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Monster Cookie Dough Bars

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All your favorites about monster cookies but in no-bake, egg free monster cookie dough bars! Peanut butter, oats, chocolate, and m&m’s. These can be made in just minutes and are a fun treat or dessert for the kids to make. Everyone will love these easy and simple cookie dough bars.

All your favorites about monster cookies but in no-bake, egg free monster cookie dough bars! Peanut butter, oats, chocolate, and m&m's. These can be made in just minutes and are a fun treat or dessert for the kids to make. Everyone will love these easy and simple cookie dough bars.

MONSTER COOKIE DOUGH BARS

My kids love to snack! Most of the time they do something healthier like mandarin oranges, a banana, protein drink with milk, or whatever treats are leftover from the blog. 

Other times, they have a sweet treat that they love like these no bake monster cookie dough bars. 

Luckily, I have some go to snacks that I like to make them and some of them they can even make themselves. With some supervision of course.  We love to make these mini chocolate chip muffins , oatmeal chocolate chip bread, or monster cookies are always a favorite. And I can’t forget about the most requested treat from my kids; these oatmeal chocolate chip peanut butter bars.

All your favorites about monster cookies but in no-bake, egg free monster cookie dough bars! Peanut butter, oats, chocolate, and m&m's. These can be made in just minutes and are a fun treat or dessert for the kids to make. Everyone will love these easy and simple cookie dough bars.

It’s no secret that my house is full of monster cookie lovers. The most popular recipe on the blog are these {no flour} monster cookie bars and then we have the best monster cookies, a {no flour} triple peanut butter version of the monster cookie bars and then these monster cookie magic bars.

I told you we love them 🙂 Monster cookies are full of all the good stuff in life; peanut butter, oats, chocolate, and mini m&m’s. I have a stock supply of mini m&m’s in my pantry…. kind of embarrassing but I use them all the time!

All your favorites about monster cookies but in no-bake, egg free monster cookie dough bars! Peanut butter, oats, chocolate, and m&m's. These can be made in just minutes and are a fun treat or dessert for the kids to make. Everyone will love these easy and simple cookie dough bars.

 Run and make these! I originally was not going to post these today because I feel like I’ve been posting lots of dessert recipes lately…. but you all seem to love them because desserts/ sweets are always the most viewed recipes most days.

These are so easy to make and delicious that there really is no reason not to make them.

All your favorites about monster cookies but in no-bake, egg free monster cookie dough bars! Peanut butter, oats, chocolate, and m&m's. These can be made in just minutes and are a fun treat or dessert for the kids to make. Everyone will love these easy and simple cookie dough bars.

My tips for making this recipe

  • If you are worried about the raw flour then cook the flour in the oven before adding it in. I believe you spread it on a cookie sheet and bake for several minutes at 350 degrees.
  • The quick oats are the preferred oats for this recipe. They are finer and hold the bar together better. Use old-fashioned oats art your own caution. They are a bigger, heartier texture oat and may make the bars not set up nicely and crumble. 
  • For less sweetness you can use semi-sweet chips for the topping instead of the milk chocolate chips. 

 

Monster Cookie Dough Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Fridge Time
2 hrs
Total Time
10 mins
 
All your favorites about monster cookies but in no-bake, egg free monster cookie dough bars! Peanut butter, oats, chocolate, and m&m's. These can be made in just minutes and are a fun treat or dessert for the kids to make. Everyone will love these easy and simple cookie dough bars.
Keyword: monster cookie bars, monster cookie dough, no bake dessert
Servings: 16
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 3/4 cup mini m&m's
Chocolate Topping
  • 1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup mini m&m's
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8 baking dish with tin foil or parchment paper. Doing this will make the bars easier to lift out and cut into squares.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Beat together with a hand mixer until combined. Add peanut butter and mix until blended.

    Add in flour and vanilla extract, mix until combined.

  3. Add oats and m&m's and stir until combined.
  4. Press into prepared pan.
  5. To make the topping: in a microwave safe bowl melt together chocolate and heavy cream, in 30 second increments stirring after each. Mine took about 2 minutes.
  6. Once the chocolate is smooth pour it over the cookie dough. Sprinkle with remaining M&M's.

  7. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Lift the bars out by the overhang of the foil or parchment paper and cut into squares.

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idea adapted from dinner, dishes, and desserts

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    lenore osko
    July 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm sound easy for summer weather camoing with family
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      Together As Family
      July 7, 2017 at 2:39 pm Yes! Super easy and totally addictive :) Enjoy.
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    Sabrina Roy
    July 8, 2017 at 1:07 pm Just found your blog which I am loving!!! Found these and mmmm totally making them today!
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      July 8, 2017 at 1:13 pm Yay! Thank you so much for being here. I hope you love these. They never last long around our house 😉
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    Anne
    July 13, 2017 at 8:51 pm I loved these! I would love to make more, but I need to stop for a while and pace myself😁. These were also very easy to make! A perfect time summer treat! THANK YOU!
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      July 14, 2017 at 6:58 am I know what you mean! I can never just eat one..... you're very welcome ☺️ Thanks for your comment Anne.
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    Wendy Hunter
    July 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm These cookies were FABULOUS!!! I don't like to comment until they are made and all eaten....and they were....in a HURRY!! It's been 10 days and I am CRAVING another batch. Thank you so much Jessica, you have won my heart ❤️😘
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      Together As Family
      July 17, 2017 at 8:13 pm hahaha, yes! These always disappear fast when I make them too. I can't make them too often because I have ZERO self control around these bars :)
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        Wendy Hunter
        October 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm Just made another delicious batch! I can honestly say my belly hurts from eating too many. LOL! Once again thank you for the awesome cookie recipe.
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    Melissa Lewis
    October 12, 2017 at 9:44 am I made these last night for the first time and brought them to work for case manager's week and they were so good that I had everyone asking me if I had made another batch and I had to print out the recipe to hand out. Thank you for a great recipe that is easy to throw together.
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      Together As Family
      October 14, 2017 at 1:25 pm Your comment literally made my day! Today was all about mean comments and then I read yours, so THANK YOU! Thanks for sharing the recipe, that makes me happy. I'm happy to hear everyone loved these. They're probably in my top 5 favorite treats on the blog :)
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    Lizzie
    August 8, 2018 at 8:59 am I'm going to try these as the "cookie" for homemade ice cream sandwiches- fingers crossed!
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      August 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm That sounds delicious. I hope they worked for you. I've never tried these as cookies so my fingers are crossed for you!

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