Treat yourself to these amazing Almond Joy Overnight Oats!
This yummy recipe is a delicious breakfast idea inspired by your favorite candy bar. You're going to love this recipe ... it's super tasty, plus so quick and easy to make!
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Do you have a favorite candy bar? Classic Almond Joy has always been at the top of my list ... that combo of gooey coconut, sweet milk chocolate, and crunchy almonds has me obsessed!
I also love overnight oats. So in the interest of treating myself, I decided to combine these two favorites into one indulgent breakfast treat.
These Almond Joy Overnight Oats are the result, and I'm still completely obsessed ... and you will be, too! This mouthwatering recipe tastes just like your favorite chocolate bar, yet it's healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast without any guilt.
Ready to try it for yourself? Then keep on reading for the easy recipe, plus lots of helpful tips!
This recipe couldn't be easier to make! Here's what you'll need:
- Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
- Coconut Milk
- Shredded Coconut (Sweetened or Unsweetened)
- Maple Syrup
- Kosher Salt
- Topping: Almonds and Dark Chocolate
For best results, make sure to use old-fashioned rolled oats for this recipe. Instant and steel cut oats absorb milk differently, so they won't work as well.
I used coconut milk here, and it was delish. However, you can regular milk instead (2% or whole milk will give you the creamiest results). For vegan oats, use any kind of non dairy milk, such as almond or soy.
You'll Also Need
To make this recipe, you'll also need a jar or small bowl with a lid to prepare and store the oats. Mason jars are my favorite, because they have a reusable lid (less waste) and are easy to transport.
I used a small 8-ounce mason jar (jam jar). This jar size works great for this recipe as long as you don't add tons of extra toppings. If you'd like to really pile on the almonds and chocolate, then use a 16-ounce mason jar (pint jar) instead. You'll be able to add as many toppings as you want, and the oats will be less messy to eat.
How to Make Almond Joy Overnight Oats
Let's talk about how to make this recipe ... it's super easy! You'll find a detailed recipe card below, but here's an overview of the steps:
- Mix ingredients. Grab your mason jar, then add the oats, milk, coconut, maple syrup, and salt. Stir everything together until well combined.
- Add toppings. Next, sprinkle the chopped almond and dark chocolate topping over the oats. You can also add an extra pinch of coconut, if you'd like.
- Refrigerate overnight. After you've added everything to your jar, cover the oats, and then refrigerate them overnight. If you're in a time crunch, you can refrigerate the oats for as little as four hours. Just keep in mind that they'll get creamier and thicker the longer they soak.
And that's all there is to it ... the next morning, your Almond Joy Oats will be ready to eat! Whether you're a morning person or not, this is one breakfast that will make you look forward to waking up! I highly recommend making three or four jars so you can treat yourself all week!
Tip: I usually serve this recipe cold. However, you can warm the oats in your microwave for a minute or two, if you'd prefer a hot breakfast. If you do heat them up, add the toppings after microwaving (unless you don't mind melted chocolate).
Here are a few simple ways to customize this recipe to your taste:
- Vegan - To make this recipe vegan, simply used a plant-based milk, like almond or soy. I made these overnight oats with coconut milk ... I love this non-dairy milk for this recipe because it's rich and creamy, and it also has a mild coconut flavor. Make sure you are using a vegan chocolate and sweetener (like maple syrup), as well.
- Sweeter Oats - I tried to keep this Almond Joy Oatmeal on the healthy side, and because of that, it's lightly sweetened. If you're prefer more of a true candy bar taste, then you'll want to add extra maple syrup, use milk chocolate instead of dark, and add extra coconut and / or chocolate.
- Chocolate - You can make these oats extra chocolatey by preparing them with chocolate milk or with unsweetened cocoa powder (the kind used for baking). To use chocolate milk, just skip the maple syrup (unless you want them super sweet). To use cocoa, add ½ teaspoon cocoa powder, plus 1 ½ teaspoons of maple syrup (total), to the oat mixture. I prefer to use cocoa, because it adds a more intense chocolate flavor.
This refrigerator oatmeal recipe is the perfect make ahead breakfast, and it's great for meal prep, too! The finished oats will keep for three to four days in your refrigerator, so I recommend making a few jars at a time.
If you loved these yummy Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats, try one of these easy recipes next:
- How to Make Overnight Oats - this master recipe has tons of helpful tips, variations on the basic recipe, and topping ideas!
- Overnight Oats with Yogurt
- Banana Overnight Oats
- Strawberry Overnight Oats
- Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Cranberry Orange Overnight Oats
- Raspberry Overnight Oats
- Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Overnight Oats
- Mango Overnight Oats
Craving a hot breakfast instead? You'll love my Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas, too!
Almond Joy Overnight Oats
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup coconut milk (see note)
- 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- pinch kosher salt
- 7 almonds, chopped
- 1 square dark chocolate, chopped
- pinch shredded coconut
- Combine oats, milk, coconut, maple syrup, and salt in a mason jar (or bowl). Mix well.
- Top oats with chopped almonds and chocolate, as well as a pinch of coconut.
- Cover oats, then refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours before eating. Enjoy!