Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Avalanche Bars

When my girls were younger, one of their very favorite treats was the Avalanche Caramel Apple from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Co.  They LOVE all things Avalanche - We just love all things peanut butter!

I was on social media the other day and this recipe for Avalanche Bars popped up.. from Cookies & Cups. I follow Shelly from Cookies & Cups on Instagram.  I have now made Avalanche Bars three times - once when middle daughter was visiting from Austin, took some to see oldest daughter in DC and just made them for a preschool teacher lunch.  I have a few teachers who eat gluten free so I made them with gluten-free rice krispie type cereal.  I LOVE these bars!!

I googled "Avalanche Bars" and all of the recipes are pretty much the same.  We really like peanut butter so I added a little more peanut butter and more Rice Krispies.  They turned out great.  

Avalanche Bars - adapted from Cookies & Cups

12 oz bag white chocolate chips

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (I used 1/2 cup)

3 cups Rice Krispies (I used 3 1/2 to 4 cups)

1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips + 2 Tbsp for garnish

lightly grease a 9 x 9 pan (I lined mine with foil)

In microwave bowl, pour in white chips and heat on 50% power for one minute.  Stir and continue in 30 second increments until chips are melted.  Add peanut butter to melted chips and stir to combine.  Gently add the krispies.  Gently toss to coat.  Allow mixture to cool for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring every five minutes to help cool.  Add in the marshmallows and 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips.  Gently stir to combine.  Pour mixture into a prepared 9 x9 pan, pressing lightly with the back of the spoon.  Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top.  When the bars are completely cooled, cut into squares and enjoy.  Store in an airtight container. 

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