Monster Cookie Bars have all the peanut buttery, chocolatey, chewy goodness of the traditional cookie, only in super easy bar form.

Monster Cookie Bars - Classic Cookies in easy bar recipe form.

I have a well-established love of bars and bar cookies.

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From Peanut Butter Cookie Bars to Apple Blondies, Brownies to fruit-filled Pie Bars, and oh my heart and happy taste buds, Cheesecake Bars too – they all make me happy both because they’re absolutely delicious and they’re so very easy to make!

Monster Cookie Bars

Bars are so much easier and quicker to make than cookies. Cookies can be finicky; they need perfect ratios of flour, sugar, and butter, or they will spread flat or won’t spread at all.

With bars, there is a lot more leeway. With sides on a pan, the dough can’t go anywhere, not to mention it saves all the time rolling, and chilling, and baking individual cookie sheets of dough.

Monster Cookie Bars

Refer: Pfeffernüsse Cookies | Guide to the Kitchen – Coral

These are just perfect for an afternoon snack with a cold glass of milk. And luckily, it only takes a few minutes to stir a batch together.

My boys absolutely love these and they’ve become a serious favorite over the years.

One hour max start to finish, even if you have to Google how to crack an egg first. What excuse do you have for not making them?

Monster Cookie Bars are a kid favorite

How to make Monster Cookie Bars

These soft and chewy monster bars are easy to make!

Simply cream the butter and sugars together, beat in peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla and stir in the dry ingredients.

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Last of all, you’ll fold in some chocolate chips and M&Ms. Press the monster cookie dough into a 9 x 13 pan and bake.

As hard as it is to wait, try to let them cool completely before slicing them into bars.

Monster Cookie Bars - Classic Cookies in easy bar recipe form.

For a few more chocolate and oatmeal dessert combinations to try, don’t miss these Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and the Chocolate Revel Bars.

These Double Decker M&M Brownies from Whisking Up Yum are calling my name now too!

{originally published 8/19/14 – recipe notes and photos updated 1/4/21}

Classic Lemon Bars

Refer: Oreo Ice Cream | Guide to the Kitchen – Coral

Smooth, tangy lemon filling baked on a shortbread crust and dusted with powdered sugar.
Monster Cookie Bars
Monster Cookie Bars are chocolate, peanut butter happiness!

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