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These chocolate peanut butter overnight oats are perfect for busy mornings. Whip up several at a time in just 5 minutes and have breakfast ready for you when you wake up. Easily made vegan and gluten free.

Peanut butter chocolate overnight oats in jar with peanut butter drizzle and chopped chocolate.
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This recipe was originally published January 2015 and updated January 2021.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats are every Reese Cup lover’s breakfast dream come true.

Rich, creamy peanut butter, chocolate and hearty oats make for a sweet and delicious breakfast that is ready when you wake up.

Why this is the best breakfast:

  • It is ready for you when you wake up. We are tired enough in the morning. Don’t make thinking about breakfast another thing to do. It’s all set and ready if you opt for these chocolate peanut butter overnight oats!
  • Super kid friendly. Tastes like a treat, but really is great fuel for the morning. The kids will love it too!
  • Easy to meal prep. We like to make several at a time and then have grab and go meals in the morning.
  • Peanut butter and chocolate, hello! I mean, this is a classic flavor. PB and chocolate are always better together.

Peanut butter in my overnight oats is truly one of my favorite things. From Peanut Butter Banana Protein Oats, to Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Overnight Oats, and don’t forget Peanut Butter Cheesecake Overnight Oatmeal. Yes, CHEESECAKE.

What you will need:

  • Opt for gluten free rolled oats if needed. Plenty of options out there these days!
  • Any milk works. Typically we have vanilla almond milk or whole milk in the house. So whichever I need to use up is what I use. Feeling extra crazy? Chocolate almond milk is DELICIOUS.
Rolled oats, cocoa powder, maple, and other ingredients in bowls on counter.

How to make these:

Nothing to it. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats can probably even be whipped up with your eyes closed.

  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl or jar.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Chill for at least 4 hours.

That is it! I would say it is easier than 1, 2, 3 even.

Overhead view of oatmeal with peanut butter drizzle.

Notes and Tips:

  1. Can these Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight oats be made vegan? Absolutely! Use a dairy free milk and opt for maple instead of honey. You should  be all set!
  2. Sweeten this recipe to your liking and with the sweetener you prefer. I LOVE maple syrup. Not your favorite? Use what you love. Honey, sugar, whatever works best!
  3. You can meal prep several servings of this overnight oatmeal at a time. I typically make several at a time and have them ready to go when I need them. These are usually great for about 3-5 days in the fridge.
  4. Chia seeds are always optional. I add them to give a fiber and protein boost. Not your thing? Skip them! Don’t have any? Skip them! You will still have a great breakfast, promise.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

These chocolate peanut butter overnight oats are perfect for busy mornings. Whip up several at a time in just 5 minutes and have breakfast ready for you when you wake up. Easily made vegan and gluten free.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1


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  • Combine all ingredients in small jar or bowl that can be sealed. Stir well and then cover.
  • Refrigerate overnight. Serving options: serve with a sprinkle of cocoa nibs, extra peanut butter drizzle, dark chocolate chips, or sliced banana.


  • Sweeten these overnight oats with your preferred sweetener and use the maple syrup as a guide. Everyone has a different preferred level of sweet.
  • I had 2 tsp of shredded coconut in this recipe for a long time, feel free to add it, but it is not everyone’s favorite so moved it to the notes as an option!


Calories: 396kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 135mg, Potassium: 416mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 120IU, Calcium: 203mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Tammy says:

    You had me at PB! This PB Oat cup looks sooo amazing! I’ve not made overnight oats in a while but I’m definitely going to try this one out 🙂

    1. Lorie says:

      Yea, I go on big kicks and then slow down for a bit. I’m back on it tho!

  2. Kelly Anthony says:

    5 stars
    I have seriously been wanting to try overnight oats forever! Just recently, I started incorporating them in my morning smoothie. So good! I’m going to try this one soon!

    1. Lorie says:

      Oh yea, you will be hooked!

  3. Judy Purcell says:

    5 stars
    Overnight oats are such a simple, healthy breakfast! The flavor of peanut butter cup would make me dash for the fridge (after coffee, of course).

    1. Lorie says:

      Oh yes, coffee first indeed!!!

  4. Leslie says:

    I love overnight oats. It’s so nice to have one aspect of the morning that’s already ready for you that you don’t have to worry about when you’re getting ready for the day.

    1. Lorie says:

      Exactly. No fuss!

  5. Gloria says:

    5 stars
    I love the “overnight oats” recipes. Such a great way to have breakfast ready and waiting. I am not a breakfast person, but if this is available in the morning, it is easy to grab and go.

    1. Lorie says:

      They are my favorite! So easy!

  6. Rachel says:

    Lorie- I am I am praying for you- that you may find peace in your soul. That God may work His way in there, and shine the light of HIs love within you. He is there. Just talk to him, and tell him all your suffering. He suffers with you, and He can heal you. Just take that leap of faith, and TRUST in Him.

    1. Lorie says:

      Thanks so much for the kind sweet words Rachel!!! Xoxo

  7. Tommy says:

    375 calories
    12.4 g fat
    3.8 g saturated fat
    1.8 g polyunsaturated fat
    1.2 g monounsaturated fat
    trans fat 0.0 g
    cholesterol 2.5 mg
    sodium 97 mg
    potassium 467.5 mg
    carbs 52.4 g
    dietary fiber 8.0 g
    sugars 20.7 g
    protein 13.0 g
    Vit A 5%
    Vit C 2%
    Calcium 19.2%
    Iron 18.1%

    NOTE: This includes 1 tsp chocolate chips as pictured (not in the original ingredients list)

  8. Kevin says:

    Could you tell me what is the caloric content in this?

    1. Lorie says:

      Hi! I don’t count calories, but you can easily plug in the ingredients to a calorie counting site and get them! Sorry for the inconvenience.

  9. Cristina says:

    Is that peanut butter drizzled on top, how? Looks so Good!

    1. Lorie says:

      Yes! If you get the natural peanut butter (the kind you have to stir, with the oil on top) freshly stirred, it’s still pretty thin. It will drizzle perfectly!

  10. Kerry says:

    Tried this recipe. It’s delicious and reminds me of no bake cookies. It’s a lot thicker than I was expecting. Like actual gooey no bake cookies! Should I add more milk next time?

    1. Lorie says:

      So glad you love it! Yes, you can just add a bit more milk. Sometimes different peanut butters and Oats can just be a bit more absorbent than others! I typically add a touch more milk in the morning before I eat it!