Monster Cookie Dough Truffles

Monster Cookie Dough Truffles have it all! A soft cream cheese center is packed with peanut butter, M&Ms, oats and mini-chocolate chips in these easy truffles. Dipped in dark chocolate and covered in sprinkles, they’re as fun to make as they are to eat!

Can’t get enough Monster Cookies? You’ll love this Monster Cookie Cheese Ball and this Monster Cookie Dough Fudge too.

Monster cookie dough truffles: delicious, easy bites of monster cookie dough (egg-free). No bake summer dessert!

Why This Recipe Works

If you’ve never had the cookie that inspired these truffles before, I’m happy to introduce you! Monster Cookies are peanut butter cookies made with oatmeal, M&Ms and chocolate chips.

This recipe takes all the essential elements of the classic cookie and rolls them into bite-sized no bake truffles!

  • Amazing cookie dough taste–that’s safe to eat!
  • Peanut butter, chocolate and M&Ms in every bite.
  • No candy thermometer needed.
  • Colorful sprinkles for more fun!

Ingredient Notes

Cream cheese provides the base for the cookie dough center.

Heat treated flour makes the cookie dough safe to eat raw. Find my instructions here for How to Heat Treat Flour!

Quick cook oats give the soft truffles a little more texture and a familiar Monster cookie flavor.

Peanut butter morsels get folded into the cookie dough mixture before the truffles are rolled.

Mini M&Ms add a little candy crunch!

Dark chocolate melting wafers are formulated to melt easily and set smoothly as the outer layer of these truffles.

Raisins (optional): If you like raisins in your monster cookies, go ahead and fold a handful into the cookie dough. My family prefers no raisins so I left them out.

Easy Instructions

For the cookie dough center: Beat cream cheese with butter. Then mix in flour and brown sugar. Fold in peanut butter morsels, oats, chocolate chips and M&Ms.

Freeze: Drop the cookie dough mixture onto a large baking sheet by the tablespoon. Freeze the balls of dough for 1 -2 hours or until solid.

Roll: Dip each cookie dough ball into melted chocolate to coat. Garnish with colorful sprinkles immediately.

Let the chocolate coating set for a few minutes. Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

  • Use a toothpick to dip the truffles in the melted chocolate. Then tap the truffles on the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate.
  • Not in the mood for dark chocolate? Dip these Monster cookie truffles in melted milk chocolate or white chocolate instead!
  • Change up the look of the truffles with different colored sprinkles. Try heart-shaped sprinkles for Valentine’s Day or confetti sprinkles for a birthday treat.

Monster cookie dough truffles: delicious, easy bites of monster cookie dough (egg-free). No bake summer dessert!

Recipe FAQ

I don’t have melting wafers. Can I use melted chocolate chips?

You can, but the truffles won’t look or taste quite the same. Chocolate chips have added ingredients that prevent the chocolate from setting up in a smooth, velvety layer.

How should I store homemade truffles?

Truffles with cream cheese should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to several days. I love the way they taste cold!

These Monster Cookie Dough Truffles are a great choice for freezing too! Take them out of the freezer a few minutes before serving to let them soften a little bit before eating.

Can I make this recipe with gluten free flour?

I have never tried this recipe with gluten free flour, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. The flavor may be affected but if you have a go-to gluten free flour mix you love for cookies, go ahead and use it here! Make sure to heat treat (bake) it just like you would with all purpose flour.

Why heat treat flour?

Baking the flour at a high temperature kills any bacteria or harmful pathogens that may be lingering in raw ingredients. Since these truffles aren’t baked or cooked in any way, heat treating is necessary to ensure they’re safe to eat.

Yield: 24 truffles

Monster Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe


  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • ¾ cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • ¾ cup All-Purpose Flour, heat treated
  • ½ cup Quick Cook Oats
  • ½ cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • ½ cup Peanut Butter Morsels
  • ½ cup Milk Chocolate M&Ms
  • 12 ounces Ghirardelli dark chocolate wafers, melted
  • Sprinkles, for garnish (optional)


    1. Beat butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl for 2-3 minutes until creamy. Beat in sugar and flour until completely combined. Fold in oats, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and candy.
    2. Drop by one tablespoon scoop onto a parchment paper lined freezer safe cookie sheet. Freeze truffles for about 2 hours.
    3. Using a toothpick, dip frozen truffle into melted chocolate coating. Tap on side of bowl to remove excess. Immediately add sprinkles for garnish.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 truffle

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Monster Cookie Dough Truffles are everything you love about Monster cookies, rolled into an easy bite-sized candy.

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on July 29, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. I’m seeing tons of recipes with sprinkles lately which clearly means only one thing: I need more sprinkles in my life. Perhaps I’ll start with these.

  2. Adorable AND delicious! Love me some monster cookies.. and of course, the dough!

  3. Oh Aimee, these look fabulous! Think of the possibilities with leftover Halloween candy.

  4. I’m not going to complain! I love truffles, Aimee! I’d be popping these in my mouth all day!

  5. These look delicious, saving recipe. I’m unfamiliar with candy melts, is that what is coating the truffles?

    1. I use candy quick, which is a block of melting chocolate. Candy melts are ok, but they don’t have great flavor.

      1. Thanks Aimee, I’ve seen quite a few online and they all seem to be vanilla flavoured.

  6. I LOVE cookie dough truffles. I think they’re so much fun to make (and eat), and the fact that they don’t require the oven makes them great for summer. Peanut butter M&M’s inside sound SO good!

    1. I actually used peanut butter m&m’s, but any version of the candy would be delish!

      1. Thanks for answering…..I think I’ll try the mini ones when I make them and maybe some toasted pecans, chopped.

  7. Well, this is definitely on my to-make list. The boys would go crazy over these. I shared these all over…bcz the whole world needs to know about these!! (=

  8. Cookie dough truffles are the best! And honestly, monster cookies are my favorites. Your truffles are always so perfectly shaped, it is amazing! Mouthwatering, as usual! Oh, and we haven’t had Internet for the last couple days, but your haystacks look INCREDIBLE. Pinned!

    1. Thank you Mary Frances! What a sweet comment (and thank you for pinning too). I feel the love 🙂

  9. Yum!! I’ve always wanted to try making cookie dough truffles. They look so fun and easy.
    These are perfect for summer! 🙂 I love the sprinkles on top.

  10. Holly scraps, these sure look awesome. I am sure your family thank you for them 🙂 I also love making truffles, they are a bit more time consuming to prepare but worth every minute!!

    1. The extra step of dipping them is a little more work, but like you said, so worth it. I usually turn on one of my favorite TV shows and multi task 🙂

  11. I love cookie dough truffles -these look so awesome, Aimee! Let me know if you have any leftovers that you can send me. 🙂

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