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Flourless Monster Cookie Bars

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These flourless monster monster cookie bars may not have flour, but they’re loaded with oatmeal and peanut butter. They’re gluten free and so easy to make!

flourless monster cookie bars

Have you ever had a monster cookie?! They are all of your favorite cookie ingredients combined to make one super epic flavor. Hence, the monster part! And now we’ve got a flourless monster cookie bars recipe for you!

These monster cookie bars are no exception. But the only thing not loaded into these is flour. They’re chewy bars are made with oats and peanut butter only! They stay together with the combination of peanut butter, oats and eggs mostly.

Oh, and NO BUTTER either! The only butter in this recipe is peanut butter.

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How to make monster cookie bars:

To make monster cookie bars, you’ll start by combining the eggs, peanut butter, sugar and vanilla to a bowl. Use a whisk to combine it all then add the oats and baking soda. Stir in mini M&Ms and chocolate chips then dump it all into 9×9 pan lined with parchment.  Spread it evenly to the corners then you’re ready to bake!

How long to bake monster cookie bars:

Bake these flourless monster cookie bars for 18-22 minutes at 350°F. Start watching the bars at 18 minutes and remove when they start to get brown on the top.

You’ll know they’re done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean!

When you take them out of the oven, allow them to cool all the way in the pan. You can cut them when they’re still a little warm, but you’ll want to wait at least 30 minutes so they set a little more. You can eat them right away or store them for later!

no flour monster cookie bars

How to store flourless monster cookie bars:

Flourless monster cookie bars are best stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days. You can also store them in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months!

These flourless monster cookie bars are such a fun recipe to make with kids! I have a feeling your kiddos will think they’re pretty fun to eat too! You could even swap out the regular M&Ms for a seasonal flavor to make them festive, like pumpkin spice or the Easter ones!

monster cookie bar recipe

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More gluten free cookies:

  • Flourless monster cookies
  • Gluten Free Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies
  • Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies

no flour monster cookie bars

Flourless Monster Cookie Bars

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9 -12
These flourless monster monster cookie bars may not have flour, but they’re loaded with oatmeal and peanut butter. They’re gluten free, so chewy and so easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter I used JIF
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats use gluten-free oats for GF option
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Mini M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 9x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • Using a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, creamy peanut butter, light brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Stir together until combined using a rubber spatula, whisk or wooden spoon.Once combined, add the oats and baking soda and mix well. Then add the M&Ms and chocolate chips and mix well until combined. Dough will be thick and grainy from the sugar.
  • Scoop the dough into the prepared baking sheet and spread the dough evenly to the corners of the pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-22 minutes.
  • Start checking at 18 minutes to avoid over-browning. Remove from the oven and allow the cookie bars to cool all the way in the pan before cutting.
  • Sore in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
Nutrition Facts
Flourless Monster Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 354mg15%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
A batch of flourless monster cookie bars

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12 comments

  • Hi Molly, 
     Thank you for this recipe I can’t wait to try it. I’m thinking of making them as cookies instead of bars?   Hoping it will work ?   I’ve been looking for a recipe like this for a while…a local coffee house makes flourless monster cookies That I just love!!  I’m gluten-free and pretty much sugar free and I’m gonna try my own alternative was sugar by using golden Erythritol  and maybe some coconut sugar ?? I’m Also going to use Lillys sugar free chocolate chips and may or may not put some peanut M&M’s in there??? Hope they turn out!  ❤️

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    • Hey Mary Anne! That all sounds delicious! We would love to hear how they turn out!

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  • These look great. I wonder if you could sub the peanut butter for almond butter?

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    • Hello! We haven’t tried it yet, but our guess is that it would be too watery so you would need to increase the oats a little. If you give it a shot, let us know!

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  • YUM!!!! Monster cookies are my absolute favorite cookie; cannot wait to try these! I love how they are made with just oats too 🙂

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    • Aren’t they so good?! You’re going to love these!

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  • Yay and thank you for a flour- less recipe!

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    • You are very welcome!!

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  • Can’t wait to start baking!

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    • Enjoy!! Thanks for taking time to leave a comment!

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  • Hi Molly. First I want to say “Thank you” for sharing these wonderful recipes with us. I do a lot of baking for my mother and I, we are both just big Kids at heart. But must be careful with the sweets we eat. I also bake yummy snacks for my grandchildren.

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    • Thank you Mitzi! We hope you and your family love these!

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