Monster Pops

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 14 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 24 cookies (2 dozen)


Scare up some fun and tasty treats with your family this Halloween. Kids and adults alike can be creative decorating these Monster Pops cookies with colors of frosting and their favorite candies.

Find more Halloween recipes at the Nestlé Kitchens blog.


  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 24 wooden craft sticks
  • 1 container (16 oz.) prepared vanilla frosting, colored as desired, or colored icing tubes


PREHEAT oven to 325° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels, oats and raisins. Drop dough by level 1/4 cup measure 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Shape into round mounds. Insert wooden stick into side of each mound.

BAKE for 14 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

DECORATE pops as desired. Use frosting and colored candies: WONKA® RUNTS® and/or NERDS®.

For those on the go, 2 pkg. (16.5 oz. each), NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough can be substituted for the first nine ingredients, adding 1 cup quick or old-fashioned oats and 1/2 cup raisins to the dough. Bake as stated above for 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 18 cookies.

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by S. Sylvia , Somerton, AZ on Sep. 2009

I like this recipe because it contains granola. It is so easy for halloween treats.


by S. Sadie , Bronx, NY on May. 2009

A nice cookie made with oats and brown sugar .


by L. Lisa , Fremont, Nebraska on Mar. 2009

When I made this recipe I added 1 cup plain chocolate candies to it instead of raisins and just made them into cookies without the sticks!! Really good!!!

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by S. Shawn , Caryville, TN on Oct. 2008

These are great for any season. We decorated for a fall festival with orange,red, and yellow. They were a great hit.!!!

Great cookies, even without decorations

by D. DINAH , on Jan. 2007

I was in the mood for a good, chewy, large-sized chocolate chip oatmeal cookie, so I made these without the wooden sticks and frosting. I changed the sugars to 1/2 cup granulated and 1 cup dark brown to see if they would come out chewier (don't know if it made a difference). I also used milk chocolate chips and substituted the raisins with toasted pecans. My co-workers thought this was the best cookie they've ever had, and I tend to believe them!

A fun treat

by E. Evonne , Fraser, MI on Nov. 2006

I made these for a birthday party and had everything set out for the kids to ice and decorate. It was great fun and good to eat.

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by A. Ashia , Cameron, TX on Oct. 2006

I made these monster pops for my nieces and they enjoyed decorating and eating them. Thank you for this wonderful fun activity and idea!

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by d. dianne , lubbock, TX on Oct. 2006

This is so easy and a whimsical treat for adults as well.

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by L. LORRAINE , ARLINGTON, TX on Oct. 2006

This was a great rainy day activity. My son's loved making and eating them.

Treats for busy kids

by a. andrea , broken arrow, OK on Oct. 2006

My kid loved these on a stick they are easy to handle and keep his small hands mostly frosting free. They are easy to dress up for each different holiday and kids never tire of decorating these themselves at a cookie decorating party.