Avalanche Cookies

4.59 from 12 votes

Easy no bake avalanche cookies are the best simple dessert made with only 5 ingredients! The perfect holiday sweet treat to make for your family.

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These avalanche cookies are the best no bake dessert!

Avalanche cookies are made with melted white chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and mini marshmallows mixed with rice krispies. Top them with adorable mini chocolate chips and you have the perfect irresistible no bake treat!

During the holidays I’m all about easy sweets like christmas crack, graham cracker toffee, peanut clusters, chocolate peppermint bark, peanut butter balls, and ritz cracker cookies.

Especially around Christmastime I love a good tin full of homemade no-bake cookies.

avalanche cookies stacked

Ingredients to make these no bake cookies

  • rice krispies cereal: or any crisp rice cereal
  • mini marshmallows: the miniature size adds the taste of ooey gooey marshmallow to every bite
  • white chocolate chips
  • mini chocolate chips: semi-sweet or dark chocolate mini chocolate chips will both work
  • creamy peanut butter
avalanche cookies ingredients in glass bowls

How to make avalanche cookies

Step 1: Mix the rice krispies and mini marshmallows together in a bowl.

mini marshmallows and rice krispies mixed together in a bowl

Step 2: In a medium saucepan, add the white chocolate chips and peanut butter and melt over low heat, stirring constantly until melted and smooth.

Be careful on this step as white chocolate will burn quickly. Take your time and stir constantly to make sure the chocolate melts perfectly without burning.

melted white chocolate and peanut butter

Step 3: Pour the white chocolate melted peanut butter mixture over the rice krispies and mini marshmallows and stir to combine. A rubber spatula works best for stirring all of the sticky no bake ingredients together.

Step 4: Use a cookie scoop to drop batter onto the lined baking sheet. You can use either wax paper or parchment paper, you just need a non stick surface for easy cleanup.

no bake avalanche cookies formed on a sheet pan

Step 5: Sprinkle the tops of the no bake cookies generously with mini chocolate chips. Work quickly so that the chocolate chips stick to the tops before the white chocolate hardens.

Step 6: Chill the no bake avalanche cookies in the refrigerator until firm.

avalanche cookies topped with mini chocolate chips

Avalanche Cookies Storage

  • in the refrigerator: store leftover cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • in the freezer: store in an airtight container in the freezer for 2-3 months. Allow to thaw for a few minutes before eating.
no bake avalanche cookie cut in half to show the inside

These little no bake cookies are loaded with white chocolate peanut butter marshmallow flavor and so very simple to make. You will impress your guests with these for sure! A great simple dessert that can be made any time of year.

More easy holiday desserts

avalanche cookies stacked

Hungry for more no bake desserts? you need to try these no bake cheesecake bars!

avalanche cookies on a white plate with glasses of milk in the background

Avalanche Cookies FAQs

Do I have to use peanut butter?

The peanut butter can be substituted for cookie butter, sunflower seed butter, or any other smooth nut butter.

How do I store leftover no bake cookies?

Store leftover avalanche cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week, or in the freezer for 2-3 months.

avalanche cookie with a bite taken out
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avalanche cookies
4.59 from 12 votes

No Bake Avalanche Cookies

By: Joy Shull
These no bake avalanche cookies are the best simple dessert made with rice krispies, peanut butter, melted white chocolate, and mini marshmallows.
Prep: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 25

Ingredients 

  • 2 ¼ cups rice krispies cereal
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 11 oz white chocolate chips, I used ghiradelli
  • ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup creamy no stir peanut butter

Instructions 

  • Line two baking sheets with wax paper
  • In a large bowl, mix together the rice krispies and mini marshmallows
  • In a medium saucepan, add the white chocolate chips and peanut butter and melt over low heat, stirring constantly
  • Pour the white chocolate melted peanut butter over the rice krispies and mini marshmallows and stir to combine
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop the no bake batter onto the lined baking sheet
  • Sprinkle the tops of the avalanche cookies generously with mini chocolate chips
  • Chill in the fridge until firm. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.004g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 60mg, Potassium: 109mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 174IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1mg
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