17th, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

      I allow you.

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    Mama Pea — December 17, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

    I’m not sure I can read your blog anymore. It’s KILLING me.

    Okay, I’m not going anywhere. Except the kitchen.

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    Amy @ whatjewwannaeat — December 17, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

    Pretty sure chocolate with peanut butter is the best invention since the wheel.

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    • Jessica — December 17th, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

      Most definitely.

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    Amy @ Serve At Once — December 17, 2010 @ 5:22 pm

    I saw these over at TK, and I just HAD to see what was up.

    Girlfriend…what the heck are you doing to my THIGHS??

    Seriously. It’s all downhill from here.

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    • Jessica — December 17th, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

      Sorry! Sort of.

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    Hayley — December 17, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    I just wanted to say that after coming across two links to your blog from Foodgawker, I had no choice but to book mark and now three days in a row you have filled me with joy and tummy rumbling. Thank you.

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    • Jessica — December 17th, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

      You are so welcome Hayley. Thanks for visiting!

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    janetha @ meals and moves — December 17, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    This is so clever and it looks so delicious! I bet the texture is amazing.

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    Ellen@FirednFabulous — December 17, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    Are you kidding me right now? Are.You.Kidding.ME?! I’m doing it…licking my computer screen. I don’t care if my new co-workers think I’m nuts! Girl, you’ve got mad, crazy, awesome skills. LOVE IT! xo

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    • Jessica — December 17th, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

      Hahaha this was great.

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    Nicole, RD — December 17, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

    Nom nom nom!

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    ida — December 17, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

    You’ve really taken your game to a whole new level, and I love it!

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    Vanessa — December 17, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

    I’m speechless. I need this in my life!! Maybe I should have asked for new jeans for Christmas. Something tells me I might need some…

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    • Jessica — December 17th, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

      Not you too!

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    Mauimandy@Thegrainsofparadise — December 17, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

    O.M.G.!
    I think I just gained 5 pounds! hahaha….
    LOVE!!!!

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    Corey @ the runner's cookie — December 17, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

    Haha I love your husband’s comment up there to defend himself :)
    And WOW, this is the most decedent french toast I’ve ever seen!! Amazing idea to put the crunchy corn flake layer on the outside – I hate it when french toast gets soggy.

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    • Jessica — December 17th, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

      Me too.

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    Jess@atasteofconfidence — December 17, 2010 @ 6:55 pm

    You are brilliant!

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    Erica — December 17, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

    It must be a french toast kind of week :) I seriously think you should consider opening a restaurant . You would have the most unique and tasty breakfasts around

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    • Jessica — December 17th, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

      No desire to open a restaurant! I just like to write about food. :)

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    Kacy — December 17, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    Looks like cake. I want it!

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    Kate @ahealthypassion — December 17, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

    OMG this looks incredible i love the combo of peanutbutter and chocolate. heavenly!

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    Megan (Braise The Roof) — December 17, 2010 @ 8:19 pm

    Breakfasts that involve peanut butter make me happy. Breakfasts that involve chocolate make me happier. This recipe could make my head explode.

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    Blond Duck — December 17, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

    I’ve been hooked on the PB honey combo…I’ve got to try this that way! With some thick country wheat toast…oh mama.

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    NancyC — December 17, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

    All it’s missing is a bananas!! Nom Nom Nom

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    Terry — December 17, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

    This dish IS missing something – a big side of crispy bacon! Just think of the salty crunch deliciousness with the pb and chocolate – wow!

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    Fresh and Foodie — December 17, 2010 @ 8:57 pm

    Gasp! This is just wrong! But so, so right.

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    the blissful baker — December 17, 2010 @ 9:03 pm

    OMG i have never been so close to passing out while looking at pictures of food. why does this have to look so amazing?? this is going to equal bad news for my waistline!

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    Gabriela (froyolover) — December 17, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

    Two. words.
    HOLY YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUM!
    I gotta try this.
    NOW!

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    Kirsten — December 17, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for a little while now and loving it. This is the first time I have commented! Unfortunately, your french toast has left me speechless!

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    Amalia — December 17, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    I have no words. None.
    You are an incredible person for creating this, and for sharing it with us. great.

    -Amalia http://buttersweetmelody.wordpress.com

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    Amy at TheSceneFromMe — December 17, 2010 @ 11:06 pm

    You are totally right! That looks like the most fabulous breakfast I’ve ever seen. Can I come over now and eat some for dinner? :)

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    Shelby — December 18, 2010 @ 1:08 am

    Oh my goodness.
    That is beautiful.
    I have no words.

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    Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather — December 18, 2010 @ 1:38 am

    Oh no you didn’t!

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    Pretty. Good. Food. — December 18, 2010 @ 1:40 am

    Can viewing photos make you gain weight?? ;) This isn’t French Toast, it’s HEAVEN!! wow.

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    Honey — December 18, 2010 @ 3:16 am

    Wow, I love anything with peanut butter, it rocks. yeah i agree with you, who wants to be healthy around the holidays? that’s what january is for.

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    stephanie — December 18, 2010 @ 3:42 am

    this is pure torture. i need this now!

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    christyn @ All Ways Nutritious — December 18, 2010 @ 3:57 am

    you are the queen of sweet treats! i love your creative ideas every single day. everything looks SO GOOD.

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    Katie — December 18, 2010 @ 5:00 am

    No. You. Didn’t.

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    Faith @ She Kneads — December 18, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

    WOWzers. That looks delicious! What a fun version of french toast!

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    Tamizn — December 18, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

    Did I just die and go to heaven!? Thank the lord I just found your blog through Averies, and can’t wait to start reading! x x x

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    lindsay — December 18, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

    I think this would be on the list of my “last meals” that I would eat before I die. Seriously, it looks sinfully delicious! You are a genius in the kitchen girl!
    LC

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    Alisa Fleming — December 19, 2010 @ 2:08 am

    Seriously unique idea for French toast. Not sure how I feel about it, but since chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven, I will take your word for it that this is scrumptious!

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    Alexandra — December 19, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

    Have you ever tried using panko bread crumbs? On one of their commercials they have a brief picture of panko covered french toast. Looks just like yours i’m just wondering if there would be any texture difference!

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    Sarah — December 20, 2010 @ 5:41 am

    That looks SO good! Even though it’s like 100000000 degrees outside I am having these for dinner! WHOO, BREAKFAST DINNER!

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    jenndmarie31 — December 21, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

    Oh my Heaven! Just made this for me and my stepdaughter. We are in love :) Thanks for posting that!!

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    • Jessica — December 21st, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

      Glad you liked it!

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    carlee — December 22, 2010 @ 6:11 am

    YOUR A FRICKIN GENIUS:)

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    melissa — December 23, 2010 @ 4:22 am

    wow. just WOW.

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    Clare — February 27, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

    wowowwww. Open a restaurant please.

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    Salvador Dali — July 20, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    Your dish is amazing ! I love it ;)

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    Yamina Collins — September 1, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

    This is the most incredible thing I have ever seen in my life. Ever. Well, where foo is concerned. You are a genius, Jessica.

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    sundaeone888 — September 29, 2011 @ 9:22 am

    I think YOU are the genius! I’ll definitely try some of your recipes. Thanks for sharing! ^^

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    Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen — November 15, 2011 @ 3:47 am

    oh gosh.. a whole new level taken indeed!!!! it hust SOOO good… Look at that overflowing amount of PB and that crisp…

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    jess white @athriftyfoodie — November 15, 2011 @ 11:08 am

    Possibly the best brunch ever? Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

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