This Recipe for No-Bake Monster Cookies Is Sure to Cure Your Sweet Tooth

Updated: Feb. 27, 2024

The only scary thing about these no-bake monster cookies is how many you're going to want to eat!

When you’ve got a limited time in the kitchen, no-bake desserts such as no-bake cookies are the way to go. While we love monster cookies, sometimes it’s just simply too hot out to turn on the oven. That’s where these no-bake monster cookies come in. All the yummy monster cookie flavors that you know and love—we’re talking peanut butter, chocolate chips, oats and M&Ms—but made in a fraction of the time (and in just one bowl!).

How to Make No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls


No Bake Monster Cookies Monsterball Ingredients on a marble counter surfaceSusan Bronson for Taste of Home

  • 2 cups oatmeal (old-fashioned oats or quick oats)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons mini M&Ms


Step 1: Make the oat flour

Add the oatmeal to the bowl of a food processor or blender and process until fine flour forms.

Step 2: Stir together the ingredients

No Bake Monster Cookies Monsterball Ingredients all together in a mixing bowl on marble counterSusan Bronson for Taste of Home

Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and use a spatula to stir together. If the dough seems a bit crumbly, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water.

Step 3: Form the cookie balls

Use a 1-tablespoon scoop or two spoons to form 1-inch balls. Set the balls in a freezer-safe container.

Step 4: Freeze the balls

No Bake Monster Cookies Monsterballs in a white rectangular dish on marble counterSusan Bronson for Taste of Home

Freeze the balls for at least 30 minutes to allow them to set up. Eat them directly from the freezer or let thaw for 20 minutes.

No-Bake Monster Cookie Ball Variations

The options are endless when it comes to these cookie balls. Peanut-free house? Use almond butter or any other favorite nut butter instead. Peanut butter, butterscotch, or white chocolate chips would also be yummy additions to these cookies. Want to add a little extra protein oomph to the cookies? Stir in a scoop of your favorite protein powder. A drizzle or dip in melted chocolate would also be a decadent option.

How to Store No-Bake Monster Cookie Balls

These cookie balls can be stored in the freezer in a freezer-safe container for up to three months. Otherwise, they are best stored in the refrigerator and consumed within two weeks.