This is my first introduction to Avalanche Bars and I am totally drooling over the peanut butter and chocolate gooeyness!
Contributing Writer: Leslie Cates from The Cozy Little Kitchen
Avalanche bars are my new favorite treat to make when I’m asked to bring a dessert! When you look at this close up picture of these decadent bars and what they’re filled with, how can a girl not be a little obsessed!? They are brimming with everything delicious, yet they taste like nothing I’ve had before. Rice Krispies give them a great crunch-factor, while the melted white chocolate and peanut butter base gives them their incredibly delicious flavor! Within every bar are hidden gems of soft and chewy mini marshmallows and pastel chocolate candies for an Easter flair!
I love the fact that this is a no-bake dessert that’s easy to quickly whip together for a springtime afternoon snack or for your ladies Bible study. I just took them to a worship team retreat that I attended, and they were a hit! A few of the ladies called them “clouds” because they’re and fluffy and chewy!! (What a cute name!) They’re so easy why not let the kids help you make them, but I can’t promise they’ll last long enough to put in the pan! Enjoy with a glass of milk, sticky kiddo hands, and happy hearts.
Springtime Avalanche Bars
(Recipe adapted from Cookies & Cups)
1 bag White chocolate chips
1/4 c. Creamy peanut butter
3 c. Rice Krispies cereal (not the Treats kind)
1 1/2 c. Mini marshmallows
1/4 c. M&M candies, plus 3 Tbsp. for garnish
Butter for greasing the pan
In a large glass bowl, microwave the white chocolate chips and peanut butter for about 45 seconds.
Take out and stir, then heat for another 25 seconds. Stir until smooth.
Add the rice krispies to the white chocolate mixture and stir until well combined. Let this sit and cool for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While cooling chop the candies in half, or very roughly. Do not chop the extra 3 Tbsp. because you want those whole to go on the top.
Add the marshmallows and M&Ms to the mixture and stir to combine.
Dump the mixture into a well buttered 8×8 in. pan and use a spoon to evenly spread out the mixture.
Add the rest of the candy on the top and lightly press everything down. You don’t want to press down too much or else they’ll be hard and not chewy.
When the bars are completely cooled and have set, cut into squares and enjoy right away!