Chocolate and peanut buttery dreams! This breakfast consists of peanut butter overnight oats, Dark Chocolate Dreams, a sliced banana and strawberries.
Dark Chocolate Dreams. They’re real.
This overnight oats recipe came to me in a dream, and it was one of the best dreams I’ve ever had. Just let me describe it to you: Peanut butter overnight oats, swirls of Dark Chocolate Dreams, and some sliced banana and strawberries mixed in.
Through the magic of having all of the ingredients in my kitchen, my dreams have become reality.
I don’t mean to sound like a corporate shill, but my goodness, those people at Peanut Butter & Co. make a damn fine peanut butter.
(Also, since I’m not being paid for this – in either money or peanut butter – by definition, I can’t be a shill).
If you’ve never tried Dark Chocolate Dreams, you’ve missed out. Missed out badly. It’s very peanutty, very chocolatey and has the most amazing, dreamy texture. Forget about Nutella – it’s nothing compared to Dark Chocolate Dreams.
In my humble opinion, Nutella tastes too much like sugar and not enough like nuts. Dark Chocolate Dreams, on the other hand, seriously tastes like peanut butter combined with a beautiful dark chocolate. The only problem is I keep eating it just out of the jar!
I tried to make sure this recipe wasn’t too crazy, or else it would really seem more like dessert than breakfast. But I’m not going to lie to you: The more peanut butter, the better. So consider the peanut butter quantities in the recipe as minimums – and the maximum is completely up to you!
Of course, if crazy’s your thing, then all power to you. I imagine that some chopped peanuts, chocolate chips and/or shredded coconut would all be great with this. Or maybe experiment with using half Dark Chocolate Dreams and half White Chocolate Wonderful. Oh Peanut Butter & Co., you delicious devils!
In case you can’t tell, this is one of my new favorites. The yogurt and chia seeds make the overnight oatmeal so creamy and pudding-like, and then there’s the peanut butter! The peanut butter, people!
And so you know, this recipe makes two servings because you’re going to have to share it with a fellow peanut butter lover.
(Or share it with yourself – i.e. save the second serving for the next day)
One final note: If using plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt (or if your yogurt is quite sour), you may wish to add some maple syrup or something to sweeten it.
Question of the Day
Are you a Peanut Butter & Co. fan? If so, what’s your favorite flavor?
- For the overnight oats
- ⅔ cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter (or PB2), or more
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup Greek-style vanilla yogurt
- ⅔ cup milk
For the mix-ins
- 2 tablespoons Dark Chocolate Dreams, or more
- 1 banana, sliced
- 4 - 8 strawberries, sliced
- In a large bowl or container, combine the rolled oats, peanut butter, chia seeds, and vanilla extract. Add the yogurt and milk, and mix until completely combined.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap (or put the lid on the container) and leave in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, stir some extra milk into the overnight oats if they seem too thick. Swirl in the Dark Chocolate Dreams, and fold through most the sliced banana and strawberries. Divide the overnight oats between two bowls and top with the remaining banana slices and strawberries.
- Alternatively, divide the overnight oats between two bowls first, and then swirl a tablespoon of Dark Chocolate Dreams into each bowl. Divide the sliced banana and strawberries between the two bowls of oats. Enjoy!