No-bake monster cookies are packed full of simple ingredients, from creamy peanut butter to rich chocolate to fun M&M candy, that makes a sweet treat for the whole family.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time15 minutesmins
Total Time25 minutesmins
Keyword: No Bake Monster Cookies Recipe
¾cupcreamy peanut butter
6tablespoonsquick cooking oats,pulsed in food processor
1½cupsquick cooking oats,not pulsed in the food processor
10tablespoonsminiature M&M's,divided into 8 tablespoons and 2 tablespoons
1cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips
Prepare an 8-inch baking dish by lining it with either foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. Add the peanut butter and mix well.
Add in the 6 tablespoons of quick cooking oats (pulsed in food processor), vanilla, and salt. Slowly add the 1½ cups of oats. Fold in ½ cup of M&M’s.
Press the mixture into the prepared pan.
Melt the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a small bowl in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Once the chocolate is smooth, spread it over the cookie dough mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of M&M’s.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until set. Cut into squares.
Make sure your butter is at room temperature and not melted, otherwise, it won't blend with the sugars properly.
Make sure you don't skip the refrigeration step. The cookie bars need time to set, and it will make them much easier to cut once chilled.