Chocolate Creme Egg Overnight Oats

Good morning! Happy Friday!

I hope you're enjoying this fine day. The weather is lovely down in Central Florida. It really feels like Springtime. I'm ready for Easter!

My absolute favorite Easter candy is the Cadbury Creme Egg. I look forward to those every year. That delicious chocolate shell with a gooey sweet cream inside. It's heavenly. They've been in the news a lot lately. Uproars about altered formulas, etc. I haven't had one yet this year so I'll be interested to see if there is any taste difference.

Oh man...I hope not!

Well, as per usual, when I have a treat like this that I love I get in my mind that maybe I could make an overnight oats recipe based on it. So, ladies and gentlemen, I give you Cadbury Creme Egg overnight oats. Quite tasty. Whip these up Saturday night and enjoy them for a healthy Easter breakfast before you completely splurge on all the other candy and treats around.

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~ Ingredients ~

½ c. rolled oats
½ c. unsweetened almond milk (or your milk of choice)
1 tsp. chia seed (optional)
1 tsp. flax seed (optional)
¼ c. non-fat plain Greek yogurt
½ Tbsp. cacao powder
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. butter extract
2 tsp. Isaiah's Garden Pure Honey 

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~ Directions ~

In a bowl mix together oats, almond milk, chia seed, flax seed and greek yogurt. Split the oats mixture between two bowls so half is in one bowl and half is in a separate bowl. Add the cacao powder and 1 tsp. of the honey to the first bowl of oats. Mix well. In the second bowl of oats, add the vanilla extract, butter extract and remaining 1 tsp. honey. Mix well.

In a mason jar or other sealed container layer half of the chocolate oats mixture, followed by the entire "creme" mixture, and top off with the remaining half chocolate mixture. Store in the refrigerator overnight, or at least for several hours.

Optional: Top with some shredded coconut or a handful of cacao nibs before chowing down.

Tip: The chocolate portion will still be somewhat bitter/semi-sweet. I like it this way. For me, when it comes to chocolate, the darker, the better (it's also better for you). But you might prefer your chocolate a bit sweeter, which is cool too. If that's the case, just add more stevia to your taste preference.