Avalanche Squares

Avalanche Squares
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Weather: 29 degrees, snow
What I’m listening to: Let it Snow, Martina McBride

This wintry confection is said to have originated with the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s Avalanche Bars. I haven’t been to a Rocky Mountain shop in years, and don’t recall ever having one of these, but when I encountered this peanut-buttery, crispy, marshmallowy, chocolatey recipe I had to give it a try. I suspected it would make a beautiful Christmas food gift and I was right.

My only note on these is that they are very sweet, so I cut them into small squares, about 1inch, similar to the size of a piece of fudge. A bite or two of this sweet avalanche and you’re all set. Another benefit of cutting them this size is that a batch goes a very long way and you will have plenty to package up in tins and give away.

Avalanche Squares

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Adapted from Cookies and Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 (12oz.) bag of white chocolate chips
  • 1/3c peanut butter
  • 3c crispy rice cereal
  • 1 -1/2c mini marshmallows
  • 1/4c mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a 8x8 or 9x9 square pan.
  2. Pour chips into a microwave safe dish. Cook until melted, stirring every 30 seconds (mine took 90 seconds). Stir in peanut butter and stir until smooth.
  3. Add cereal and marshmallows to a bowl. Pour in the melted white chocolate and peanut butter mixture. Stir. Add mini chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and lightly press until evenly spread. Resist the temptation to press down firmly. Allow to set about an hour, turn out onto a cutting surface, and cut into 1 inch squares.
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4 comments
Erinlibrarian09
Erinlibrarian09

Have all the ingredients still, except white chocolate (made too many batches of popcorn) so I'm trying with dark. We shall see.

Erin McCoy
Erin McCoy

We used natural peanut butter, which is unsweetened, and I think that made these bars not overpowering on the sweetness. They are very good.

Erin McCoy
Erin McCoy

You left out marshmallows from the ingredient list. Small ones, I'm assuming, but how many?

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