Avalanche Bars

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

Easy Chocolate Marshmallow Dessert 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!

Chocolate Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

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!

Print

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:

  • 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!

Keywords:: rice krispie treat recipe, how to make rice krispie treats, best rice krispie treat recipe, chocolate rice krispie treat recipe, best dessert bar recipe, dessert bar recipe, marshmallow dessert recipe

Want To Save This Recipe?

Save

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?

You might also like...

106 Responses
  1. theregoesthecupcake

    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

  2. Jaime

    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 🙂

  3. The Cookie Mama

    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!!

  4. 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)

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. Alexandra

    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.

  7. vickys

    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!

  8. betchacanteatjustone

    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!

  9. Mara...

    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!!!

  10. Sue Sparks

    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!

  11. Amanda

    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!

  12. Melanie

    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 🙂

  13. Sara Tea

    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!

  14. Goddess of Cooking

    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!

  15. Ingrid

    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

    1. Cecyle

      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.

Leave a Reply

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?

Tips for Baking Success!

Cookies and Cups Newsletter Get 5 Baking Secrets That Will Change Your Life!

Delivered Straight to Your Inbox, For Free:

Recipes You’ll Love

This site participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn a small fee by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Ad Blocker Detected!

Advertisements fund this website. Please disable your adblocking software or whitelist our website.
Thank You!