No Bake Monster Cookies

Cookies are one of my favorite childhood sweet treats – so naturally these no bake monster cookies have a place in my heart (and tummy). These balls are slightly better for you options, naturally sweetened with honey.

Like all bliss balls, they’re easy to adjust to your liking. If you don’t like the coconut flakes, chocolate chips, M&M’s or raisins feel free to swap any out. Just shoot for 1 cup of total add-ins for the right final consistency. 

Monster cookie bites stacked

Ingredients

  • Honey: raw, local honey
  • Raisins: Choose unsweetened, organic if possible
  • Chocolates: you can opt for all chocolate chips, all M&M’s or raw, cacao nibs. The cacao nibs offer the most antioxidants.
  • Oats: Old-fashioned rolled oats, gluten free as needed.
  • Natural peanut butter: My favorite is Smucker’s, it has added salt, but the best consistency and taste I’ve found. Peanuts are one of those foods that are often moldy – if you have issues with mold or yeast, opt for almond butter.
  • Coconut oil: cold pressed, unrefined coconut oil
  • Shredded coconut: unsweetened, shredded coconut
No bake monster cookie ingredients

Instructions

In a large bowl you’ll mix your “wet” ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix your “dry” ingredients. Then you’ll mix the two together and form little bite sized balls. Enjoy!

Variations

These are great options to experiment with, the trick is to ensure the dry to wet ratio is accurate so your no-bake monster cookies stick together.

  • Fats/proteins: Whole or butter forms of nuts, seeds, or legumes
  • Sweeteners: (that double as binders) dried fruit (like dates and raisins), honey
  • Flavorings and binders: shredded coconut, chia seeds, 
  • Functional Ingredients: ashwagandha

How long can I store no bake monster cookies?

These energy packed balls can last up to ten days in the fridge in an airtight container, or longer in the freezer (but I bet you won’t need to worry about that)! 🙂

Monster cookie bites stacked

No Bake Monster Cookies

Hello deliciously, simple childhood favorites! A touch more playful than most of our recipes, but still packs a bit of nutrition too!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grab & Go, Kids, Make Ahead, Quick
Allergen: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 125kcal

Equipment

  • Glass, microwavable bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Large spatula
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Cookie scoop optional

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, cacao nibs*
  • 1/4 cup mini M&M's
  • 1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut

Instructions

  • Add the peanut butter and coconut oil to a glass, microwave safe bowl and warm in the microwave about 30-45 seconds.
  • Remove from the microwave and stir in the honey and vanilla extract.
  • In a second mixing bowl, add the oats, salt, raisins, mini chocolate chips, mini M&M's and shredded coconut. Mix well to combine.
  • Add the dried mix to the wet mix and combine well.
  • Use your cookie scoop to portion out each ball, ~1-2 tbsp in size, depending on your preference. Roll into a ball and place on a cookie sheet to chill.
  • Chill in the fridge for about 1 hour or until set. Transfer to an air tight container.

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Notes

*To up the nutrition (and antioxidants) use raw, cacao nibs in place of both the chocolate chips and M&M’s. 
If any of the mix-in’s aren’t your favorite, just double up on another that is, and omit the one you don’t like. The goal is to make sure you end up with the same amount of dry, solid ingredients to avoid the balls being too dry, or too runny. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

If you’re looking for some other fun, healthful no bake bites, check out my

lemon protein balls!

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