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

4.8 from 4 reviews
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
  • 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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  1. Maegan, I just loved following along on Instagram! That trip looked AH-MAZING!! I kept showing my hubby pics, and said, “See, they have little kids, and look at the trip of a life time they are taking! We can do that too!!” Seriously, that is so awesome how y’all took that time for yourselves!
    And these little cookie balls will be a beloved treat in my house!!

    • MaeganMaegan

      Thanks Jaren! It was certainly the trip of a lifetime. We sure missed our boys, but feel so blessed that they were in such great hands and that we got to spend such quality time with each other. I’m sure your cute crew would love these cookie balls! xoxo

  2. Tonia

    Any tip on rolling these so that they don’t stick to your hands and fall apart? Love them just a bit messy to roll.

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Tonia! That’s weird. The oil from the peanut butter or nut butter should coat your hands after rolling the first one so they don’t stick to your hands. You could try spraying your hands with non-stick cooking spray before rolling them to prevent them from sticking. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  3. Ronda

    I have a legume (tree nuts and all beans) I use Sunbutted (sunflower seed butter) in place of peanut butter and it works just as good. Can get all types chunky and smooth. Sunbutter.com…..most grocery and health food stores carry just not all varieties.

  4. Melanie

    These are great! It was so much fun making these with my son. We didn’t have mini m&ms so we used mini Reece’s pieces instead. Using a cookie scoop was an easy way to make a ballish shape without getting messy hands 🙂 thanks for a great recipe!!

    • MaeganMaegan

      I’m so glad you and your son had fun making and eating these, Melanie! And thanks so much for the cookie scoop tip! Enjoy! 🙂

  5. melissa ortega

    If you dont want to use peanut butter it works well with Trader Joes Cookie Butter it has the same texture as peanut butter and is a good replacement. It tastes like ginger cookies

  6. Felicia

    Hi,
    We just love these! Thank you so much! My question is, I was having a hard time while mixing them all together, they didn’t stick together very well. Do you have any suggestions to help them form easier.

    Thank you!

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Felicia! I love that you love them! That’s so weird they’re not sticking together well for you. Are you using peanut butter or an alternate butter? Maybe try adding a little more peanut butter until you can easily form the mixture into balls. Hope this helps!

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Lisa! I don’t provide nutritional facts, but you can google “nutritional calculator” as there are several great calculators out there for you to calculate it yourself. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  7. Jana Brown

    I came across this recipe on facebook and decided to give it a try. I only had peanut butter with honey and wasn’t sure if I should cut back the honey, but just followed the recipe. They turned out great! I have an idea that I’m going to try. I’m going to make them with just the oats, honey, peanut butter, and vanilla. Then dip them into chocolate, sort of a variation on a peanut butter ball.

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Desiree! Yes, they freeze great! Just freeze them first on the parchment lined baking sheet until frozen and then transfer to a freezer-safe container or baggie to store until ready to eat. Let thaw at room temperature for about 20 minutes or we even love to eat them frozen! Enjoy!

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Robin! As long as they’re sealed and packed well and not shipped in extreme heat, they should ship just great! Lucky recipients! 🙂

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Lauren! No, they should still taste great. They’ll just have a slightly different texture and taste compared to the old-fashioned oats. Enjoy!

  8. Jody

    My kids absolutely love these for an after school snack! This is also an easy no-bake recipe that my older ones can make themselves!

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