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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Grab and go breakfast that tastes like dessert? Yes, please! Chocolate peanut butter overnight oats is a great way to start the day.

(Fan of overnight oats? Check out these other delicious recipes: Raspberry White Chocolate Overnight Oats and Matcha Overnight Oats).

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

#Choctoberfest continues on The Unlikely Baker with chocolate peanut butter overnight oats. It’s packed with dark chocolate, peanut butter, chia seeds and other ingredients that are not only delicious but also good for you!

BTW did you see my recipe last Wednesday? It’s a lovely Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting. Perfect for the holidays!

And have you entered our #Choctoberfest lucky draw yet? You can win a prize pack worth $450! It would be amazing if a TUB reader won. Click here to enter (hurry it ends soon!) then on to delicious overnight oats we go!

Overnight oats perfect for meal prep

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Whoever first thought of overnight oats has my eternal gratitude. I grew up eating old school oatmeal (i.e. warm greyish slightly unappetizing oatmeal that hardens as it cools) so I was a little wary of overnight oats at first (cold and uncooked? The horror!)

Not anymore.

We’ve been eating overnight oats almost everyday for I don’t remember how long now and I can’t bring myself to eat old school oatmeal anymore. Overnight oats are delicious! And so easy to make.

Related: The Ultimate List of Breakfast Ideas

Overnight oats basics

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They’re super easy to customize too. Here are some basic guidelines for you:

  • Always use rolled oats and not quick cooking oats. The latter tends to get too mushy when left soaking for too long.
  • Start with a 1:1 ratio, i.e. 1 part oatmeal and 1 part liquid. From there, you can experiment. Add your favourite things and decide how runny or thick you want your oatmeal to be. You can more or less tell how the final consistency will be as you’re stirring the ingredients (Too soupy? Too dry?) so you can easily adjust. Just keep in mind if you’re adding chia seeds: they absorb a lot of liquid.
  • Speaking of favourite things – if you’re adding nuts (or anything else that’s crunchy, like granola), add them just before you eat the oats so they don’t get all soggy and sad.
  • Always add a pinch of salt. It’s a little thing but it goes a long way to enhance the flavour.

Related: The Only Basic Granola Recipe You Need

Chocolate peanut butter overnight oats

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Chocolate and peanut butter is a classic combination and is one of our favourite overnight oat flavours. How can it not be? With chocolate, peanut butter and almonds, it tastes like dessert and that’s always a good thing in the morning IMO!

We usually make 2 batches on Sunday and we’re set for the week. So this weekend, make some chocolate peanut butter overnight oats and wake up to delicious, chocolatey goodness on Monday morning.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Author: Jolina
Grab and go breakfast that tastes like dessert? Yes, please! Chocolate peanut butter overnight oats is a great way to start the day.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Chilling Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine North American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 306 kcal


  • 1 cup rolled oats (or old-fashioned oats)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder I use Dutch processed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk or your preferred milk
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • pinch of salt
  • honey to taste


  • In a large bowl, stir all ingredients (except honey) until combined. Add honey to taste.
  • Transfer the oats into individual airtight containers and chill overnight.
  • You can transfer the oats to a bowl and garnish with your favourite toppings or eat directly from the container!



Some of our favourite toppings include: chocolate chunks, almonds, pecans and banana.


Calories: 306kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 12gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 272mgPotassium: 376mgFiber: 7gSugar: 3gCalcium: 163mgIron: 2.4mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword Back-to-School, Easy, Make-Ahead Meal
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Happy overnight oats-ing!

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Monday 23rd of October 2017

I could eat one of those right now! looks so good, too good to share ; ) I'll give it a try for the family, I know they'll love it! thanks!

Julie Syl

Monday 23rd of October 2017

This chocolate peanut butter overnight oats looks so delicious. I really love oatmeal and this is such a great idea. I will definitely check and try this one.


Sunday 22nd of October 2017

I have a sweet tooth. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats look so tasty.

Aitza B

Sunday 22nd of October 2017

This seems like a great midday snack. I think I"m going to replace the peanut butter with almond butter and give it a go.


Monday 23rd of October 2017

Almond butter would be delicious!


Sunday 22nd of October 2017

A great grab and go breakfast! Thanks for sharing another overnight oats recipe.