No-Bake Avalanche Cookies are the perfect cookies for when you want something sweet, but don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. These cookies are easy to make and they taste delicious!
No-Bake Avalanche Cookies: A Delicious and Easy No-Bake Cookie Recipe
There are a few things that make avalanche cookies taste great. First, the cookies are made with peanut butter, which gives them a rich nutty flavor. Second, the cookies are covered in chocolate chips and marshmallows, which makes them even more delicious!
It's like a sweet, tasty hug on your tongue. LOL!
But the best part is, they're just really easy. Who doesn't love a cookie that you can make in 10 minutes or less?! So worth it.
What are some variations on Avalanche Cookies?
If you want to change up this recipe, you can try adding different kinds of chocolate, nuts, or dried fruit. You can also use a different kind of cereal in place of the rice cereal. Some people like to add different candies (like M&Ms) or powdered sugar as a topping to their cookies.
Get creative and see what you come up with!
What Goes into Making No-Bake Avalanche Cookies?
Such a limited number of ingredients you can absolutely make these cookies so fast because this is almost (almost) just a "dump it all together and eat it" kind of recipe! LOL!
- 2 cups white chocolate
- ¾ cup peanut butter
- 1 ½ cup puffed rice cereal
- 1 ½ cup marshmallows
- ½ cup peanuts
Kitchen Tools Needed
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How to Make No-Bake Avalanche Cookies
Melt the white chocolate until smooth and lump-free.
Add the peanut butter while the chocolate is still warm and stir it until the peanut butter is fully combined with the melted chocolate.
Add the puffed rice cereal, marshmallows and chopped peanuts. Mix it all together until all of the puffed rice cereal is well coated with the chocolate and peanut butter mixture.
Line a baking dish with parchment paper, then spoon cookie shaped amounts of the mixture onto the dish.
Place the cookies in the fridge for at least 15 minutes to firm before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are they called "avalanche" cookies?
Also called "Rocky Mountain Snowdrops", these cookies are called "Avalanche" cookies because they're made with white chocolate, look a little rocky like mountains, and are often sprinkled with a bit of powdered sugar that looks like snow-capped mountains.
Are Avalanche Cookies Vegan?
No, these No-Bake Avalanche Cookies are not vegan, but they'd be super easy make vegan! Just swap the chocolate with a plant-based vegan chocolate and the marshmallows for vegan marshmallows. These can be kind of hard to find in the grocery store, but are easily found online - so just prepare yourself to have to wait for shipping.
Are Avalanche Cookies Gluten-Free?
Yes, No-Bake Avalanche Cookies are gluten-free! Just be sure to use a gluten-free cereal when you purchase the rice cereal. There are a lot of great options out there these days.
How Do You Melt Chocolate?
The best way to melt chocolate is in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds or so. You can also use a double boiler on the stovetop, but this method takes a little longer. No matter which method you choose, be sure not to overheat the chocolate, as it can become thick and gloppy. If this happens, you can add a little bit of oil to thin it out.
Tips for Storing No-Bake Cookies
These No-Bake Avalanche Cookies will last for up to two weeks if stored in an airtight container. If you want them to last even longer, you can store them in the freezer for up to three months.
Just make sure to thaw them completely before serving - they're no good straight from the freezer. LOL!
Looking for More No-Bake Desserts?
If you love the idea of a no-bake dessert so your kitchen doesn't heat up unnecessarily, join the club! We will be adding more delicious ideas here soon, but for now, check out these favorites that are often on our dessert menu. Make sure you bookmark the recipes or print them out so you will have them on hand when you need an easy treat!
- 2 cups (340g) white chocolate
- ¾ cup (180g) peanut butter
- 1 ½ cup (59.4g) puffed rice cereal
- 1 ½ cup (68g) marshmallows
- ½ cup (81.6g) peanuts
- Melt the white chocolate until smooth and lump-free.
- Add the peanut butter while the chocolate is still warm and stir it until the peanut butter is fully combined with the melted chocolate.
- Add the puffed rice cereal, marshmallows and chopped peanuts. Mix it all together until all of the puffed rice cereal is well coated with the chocolate and peanut butter mixture.
- Line a baking dish with parchment paper, then spoon cookie shaped amounts of the mixture onto the dish.
- Place the cookies in the fridge for at least 15 minutes to firm before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 13Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g