Avalanche Bars

Avalanche Bars are a fabulous upgrade to regular old rice krispie treats. This dessert bar recipe contains chocolate chips, white chocolate, marshmallows, and more! Try these homemade, chocolate-loaded rice krispie treats, and you will never look back!
Avalanche Bars! Super easy, no bake treats that are the perfect combination of peanut butter, white chocolate, and marshmallows!

Avalanche Bars Are Easy No Bake Bars!

Avalanche Bars are one of my favorite and most popular treats here on my website. I made them back in 2010, not too long after I started this website, and they quickly became one of the most loved recipes on Cookies and Cups! I even made an Avalanche Cookie a few years back that was equally as loved. I have updated the pictures so they are a little more pretty, but equally as delicious!

White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Are a Delicious Combination!

Avalanche Bars are 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!

Avalanche Bars! Super easy, no bake treats that are the perfect combination of peanut butter, white chocolate, and marshmallows!

Clearly I knew I needed to learn to make these at home… and it turns out they are easy peasy!

AND I made a quick little video to show you JUST how easy…

I make these ALL the time, and I am sure you will too! They are an easy, classic treat!

Avalanche Bars! Super easy, no bake treats that are the perfect combination of peanut butter, white chocolate, and marshmallows!

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Avalanche Bars

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time Total Time: 35 min
  • Yield Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

Avalanche Bars are a fabulous upgrade to regular old rice krispie treats. This dessert bar recipe contains chocolate chips, white chocolate, marshmallows, and more! Try these homemade, chocolate-loaded rice krispie treats, and you will never look back!


Ingredients:

  • 12 oz bag of White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips + 2 Tbsp for garnish.
  • Lightly grease a 9×9 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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Heather
July 1, 2020 12:51 pm

How long can you store these? Do they stay good for a few days if in airtight container/bag?

Debra Kay Perli
December 26, 2019 3:33 pm

I love avalanche bars, I make mine with Almond butter and white chocolate only. Allergies. Then put in slivered almonds and so enjoy eating them.

Becca
September 6, 2018 10:47 pm

Question: Do you think these would be good with a mixture of cereals/crackers instead of just rice crispies? like a combination of broken up graham crackers, chex and rice crispies, for a total of 3 cups? Thanks!

Danielle
April 24, 2018 12:01 am

Would I be able to cut these into star shapes using a cookie cutter? Do they hold together well enough? They look delicious!

Pstricia
December 10, 2017 11:08 pm

Happy Holidays! Have you ever made these using a larger amount of peanut butter 1/3 or 1/2 cup? Do you think it may negatively affect the consistency? Make them too soft to work with etc.? Or does the recipe as written provide the yummy peanut butter flavor I crave and want? Also have you ever tried adding some melted marshmallows to the mix?

Thank You!

marie jervis
July 16, 2017 7:06 pm

Will be trying!

Alexis Hiatt
November 8, 2016 11:46 am

Ooh, I’m thinking about adding in a drizzle of caramel to the top… YUM!

Kelly
September 5, 2015 6:24 am

How many does this make? Also, how long do they keep? Can they be frozen?

May 8, 2015 5:49 pm

I have made these twice this week. They’re fantastic! I’m taking these to a Church dinner tonight.

December 20, 2013 7:26 am

This recipe sounds to be delicious, I am definitely going to try this one on my Christmas get together!

Jeannie W.
December 15, 2013 9:10 am

These are so amazing. They have become a family favorite.

Cindy
December 8, 2013 2:30 pm

These are amazing! Thanks for making me my HS students’ favorite teacher for a day!

October 8, 2013 7:06 pm

Unbelievable easy and yummy. Thanks for posting!

Casey
September 4, 2013 5:16 pm

Love these! Thanks for the recipe!

Casey
September 9, 2013 11:43 pm
Reply to  Casey

The first time I made these they were very crumbly. Second time not as much. The first time I followed the recipe exactly. I used Ghirardelli white chocolate chips. The second time I just used generic white chips and added a little extra Rice Krispies. Any thoughts or similar experiences. I think I liked the taste of the generic chips better than the real chocolate. Weird, huh?

Cyndy
August 14, 2013 11:06 pm

Saw your bars on Pinterest and knew I had to make them. so easy and so delicious. I have an allergy to peanuts so I subbed almond butter. Thanks for a wonderful Treat! My coworkers are asking for more. Thanks again

Cyndy

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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