No Bake Monster Cookie Granola Bar Bites

These no bake monster cookie bites are a delicious treat with the same great taste of monster cookies, with no flour, eggs, or white sugar. They’re perfect for a quick snack when you need something sweet!

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Its back to school season, and even though I don’t have any kids (or a husband or me!) in school this year I’m still reminiscing my back to school times. When I was younger I always loved going to the store with my mom to buy new school supplies, new notebooks, folder and pencils. Everything was so fresh. Well, I’m starting a fresh start on something else – I’m finally exercising again! I know its not January, so it may be a weird time to make resolutions but with a 15 month old its finally time to work on getting my body back to being as healthy as I can be.

No Bake Monster Cookie Granola Bar Bites - these no bake granola bar bites taste just like monster cookies, without the flour and white sugar. They're perfect for a healthier snack!

About a month before I got pregnant with Colby I ran a half marathon. When I got pregnant I pretty much stopped running and exercising completely and ate too much food and gained too much weight. Anyway, I had a healthy baby so I am grateful and blessed for that. Anyway, since he was born I’ve probably ran 4 or 5 times total. So yeah, its time to get back into it – and last week after Colby was asleep I got out and ran 1 mile! And today while he napped I ran 2 miles on our treadmill. Wahoo! My goal is to run twice a week, hopefully at least 1 or 2 miles at a time for now, and eventually longer and more often. Hope you’ll help keep me accountable!

No Bake Monster Cookie Granola Bar Bites - these no bake granola bar bites taste just like monster cookies, without the flour and white sugar. They're perfect for a healthier snack!

But back to the point of this post, these no bake monster cookie granola bar bites are the perfect after running snack. Now, I almost always am craving sweets, so these little monster cookie bites are the perfect solution. These cookie bites have no eggs, no flour and no white sugar so I at least feel like they’re a little bit healthier than just grabbing a cookie or handful of chocolate chips.

I got the idea for these bites from my friend Maegan over at The Baker Mama, but altered my no bake granola bar bites for the recipe and they turned out great! They are so good, the trick is going to be controlling myself to just eat one or two when I have a sweet craving and need a little energy instead of 5 or 6.

No Bake Monster Cookie Granola Bar Bites - these no bake granola bar bites taste just like monster cookies, without the flour and white sugar. They're perfect for a healthier snack!

No Bake Monster Cookie Granola Bar Bites
 
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup mini m&ms
  • ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Dump all your ingredients into a medium sized bowl.
  2. Stir well for a few minutes until everything is combined and oats and chocolate pieces are coated with wet ingredients.
  3. Roll mixture into small balls (about 1 - 1 and ½ inches in size) carefully. (Wash your hands occasionally to prevent mixture from sticking to them too much)
  4. Place bites on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Allow to set in the fridge till solid.
  6. Store in fridge in an airtight container or ziplock bag

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No Bake Monster Cookie Granola Bar Bites - these no bake granola bar bites taste just like monster cookies, without the flour and white sugar. They're perfect for a healthier snack!

32 Comments

  1. I can’t have peanut butter. Do you have any suggestions on what i could use instead of peanut butter?

    1. Hi Ora, I don’t know if you can have any nut butters, you can sub any of those – otherwise you can use something like sunbutter as a substitute!

  2. how long should you let these set in the fridge after putting them on the tray?

    1. I usually let things like this set minimum of 30 minutes

  3. Since when are M&Ms sugar free?

    1. Jackie, m&ms aren’t sugar free, though you can substitute sugar free chocolate chips if you want! I didn’t say the recipe was sugar free as there are sugars in everything (honey included!) but I said it was free of added white sugars, so compared to traditional monster cookies its a healthier treat :)

  4. Hi Aimee,

    Sorry for the confusion! What do you do here after the parchment paper?

    Thank you again!!!

  5. Give or take a few calories… It is about 2135 calories for the whole recipe… If you get 24 out of the recipe it will be about 89 calories per… Hope that helps…

    1. Perfect, thanks Maria!

  6. Do you know how many calories are in these? I tried them and they are great, just wondering how they fair as far as being “healthy”!

    1. Lisa, I’m not sure how many calories each would be. It depends how big/small you make each of them. I’d plug the numbers into a program like myfitnesspal for the total and divide it by how many balls you end up making. Sorry I dont know for sure, I just dont want to give the wrong information!

  7. Catherine Wood · · Reply

    Could I exchange the peanut butter for something else? Also can they be frozen?

    1. You should be able to use any nut butters, almond butter, sun butter, or a no nut butter like wow butter. I’m not sure if they can be frozen. The recipe doesn’t make a ton so I’ve never have them last more than a few days. Let me know if you try them!

  8. i would think the oats have a weird texture since they are not cooked. Am I wrong?

    1. They soften up a bit with the honey and peanut butter. I dont think they are weird at all.

    2. You could use quick oats & heat the PB & honey 1 min, stir, then add in the oats. Let cool a little, then add the chocolate. That’s how I make my granola bars. I’ve been making the monster cookie bars (with and without flour), but never thought of adding the M&Ms to my granola bars. Sounds yummy!

  9. My daughter has a dairy allergy and she doesn’t get to eat much in the way of standard granola bars. I used a dairy free chocolate chip and skipped the M&Ms and she loves them. I can see adding sun flower nuts too with a little extra peanut butter and honey. Thanks for sharing.

    1. So glad you/she liked them Dana! It can be so hard with different food allergies, so I’m glad you made it work for your daughter! It sounds great with sun flower seeds too!

  10. how long in the refrigerator?

    1. I think they should last about a week in the fridge, I’ve never had them make it that long we always gobble them up too quick :)

  11. I also add ground flax seeds in mine and a little cinnamon.

  12. Realfood · · Reply

    These are great to refuel however, the title is a little misleading. There is a lot of refined sugar in m&m and depending what chocolate chips you use there could be a lot of chemicals and refined sugar in those. Maybe think about just dark chocolate chips or making your own chocolate chips with 100% maple syrup to make the whole thing refine sugar free. Gray idea though

    1. Tina! Thanks! For me as a person who is seriously close to being addicted to sweets these are a great solution because they satisfy my sweet tooth but are a lot better than eating a cookie or two ;) I bet they would be great with homemade chocolate chips and I love making my own peanut butter too

      1. Marsha Collins · ·

        Be careful with peanut butter. I am a diabetic who thought peanut butter was better, but it is full of sugar. Also starches are worse than sugar according to my doctor.

  13. How many balls does one recipe make? Trying to calculate macros! Thank you!

    1. It depends how big you make them. I think I made about 20.

  14. These were super good and easy to throw together! My husband, daughter and I all loved them. I’m doubling the recipe next time. Thanks for sharing!

    1. So glad you liked them! I think I need to double the recipe next time I make them too!

  15. Meagan Tang · · Reply

    How many calories is each one? They look awesome!

  16. What kind of oats did you use?

    1. I used old fashioned rolled oats, but quick oats would work too.

  17. These look like a great way to refuel after a workout!

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