Almond Joy overnight oats

Need a sweet-tooth-satisfying breakfast for those mornings you don’t want to give in to your doughnut cravings? Make these Almond Joy overnight oats inspired by Organize Yourself Skinny!

Overnight oats make every morning better! Especially when they taste like a candy bar but actually deliver a guilt-free morning meal. Our Almond Joy overnight oats are perfectly sweetened with maple syrup and feature the scrumptious chocolate, coconut, and almond flavors you expect when you unwrap and devour the candy aisle treat.

New to overnight oats? Get ready to fall in love with them! You simply prep the oats before you go to bed and in the morning you have a healthy, hearty breakfast that begs you to grab your spoon and eat up. Overnight oats are the busy person’s answer to the fast and fabulous breakfast dilemma.

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Though your craving may demand eating an Almond Joy, you know the candy bar will leave you feeling empty and unsatisfied within a couple hours. Overnight oats give you the best of both candy bar and healthy breakfast worlds.

Oats and chia seeds healthfully fill you up with much-needed nutrients without filling you out with unnecessary empty calories, sugar, and saturated fats. The cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips dazzle your taste buds with coveted chocolate flavor. Coconut milk, shredded coconut, and maple syrup gratify your desire for the satisfyingly sweet coconut flavor and texture of an Almond Joy. Sliced almonds give your cravings the same kind of satisfaction that comes from the crunchy almonds in the candy bar.

The best part of this healthy breakfast recipe is that you can make it up to 3 days in advance. Make 2 or 3 jars of Almond Joy overnight oats to feed your morning sweet tooth for part of the week. (Note that the texture of the oats becomes smoother and softer the longer the oats are in the fridge.)

We’ll grab a jar of these overnight oats over the Almond Joy candy bar any day. They’re cheaper and way healthier, but offer the same great tastes. Seriously—what’s not to love?

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Add oats to Mason jar

A 16-ounce Mason jar is the perfect container for this single-serving recipe.

Add oats to mason jar

Mix dry ingredients together

Add chia seeds and cocoa powder to the jar, making sure all ingredients are combined.

Mix chia seeds with oats and cocoa powder

Pour coconut milk over dry ingredients

With nearly half as many calories as cow’s milk, coconut milk is a great addition to this healthy breakfast.

Pour coconut milk over oats

Mix in the rest of the liquid ingredients

Add maple syrup, almond extract, and vanilla extract, and mix together with coconut milk.

Mix in maple syrup, almond extract, vanilla extract, and coconut milk

Seal jar with lid

Simply place oatmeal in the fridge overnight to allow flavors to mix and oats to soften.

Seal jar filled with oatmeal

Add more coconut milk and maple syrup to refrigerated oats

Add ingredients until the oats reach your desired consistency.

Add coconut milk and maple syrup to refrigerated oats

Add almond slivers, chocolate chips, and coconut flakes to the top

These final ingredients give this dish the perfect crunchy touch.

Pour almond slivers, chocolate chips, and coconut flakes over oatmeal

These oats are the perfect beginning to your day

Preparing overnight oats is the perfect way to plan ahead and avoid poor breakfast choices.

Serve straight out of the jar

A tasty and healthy alternative to the delicious candy bar!

Finished almond joy overnight oats

Almond Joy overnight oats

Yield 1 servings


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, divided 1 tablespoon and 1 tablespoon
  • 5 almonds, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips


  1. In a 16-ounce mason jar, add the rolled oats, cocoa powder, and chia seeds. Stir until well mixed.
  2. Add the coconut milk, vanilla and almond extracts, and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Stir until combined.
  3. Place the lid on the jar. Store in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. When ready to serve, remove the lid and stir the mixture. Add in the remaining maple syrup and additional coconut milk to obtain the consistency you like.
  5. Add the almonds, shredded coconut and chocolate chips.

Note: Can be made up to three days ahead of time.

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