No-Bake Monster Cookie Granola Bites

Created December 8, 2016
Monster Cookie Granola Bites
The next time you hit an afternoon slump, try an energy-packed treat inspired by everyone’s favorite cookie. MORE+ LESS-

Would you believe me if I said you can have cookie dough-like snacks that pack a protein punch all with no flour or eggs? In only 15 minutes? Without the oven? Well hold tight—your snacking dreams are about to come true.

Monster Cookie Granola Bites

I started with an entire bag of Nature Valley Oats ‘n Dark Chocolate Granola, which is awesome for this snack since it has 10 grams of protein per serving! You can add other nutritional ingredients like chia seeds, flax seed or raisins, but I keep it basic and stuck to classic Monster Cookie staples. Here’s how you do it:

In a large mixing bowl, combine ½ cup peanut butter and 1/3 cup honey.

Use your hands to crush the cereal in the bag and ensure large pieces are broken up. Open the bag and pour into the mixing bowl along with the ½ cup M&Ms, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ cup chopped pecans. Gently mix with a wooden spoon.

Pour granola, peanut butter and honey into a bowl

Use a small cookie scoop to spoon mounds onto a wax paper lined baking sheet.

Use a small cookie scoop to spoon mounds onto a wax paper lined baking sheet.

Use your hands to shape the mounds into balls, if necessary. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until firm. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Shape mounds into balls

Take them on the go, or eat them straight from the fridge for a quick pick-me-up!

Monster Cookie Granola Bites