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Crispy crunchy cookies filled with peanut butter, marshmallows, and chocolate chips! These are no-bake and such a fun recipe to try with kids.

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Avalanche cookies

No Bake and So Good!

Looking for a quick and easy cookie idea?

These avalanche cookies are your answer. We know it’s hot out there so that’s why we love these cookies, especially for summer. No need to turn on your oven and heat up your whole house to make these no-bake cookies. Just mix and let them harden on their own.

My kids love to get involved in this recipe with me. Lots of stirring and mixing that they can do all on their own. There are also many yummy flavors in these cookies – chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter, Rice Krispie cereal, and marshmallows! Irresistible!

Avalanche cookie ingredients in bowl

How to Make Avalanche Cookies

Avalanche cookies are a cinch to make!

Start by preparing a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. In a large bowl mix together Rice Krispies and mini marshmallows. Set that bowl aside.

In a small saucepan, melt the white chocolate chips and peanut butter over low heat. Stir this mixture constantly. Once it’s all melted together, pour over the Rice Krispie mixture. Mix everything together.

Use a large cookie scoop to drop the mixture onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle the cookies with mini-chocolate chips, if desired. Let them sit until they are firm and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Use ¼ cup Crunchy Peanut Butter and ¼ cup smooth peanut butter to easily incorporate chopped nuts. 
  • We don’t recommend using Natural Peanut Butter in this recipe.
  • Be sure to add mini chocolate chips or other sprinkles, before the cookies set otherwise they won’t stick. 
  • You can use vanilla candy bark or even milk chocolate chips instead of White chocolate chips.
  • To help the cookies set more quickly put them in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes.
No bake avalanche cookies

FAQ + STORING

Gluten free? Not all Rice Krispies are gluten free so be sure you buy the right kind. You can also use plain Rice Chex. For smaller pieces briefly chop the Chex in a food processor before mixing up the cookies. 

Peanut Allergy? Try using Biscoff/Cookie Butter spread or Sunbutter for those with tree nut allergies and peanut allergy. Almond butter or nutella can also work for people with only a peanut allergy. 

Can I use regular sized marshmallows? Unlike rice krispie treats the marshmallows are not melted. You want to disperse the mini marshmallows throughout the cookie mix. If all you have in your cupboard is regular sized marshmallows, you can still make this delicious treat. Grab 7-8 regular sized marshmallows and some kitchen scissors. Cut each marshmallow into about 8-10 pieces and stir them into the mixture. (1 c mini marshmallows equals 7-8 regular sized marshmallows)

How to Store? Once the cookies have set and are completely cooled store them in an airtight container for about 5 days. You can also keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

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5 from 11 votes

Avalanche Cookie Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Avalanche cookies are crispy, crunchy, and filled with peanut butter, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. They are no-bake and such a fun recipe to try with kids!
Servings: 16
Prep: 20 minutes
Setting Time: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 c Rice Krispie cereal
  • 1 c mini marshmallows
  • 2 c Hershey's White Chocolate Chips (1 bag)
  • 1/2 c Creamy Peanut Butter
  • mini chocolate chips optional
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Instructions 

  • Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl mix together Rice Krispies and mini marshmallows. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan melt the white chocolate chips and peanut butter over low heat. Stir constantly.
  • Once melted together, pour over Rice Krispie mixture. Mix well.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to drop the mixture onto baking sheet. Sprinkle with mini-chocolate chips, if desired.
    Let sit until firm.

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 78mg, Potassium: 121mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 240IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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About Kristyn

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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11 Comments

  1. Debbbie says:

    How far in advance can you make these cookies?

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Once the cookies have set and are completely cooled, you can store them in an airtight container for about 5 days. You can also keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

  2. Linda B says:

    5 stars
    These were so goos and so easy to make. I had my 4 year old help and he had a blast. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Kristina says:

    5 stars
    Yum! They were softer than a rice krispie treat and the peanut butter taste was so good.

  4. Chelsea says:

    5 stars
    These are one of our favorite treats! So simple and so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Toni says:

    5 stars
    MY KIDS REALLY LOVED THESE!! DELICIOUS!

  6. Beth Pierce says:

    5 stars
    absolutely out of this world. My family love these!

  7. LAURA REESE says:

    5 stars
    THESE WERE DELICIOUS! I LOVE HOW EASY THEY WERE TO MAKE.

    1. Olivia says:

      5 stars
      I love anything that can be quick with great results. A yummy little treat filled with peanut butter and white chocołate.

  8. Anna says:

    5 stars
    This was such a fun treat to make with my kiddos! Everyone loved the cookies!

  9. Joy says:

    5 stars
    I love no bake type cookies & these were exceptional! Love the peanut butter taste, with the chocolate chips & how crispy they are!