|Nathan is paying close attention to directions|
|Lucas and Hayla decorating cookies at Gramma's house|
|The finished cookies!|
Monster Cookie Bites
5 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup honey
1 cup peanut butter, I prefer chunky
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup mini m&ms candies
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup raisins (if desired)
Measure the oats in a large bowl. Pour the honey evenly over the oats. Add the peanut butter and vanilla. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Stir in the candies, chips and raisins, if using.
Butter hands and roll into tablespoon sized balls. Set on parchment paper lined sheet. Pop in the refrigerator for an hour. Store in airtight container in the fridge.
These tasty little bites are perfect for after school snacks or lunch box treats. Not too sweet with plenty of protein your kids- and grown ups- will love them! We did not use raisins this time but I think next time I make these I definitely would include raisins in the mixture for a little extra boost in nutrition.
Just to clarify, the origin of the recipe is unknown. Katie found it on Pinterest.