Reese’s Cookie Batter Oatmeal

Here's the Dish

All through nursing school, I worked as a nanny for a family with two girls. One of my favorite things to do with the girls was cook and bake. One of the treats that we made was peanut butter-chocolate ‘no bake’ oatmeal cookies!  If you have never made them, they are sort of like a Reese’s version of an oatmeal cookie, and they are simply divine! One day when I was making oatmeal, I remembered these delicious cookies and was inspired to re-create the cookies into a warm bowl of nutritious oatmeal! Since then, I have been in love with this oatmeal. If you’re a fan of peanut butter and chocolate, then I can assure you that you will be, too!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 5-15 minutes.


Stovetop Cooking: Combine the oats, milk (or water), cocoa powder, and salt in a small pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium low and cover for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in the sweetener of choice. Spoon peanut butter on top, and mix throughout.


Microwave Cooking: Put oats into a microwavable-safe bowl an add in 2/3 cup of milk (or water). Microwave for 2- 2 1/2 minutes, and stir in cocoa powder, sweetener, and salt until everything is well combined. Spoon peanut butter on top, and mix throughout.


1/2 cupOld Fashioned Oats (use gluten free if sensitive)
2/3 cup Milk of choice OR water
1 tbsCocoa powder
2-5 pktssweetener of choice (or to taste)
1 tbsPeanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
OptionalAdditions: 1/2 mashed banana, chopped nuts, 1tsp light hershey’s syrup, shredded coconut, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder

Katie's Tip!

This oatmeal can be prepared on the stovetop or in the microwave. The microwave quicker, but I provided instructions for both methods of cooking.

Nutrition Breakdown

1 Serving
330 Calories when prepared with milk (or 260 Calories with water)
11 g Fat
40 g Carbohydrate
7 g Fiber
9 g Sugar
16 g Protein
6 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Naomi (onefitfoodie) said:

YUMM!!! i think your sister just posted a comment on my blog and I cant wait to check hers out!!

May 6th, 2010 — 12:12pm  |  Reply

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said:

I almost always add peanut butter to my oatmeal, but I’ve never tried making chocolate oats with cocoa powder. Can’t wait to try it!

May 6th, 2010 — 12:25pm  |  Reply

Ali @ Redhead Reports said:

Wow, that oatmeal looks AMAZING!

May 6th, 2010 — 1:40pm  |  Reply

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said:

The name alone on this one makes me want some!! I just got cocoa powder recently and am looking forward to finding new ways to use it — this will definitely be one!

May 6th, 2010 — 1:51pm  |  Reply

Erica said:

mmm these look great! I would love to try these! I will keep you posted! Have a good weekend!

May 7th, 2010 — 6:24am  |  Reply

Kris | said:

WOW! So simple, yet so tasty! I love your wonderful recipes!

I could eat a bowl of this right now…..i love chocolate and what a healthy way to add it into your day!

Love your blog doll!!


May 8th, 2010 — 11:53pm  |  Reply

Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat said:

Oh my goodness Katie, I made this the other day after posting about it and it was delicious!!! Awesome recipe, and happy blog birthday! :)

March 17th, 2011 — 6:20am  |  Reply

Ana Maria said:

this sounds delicious! I love oatmeal and i love reese’s and so this is a great alternative to resse’s puffs!

March 17th, 2011 — 10:24am  |  Reply

Cheryl said:

Way to add a spin on boring oatmeal…

March 31st, 2011 — 1:39pm  |  Reply

Julie said:

Made this morning! YUMMY!!!!

January 15th, 2012 — 10:05am  |  Reply

Ayla said:

Is there a way to bring a pinterest button on the site so we can tag repin it on the website?

February 9th, 2012 — 7:25am  |  Reply

Jo said:

How much vanilla?

February 15th, 2012 — 11:22am  |  Reply

Karen said:

Can you tell us how many grams of protein are in a serving?

February 22nd, 2012 — 1:29pm  |  Reply

Ash said:

This is one of my favorite oatmeal dishes! I usually use chocolate protein powder instead of cocoa powder though! Such a great breakfast and I even make it for dessert sometime! Yum!

March 15th, 2012 — 11:09pm  |  Reply

Elli said:

How much vanilla should be used for the microwave version? It’s listed in the instructions but not the ingredients list.

May 4th, 2012 — 7:58am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

same amount of vanilla for both versions

May 4th, 2012 — 9:56am  | 

Amy said:

I’ve made this the past two mornings using unsweetened cocoa (it’s clean) and some drops of stevia extract and without salt…..OBSESSED. SO DELICIOUS! And clean :)

May 4th, 2012 — 3:03pm  |  Reply

Josephine Peyton Sturkey said:

could you use PB flour instead of actual peanut butter in this recipe? thanks, girl!

May 24th, 2012 — 4:48pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

for sure! be sure to add water first to make it pb consistency

May 24th, 2012 — 5:36pm  | 

julia said:

I pinned this recipe on pinterest and was needing breakfast this morning and I made this! so now I’m eating it while typing this!! And it is sooo good!!! :P THANKS!!

July 31st, 2012 — 11:05am  |  Reply

Tiffany Buss said:

This is seriously awesome – what a perfect dessert! I felt like I was eating something bad for me but am so happy it isn’t! I also made it with water and loved it!

August 4th, 2012 — 10:15pm  |  Reply

Jim said:

This is a wonderful oatmeal recipe for natural bodybuilders. I’ve been doing a similar recipe for years. I like the addition of baking cocoa to add a little chocolate flavor. Also, I use pb2 instead of peanut butter to save calories!

August 7th, 2012 — 5:27pm  |  Reply

Jen Shell said:

I think I may love you! Turning my favorite snack into a delicious, healthy breakfast . . . perfection!

August 21st, 2012 — 6:06am  |  Reply

Teri Blevins said:

Hello!!! First of all, THANK YOU for all your amazing recipes! I just wanted to ask, it looks like chocolate of some sort has been drizzled across the top but there’s none in the recipe? Am I seeing things? Thanks for your response!

January 20th, 2013 — 8:30pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i did :) light chocolate syrup and melted pb … :) its totally optional though!

January 21st, 2013 — 7:16am  | 

Christopher Lee said:

You mention adding vanilla in the instructions but it isn’t in the ingredients list or options. Did I miss something? :)

Nevertheless, I made this and it was great!! So rich! I used Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter, nothing but peanuts and a little salt.

Great recipe!! Thanks!

July 29th, 2013 — 9:59am  |  Reply

Mary said:

I made this, but made an overnight version:

2/3 c. almond milk (Unsweetened vanilla)
1 c. oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 – 1 Tblsp Sugar Free Maple Syrup
Handful of Pecans
Handful of shredded coconut
1 Tbls. cocoa
1 Tbls peanut butter (I used the PB2 powder)

Turned out yummy. Thought I’d share if others want a diff version. Obviously the nutritional info is gonna be diff though with my version.

March 23rd, 2014 — 10:36pm  |  Reply

Andrea Keaton said:

Katie- Do you have an overnight version of this oatmeal? Thank you!

April 9th, 2014 — 6:03pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i have the chocolate and peanut butter one thats it for now :) i’ll get on that!

April 10th, 2014 — 7:37am  | 

Andrea Keaton said:

I don’t know what I did wrong. Did I heat it too fast? I did not even have to put the lid on it for 10 min…it was already very dry and done with about 5-7 min on ‘medium heat.” :(

April 15th, 2014 — 9:46am  |  Reply

Danielle said:

Made this today and it was delicious!

November 15th, 2014 — 11:40am  |  Reply

Tracy Ayres said:

omg,am eating this right now,amazing.
Love your recipes :)

April 20th, 2015 — 4:50am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

I have a pintrest so you can just repin from there Ayla! :) Thank you for your support! :) xo

February 9th, 2012 — 8:55am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

hey jo i think that was an error… probably 1/2 tsp would work…but i took it out of the method for the future…its not really needed! :)

February 16th, 2012 — 5:28am  |  Reply

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