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3 Halloween Candy Bar Oatmeal Recipes

Waking up to crisp air, the first deep breath sending a tiny shiver coursing through your body. Fall is here, and Halloween is right around the corner!

I love candy, and if it made sense to eat it for breakfast I would be allll about it; but alas I’m kind of an adult and I “know better.”

As a kid, my Halloween candy never made it to the end of the week, I have a sweet tooth that could keep the dental industry in business for years to come.

So how do you have you candy and eat it too?

Easy.

You make it oatmeal!

almond joy inspired oatmeal

Halloween holds a special place in my heart and continues to be my favorite holiday. It’s inclusive, fun for every age, and you get to dress up!

Being past my trick-or-treating days doesn’t mean I don’t still get excited at the idea of candy for breakfast in the days following the festivity; it does mean that I try to make slightly better decisions though.

Candy for breakfast is a no-go. Candy inspired breakfast is a completely different story.

halloween oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of the best breakfasts when it’s cold out, warm and comforting- plus it’s easy and cheap when you’re on the trail!

Simple carbs make for a great way to get moving because your body getting the energy it needs immediately!

I created these recipes in my kitchen for the sake of making sure that they tasted as close to their candy bar counter parts as possible, but they’re all designed to be trail friendly.

The recipes below were inspired by three of my favorite candy bars, and I think are pretty spot on when it comes to likeness to the real deal in terms of taste!

Snickers Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp’s crushed toffee covered peanuts (you can get these at any grocery store in the nut section)
  • 1 small scoop peanut butter (or pb2 if camping)

snickers oatmeal

Directions:

  1. Bring 1 cup of water (or almond milk/milk if you’re not camping) to a boil
  2. Once boiling bring to a simmer and add the oats
  3. While oats are cooking take peanuts and crush them
  4. Cook until liquid has been absorbed and oats are soft
  5. Take oats off of heat and put your now cooked oats in a bowl
  6. Mix in your peanuts, peanut butter, and chocolate chips until all combined
  7. Enjoy!

snickers inspired oatmeal

Almond Joy Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp’s shredded coconut (I like sweetened)
  • 2 tbsp’s toasted almond slivers

almond joy oatmeal

Directions:

  1. Bring 1 cup of water (or almond milk/milk if you’re not camping) to a boil
  2. Once boiling bring to a simmer and add the oats and shredded coconut
  3. Cook until liquid has been absorbed and oats are soft
  4. Take oats off of heat and put your now cooked oats in a bowl
  5. Mix in your chocolate chips and almonds until the chocolate chips are melted
  6. Enjoy!

chocolate coconut oatmeal

Reese’s Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp’s peanut butter (tip: skip the healthy stuff and go with Jiffy)

Reses oatmeal

Directions:

  1. Bring 1 cup of water (or almond milk/milk if you’re not camping) to a boil
  2. Once boiling bring to a simmer and add the oats
  3. Cook until liquid has been absorbed and oats are soft
  4. Take oats off of heat and put in a bowl
  5. Mix in your peanut butter and chocolate until the chocolate chips are melted
  6. Enjoy!

chocolate peanut butter oatmeal

So there ya have it! Oatmeal three different and delicious ways!

If you’re looking to make things a little healthier here are some extra tips and tricks!

  • Add in a heaping scoop of ground flax seeds. It doesn’t taste like anything but provides some great extra fiber
  • Swap regular oats for steel cut oats
  • Add in the chocolate chips post cooking for easier clean-up!
  • Don’t substitute the chocolate chips for coco powder!!! I tried this and it’s not worth it!

Question: What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

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