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!

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!

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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:

  • 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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Debra Kay Perli
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.

Becca
Becca

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
Danielle

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

Pstricia
Pstricia

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
marie jervis

Will be trying!

Alexis Hiatt
Alexis Hiatt

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

Kelly
Kelly

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

Beck

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

CreamtyChef

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

Jeannie W.
Jeannie W.

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

Cindy
Cindy

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

Kelly

Unbelievable easy and yummy. Thanks for posting!

Casey
Casey

Love these! Thanks for the recipe!

Casey
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
Cyndy

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

Najmah

I stumbled across this recipe through Pinterest and decided to make them as a treat for a Board game date at my house with friends. They were sooooo easy to make and they are beyond delicious. I don’t think I could ever go back to regular rice krispies treats again. Perfect snack to make at home or take over to a friends house. I loved the white chocolate in this recipe, (I used squares instead of chips,) it balanced out the peanut butter and other flavors nicely! Thank you for sharing.

Michelle
Michelle

I just finished making these, SO Good…. Yum thank for a great desert…happy 4th to u and your family..

Jen
Jen

I second MoonAngel they are too sweet( feedback from the bake sale) If I make them again I’ll omit the white chocolate and make them with the traditonal way with peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Tamara Bennett

I made these last night and they are soooo good! Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! I love how quick and easy it is!

Jillian
Jillian

Hi!
I just made these last night. The outcome tasted great, however, it was nothing like a bar. It was crumbly and had some chunks (similar to puppy chow). I served it to a bunch of hungry guys so needless to say they didn’t care what form it came in. Anyways as I was making these I wondered if I should melt marshmallow and mix the Rice Krispies in as if I were making regular rice Krispy treats? I didn’t see that in the directions but am wondering if it would help.

Thank you!
Jillian

tony

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kate
kate

Made these tonight , they are cooling, and they look amazing….the dregs from the bowl were ahhhhhh. Can’t wait.

Deborah
Deborah

Really Good! Made these to survive the blizzard. Yum!

Jodi
Jodi

These completely fell apart when I cut them. Followed the recipe. Still taste good. I think next time I will stir the marshmallows in while still warm.

Kim - Liv Life

Saw this on Pinterest and it looks fabulous!! I see that it’s a few years old, so not sure if you are still in NJ, but I get it. I’m in San Diego, and I know that I can’t complain. But yep, I’m done with winter. It was 70 today, but only for a short time. short enough, but I put on my beloved flip flops which I haven’t worn for a few months. My poor, poor pale feet!! I’m definitely in need of stronger sun. Perhaps we should meet up in Hawaii for a plate of these gorgeous bars???… Read more »

littlelauren
littlelauren

these look SOOO good!!! I planned to make them for a church event tonight but forgot the white chocolate when I was shopping yesterday. my solution: substitute milk chocolate for the melted white chocolate, use the crunchy pb I already had in the fridge, and instead of stirring in mini chocolate chips, use part of a white chocolate bar (chopped). Tastes great but doesn’t look quite as fancy

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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