Monster Cookie Crisps


If you had a choice do you go crunchy or chewy?

Granola bars? 

I almost always vote crunchy. 

Seems like monster cookies have been around forever. I’ve loved the “idea” of a monster cookie, I mean, after all, it’s filled with oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips and m&m candies. Sounds great.

Except I like crunchy.

And you don’t usually see a crunchy monster cookie.

The other day I was at Costco and they had crunchy oatmeal crisp cookies in the bakery. (yes, I scout bakeries for ideas…even costco). Anyways, these cookies were thin and crispy (can you picture them)?

So it occurred to me, why not make a crunchy, crispy monster cookie?

These cookie crisps are almost more like a bark. Delish. Plus it makes a ton of them for sharing with others. Which I do every once in awhile.

(oh and don’t judge the washed out looking m&m candies. I know better than to put them in the refrigerator, but when I made these it was 90 degrees in my house and I had my AC off. Of course to hurry the process of setting the chocolate I had to stick it in the fridge. Doh. I knew better)

Now it’s about 40 degrees outside and my house is chilly. Guess it’s time to make another batch!

Like this recipe for Monster Cookie Crisps? Check out these great recipes…

Monster Cookie Dough Dip from Something Swanky

Chocolate Monster Cookie Pie from A Kitchen Addiction

Monster Cookies (Gluten-Free) from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Monster Cookie Crisps

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup quick cook oats
  • 3/4 cup crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup mini m&m candies

Directions:

  1. In mixing bowl, add butter and brown sugar until combined. Stir in flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix in the peanut butter. Slowly stir in oats and cereal. Press dough onto a large parchment paper lined cookie sheet (mine was 15x10inch). Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until browned. Allow to cool in pan completely.
  2. To finish, spread melted chocolate over top of cookie bark. Immediately sprinkle with m&m candies. Allow to set (about 20 minutes). Cut into triangular pieces and serve! ENJOY!


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27 comments on “Monster Cookie Crisps”

  1. Oatmeal, rice krispies, peanut butter and chocolate? Oh yes please! I could actually get away with calling these healthy. After all Oatmeal is good for your heart, Peanut butter is a protein, and Rice Krispies have 8 or 9 vitamins and minerals. That does it, these are healthy! Now I can have them for breakfast and snack on them all day long! Can’t wait to make up a batch. Pinned!

  2. I love this idea! Crunchy is awesome. 🙂 And monster anything, well, is perfect!

  3. Oh my gosh, these cookie crisps look friggen amazing!! I want to be the cookie monster and eat them all!!

  4. I have to admit…I prefer a chewy granola bar. But…all that yummy monster goodness would get me to eat a crunchy bar. I like the way Joan thinks…they kind of sound like a healthy snack to me;-) wink, wink!

  5. I like all things krispy. These look yummy.

  6. I usually go for crispy over chewy, too and these look amazing!

  7. Sooooo fun! Love the colorful m&m topping.

  8. Yum!! I LOVE crispy crunchy granola bars!! And, of course, I LOVE monster cookies!!!

  9. Are you Captain Crunch? Seriously? You totally crunchified monster cookies and I LOVE it.

  10. i love these bark pieces/granola bars/cookies! I have to be in a specific mood for a chewy or a crunchy granola bar. I’ve been munching on soft oatmeal bars lately but you sort of have me convinced that I should quickly change directions Aimee! love the pop of color form the M&Ms 🙂

  11. Oh wow, these look great! We’ll be making these soon!

  12. never tried a cookie bark, now i really want to!!

  13. YUM! Fun treat! My nieces and nephews would absolutely adore making this with me! I’ll have to pull this out next time I babysit!!

  14. Chocolate and peanut butter are always a great combo, adding the m&m’s and rice krispies sold me even more! Can’t wait to try these!

  15. What a fantastic idea! I love the idea of making it a crunchy treat!

  16. I’ve seen these around a lot lately in the last week and before that I had no idea that they even existed. These look especially amazing! And love that you scout for ideas at Costco. 🙂

  17. Amazing cookies – I wish I would have read this earlier – I was wanting to make cookies – but couldn’t find my inspiration:)

  18. Well don’t those look great. My kids will love them.

  19. I’m all about crunchy too! I would love to have you come share your great ideas at the link party at ‘Or so she says…’, happening right now. Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  20. My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

  21. How do you think these would be with Sunbutter for my nut-allergy little guy?

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