No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls are 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!

Back in the Sweet Swing of Things

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. Like these No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls! They’re one of our favorite treats and sweet snacks right now. The kids love helping me make them and of course, we all love eating them!

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

Watch Me Make No-Bake Monster Cookie Bites

Step into the kitchen with me to make a batch of these little beauties!

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Flour-Free and Simply Delicious

Just six simple ingredients is all it takes to get these balls rolling. No eggs, no added sodium, flour or white sugar yet they still have all the flavor of everyone’s favorite monster cookie dough. 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. While not exactly monster cookie energy bites, they do have a little bit of protein from nut butter, a little bit of fiber from whole grain oats, and a whole lot of yum.

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

How to Make No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls

In a large bowl, stir together the oats, creamy peanut butter, honey and vanilla until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and M&M candies.

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

Once mixture is combined, use a cookie scoop to make 2-tablespoon sized mounds. Roll dough into 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 airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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

A Quick Treat Any Time of Day

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!

More of My Favorite No-Bake Recipes

From healthy energy bites and hearty granola to dreamy and decadent icebox pies, my Favorite No-Bake Recipes leave nothing out but the oven. Skip the heat and enjoy these delicious no-bake eats!

My Favorite No-Bake Recipes by The BakerMama

They’ve got it all going on. Chewy, crunchy, sweet, a little salty and lots of little bits chocolate. So much yum! If you do make these No-Bake Monster Cookie Bites, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share.

Enjoy!

xoxo,

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No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls

  • Author: Maegan – The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

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


Ingredients

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  • 21/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 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.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. We’ve got a peanut allergy over here. Think almond butter would work?? Or any other suggestion?

  2. 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!!

    1. 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

  3. 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.

    1. 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!

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  5. 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.

  6. 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!!

    1. 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! 🙂

  7. 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

  8. 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!

    1. 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!

  9. Can you provide the nutritional facts. I need protein, sugar amounts, carbs, fibers, calories.
    Thanks.

    1. 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!

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  12. 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.

  13. Have you ever tried freezing these. I make many things in advance for my kids school lunches. Just curious! Thank you!

    1. 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!

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

    1. 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!

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

  17. 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!

    1. 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!

  18. 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!

    1. 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! 🙂

  19. 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!

    1. 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! 🙂

    1. 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”.

    1. 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!

    1. Hi DEW! I suggest another nut butter such as almond butter, if you can eat it. Otherwise, sunflower seed butter or cookie butter would work great too. Enjoy!

  20. I find these really stick to my hands and alot gets wasted. Also once rolled they don’t hold well together. Maybe I am missing something?

    1. Hi Leeann! Oh goodness, that shouldn’t be the case. What kind of peanut butter are you using? Maybe if it has a lot of oil in it, try stirring it really really well. Or you could add more oats until it’s of the right consistency for rolling. Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Leeann! I use the no-stir peanut butter. Usually, natural creamy. I’ve used several different brands to make these.

  21. I didn’t have good honey to use, so I subbed the 1/2 cup of honey for a 1/2 cup of sugar and added 1/4 cup of butter. Turned out great!

  22. These are on repeat at my house! I like to have a batch going at all times. They are great to cut that after dinner sweet tooth!

  23. I just made these and I added coconut flakes and raisins and took out the m&ms. Can’t wait to enjoy them 😋

    1. Hi Keely! I don’t provide nutritional information at this time because everyone uses different brands of ingredients which often have differing nutritional values. I would recommend plugging the ingredients you used into a free online nutrition calculator like: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator Hope this helps. Enjoy!

    1. Hi Annette! I don’t provide nutritional information at this time because everyone uses different brands of ingredients which often have differing nutritional values. I would recommend plugging the ingredients you used into a free online nutrition calculator like: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  24. Do you have to have honey or can you use
    Surgar and do you have to use chocolate chips
    Or can you leave those out

    1. Hi Bru! You need the honey or a similar in texture substitute (like agave or maple syrup) to help bind the balls together. You can definitely leave the chocolate chips out. Enjoy!

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