The awesome thing about the classic Monster Cookie recipe is you can pretty much add anything you want! In our easy Monster Cookie Protein Balls recipe, we add the delicious benefits of protein …cuz that’s what we do here!
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Michigan State University photographer Dick Wesley’s “monster cookies” might be called “in-the-mood cookies” or “leftover cookies”. But monster cookies are a pretty accurate name for the recipe that burned out two regular mixers and is now mixed with an electric drill.
Wesley said the cookies started as a basic recipe for peanut butter cookies. He wanted to make them one day, but didn’t have any flour. He found out that if he put oatmeal in the blender and blended it, it could equal wheat flour.
👩🍳Monster Cookie changed slightly over the years
Well, the recipe grew and grew. When you have six children of your own and four other children staying at your house during the day, it is understandable why it would grow. Wesley no longer blends the oatmeal into flour. And the recipe is a long way from the way it started out. Whatever appeals to him or is leftover from other meals often finds its way into a gigantic stainless steel bowl that Mrs. Wesley gave him for Christmas.
The cookies come in mighty handy at times when Cub Scout troops march in and teen-age friends gather round for and eating-feast – a favorite pastime for young people for generations and especially so at the Wesley home at 807 E. Miller Road.
Just make sure you’ve got a lot of things on hand since the recipe calls for just about everything and lots of it. Anything that appeals to the baker can be added, such as raisins or dates, Wesley said. He said portions of the recipe can be kept in the refrigerator for an indefinite period of time. “Just use as much as you want when you want it,” he said.
The Original Monster Cookie Recipe
Dick Wesley’s Monster Cookies 1929-1990
|18 cups of oatmeal|
|2 cups margarine|
|3 pounds peanut butter|
|2 pounds brown sugar|
|4 cups white sugar|
|large dash of corn syrup|
|1 pound of candy-coated chocolate bits|
|1 pound of semi-sweet morsels|
|8 teaspoons baking powder|
|jam (whatever is left that the kids won’t eat)|
|Mix all the ingredients but the oatmeal in a very large bowl with a beater attached to an electric drill. 😅|
When they are blended, cram in the oatmeal. 😂
If dry, add more eggs.
Scoop onto a cookie sheet with ice cream scoop. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes @ 305 degrees crisper cookies, bake more slowly at about 325 degrees.
Serves: 40 – 50 (taking a guess)
Source creds: https://msu.edu/~wesleya1/recipie_monster_cookies.htm
Why not try…
Our much healthier version😉
Kid’s love helping🤸♀️🤸♂️🤸♀️
Our Fit Mom’s love getting their kids involved with this recipe. Including your kids and even your kid’s friends teach them to have fun in the kitchen! Plus it can show them how to make a not-so-healthy recipe healthier! It teaches them that a treat doesn’t have to be unhealthy! This no-bake recipe will have your whole family begging for more!
INGREDIENTS for Monster Cookie Protein Balls
DIRECTIONS for MONSTER COOKIE PROTEIN BALLS
Let the kids help to mix all ingredients together! Kids love to get messy. They can either scoop these using a mini ice cream scoop or just a simple spoon. Roll them out and enjoy!
Kids really LOVE these because they can add their own favorite ingredients We have a list below of our suggestions. Let us know what your family uses!
HERE’S THE FUN PART!
peanut butter chips
chopped pretzel pieces
white chocolate chips
Reese’s peanut butter cup pieces
chocolate covered raisins
mini dark chocolate chips
Did we miss anything? Let us know what you think would be perfect in your Monster Cookie Protein Balls in the comment section below!
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