Monday, January 25, 2016

Monster Cookie Bites + #MakeItAMovieNight

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So here's the thing since having Emerson Nick and I haven't have a date night out in a long time. Instead we typically opt for a date night in. There are a few reasons for this, one we're saving money [hello kitchen remodel and baby in the NICU] and two I'm a great cook [IMO]. Plus, if we're going to hire a sitter we would rather go on a day date [i.e., snowboarding, long hike, mountain biking, etc.]. With that said, this past Saturday we had a date night in. Think movie, delicious eats, sweet treat and popcorn. 

While running errands Saturday I managed to swing by Walmart for all the key essentials: Orville Redenbacher 6 pack Movie Theater Popcorn, MARS Milk Chocolate and Peanut M&M’S® Chocolate Candies and Sprite.

Get a $10 Vudu movie code by email [While supplies last. Limit 1 per person.]
- Buy all 4 participating products mentioned above in one transaction at Walmart between 12/22/15 and 2/2/16.
- Snap a picture of your receipt and visit to submit your receipt by 2/9/16 

To say the hubby was pleased, I brought home treats, would be an understatement Since I've had him eating 100% paleo for the last week he was happy to have a little treat. Originally I was planning to make caramel popcorn, but last week got the best of me so I turned to a no bake treat! Plus, I was looking to make something a bit 'healthier' and filling. Since I love date protein bites I made no bake monster cookie bites! Yup, a play on the very popular Monster Cookies. Please note: monster cookies and bites are not paleo.

You're probably asking, "What about the movie?" Well we channeled are youth and watched Goosebumps! Yes, enter "you know you were a child of the '80s if you..." I can't wait until Emerson is old enough to read Goosebumps!

Be sure to check out other movie night ideas here and don't forget to take advantage of the VUDU offer!

Now for the real good stuff, Monster Cookie Bites! Warning they are a bit addictive.

Monster Cookie Bites
makes 12


1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup creamy almond butter [or any nut butter really]
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup Milk Chocolate M&M’S® Chocolate Candies
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips


Place all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix until everything is combined and chocolate pieces are coated with wet ingredients.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Gently roll mixture into small balls [about 1 inch round].

Place bites on a cookie sheet. Place in fridge for about 10 or until the bites have firmed up a bit.

To store: Place bites in airtight ziplock bag and place in refrigerator or freezer. I suggest making a double batch and freezing half for later.


P.S. Anyone's dog love popcorn? Roxy dog does. Check her creeping in the background. She's just waiting for me to leave so she can get down on some popcorn. #nodice


  1. Oh those cookie bites look so good. Thanks for posting about them, I'm totally going to make them this weekend.

  2. Now that is a date night I could totally go for! Great snacks, and a super fun movie! Those cookie bites look delicious! #client

  3. It seems to me not healthy at all, but it can be nice addition for your rest time. I try to cook this and feel some embarrassing, maybe because consistence was watery. Maybe I ask for paper writing service to help me with it the next time. Thanks for recipe.