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No Bake Monster Cookies

No bake monster cookies are packed full of oats, peanut butter, chocolate and M&Ms.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword No Bake Monster Cookies Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 squares
Calories 280kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp butter softened
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tbsp quick cooking oats pulsed in food processor
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup quick cooking oats not pulsed in the food processor
  • 10 tbsp miniature M&M's divided
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream

Instructions

  • 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 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.

Notes

Pulsing the oats in the food processor is optional. If omitting this step, replace these oats with 6 tablespoons of all-purpose flour.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 319IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg