No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls

A sweet bite-sized treat that’s easy to make and tastes just like everyone’s favorite monster cookie!

No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls - a sweet bite-sized treat that's easy to make and tastes just like everyone's favorite monster cookie!

Wow! I just realized it’s been a month since I’ve posted. With the end of the school year, preparing for our trip to Asia, traveling for 2-1/2 weeks, and jet-lag getting the best of me for the past week, I guess I took a little unintentional break from the blog. I had planned to have all these recipes ready to post before, during and after our trip, but it just didn’t happen and that’s okay. Life happens sometimes and priorities take precedence. It’s felt great to have a little break, but now I’m ready to get back in the swing of things and share all these yummy recipes I have up my sleeve.

No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls - a sweet bite-sized treat that's easy to make and tastes just like everyone's favorite monster cookie!

Like these monster cookie balls! They’re one of our favorite treats right now. The boys love helping me make them and of course, we all love eating them! Just six simple ingredients is all it takes to get these balls rolling…

No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls - a sweet bite-sized treat that's easy to make and tastes just like everyone's favorite monster cookie!

No eggs, flour or white sugar yet they still have all the flavor of everyone’s favorite monster cookie. If you’re like me, you might even sneak a few bites from the spoon before rolling them into bite-sized balls that are easy to store and easy to eat…

No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls - a sweet bite-sized treat that's easy to make and tastes just like everyone's favorite monster cookie!No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls - a sweet bite-sized treat that's easy to make and tastes just like everyone's favorite monster cookie!

We keep a container of these yummy little balls in the refrigerator for a quick treat any time of the day. We love eating them cold, especially in the heat of the summer, but you could certainly let them come to room temp and they’ll still hold their form just fine.

No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls - a sweet bite-sized treat that's easy to make and tastes just like everyone's favorite monster cookie!

They’ve got it all going on. Chewy, crunchy, sweet, a little salty and lots of little bits chocolate. So much yum!

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Maegan

No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls
 
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A sweet bite-sized treat that's easy to make and tastes just like everyone's favorite monster cookie!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 2-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup mini M&M candies
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, peanut butter, honey and vanilla until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and M&M candies. Roll dough into 2-tablespoon sized smooth balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or enjoy right away. Once the balls have set, transfer them to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Annie! Yes, I’m referring to vanilla extract when I say vanilla. I’ll clarify in the recipe. Thanks for asking! Enjoy! 🙂

  1. Daniela

    Hi Maegan!

    They look delicious and I’m planning to make them this weekend!
    My only doubt is whether to use all natural or regular peanut butter, which one do you suggest?

    Thanks!

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Daniela! I’ve made them with both and they turn great either way, but I usually use the no-stir natural peanut butter. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  2. Shannon

    So, I just made these and I’m wondering how do you roll them without them sticking to your fingers? Do you dip your fingers into something? It is really hot and humid here in Michigan, so that may play into it a bit too, but just wondering if you have any tips!

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Shannon! Yes, the heat might make the dough stickier than normal. You could try spraying your hands with non-stick cooking spray before rolling them or place the dough in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to harden it up a bit before rolling into balls. Hope this helps. Enjoy! 🙂

  3. Ashley McDonnell

    I have made this recipe probably 6-8 times in the last two months! It’s so easy and everyone loves them. Easy to take to barbecues and I’ve given them as part of neighborly thank you’s as well. A crowd pleaser for sure! And, they “keep” well because there isn’t really much that can go bad if left out in the counter etc. They are a good substitute for “regular cookies” also because they aren’t loaded with sugar. Love them!

    • MaeganMaegan

      Yay! I’m so happy you make and enjoy them as much as we do, Ashley! They’re a great go-to sweet treat, aren’t they?! Always a huge hit! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Amanda! I don’t calculate nutritional values for the recipes on my blog, but you can easily plug the ingredients you use into an online nutrition calculator. Just google “free online nutrition calculator”.

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Holly! I’m not sure how they would hold together when baked as individual cookies, but I have pressed the mixture into a baking pan and baked them as bars and they turn out great! Just bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

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