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Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

Updated on October 4, 2018
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My all time favorite candy when I was growing up was peanut butter cups. As an adult, I'm still addicted to them, so when I started coming up with overnight oat recipes, I realized that chocolate and peanut butter could not only work for breakfast but could be actually good for me.

If you're still a kid at heart and love peanut butter cups, why not have them for breakfast, but eat healthy at the same time with overnight oats? Who says you have to be a kid to like sweet things?

What You Need for Overnight Oats

Overnight oats need no cooking. You mix up your oats, goodies, and milk and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight (or at least fours hours). It's eaten cold, but it is ready for you when you get up. Rather than reach for a box of cereal, you can have a tasty oatmeal breakfast that needs no preparation, other than what you've done the night before.

You will need the minimal equipment for your overnight oats: a refrigerator and a pint-sized, wide mouth mason jar.

Do not substitute quick oats and steel cut oats for your old fashioned oatmeal. Quick oats becomes mushy too quickly an steel cut oats takes too long to soften. You may, however, use a seven grain blend, such as Cream of the West 7-Grain cereal. (It does add extra flavor, and is oh so good!)


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, or 7-Grain Cereal
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar, honey, or other sweetener
  • 2 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp peanuts, optional
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter chips, optional
  • 1/2 cup milk, any type, you may need to add more to cover the ingredients

Cook Time (Actually, no cooking involved!)

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 4 hours
Ready in: 4 hours 5 min
Yields: 1 serving


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a pint mason jar with a screw-type lid, reserving 2 tsp chocolate chips, 2 tsp peanut butter chips, and 2 tsp peanuts. Close lid and shake well.
  2. Add peanut butter and milk. Stir or close the lid and shake well.
  3. Screw cap on tightly. Put in refrigerator and leave there overnight or a minimum of four hours.
  4. Open jar. Stir and pour into a bowl.
  5. Add chocolate, peanut butter chips, and peanuts as a topping. Enjoy!

Another Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Recipe

More Overnight Oat Recipes

Overnight oats is easy to make and I cover how to in another article, Make Your Own Overnight Oats (or Seven Grain Oats).

Other Overnight Oat Recipes:

© 2018 MH Bonham


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