Monster Cookie Protein Balls – 5 Ingredients

by | Feb 27, 2024

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Do your kids either one, constantly ask for snacks or two, always want dessert type foods?  If so, then these monster cookie protein balls are the answer to your parenting prayers. 

As a dietitian and mom, I’m always on the lookout for snacks that provide valuable nutrition, fill my kids up (good bye snack requests every five minutes), and that also taste delicious.  

These monster cookie protein balls are jam packed with protein, fiber, iron, and your kids will love them! 

Are Protein Balls Healthy?

Monster Cookie Protein Balls

What I love about protein balls, also knowns as bliss balls, is how you can get so much nutrition from one little ball.

While yes, these protein balls do contain some added sugar and a lot of calories for one ball, I prefer to look at what a food is adding versus fearing any ingredient or nutrient. So let’s take a look at what the main ingredients are providing.

The base of all my protein balls recipes contain peanut butter, quick oats, and ground or milled flaxseed.

Peanut butter – healthy fats, protein, fiber, and iron

Quick oats – protein, fiber, and carbohydrates

Milled Flaxseed – protein, fiber, and iron. Plus, Tinysprouts has added probiotics too!

What You’ll Need to Make Monster Cookie Protein Balls

If you or your kids enjoy regular monster cookies, then you’ll love these monster cookie protein balls.  

They’re quick, easy, have only five ingredients, and require no baking!

Ingredients for Monster Cookie Protein Balls

Monster cookie protein ball ingredients
  • Quick oats
  • Ground flaxseed – I like to use TinySprouts Milled Flaxseed
  • Honey
  • Nut or seed butter of choice – I like to use natural peanut butter without any added sugar
  • Mini M&Ms – or substitute crushed YumEarths Chocos for a dye free option

Equipment for Protein Balls

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups
  • Scooper – optional, but makes scooping uniform bliss balls easy!
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking sheet

How to Make Monster Cookie Protein Balls

Monster cookie protein ball recipe

The hardest part about making these monster cookie protein balls is stirring all the ingredients together.  Sorry, but you’re going to have to get your hands dirty. 

You’re welcome to use a mixing spoon or rubber spatula, but eventually you may have to get your hands dirty.  I recommend taking off any rings for this part. 

The mixture might seem too sticky at first, but give it time.  You’ll need all that stickiness to “glue” everything together.  But, if you feel like your protein ball mixture is still too sticky, add a little more quick oats, a 1/4 cup at a time.

And if your protein ball mixture is too dry and isn’t sticking together very well, add more nut butter or honey.

Freezing protein balls

Once your monster cookie mixture is well combined, roll 1-2 tablespoons into a ball and place on a parchment-lined sheet tray.  I like to use a scooper for this part to make consistently shaped protein balls.

Once you have all your monster cookie protein balls rolled out and on your sheet pan, place them in the freezer for a few hours or overnight until they are individually frozen.  I like to lay a piece of parchment paper down on the sheet pan so I have less dishes to wash.

From here you can place them all in an airtight container or freezer bag.

I like to store my protein balls in the freezer and pull out as needed since they thaw quickly.  However, you can also store them in the fridge for a week at a time. Your bliss balls will last in the freezer for three to six months, but I promise you, they’ll be gone before then.


There are endless variations to these protein balls..  We made Chocolate Strawberry Bliss Balls recently and they were also a huge hit!

If you’d like to use a dye free chocolate candy, you can try YumEarth Choco Yums.

Keep the base ingredients: nut butter, honey, ground flaxseed, and oats and add your favorite mix ins:

  • Mini chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips and craisins
  • Reese’s pieces
  • Shredded coconut
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Pistachios
  • Freeze dried strawberries

How to Make Nut-Free Protein Balls

If you or someone in your house as a peanut allergy, you can still enjoy these monster cookie protein balls, but try using an alternative like almond, cashew, or sunbutter.

If you want to send these protein balls to school, but your school is but free, make sure to use sunbutter to avoid any nuts at all.

How to Store Protein Balls

Store protein balls in an airtight container or freezer bag in the fridge for seven days or freezer for three to six months. I love the Rubbermaid Brilliance containers!

What to Serve Protein Balls With

protein balls with apples

These monster cookie protein balls are great to enjoy by themselves, but I always like to pair a fruit or vegetable with any snack to either increase exposure to your picky eater or simply help you eat more fruits and vegetables in general.

Pairing Options for Bliss Balls

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Celery
  • Apple slices
  • Banana
  • Orange slices

Other Recipes You’ll Love

Chocolate Strawberry Bliss Balls

Christmas Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

Sheet Pancakes

Hidden Veggie Mac N Cheese

Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal

Homemade Snack Mix

Monster cookie protein balls

Monster Cookie Protein Balls

These monster cookie protein balls are jam packed with protein, fiber, iron, and your kids will love them! 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 24


  • Mixing bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Measuring cups
  • Scooper optional
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper


  • 3 cups Quick oats
  • 1 cup Peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1 cup Mini M&Ms


  • Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until well combined using your hands as needed.
  • Roll or scoop 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter bliss ball mixture into balls and place on parchment paper-lined sheet tray.
  • Freeze protein balls over night or until frozen. Then place in an airtight container or freezer bag.
Hi! I'm Alex Turnbull. I'm a registered dietitian specializing in introducing solids and picky eating. Most importantly, I'm a mom of two so I get how stressful feeding kids can be.

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