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 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: 15 min
  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • 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

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  • 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!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 192
  • Sugar: 18.2 g
  • Sodium: 68.7 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.2 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.5 mg

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107 comments on “Avalanche Bars”

  1. Debra Kay Perli

    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.

  2. 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!

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

    1. They will hold their shape, bu they can get slightly crumbly if not packed well enough. If you do use star shapes though, you will have a lot of unusable bar leftover, as you can’t really shape this after it’s dried. Hope this helps!

  4. 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!

    1. If you add more peanut butter it will definitely affect the texture… but you could use peanut butter chips in place of the chocolate chips to amp up the peanut butter!

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