Avalanche Bars

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This deliciously addictive treat was introduced to me at a place called The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  Ever been there?  They have shelves and shelves of delicious looking candy apples and homemade fudge that I would always be THIS close to buying…but being a bit of a cheapskate I always went for one of the least expensive thing there…the Avalanche Bar.

 

At like, $3.50 it was still overpriced, but oh so worth it.  A strange but wonderful combination of white chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallow it is like rice krispie treat on steroids!  Unfortunately, the RMCF closest to my house has since closed, so I was without by beloved Avalanche Bar.

Until now.
I have no idea why I would have ever spent so much money on these treats when they are so simple to make.  All you need is a microwave and a bowl and you are set.
Oh yeah, and the ingredients…duh
Avalanche Bars

Get some peanut butter and white chocolate ready.

Melt them both together
Add in your cereal and let that sit for a bit.  Then add in your extra marshmallows and mini chips and press into your pan.
Cut into squares!
These will be the only avalanche that I will ever love 🙂
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Avalanche Bars
 
Ingredients
  • 12 oz bag of White Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1½ cups mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips + 2 Tbsp for garnish.
  • Lightly grease a 9x9 pan
Instructions
  1. In microwave-safe bowl pour in white chips and heat on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and continue in 30 second increments until chips are melted.
  2. Combine the peanut butter with the melted chips and add the krispies.
  3. Let cool approx 15 – 20 minutes stirring every 5 minutes or so to help cool.
  4. Add the marshmallows and the mini chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  5. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly, pressing lightly with the back of your spoon, but do not compact too much, otherwise they will get hard.
  6. Press the remaining chocolate chips into the top for garnish.
  7. When the bars are completely cooled cut into squares and enjoy!

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Jennifer
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Mmmmmm these look yummy!!!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}
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Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}

YUM! That looks so good! I sending you warm sunny wishes 🙂

Molly
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I just might have to try these. I love your pictures!

Tracy @ Sugarcrafter
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Mmmm, yum!

Ingrid
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Hmmm, they sound pretty good. I do though think that I would prefer them with out chocolate.

I'm in FL, also known as the Sunshine State, so I can relate to perpetual summer. 🙂
~ingrid

Cecyle
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I’m going to make these with caramel chips. Chopped nuts would be good in these too. I’m going to use dark chocolate chips and pecans or walnuts for the type II diabetic in the family. These sound great.

Goddess of Cooking
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They look really yummy! Shame on you for adding in the link for Rocky Mountain Chocolate tho. Now I have to go and buy some caramel apples and have them shipped to my house. We have nothing like that around here!

Mimi
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Yum…An avalanche is just what we need.
Mimi

AM from White House, Black Shutters
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AM from White House, Black Shutters

yum, those look delicious! sooo with you on winter, I'm beyond done! melt snow, MELT!

Sara Tea
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Girl! These sound TOO good. I'll definitely try these out. I always raid those candy stores in the airports, but rarely got past trying anything other than the giant caramel apples! I hear you on the cold weather, I go to school in Columbia Missouri, smack dab in the middle of the country and walking across campus in 28 degree weather with 30 mph winds makes it EXTRA hard to go to class. Hang in there!

SprinkleBakes
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Yes I'll have one please.Lessee, you live in NJ and I live in TN, we could meet in the middle 🙂 I kid, I kid.

Katy
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those look yummy. I'll have to find something to subsitute for the white chocolate though 🙂

Leslie
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Thanks..thanks a lot…now I will have that damn song in my head all night!!! lol

Melanie
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I just moved from Houston, Texas to Portland, Oregon and while I like it in OR, I REALLY miss Texas. There's just something about that state 🙂

katie@tulsadetails
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Oh my gosh, those look amazinly delicius and doable! I think I could even take on this task! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda
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OMG those look incredible! I just discovered, by accident actually, the wonderful flavor combo of white chocolate and peanut butter when I tweaked some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I am definitely trying these, they look awesome!

Sue Sparks
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You're funny:) There is a Rocky Mt. Chocolate Factory in this area too, but I haven't gone there too often other than for buying a dog treat for my pup:) I like See's candy! Your bars look yummy!

Mara...
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These look amazing!!! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is one of my favorite places, ask my kids what my favorite store is…that's what they will say!! THANKS for sharing this recipe, i'm making it FOR SURE!!!

betchacanteatjustone
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Very familiar with Rocky mountain chocolate factory and $8 caramel, chocolate, candy coated apples! I've not had an avalanche bar but I will definatley be making these!

vickys
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Nothing better to cheeerrup a cold day than peanut butter and white chocolate. I have a love hate relationship the the weather. But least you have an excuse to buy cute coats and winter boots!

thesurpriselily
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This is a great idea for our "snowy" fun day today!! Thanks!

Fimère
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une belle gourmandise je t'en félicite
bonne soirée

Holly
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That looks heavenly. You have some great ideas here. I will be following you!
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Sinful Southern Sweets
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Sinful Southern Sweets

This is just too good to be true! Looks so yummy yet so easy!! Trying this today for sure!!

Alexandra
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Oh baby, those look way too good. And I feel you on the whole summer/winter exchange… I'm from FL and I moved to Louisiana and whoa. 10 degree winter nights were NOT what I had in mind… I didn't even want to open the front door.

Shauna from Piece of Cake
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Shauna from Piece of Cake

Oh, man. I am always a sucker for Rice Krispie treats, but these are REALLY something. Wow! Love the lead photo too. 🙂

Kathleen
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oh man these look so yummy! They'd probably make are a great cookie to mail to my college kids.

Monica H
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I've never tried these before but I am addicted to their caramel apples with chocolate and pecans- so yummy!

seantimberlake
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You should know that this site is using your image, possibly without your permission. They appropriated one of mine as well (and have since taken it down). Since they derive revenue from ads on their site, I thought you should know that someone is making money on your work.

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Chey can cook! (and more)
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Chey can cook! (and more)

yum! love your posts as always:) i can't imagine going from TX to this! (i'm in MA, so i hear ya on the cold)

The Cookie Mama
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Mmmmm…I am definitely trying some of these!!

And hey…it is even cold in Mississippi…not as cold as in NJ I am sure, but you know 50 is freezing for us!!

Alicia (The Red Deer)
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Alicia (The Red Deer)

Goodness me they look naughty! But oh so good 🙂

Jaime
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oh wow – i LOVE this stuff and have been wanting to find a recipe for them…. THANK YOU!! yes they are ridiculously over priced so i am glad i can make them at home now 🙂

Lorie
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I LOVE Avalanche bars…it is probably a really bad thing that I now have a recipe! :X

Heather Justesen
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Oh, wow, these look so good! I'm totally going to have to try them out. Thanks for sharing!

theregoesthecupcake
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I made these a few weeks back and they were wonderful. I had tried to recreate the Rocky Mountain ones last summer with no luck but this recipe hits the nail on the head. Thank you!!!

Kelly

Abby
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I used to buy these too until I found this same recipe a few years back!! YUM!

Angela Payne
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Hello, a friend and I made these last night along with the Browned Butter Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats and they were a HIT! I am not wanting to make the again and try many more of your great recipes! Great job!

Tessa
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Just found these via pinterest. They look so good!

Sarah
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Made these for a bake sale tomorrow! 🙂

rebecca
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i made these last night for a newborn’s family and they were OBSESSED! grandma went on and on about them and made everyone who came to visit stop and try one. definitely a hit! thanks girl!

Katie
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These look amazing and I’d like to make them for a cookie exchange. Do you use actual white chocolate (with cocoa butter in it) or just the white chips that are more common (and cheaper!)?

Kelly V.
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I made these this afternoon and they have already been devored by my husband and 17 & 2 year old daughters! What a hit! Making more for oldest daughters arrival on Tuesday, after months of Army chow I am sure her sweet tooth will be happy! Thanks for sharing!

cheryllynn
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your pictures made me want to write down this recipe..I will def be trying it. Thanks for sharing!

adagirl
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You don’t know how much this recipe just made my day! I am new to the whole blogging thing, courtesy of Pinterest. Just hours ago, I drove past my local Rocky Mtn. Chocolate Factory and argued with myself about stopping for, you guessed it, an Avalanche Bar! I adore these! I kept thinking, “if only someone on Pinterest would post a copycat recipe for those…” Voila! I logged in to Pinterest and someone posted it, leading me to your blog.
Thank you!

Karen
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The Avalanche Bars are the most addictive bar I’ve eaten in a long time. They are fantastic.

Sweet Thing
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I loved these bars, never had them before and now I’m addicted. I must have not pressed them down enough in the pan as they sorta crumbled a bit. The chocolates chips on top also fell off. Next time I will drizzle melted chocolate over them instead. So delish.

Sitkal
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Great… I had managed to forget all about these! Now I have to go make some. My tummy thanks you. My new jeans do not.

Jaloo
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These look yummy. Be aware, however, that “puffed rice” is not the same as “rice krispies”. Puffed rice is chewier, not crunchy and the kernals are bigger, as in Quaker brand puffed rice.

Ronna Melton
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Ummm … there’s a problem with the statement about the bars being over priced at $3.50, but oh so worth it ! See how that doesn’t compute ? I can’t leave ordinary Rice Krispie treats alone, much less these babies.

Ashley
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I worked at Rocky Mountain for 2 years in Pennsylvania and when I saw Avalanche bark it was the FIRST thing I thought of….working at Rocky Mountain!

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