{no bake} Monster Cookie Granola Bars


monster cookie granola bars


I did it!

This was my first year as the mother of a middle schooler,

and I made it through ALL of the projects.

{and there were quite a few}

This week alone there was making a photography disc with iphone pictures, a power point presentation for speech, and the country report display.

{Charlie chose Nigeria…not the easiest to build if you ask me}

The final project was turned in today,

and I am breathing SO much easier.

BUT…we do still have 12 days of school remaining,

which means that I am in need of lunch box ideas for 12 more days.

One of my favorite lunch box treats are granola bars.


{no bake} monster granola bars


Because I was feeling festive today,

{no school projects for at least 4 months does that to me}

our bars got m&ms

but not just any m&ms

peanut butter m&ms,

and since the m&ms are peanut butter,

then the granola bars should get peanut butter as well.

If there’s peanut butter, then you may as well add a bit more chocolate.

{okay so these may not be the healthy sort of granola bars}

but they sure are good!

monster granola bars


Happy Friday, Happy almost summer vacation, and Happy Mother’s Day weekend.


{no bake}granola bars


{no bake} Monster Cookie Granola Bars


  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of crisped rice cereal
  • 2/3 cup of honey {of agave, or maple syrup...just something STICKY}
  • 2/3 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of m&'s - I used a mix of m&ms and chocolate chips}


  • combine the oats, and the rice cereal
  • add in the peanut butter, honey and vanilla
  • mix until everything is thoroughly coated
  • spoon into a square baking dish
  • add the m&ms
  • press firmly in to the pan
  • let the bars rest for at least 30 minutes before cutting
  • {cooling in the fridge also works well}




{no bake} monster cookie granola bars



  1. Melissa says

    Hi, do you have any suggestions for substitutes for the peanut butter (my kids will be going to a school that does not allow nuts). Thanks!

  2. says

    These look like a great treat for my kids! They LOVE granola bars and they love monster cookies. I can’t wait to try them.

  3. says

    I love this bars! First, they have my favorite candy, M&M’s, as an ingredient. Second, they are no bake! It’s already hot in Florida so no bake is a definite WIN! Pinned to my food board!

  4. Bee says

    Hi, I made these bars yesterday and they are very gooey and hard to cut. I did place them in the fridge and it did not help any suggestions to get them to stick so I can cut them into bars? Thank you!

  5. Megan says

    Hi, you have to heat the peanut butter and honey in a saucepan first right? Sounds far too easy if you don’t. Will be trying these next week :)

  6. says

    I just made these and we are eating them now. They are SO delicious. I felt like I was basically eating a pb&j sandwich all mixed up–with chocolate chips. I used natural peanut butter, didn’t heat it, but they mixed up great. Next time I think I will use less honey. (I will definitely make them again.) I’m working on reducing our family’s sugar intake (mostly of the refined, white sugars) and these tasted too sweet (probably because we have been reducing our sugar). Thank you for sharing! I found you via pinterest!

  7. Leah says

    This may be a silly question, but did you use instant oats, or old fashioned oats? Thanks! Can’t wait to make these!


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