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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are creamy, delicious, and taste like Reese's! This overnight oats recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients.

This is a spoonful of chocolate peanut butter oats. There are creamy light brown oats with mini chocolate chips on top.

What are overnight oats?

If you haven’t had overnight oatmeal, it is a method of making oatmeal a bit differently than usual. Instead of cooking oats on your stovetop or microwave and eating them warm, overnight oats are cooked by being soaked with ingredients in the fridge overnight. By having the oats soak in the fridge, they will absorb the liquid and be ready to eat without being cooked in the typical way.

Chocolate peanut butter overnight oats

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are creamy, delicious, and are a must for the Reese's fans out there! This recipe takes peanut butter overnight oats to the next level by adding chocolate. This overnight oats recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients. To make this recipe, it’s as simple as adding all of the ingredients to a jar, shaking well, and letting it sit in the fridge overnight. This recipe can be made the night before or even on the weekend so it’s a great meal prep option!

This healthy breakfast option offers a high amount of protein and delicious flavors that will give you so much energy. Start your day with these awesome Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats!

This is a bowl of chocolate peanut butter overnight oats. There is a small bowl filled with oats that are topped with peanut butter and mini chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.

What ingredients do I need?

  • Oats – Oatmeal is one my breakfast staples because it’s a slow-digesting carbohydrate that will steadily provide energy. For this recipe, the oats are “cooked” by being mixed with other ingredients and sitting in the fridge overnight. I would suggest quick oats.
  • Chia seeds – A scoop of chia seeds doesn’t add flavor, but several nutrients. They can also help thicken up the oatmeal for a creamy texture.
  • Almond milk – The almond milk is going to help “cook” the oats and serve as the liquid that the oats will absorb.
  • Greek yogurt – Greek yogurt is going to make the oats extra creamy. It is also an awesome source of protein!
  • Vanilla – A little bit of vanilla will add some extra sweetness to the oats.
  • Peanut Butter – A scoop of peanut butter will add protein and healthy fats. It will also add some creaminess and great flavor!
  • Reese’s Pieces or Peanut Butter Chips– Mini Reese’s pieces or peanut butter chips will add some extra crunch and peanut butter flavor to each bite!
  • Mini Chocolate Chips - These mini chips will give some chocolate crunch to every spoonful of oats!
  • Cocoa Powder - A scoop of cocoa powder is going to add a chocolate flavor and provide additional nutrients to the oats.
  • Optional Add-Ins: Protein powder, syrup, honey, stevia, etc.
This is a jar of chocolate peanut butter overnight oats. You can see most of the ingredients in the jar, ready to go. There are oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder, yogurt, vanilla, chocolate chips, and peanut butter.

What substitutions can I make?

  • Oats – Because this recipe is for overnight oats, you definitely need some sort of oats. I use quick oats but you could use gluten-free, flavored, or whatever kind you like best.
  • Chia seeds – This is an optional ingredient and the recipe will still turn out great if you don’t add these seeds.
  • Almond milk – Any other kind of milk will work well for this recipe so you can choose whatever matches your dietary needs.
  • Plain greek yogurt – Any kind of yogurt will work for this recipe. You can use greek or low-fat, and vanilla or plain. A dairy-free option would also work.
  • Vanilla – A little bit of vanilla will add some extra sweetness to the oats, but you could opt for stevia, honey, or syrup.
  • Peanut Butter – This is an important ingredient for the flavor of peanut butter overnight oats. You can use any kind of peanut butter you like! If you’d rather use a different kind of nut butter like cashew, almond, or sunflower, it will turn out great!
  • Reese’s Pieces or Peanut Butter Chips– Mini Reese’s pieces or peanut butter chips will only help the peanut butter flavor in these overnight oats. If you don’t have Reese’s pieces, or peanut butter chips you could add more peanut butter or leave them out.
  • Chocolate Chips - Chocolate chips are going to help the chocolate flavor. If you don't have mini chocolate chips, you could try regular-size dark, semi-sweet, or whatever kind of chocolate chips you prefer.

Is this recipe healthy?

Each person has their own definition of healthy, and this recipe absolutely is healthy for me! This recipe has a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. The recipe is packed with protein and has 21 grams per serving. I love that I can eat this for breakfast and it will keep me full and fueled until lunch!

This is a bowl of chocolate peanut butter overnight oats. There is a small bowl filled with oats that are topped with peanut butter and mini chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.

How long does this take to make?

This recipe is incredibly quick and easy! It will take 5 minutes for you to gather the ingredients, add the ingredients to the jar, and clean up.

How do I make this recipe?

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Combine all ingredients into one jar.
  • Shake well until all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy straight from the jar or pour into a bowl and add additional toppings.

How can I store these?

You can make these oats ahead of time and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.

When should I make this recipe?

You can make this recipe the night before you need it, at the beginning of the week, or at least 4 hours before you're hoping to eat it.

Looking for more recipes?

If you haven’t guessed, I’m a big breakfast fan! Search my breakfast recipes for more easy, healthy breakfast ideas. Here are some additional overnight oatmeal recipes:

This is a spoonful of chocolate peanut butter oats. There are creamy light brown oats with mini chocolate chips on top.
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5 from 8 votes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are creamy, delicious, and taste like a candy bar! This overnight oats recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy breakfast, overnight oats, peanut butter
Servings: 1
Calories: 405kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Jar with lid
  • Measuring Cups

Ingredients

  • cup quick oats
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp peanut butter chips or reeses pieces
  • 1 tsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder

Optional ingredients

  • protein powder
  • liquid stevia
  • maple syrup

Instructions

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Combine all ingredients into one jar.
    (Add protein powder for extra protein. Add honey, stevia, or maple syrup for sweeter oats!)
  • Shake well until all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy straight from the jar or pour into a bowl and add additional toppings.

Notes

  • Add more milk if you don't want the oatmeal as thick. 

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 17g | Calcium: 348mg | Iron: 2mg
Recipe Rating




Cristy Resendez

Friday 17th of June 2022

Love love love this recipe!! So delicious & it holds me till lunch!

Joanna

Friday 17th of June 2022

These are my go-to overnight oats! So delicious and filling!

Krista Lund

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

I just batch made 3 servings :) I plan to add half a banana.

Kate G

Sunday 28th of November 2021

I love making these overnight oats for road trips! The chocolate and peanut butter flavors are in perfect balance. I like to get these out of the cooler an hour or two before eating so they can warm up a bit.

Katie

Friday 26th of November 2021

This one is my favorite of the overnight oats! I used the powdered PB and it was a breeze to mix up!