Monster Cookie Cheese Ball

This Monster Cookie Cheese Ball recipe is a crowd pleaser! Stuffed with candy, chocolate and peanut butter, you’re going to want to try this soon!

I’m a big fan of googly eyes. Especially the edible kind that you find around Halloween. They can turn any basic treat into a “Spooky Treat” just by adding eyeballs.

Some of my most popular recipes on the blog are cheese balls. Sweet or savory, they always seem to be a hit. Know why?

Because in real life, people love to dig into a cheese ball. Spread them on crackers or cookies, they are always a crowd pleaser.

I’ve been wanting to make a Monster Cookie Cheese Ball for quite awhile. Do you love monster cookies? Filled with oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chips, M&M’S and raisins, they are the “everything” of cookies. I debated whether to keep the raisins in for today’s cheese ball recipe, and opted out of them. While I know I would love the chewy addition, I feared that my kids would flip out (in a bad way).

The dilemma then became….is it still a Monster Cookie without raisins?? I solved that question by adding eyeballs to my cheese ball. So if anyone questions the ingredients list, I can just say…the “monster” comes from the eyes!

I guarantee there won’t be any questions though. Your party guests will be too busy enjoying bites of this fun treat! If you’ve got a tailgating party or Halloween bash, this Monster Cookie Cheese Ball is the perfect snack to bring along!

I’ve partnered up with M&M’S® to help create delicious content for their new Pinterest page! If you’re looking for something to impress, be sure to check out their page! Monster Cookies, whether in Cheese Ball form or cookie bars, are one of my favorite treats. You’ll find plenty of fun recipes over on Pinterest!

Making this recipe is super easy too!

  • Blend all your ingredients according to the directions.
  • Line a 4 cup bowl with plastic wrap and drop cheese ball mixture into the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • After about 2 hours, remove from refrigerator and unroll cheese ball from plastic wrap. Place on serving plate.
  • Using your hands, press in M&M’S to cover the cheese ball completely. If desired, press in sets of candy eyes.
  • Serve with cookies, graham crackers, pretzels, etc!

Yield: 12 servings

Monster Cookie Cheese Ball

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

This Monster Cookie Cheese Ball recipe is a crowd pleaser! Stuffed with candy, chocolate and peanut butter, you’re going to want to try this soon!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup quick cook oatmeal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 cup M&M’S® Milk Chocolate candies, divided
  • candy googly eyes, optional


    1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with cream cheese, peanut butter, and sugars. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed, and beat for about 3 minutes.
    2. Beat in dry oatmeal until well blended.
    3. Fold in chocolate chips and 2 cups M&M’S® Milk Chocolate candies.
    4. Line a large bowl (about 4 cup size) with plastic wrap. Drop cheese ball mixture into bowl and cover with more plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 2 hours.
    5. When ready to serve, place chilled cheese ball on serving plate. Press in remaining 2 cup M&M’S® Milk Chocolate candies over the top and sides until completely covered. Add candy eyes if desired.
    6. Serve with graham crackers, cookies and pretzels. ENJOY!

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Posted on October 19, 2015

Comments & Reviews

  1. I think you are right, there is definitely something about cheese balls; they are always the first thing to go at any party!  I love this, it so perfect for Halloween.  Those eyes are adorable!

  2. This is the cheese ball to end all cheese balls!  And something for the big kids to eat while we are handing out all the treats to the littles!  🙂

  3. Oh my goodness this is the cutest and most delicious sounding appetizer ever!  We love M & M’s in any form, but with googly eyes?  This would be gone in a New York minute.

  4. I just can’t with these eyeballs. They’re so perfect for this time of year, I’m tempted to add them to everything! This monster cheese ball would be such a hit!

  5. Hehehe I love these! Everytime I see it, it makes me giggle with those eyes looking back at me! Bet it tastes insanely delicious!

  6. Well I love me some Monster cookies and a cheeseball so I’m all over this! And adding the eyes is just too cute!

  7. Yeah, I’m pretty sure nobody would have the gall to say “where are the raisins?” after digging into this! Looks so fun!

  8. I am a HYOOGE lover of all things googly eyes too…I  mean, who isn’t? 
    Well, we don’t want to be friends with them.
    I SERIOUSLY want this whole ball! Pinned!

  9. You know how I feel about those cute googly eyes 🙂  Love, love, love this fun cheeseball!!!!!  My only question is…do I really have to share??  

  10. Whaddya doing to me? Bam. This is awesome. So glad there’s PB in here. But heck, I may have to send you my dentist bill for all the cavities. Just kidding. The cavities are my fault. The color is pretty awesome here too. 

  11. I’ve never put raisins in my monster cookies anyway. I know, it’s wrong. But I don’t care. I just love them without. And besides, your candy eye addition is much more monster-y. This is cheese ball genius, Amy!

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