Almond Bark Cookies

Made with peanut butter, Rice Krispies, mini marshmallows and peanuts coated in white chocolate, these no-bake Almond Bark Cookies are a Christmas favorite!

Generous pile of almond bark cookies on a red plate on a white placemat with red and green flecks

Almond Bark Cookies Recipe

I love chocolate and especially white chocolate, so it’s really nice to have such an easy dessert recipe on hand to make with almond bark candy! Just like our White Chocolate Haystacks these bite-size desserts have a smooth white chocolate flavor, with a nice crunch.

My friend Cheryl from church shared this recipe with us.  She said every time she makes these Almond Bark Specials, people of all ages ask her for the recipe.  After trying them I know why – they are delicious!

Her instructions say to make the drop cookies by scooping out a teaspoon full onto wax paper. Let me tell you there’s no way to eat just one. 

I make these drop cookies by tablespoon full while some prefer a teaspoon full.  We did prefer the teaspoon-sized treats as they are easier to handle.

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Close up rice krispies, peanuts and mini marshmallows covered in an almond bark and peanut butter mixture to make avalanche cookies

No bake cookies are the one of our favorite snacks. If you love using white almond bark in an easy candy you’ll also love this Chocolate Pizza and our Crock Pot Peanut Clusters.  These are all amazing candies to make for holiday gifts or to enjoy for yourself!

Crock Pot Avalanche Cookies

The easiest way we’ve found to melt chocolate is in our slow cooker. Simply melt the white almond bark, and stir in the peanut butter. Then mix in the marshmallows, crispy rice cereal and peanuts for a perfect combination. People of all ages love this candy!

While my friend drops these onto a cookie sheet I looked around the internet to find some people make bars.  Other add mini chocolate chips to make avalanche cookies or bars.

I also found these treats called Peanut Butter Clusters, Almond Bark Rice Krispies with Peanut Butter and Crunchy Peanut Bark.  Whatever you call them know that they taste great!

Plate of almond bark cookies with mini marshmallows, crispy rice cereal and peanuts visible under a layer of almond bark chocolate

Ingredients Needed:

  • White Almond Bark – white candy coating can be used interchangeably. White chocolate chips don’t seem to melt as easily in a crock pot, but can be used with a lot more management and stirring.
  • Crunchy Peanut Butter – all the little extra crunches add up to make this recipe better, but creamy peanut butter works fine if that’s all you have on hand.
  • Peanuts – we like whole roasted peanuts for the best flavor, but other nuts work fine too.
  • Mini Marshmallows – make some bites a little sweeter and gooey. This is my kids favorite ingredient.
  • Rice Krispie Cereal – gives more substance, crunch and a great texture to this sweet cereal.
Rice Crisps, dry roasted peanuts, crunchy peanut butter, mini marshmallows and vanilla candy coating on a white counter top

How to Make Avalanche Cookies in the Crock Pot

Melt white almond bark on low for about 45 minutes. Stir to make sure everything is smooth and melted.

If chocolate is not melted cover and continue to cook on low.

Chunks of white almond bark melting

Stir in peanut butter.

Peanut butter on top of melted white chocolate

Mix well until the swirl is gone and the chocolate is a uniform cream color.

Red spatula stirring peanut butter into melted white chocolate in a crock pot

Add peanuts, marshmallows and crispy rice cereal. Stir well.

Mini marshmallows, Rice Krispies and peanuts pour on top of melted chocolate in a black crock pot

Stir it all up. Use a spoon or cookie scoop to measure out evenly sized portions.

Hand scooping out melted chocolate, marshmallow, peanut butter mixture from a slow cooker in a cookie scoop

Drop onto a wax paper covered baking sheet or counter top. Once chocolate is set enjoy!

Large baking sheet covered with waxed paper and white drop cookies on top

More Easy Recipes For Christmas Treats:

Farmhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies are our family’s go-to Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. We love the combo of both white and chocolate chips.

Eagle Brand Magic Cookie Bars have seven layers of magical goodness!

Fudge Meltaways have a layer of graham cracker crumbs, chocolate, butter and coconut topped with a perfectly creamy fudge.

No-Bake Orange Peanut Butter Cookies put a twist on a classic no-bake drop cookie with a zesty orange flavor and raisins. 

Classic Peanut Butter Balls are a similar candy recipe that’s rolled in balls and dipped in chocolate.

We hope you enjoy all of these treats as much as we do!

Red plate piled high with the best almond bark cookies on a red and green Christmas placemat

Almond Bark Specials

Servings 48 treats
Author: Jennifer
Made with peanut butter, Rice Krispies, mini marshmallows and peanuts coated in white chocolate, these no-bake Almond Bark Cookies are a Christmas favorite!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds white almond bark
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 cups crispy rice cereal

Instructions
 

  • Melt almond bark and peanut butter together.  Use microwave and follow directions on the almond bark package OR break almond bark into smaller pieces and melt on low heat on the stove top.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.  Drop by teaspoons on the wax paper.

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 46mgPotassium: 118mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 0.3mg

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These Almond Bark Specials on a plate made of white almond bark, peanut butter, marshmallows, crispy rice cereal and peanuts make a great snack or dessert

Originally published on October 27, 2018 with pictures updated on November 16, 2022