No Bake Avalanche Cookies

No Bake Avalanche Cookies ~ Super simple and based on one of the most popular recipes on my site, Avalanche Bars!

These No Bake Avalanche Cookies are SO good…they’re based on one of my most popular recipes, Avalanche Bars! They are a delicious crispy and creamy no bake cookie recipe!

Today we’re talking all out sweet stuff. Sweet, EASY stuff.

Like so deliciously sweet that you cantstopwontstop, but your teeth are starting to hurt and your belly has been aching for the past 5 bites, but don’t you even think of quitting. Because I DON’T QUIT.

Just one more bite. Wait, just another.

Ok, I can’t leave 1/4 of a cookie, obviously.

Great, now there is only one cookie left. So it’s fairly annoying to leave ONE COOKIE. Can’t be annoying.

Guess I’ll just eat that and then die from sugar. Because THESE NO BAKE COOKIES!

No Bake Avalanche Cookies are a no bake peanut butter cookie recipe

I’ve never been a No Bake Cookie Recipe person. I mean does it qualify as a cookie if you don’t bake it? Isn’t it a candy? I mean, I’m just thinking out loud here…

Regardless of what they are called, these No Bake Avalanche Cookies (candies) are 100% one of my favorite things. They are so easy to make, are sweet and crispy, and the perfect addition to any cookie tray!

4 Ingredient No Bake Avalanche Cookies


Yep, that’s right, only 4 ingredients in this no bake cookie recipe!

Pour some Rice Krispies and Mini Marshmallows in a bowl.


Then melt some white chocolate over a double boiler. You can use most white chocolate here, but I do find that some melt better than others. I have never had luck melting Hershey’s White Chocolate Chips, and only partial luck with Nestle. I do like Ghirardelli or Guittard…or you can even use white candy melts if you prefer.

Once the chocolate starts to melt, add in the peanut butter and mix it until it’s all melted and smooth.


Pour that on top of the krispies…

Avalanche Cookies

Then stir to coat…

No Bake Avalanche Cookie recipe

And plop them down on a lined baking sheet.

Easy NO Bake Avalanche Cookies are simple to make

Stick them in the fridge to set up…

No Bake Avalanche Cookies are an easy no bake cookie recipe

Seriously you guys are going to LOVE these.

My original Avalanche Bar recipe was based on the treat they sell at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory…and I also put in little mini chocolate chips. You can add those here at the very end (so they don’t melt) or just sprinkle them on top while they are still wet.

Easy No Bake Avalanche Cookies

These No Bake Avalanche Cookies are so addictive and totally easy. It’s a no bake cookie recipe you will come back to time and time again!


No Bake Avalanche Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Cookies
  • Method Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert



  • 2 cups Crispy Rice cereal
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 lb white chocolate
  • *optional – 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips to sprinkle on top


  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Mix cereal and marshmallows in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Melt white chocolate and peanut butter together in a double boiler. I prefer using a double boiler for melting white chocolate so it will melt slow and smooth, but if you prefer the microwave, you can do it that way too.
  4. Once the white chocolate is melted pour it over the cereal mixture and stir until completely coated.
  5. Drop using a tablespoon onto the lined pans.
  6. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips, if desired.
  7. Place in refrigerators until chocolate is set.


store airtight for up to 5 days in a cool place. You don’t have to refrigerate these, but if they are kept in a warm place they could become sticky.

Nutrition Information:

1 cookie
11.8 g
56.6 mg
8.6 g
14.7 g
2.5 g
3.7 mg

Keywords: no bake recipe, no bake cookies, avalanche cookies, peanut butter cookies

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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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Dec 18, 2021 10:13 am

Can you substitute the marshmallows for something that is vegetarian? Or just leave them out?

Christine Krantz
Jun 8, 2020 1:20 pm

I’ve made these for years but mine also has peanuts in them . wonderful and easy !

Apr 20, 2020 11:55 am

Anyone knows how much white chocolat chips it takes if measured in a measuring cup ?

Lorna Evenson
Apr 22, 2020 5:12 pm
Reply to  julie

I googled it and it is two cups.

Apr 5, 2020 3:55 pm

OM, Thank you for delicious yummy cookies which is so easy & quick to make. 😀

Dec 21, 2019 12:21 pm

We’ve been making these avalanche cookies for years now. I make a variation of them in bar form and cut them into squares – sort of like traditional rice krispie treats. They are a favorite with everyone who tries them.

Dec 10, 2019 10:48 am

Do these freeze well?

Jan 27, 2018 6:23 pm

I did make them and they were delicious. I tweeked one batch by adding chopped pecans and using butterscotch morsels on top

Dec 18, 2017 12:47 pm

I made these for a cookie exchange in Oakland, CA. Upon arrival, we had a bit of a delay getting off the plane. Needless to say, the whole back of the plane was in a sugar coma before we were able to disembark! Amazing recipe and so easy! Best cookie ever! They travel VERY well!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Dec 2, 2017 4:14 pm

Can you use dark chocolate instead of white?

Nov 21, 2017 2:51 pm

These Sound delicious! I will make a batch and also make a batch using butterscotch chips.

Nov 21, 2017 2:45 pm

How much for a copy ?

I love to bake!
Jul 22, 2017 4:59 pm

I saw this earlier today and had to make. very addictive!
My only comment would be to not over stir it because the marshmellows started to melt a little ( I used micro-mellows) , but will be making them again!

Jul 8, 2017 4:24 pm

Don’t have a double boiler could I use the microwave to melt the white chocolate???

Jul 3, 2017 2:41 pm

They are good. A tad sweet because of the white chocolate, but my friends said they were addictive like crack.

Oct 28, 2020 9:03 pm
Reply to  MermaidMama

I use almond bark instead of white chocolate. It’s delicious.

Vickie Strack
Dec 8, 2021 6:29 pm
Reply to  Bri

I was going to ask about the almond bark. Thanks

Teresa R.
Apr 26, 2017 10:34 am

These cookies are so easy and addicting. Made 4 batches in 2 weeks because every time my daughter visited, she took a bunch home with her.

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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