Monster Cookie Energy Balls

Snack time will never be boring when you make these Monster Cookie Energy Balls. Another sneak peek recipe from my new kids cookbook, Kid Kitchen! Super easy to stir together and customize, kid chefs will be making these on repeat.

Want more recipes that your kids will be excited to cook (like these Monster Cookie Energy Balls)?

Kid Kitchen: Fun & Easy Recipes You Can Make All by Yourself! (or With Just a Little Help) by Heather Staller

For the full details on the book, pre-ordering, and pre-order bonuses, head to the Official KID KITCHEN Launch Page! (Click Here)

For those who pre-order KID KITCHEN before March 14, 2023, I have three kid-friendly cooking bonuses as a THANK you for your support! You will get 10 EXTRA recipes and bonus content as a free ebook, a video KNIFE SKILLS mini-course, and tickets to a LIVE q&a and cooking class.

Be sure to head to the Official KID KITCHEN Launch Page (linked here) to find out how to claim your pre-order bonuses!

This is what the recipe looks like in Kid Kitchen. Printable recipe also below!


Monster Cookie Energy Balls

Yummy, easy snack kids can make themselves.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 balls


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter or any nut/seed butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats gluten-free if desired
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed or almond meal
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds or chia seeds optional
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut optional
  • 1/4 cup mini M&M candy or mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup raisins


  • In a large bowl, stir together the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla.
  • Add the oats, ground flax, help seeds, and coconut (if using). Stir until all the ingredients are well combined. You can use your hands to squish everything together if the dough gets too thick to stir with a spoon.
  • Mix in the chocolate and raisins. Scoop up tablespoon-sized balls of dough and then roll them in your hands until smooth. If the dough is too dry to roll, stir in another 1 to 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.
  • Store the balls in an container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (if they last more than a day!).


Chef tip: Don't let honey get you into a sticky situation. Simply grease your measuring cup or spoon first with spray oil or by spreading a little oil around inside the cup with your fingers, and then watch the honey slide right out.
Keyword cooking with kids, healthy kids snack, kids cookbook

I am SO excited to share this new book with you—and to see all of your budding kid chefs cooking along!

Be on the lookout for more seasoned kid-chef recipes coming to my website and social media feeds! And, as always, thank you for your support!


Now lets’ get cooking!

Click HERE to head to the Official KID KITCHEN Launch Page!

Be sure to check out some other recipes from Kid Kitchen HERE:

Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowls

PB&J Breakfast Cookies







  1. Courtney on March 6, 2023 at 5:13 pm

    5 stars
    This was my daughter’s favorite recipe that we tested. Both my kids love it! We will definitely be making another batch ASAP 🙂

  2. Rebecca on March 10, 2023 at 1:13 am

    Haven’t tried this yet…a bit afraid these would end up gone before they even make it to my kids’ lunchbox (and not because he ate them all!) Love that they’re nut-free and don’t require an oven. Perfect for my budding chef.

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