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    Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Overnight Oats

    Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Overnight Oats

    Easy and delicious Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Overnight Oats packed with a secret ingredient!Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Overnight Oats 

    Hi friends! I am writing this blog post a couple weeks in advanced (buzz kill, sorry) but the back end of August is seriously crazy for J and I. As a result, I need to get a head of my work!

    Last week you probably saw on Instagram that we moved out of our apartment in Chelsea to a new neighborhood in NYC. It is a pretty melancholy experience moving from one apartment to the next. Our apartment in Chelsea was our first home together. Small, yes but oh so special to us. It is where we moved in before we got married. It is where I started blogging and where J and I built a home together. Not to mention our apartment, no matter where it is, has a duel role as my office as well. Also known as “the kitchen”.

    While I do love our first apartment, it was SUPER small like 500 square feet small. The location is perfect, around the corner from Whole Foods. And the building itself is amazing with a gorgeous rooftop and nice gym downstairs. It was sad leaving it but we need more SPACE. Food takes up half of our apartment (shocker) and in our new place I will have a pantry!! My very own pantry where I can stack my nut butter collection, organize my granola and have space to breath.

    We are living in a different part of NYC now. So it will be cool to experience a different area, but anything surrounding changes scares the F out of me. Not to mention right after we move I head out to LA a couple of days later with my parents for a week. Actually when this blog post goes live, I will be in LA. Hopefully eating all the yummy food and finally meeting some of my fav cyber friends in real life. I am SO excited to get out of NYC for a week and soak in the west coast. Also did I ever tell you guys how badly I want to live in California? A girl can dream..

    So these Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Overnight Oats. AKA the dreamiest combination EVER. Creamy almond butter, chocolate chips and melted chocolate in the morning? Sign me up! Plus they have a special ingredient you aren’t expecting. Marine Collagen! Yup, you read that right. I am OBSESSED with Vital Proteins right now and their Marine Collagen. I try to have it every day.

    So now you are probably wondering, “what the beep are marine collagens and what is Vital Proteins?”. Vital Proteins sells line of collagen products. Everything from grass-fed collagens to marine. I personally love their Wild-Caught Marine Collagen. It is unflavored and you can mix it in your water, in a recipe, anything.

    Collagen Peptides are the new “it” superfood in my opinion. They help promote youthful skin, healthier hair and strong nails (um, amazing). They also help keep your bones healthy and strong and support joint health. Collagen Peptides even help contribute to a balanced diet and help you maintain a healthy weight. There is natural glycine as well, which promotes healthy immune, digestive and central nervous systems.

    So have any of you babes at Collagen Peptides before? Tell me! And if you haven’t, I definitely recommend trying Vital Proteins. They are also Whole30 approved and nonGMO verified!

    Finally if you do make these Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Overnight Oats, tag me on social media or tell me. I can’t wait to hear what you think of them and Vital Proteins 🙂

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    Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Overnight Oats

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 3 hours
    Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
    Yields 1


    • 1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (any nut milk works)
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
    • Scoop Vital Proteins Marine Collagen (can omit if you prefer without)
    • 1 tablespoon creamy almond butter
    • 1 tablespoon melted dark chocolate chips (or you can leave as chips)
    • Optional: sliced almonds and dark chocolate chips for topping


    1. Combine ingredients in tupperware or mason jar of choice
    2. Mix well and leave in fridge over night or for at least 3-5 hours
    3. Enjoy! Will still good in fridge for about 5 days


    xx, Rach

    Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Overnight Oats

    Thank you Vital Protein for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support rachLmansfield!

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  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It August 29, 2016 at 7:32 am

    The BEST way to wake up for sure!! That almond butter and chocolate swirl though. 😉 Sooooo good!!

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  • Reply Sarah August 29, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Just want to clarify that it is oatmeal and not dry oats? Can’t wait to make it.

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    • Reply Rachel August 29, 2016 at 10:44 am

      Hi Sarah! Nope, these are overnight oats which means you use dry oats (not cooked). When you let the mixture sit overnight with the milk, chia seeds, etc. it forms into a yummy oatmeal-like pudding! Hope you love! xx

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  • Reply Leah Goldglantz August 30, 2016 at 6:11 am

    These look DREAMY Rach 🙂 Looks like you’re having the best time in LA LA land! xox

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  • Reply Emily August 30, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I could take a heaping bowl of this, and I’m happy you are in a better place now that has a pantry! A pantry is so essential. 🙂 This seriously looks like a GIANT heaping almond butter cup. Hope you’re having an awesome time in LA!

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  • Reply Madeline August 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Hi Rachel! What do you use to type up your recipes and put it on your blog like you did above?

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  • Reply Mila August 31, 2016 at 2:46 am

    What ingredients do you use to make the chocolate sauce that goes on top of the oatmeal 🙂 ?

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    • Reply Rachel August 31, 2016 at 8:37 am

      It’s just melted chocolate chips! 🙂 no ingredients besides chocolate chips and put in microwave for a few seconds until melted.

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  • Reply Meah Konstanzer August 31, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    The marbling of the chocolate and almond butter on top!!! Oh.Em.Gee. Collagen is ALL the rage lately. I’m so excited to try adding it into my own oats and smoothies! Does it change the texture at all or thicken it up?


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    • Reply Rachel September 1, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      I don’t think it changes the texture!! it has a subtle taste you won’t even know it is there 🙂

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    I literally make these every single day for breakfast. Been hooked ever since I made them a few weeks ago. Thank you for such amazing recipes!!

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  • Reply Ellie December 1, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Hi Rachel,

    I recently stumbled upon your Instagram, and I am now OBSESSED! Thank you so much for the incredible (and yummy) food ideas.

    I was wondering if you could explain to me the difference among oats. When I go to the supermarket I see so many different options, I get overwhelmed! Should I stick to old fashioned oats if I want to make overnight oats? or should I try steel cut? rolled oats?

    Thank you again 🙂

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    • Reply Rachel December 2, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      hi ellie! thank you so much. each type of oat is a bit different. i personally just use old fashioned oats for everything to keep it simple 🙂 steel cut oats are a bit smaller cut i believe but i’m sure you really can use any you’d like! perhaps i will do a post all about lots one day! xx

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  • Reply Kayla August 20, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Hi Rachel! Could I use any collagen in this recipe? I just ordered Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (not the marine one) – is that okay to use in place of it?

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