★★★★★

Avalanche Krispie Bars

Chewy and delicious, these peanut butter white chocolate Avalanche Krispie Bars are a copycat of the famous bars from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. They’re even better than the original!

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, readers are obsessed with this Peanut Butter Fudge recipe. Perfect for holidays or year round! Or give this Peanut Butter Lasagna recipe a try soon. No bake and delicious!

Thick square of avalanche rice krispie treats on wooden platter.

Why this Recipe is Best

I’m so delighted by these bars, folks.

  • Two different kinds of chocolate
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Most importantly, rice krispies!

As many of you already know, rice krispie treats are one of my all time favorite desserts. I’ve even come up with a whole set of tips for how to make rice krispie treats at home.

Childish? Maybe. Delicious? Yes.

Making rice krispie treats reminds me of the days back in high school when my friend Steph and I would make a whole pan of them and eat it in one sitting.

This is totally possible with today’s dessert!

Thick peanut butter and chocolate rice krispie treats cut into squares.

What are Avalanche Bars?

Also called avalanche bark, these upgraded Rice Krispie Treats are packed with peanut butter, chocolate chips and plenty of miniature marshmallows.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is known for their giant avalanche bars.

I knew I’d like it because, hello, RICE KRISPIE TREAT, but I was blown away by the rich flavor and soft chewy texture.

I tried to replicate their recipe immediately, and I am proud to say this is pretty darn close to the real thing. I’m sure their white chocolate is a little bit of a higher pay grade than mine, but hey, you gotta use what you have!

Ingredient Notes

Here’s everything you need to make Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Avalanche Bark Bars:

Ingredients needed to make rocky mountain avalanche bark.
  • White chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter – I used creamy but chunky would be good too if you like pieces of peanuts in your bars.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips Miniature morsels work best. If you only have full sized, those will work just fine too.
  • Mini-marshmallowsmake sure they are fresh and not stale. Stale marshmallows don’t melt as well, and the final result will be stale tasting too!
  • Rice Krispies Cereal

So simple. So good.

It takes hardly any time or effort at all to make copycat homemade Avalanche Bars. I found the hardest part was WAITING while they finished setting up in the fridge.

It’s well worth the wait. Just a half hour later, sweet and peanut buttery Avalanche bars are yours to devour!

How to Make Avalanche Bars

Step by step photos showing how to make avalanche bars.

STEP 1. Melt the white chocolate chips and peanut butter together until creamy.

STEP 2. Fold in the rice krispies.

STEP 3. Add the marshmallows and semi-sweet morsels and stir until combined. Let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes, then lightly press it into a buttered 9-inch baking dish.

STEP 4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, slice into squares and serve cold!

Tips and Tricks

  • Be gentle: Make sure to press the mixture into the pan GENTLY! The firmer you press, the firmer the finished treats will be and they may be difficult to get out of the pan
  • Melting white chocolate: You can use the microwave to melt the white chocolate chips and peanut butter. Place them in a microwave safe glass bowl and zap for 30 – 45 seconds at a time, stirring between rounds until everything comes together.
  • Be even: When folding the chocolate chips and marshmallows in, check to make sure they’re evenly distributed throughout the whole rice krispie mixture. That way you get all the flavors and textures of the avalanche bark in every bite!
Peanut butter krispie treats with marshmallow and chocolate chips in a white baking dish.

More Easy Desserts

Yield: 16

Avalanche Krispie Bars

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Chewy and delicious, these peanut butter white chocolate Avalanche Krispie Bars are better than the original. Copycat version of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

Ingredients

  • 2 bags (11oz each) white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chip morsels
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Melt white chocolate chips and peanut butter together until creamy. Fold in rice krispies.
  2. Allow to cool to room temperature (about 10 minutes). Stir in mini morsels and mini marshmallows.
  3. Pour into a buttered 9-inch baking dish, pressing lightly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, cut into squares and serve cold. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Be gentle: Make sure to press the mixture into the pan GENTLY! The firmer you press, the firmer the finished treats will be and they may be difficult to get out of the pan.
  • Melting white chocolate: You can use the microwave to melt the white chocolate chips and peanut butter. Place them in a microwave safe glass bowl and heat for 30 - 45 seconds at a time, stirring between rounds until everything comes together.
  • Be even: When folding the chocolate chips and marshmallows in, check to make sure they're evenly distributed throughout the whole rice krispie mixture. That way you get all the flavors and textures of the avalanche bark in every bite!
  • Marshmallows. Use fresh marshmallows. Using stale mallows will result in a stale treat!
  • Storage. Store treats in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 square

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 102mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

These bars are so delicious that I know you won’t be able to make this Rocky Mountain Avalanche Bars recipe just once!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

Learn more about Aimee.

Affiliate Disclosure:**There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation. However, I only recommend products I love! Thank you for supporting Shugary Sweets! See my disclosure policy for more info**

Get My Free Email Course
Become a Better Baker—no more box mixes! Discovery your new “signature” desserts!

Categories:


Posted on June 1, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. YUM and so easy to make. I made two pans from this recipe and my hubs and kids have not stopped eating them. So good!

  2. You weren’t kidding when you said these are better than rice crispy treats. I like them about a hundred times more! They are dangerous!

  3. Hello,
    I just love your blog!! I was wondering where the recipe is for the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s Avalanche Bark is.
    Thank you.
    Hugs, Teresa

  4. Umm, so I super miss the days of eating an entire pan of Rice Krispies in one sitting, lol. Now, I’d have to start walking to work to balance that out and I live 20 miles from where I work. I’d still go for a “one sitting” eating on occasion though! I used to live by a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and I forgot how much I loved these — can’t wait to try them!

  5. Chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallows? Yum!

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday. Don’t forget to link back!

  6. You know I’m overweight. Why do you keep doing this?
    It’s like watching the food channel at 10:30 PM and I have to go out and make a hamburger.
    Dad

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *