Tuesday, December 13, 2016

No-Bake Avalanche Cookies (With NEW VIDEO)


No-Bake Avalanche Cookies are a simple make-at-home copycat recipe with just 5 ingredients. Have you ever had the pleasure of enjoying the Avalanche Bark at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory? 

Imagine creamy peanut butter fudge speckled with Rice Krispies, fluffy marshmallows, and chocolate chips. It's the ultimate treat. A creamy, fudgy, crunchy, peanut buttery treat that has the right touch of chocolate and is perfectly sweet! Hurry, you probably have everything you need to make this in your pantry!


It all starts with a divine peanut butter and white chocolate base. It is stirred into rice krispies and then combined with fluffy mini-marshmallows and chocolate chips.

I first discovered  Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory during a visit to Sedona. The aroma from the store was wafting down the sidewalk and it just about lifted me up by the nose and escorted me inside. My head was swirling. There was case after case of delicious treats to enjoy.

I was with Chad and my then 5-year-old daughter. I couldn't make a decision, everything looks soooo good. We each ordered 2 things to try and all shared. We pretty much declared their Avalanche Bark the best thing on the planet.

Well after a few more run-ins with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and many more treats, I decided to work on a copycat make a home version. If you got a gift basket from me this Christmas, it certainly had a few of these fabulous cookies in a treat bag.

After Chad's spectacular review of our No-Bake Avalanche Cookies: "they taste like magic" I couldn't help but share them.  If you have never had the opportunity to sample this heavenly confection, let me tell you all about it and then you can run (don't walk) to you kitchen and prepare this easy 5 ingredient recipe.

It all starts with a divine peanut butter and vanilla candy base. It is stirred into rice krispies and then combined with fluffy mini-marshmallows and chocolate chips. It's the ultimate treat. A creamy, fudgy, crunchy, peanut buttery treat that has the right touch of chocolate and is perfectly sweet!

Imagine adding Rice Krispies, mini marshmallow and chocolate chips to peanut butter fudge. That's what this genius creation is like! You are going to love it.

With love from our Simple Kitchen to yours!


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No-Bake Avalanche CookiesMAKES 18 LARGE COOKIES
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
16 ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating (Almond Bark or CandiQuik)
1 (15-ounce) jar creamy peanut butter
2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Prepare 2 cookie sheets with a Silpat mat or parchment paper. Set aside.

Place chocolate chips in the freezer, until ready to use.

Melt Almond Bark in a heat safe bowl, microwave at half power for 30 seconds at a time until melted and smooth. Meanwhile: Add rice krispies to a large bowl. Set aside.

Add peanut butter to Almond Bark. Stir to combine. Pour vanilla candy mixture over rice krispies. Stir until combined. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature (or until barely warm). Add marshmallows. Mix until combined. Add frozen chocolate chips. Stir to combine.

Use a 2 tablespoon scoop to portion treats onto prepared cookie sheet. Allow to set in a cool place, until firm. You can pop them in the fridge if your kitchen is too warm.

Serve and enjoy!

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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  1. do you no where I can buy sugar free white chips

    1. you are kidding, right? with the marshmallows, etc, if there is a "diet" problem, skip this recipe.

    2. http://www.sweetbakingsupply.com/candy-coating-sugar-free-white-chocolate-p-1876.html

    3. SnoBunny, you can find sugar free marshmallows & peanut butter is considered a protein. I imagine she was asking for diabetic substitutes, which this recipe could be made for diabetics, but consumed in moderation.

  2. So you think this recipe would freeze well

  3. I love this recipe. I didn't use as much milk chocolate as suggested. I also halved the recipe, and was still surprised how much it made. Excellent taste! I'll continue to make these. Thank you for sharing.

  4. My kids liked these candies, and they are a very cute idea, but next time I will put in less peanut butter. I weighed exactly 15 oz for the recipe, but there was so much peanut butter in the final product that it never set up completely (our house is always 70 degrees). I would suggest either reducing the p.b. to 10 or 12 oz or increasing the candy coating to 24 ounces (1 standard package).

  5. Oh my. I am on a gluten-free diet so this recipe was a good alternative. Made them today and just tried one. They are heavenly! I am taking them over to a friend's tomorrow for Christmas. I put some colored sprinkles on top to make them more festive. I thank you for publishing the recipe....it is going in my permanent recipe file.....yum!

  6. Can you omit the marshmallows??

  7. I was looking for a desert like this one. Dosen`t look so hard to make. Thank you!

    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianSeptember 22, 2017 at 3:13 PM

      Enjoy, Rachel!

  8. I make these with mini Reese's pieces and dry roasted peanuts (no mini chips). SO GOOD!

    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianSeptember 22, 2017 at 3:41 PM

      That sounds delicious, Jackie!

  9. One of the best cookies recipes I've tried. Thank you for sharing

    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianSeptember 28, 2017 at 3:52 PM

      Thanks so much, Kathleen!! We are so happy you enjoyed it!

  10. I grew up in Durango, CO, which is where Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory started (& where they still have a main factory!). We loved going to their bloomer sales (they sell their yummy chocolates that just didn’t turn out looking lovely, but still taste just as good) to stock up on delicious chocolates for the holidays. I LOVE their Avalanche Bark, so I’m definitely going to try this out to see if it comes close! ;-)

    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianOctober 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM

      Enjoy and let us know how it goes!


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