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Monster Cookie Energy Balls

These delicious no bake monster cookie balls are the perfect protein packed snack that you can make in minutes!

monster cookie energy balls with mini m&m's showing on the sides

These monster cookie energy balls are delicious!

These no bake monster cookie oatmeal energy balls are made with just 6 easy ingredients and taste like a monster cookie

Just about every week in our house we make a batch of protein balls to keep in the freezer for a quick snack or dessert and this is one of our favorite recipes.

They are my latest obsession and make an easy and tasty mid afternoon snack when you need an energy boost.

Made with just a handful of basic pantry ingredients, this easy snack can be made in minutes and placed in the refrigerator to enjoy later! A quicker and alternative when you are craving the taste of a monster cookie bar.

the ingredients in separate clear bowls - peanut butter, honey, protein powder, rolled oats, mini chocolate chips, and mini m&m's

Mini m&m’s are perfect for these cute little monster energy balls! You can use regular size if you want, but I find the mini ones to be the perfect size for the energy balls. 

mini m&m's in a clear bowl surrounded by the other ingredients

Ingredients to make monster cookie protein balls

  • Protein Powder – I used vanilla protein powder for this recipe.
  • Honey – the sticky sweetener needed to help it all stick together.
  • Creamy no stir peanut butteryou can use crunchy too, either will work. 
  • Rolled oats (old fashioned oats) – great for giving these the “monster cookie” taste and chewiness! 
  • mini chocolate chips
  • mini m&m’s
a clear mixing bowl with peanut butter, honey, protein powder, rolled oats, mini chocolate chips, and mini m&m's in it

How to make the energy balls

Step 1: Add all of your ingredients to a mixing bowl together. Use a spoon or rubber spatula to mix it all together. This will take several minutes, as the batter is thick and sticky. 

Be sure to mix it well so that all of the ingredients are distributed evenly. 

up close image of the mini m&m's in the miing bowl

Once you have mixed the batter, it should look like the picture below. The batter looks like cookie dough! It should be dry enough that it will not stick much to your hands. 

the energy ball batter stirred together in a bowl

Step 2: Line a baking sheet with wax paper. This will make cleanup super easy. My favorite way to get the right size of a scoop is to use a mini cookie scoop. If you do not have one, just drop the batter by spoonfuls onto the wax paper.

Step 3: Roll each ball between your hands to make the shape. 

finished monster cookie energy bowls stacked in a white ramekin

Step 4: Once all of the monster cookie energy balls are rolled up, place the baking sheet in the fridge until they are chilled, around an hour. After they have chilled, transfer them to an airtight container or ziploc bag. 

How to store

In the refrigerator: Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

In the freezer: Store in an airtight container for 1-2 months.

My personal favorite way to store energy balls is in the freezer so that I have a quick snack on hand when I need it.

an energy ball with a bite taken out

And there you have it! These energy balls are great for an afternoon pick-me-up, or a fast treat when you are craving something sweet. 

Each protein ball has 4g of protein in it! And what could be better than energy balls that taste like cookies?!

Speaking of which, if you love protein packed treats that taste like dessert, you have got to try these protein peanut butter cups!

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Monster cookie energy balls stacked in a white bowl

Monster Cookie Energy Balls

Yield: 26 energy balls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These no bake monster cookie oatmeal energy balls are made with just 6 easy ingredients and taste like a monster cookie!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy no stir peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup vanilla protein powder
  • 2 ¼ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup mini m&m's

Instructions

  1. Add the peanut butter, honey, vanilla protein powder, rolled oats, mini chocolate chips, and mini m&m's to a large mixing bowl
  2. Use a spoon or rubber spatula to mix until the batter is well combined
  3. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper
  4. Use a mini cookie scoop or drop balls by spoonfuls onto the wax paper
  5. Use your hands to roll them into balls
  6. Place in the fridge until firm, around an hour
  7. Store in the freezer in an airtight container or ziploc bag
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 26 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g

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Janette

Sunday 1st of October 2023

I’m so glad I found this recipe. I’ve been making it every week since school started. Everyone in my family loves it-adults and kids! They are delicious and easy to make.

Joy Shull

Friday 13th of October 2023

So glad your family enjoyed the recipe!

Irene Richards

Wednesday 7th of June 2023

what could be used in place of the protein powder

Alyssa

Sunday 13th of August 2023

@Irene Richards, you can make this recipe without protein powder, or I’ve just added more oats or put in flax seed in its place (I don’t use the full amount of flax though, maybe 1/2).

Lori

Wednesday 1st of February 2023

Has anyone made them into bars instead of balls? I'm just wondering how well/easy it is to cut after they are chilled.

Sarah

Tuesday 21st of February 2023

@Lori, i made these into bars but they didn't hold together like the ball does. Still tasted good but was not an on-the-go friendly method.

Melissa

Sunday 29th of May 2022

Could you use powder peanut butter?

Gerald

Tuesday 19th of April 2022

I'm allergic to honey is there anything I could substitute for it

ChefRyan

Saturday 4th of June 2022

@Gerald, you could sub maple syrup, I use sugar free pancake syrup when I make them

Joy Shull

Friday 6th of May 2022

You could try pure maple syrup

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