Chocolate Avalanche Bars – super easy no bake avalanche cookies turned into even easier bars made with 3 kinds of chocolate!
Have you ever heard to avalanche cookies before? Traditionally avalanche bark has a white chocolate base and is loaded with marshmallows like these Easy No Bake Avalanche cookies.
Today we have a chocolate version that has been turned into bars, so they are even easier to make!
Avalanche Bark is the original source for this flavor combination. It was started with the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. This is a chocolate version that uses 3 kinds of chocolate to make it absolutely delicious! Plus their is peanut butter and marshmallows, so it will be a huge hit no matter who you make it for.
Why You’ll Love These Chocolate Avalanche Bars
- No Bake. It doesn’t get much easier than no bake desserts. These will be ready in about 10 minutes from when you think you want to make them until they are setting up.
- Easy Ingredients. There are 3 kinds of chocolate in this recipe, but they are easy to find, and easy to change based on what you have on hand.
- Peanut Allergy? No problem, use any other nut butter, sun butter, wow butter, or even biscoff or Nutella to make these peanut free.
What You’ll Need
Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card to get the measurements and full instructions!
- Chocolate Almond Bark
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate
- German’s Sweet Chocolate Bar – or you can use dark chocolate, about 50% cacao
- Peanut Butter – I like creamy best, but you can definitely use crunchy,
- Rice Crispy Cereal
- Mini Marshmallows
How To Make Chocolate Avalanche Bars
- Prepare Pan. This is made in a 13×9 baking pan. You will want to line the pan with foil or parchment paper to make them much easier to get out and serve.
- Melt Chocolate. Heat all the chocolate in microwave safe bowl on 50% power for 30 seconds intervals until smooth. You can also do this over a double boiler if you wanted instead.
- Add Peanut Butter. Stir in peanut butter until melted and smooth.
- Mix Together. Mix in rice cereal and marshmallows until well combined.
- Pour into Pan. Allow it to set up in the fridge until firm.
Storing Avalanche Bars
I like to store these in the fridge, so they stay set up and are easier to handle. But I do like to take them out a couple minutes before serving, so they aren’t super cold. But some people love them super cold straight out of the fridge, so it really is up to you!
Recipe Tips & Substitutions
- Peanut Allergies? You can definitely use any other nut butter, spread, sunflower butter, wow butter or even Biscoff/Cookie Butter spread to make these bars. You really just want something that consistency to help hold the bars together.
- Other Chocolate? This blend of chocolate gives you something sweet, but because of the Germans’ chocolate isn’t super super sweet. If you like dark chocolate, you can definitely skip the almond bar, and just use semi-sweet or more dark chocolate instead.
- Mix-Ins? This adds marshmallows and rice crispy cereal to help hold the bars together and give texture. They are traditional, but you could stir in nuts or dried fruit or anything else you like as well. Use peanuts and you have a rocky road thing going on.
More Easy Dessert Recipes
- S’mores Cookie Bars
- Lemon Bars
- Snicker Salad
- Oven S’mores
- Brownie Batter Dip
- Biscoff Rice Krispie Treats
- 1 pound chocolate-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 4 oz German's sweet chocolate bar (or dark chocolate, about 50% cacao)
- 1 jar (16 oz) peanut butter
- 3 cups rice crispy cereal
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- Line a 13x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
- Heat all the chocolate in microwave safe bowl on 50% power for 30 seconds intervals until smooth.
- Stir in peanut butter until melted and smooth.
- Mix in rice cereal and marshmallows until well combined.
- Pour into prepared pan. Allow it to set up in the fridge until firm. Slice and store in an air tight container in the fridge.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 261Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 6mgSodium 38mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 2gSugar 25gProtein 4g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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