{no-bake} Messy Monster Cookies

I’m not sure about you, but in our house, no holiday is complete without a dessert!  (Or 16 if you are a blogger, ha ha!)  It is only right to have mini cherry pie tarts for Valentines Day,  red, white & blue cookie cups for the 4th of July or mini pumpkin pie croissants for Thanksgiving.  And today I have a cute little twist to a classic no-bake cookie recipe that is perfect for any Halloween event!

Not-so-scary {no-bake} messy monster cookies!!

Messy monster cookies the cutest no-bake Halloween cookies at shakentogetherlife.com

Just look at that cute little “face”!  Those funny googly eyes just make these no-bake cookies fun to make and even more fun to eat! The best part is how easy these are to make!  They only require 4 ingredients + eyes!

{no-bake} Messy Monster Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Around 20 cookies


  • 6 ounces butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (we used crunchy to add a little more texture & crunch)
  • 1 1/2 cup crispy chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • Edible sugar eyes (2 per cookie for monsters, 1 per cookie for cyclops)


  1. Prepare a large cookie sheet with wax paper and have sugar eyes on standby - these cookies set up and harden quickly so you'll need to work quick to add the eyes while the coating is somewhat melty.
  2. In a large pot, melt the peanut butter and butterscotch chips on low heat.
  3. Add the mini marshmallows and chow mein noodles and stir to combine. It's okay to have little ribbons of marshmallow that didn't completely melt.
  4. Remove from heat and work quick!
  5. Drop by spoonfuls on the wax paper and place sugar eyes on each cookie.
  6. Allow cookies to cool and enjoy!


Idea for {no-bake} messy monster cookies found at shakentogetherlife.com!


Wouldn’t these be such a funny surprise to put in your kiddos’ lunch box?  I can just see Kaleb picking up his sandwich to see these messy monster cookies staring up at him!

No bake Halloween cookies messy monsters at shakentogetherlife.com

Even though we put the eyes on the same way on each cookie, I love how some are a little cross-eyed, some look silly and some look like they want to eat you for a mid-day snack!

Messy monster cookies no bake Halloween cookies at shakentogetherlife.com

 More cookies (including another no-bake recipe!) … coming right up!!

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  1. What a fun, easy idea for Halloween cookies!

  2. SUPER cute Keri- my kids will love these.

  3. So super cute and done in 10 minutes? AWESOME!

  4. Such a cute idea!

  5. Hi! These are so cute! I make something similar with my boys that we call “haystack cookies,” but I love the monster twist for Halloween. We will definitely be doing this soon!

    Stopping by from the Free Pretty Things for You Link Party…

  6. super cute! My boys will love these!! They sound really good too!

  7. Totally cute! I think candy eyes on anything makes it adorable =o)

  8. As someone who rarely ventures outside the cooking box :), where would I find these sugar eyes?

    • Hi Deb – I found them at Walmart but I’ve also seen them at my local craft stores, too. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. Just wanted to let you know that your monster cookies are featured on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop! Hugs…Debbie

  10. Love these!

  11. I couldn’t find edible eyes anywhere in my city, so I made my own out of white icing and ‘eye coloured’ M&M’s (blue, green, & brown). They turned out so cute!!!
    Also, I ran into a problem where my marshmallows wouldn’t melt!! (I bought the cheap kind). To fix this, I put the lid on the pot for a few minutes, used my electric mixer to mush them up, and added a splash of milk!
    Thanks for the great idea! I made them for my class bake sale tomorrow and they are sure to be a hit!


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