Wednesday, September 1, 2010
After that day I made it my mission to figure out how to recreate them myself. And let me tell you I have created many an addict to these Avalanche Bars. The greatest part is they are so easy to make. I think they are easier to make than rice krispy treats because you don't have all that sticky marshmallow mess! The best part is you can even change it up a bit. I've added cut up oreos, holiday m&m, or fun sprinkles for color. Try them for yourself if you dare... you will be hooked!
1 (12 ounce) bag white chocolate chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups crispy rice cereal
1/2 cup mini chocolate chip
1 1/2 -2 cups miniature marshmallows
Melt white chocolate chips with peanut butter over a double boiler. (A large bowl over a pot of simmering water works great.) Once completely melted (white chocolate is delicate, be careful not to cook it too hot or too long), remove from heat and add rice cereal.
Now for the hard part, WAIT until the mix has reached room temperature BUT don't put it in the fridge! It's worth the wait so don't rush this! Once it reaches room temperature add marshmallows. Mix well, but don’t over mix.
Dump mixture into a greased 9x9 square pan. Lightly press with greased spoon, but not too hard. Too compacted and you’ll be sorry (trust me... I've made this mistake before. You'll need a chain saw to cut them apart). Sprinkle top with chocolate chips & place in fridge for another 30 minutes.
When hardened, cut like rice krispy treats & you will ENJOY!