Monster Cookie No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 14 balls
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bowl
  • Cuisine: Snacks


If there were an awards ceremony for No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls, this Monster Cookie version would win the kids’ choice award. What is it about a few pretty little candies that gets them so excited?!


  • 1 cup dry oats (I like 1/2 old fashioned oatmeal and 1/2 quick cooking)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup mini M&M’s
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, optional


  1. In a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients and stir to combine well. The mixture should be a bit sticky. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Use a spoon to scoop about a tablespoon of the cookie ball mixture into your hand. Roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture. This should make about 14 oatmeal energy balls.
  3. Store the balls covered in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for much longer.

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