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: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: No Bake
  • 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.

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

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252 Responses
  1. Nancy

    These sound great and start the wheels humming. I often make haystacks (crispy Chinese noodles, salted peanuts and melted butterscotch chips). I’m thinking you could sub butterscotch for the white chocolate.

  2. lyn

    I think these would be cute for Halloween – dye the white choc. with a little orange food coloring… just a thought, can’t wait to make these.

  3. Robyn Douglas

    We have made these for years, call them Almond Bark Cookies. We add dry roasted peanuts to the mix. Kids ask for them every holiday. So easy and taste fantastic…addictive.

  4. Mary Anne Wiltse

    True to my word, I just made these and they really are to die for 😉 Oh my goodness! I immediately shared the recipe on facebook with friends and family! Good job! If you have a sweet tooth, go fill it with these!

    1. Dawn Nelson

      Lee Ann, they would be gluten free if you use gluten free puffed rice. Regular Rice Krispies have malt in them, which is made from barley, so they are not gluten free. They do sell one that is gluten free, though, and there are other brands that are also gluten free. The other ingredients are gluten free 🙂

  5. ColleenB.

    These look wonderful. Will have to make these for sure.
    I used to make something similar only I used cocoa powder and oatmeal and we called them cow patties. :}

    1. Sherry

      My aunt just made these with butterscotch chips instead of the white. She said they were to die for!!!
      Im off to go make them with butterscotch chips also!

  6. erica

    do you have any ideas for subbing the peanut butter? my son is allergic, but I wouldn’t dare attempt anything in it’s place unless the pro (You!) thought it would be good 🙂

    1. Shelly

      I think any other type of nut butter would work…or if he is allergic to all nuts, maybe sunbutter or even Cookie Butter (Biscoff) you shuoldn’t have any trouble with any of those!

    2. Ladelle

      I use almond butter in sub for any peanut butter recipe. Costco sells a nice sized jar for a good price. Some stores do a fresh ground also. Unfortunately, some grocery stores only have small jars and its rather spendy.

  7. I made something like this a couple years ago and because of this “Like hey little sweet melted chocolate blob, you ain’t a cookie…you a candy” and I actually remember going through the same name-game issues. I just looked up what I ended up calling them…Cookie Clusters. I remember actually struggling with that recipe’s title! And they are SO GOOD! I would inhale all of yours! Pinned!

  8. Jessica

    I make these sometimes and I will sprinkle some mini choc chips on top while they are still damp…just like the avalanche bark. Yum!

  9. Faith

    I see you used white chocolate chips. I’ve looked everywhere for those but all I find is premier white chips. They aren’t white chocolate just white colored vanilla flavored chips. Is that what you are referring too?

    1. Joyce

      Susann, you can also use Ghirardelli White Chocolate baking bars–bit expensive, but they’re totally white chocolate, and make all the difference in the world in the taste of these terrific cookies (with all respect to Shelly for the suggestion).

  10. Susan H.

    WHY did you post this after I’d been to the grocery store (LOL)- now I have to wait ’til next week to make them. They look delicious!

  11. Barb

    I make a similar cookie but use captain crunch, salted peanuts,mini marshmallows,mix in large bowl, melt whit choc. pour over mixture, spoon onto parchment paper, let set a couple minutes and store in airtight container if you don’t eat them all…..enjoy…I call them Christmas cookies and use the colored captain crunch…..

  12. Annie P

    These look great. Could the peanut butter be replaced with Biscoff spread(cookie butter)? I have a child that hates peanut butter.

    1. Carolyn

      I’m guessing you probably already experimented with cookie butter, but if by chance you hadn’t yet, it is AWESOME!!! I highly recommend it:) This will be going in my “cookie” arsenal!

      1. Martha

        I watched the video thinking cookie butter would be a delicious substitute (and I have a jar that I must quit scooping spoons full from…)!

    1. Sarah

      My mom has made this for years but we call it Plantation Crunch. Hers also has peanuts and she uses almond bark instead of white chocolate chips. She has used bakers chocolate, too, I think.

      1. Tina

        Sarah, my grandma made the same as your mom, she called it Carter Candy due to the peanuts & peanut butter. I have the recipe now & I make it every holiday season. It’s wonderful! I may have to try it with white chocolate instead of almond bark to see how that turns out!

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