Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Avalanche Bars

Hello Wednesday!! It's gloomy and rainy here right now and it's not supposed to get nicer anytime soon. Doesn't Mother Nature know we have track practice and softball games and 10 miles runs to accomplish? Well...maybe this will make me feel better...

THAT, my friends, is an Avalanche Bar. When I first saw these on Cookies and Cups, I knew they were in my future. And what a sweet future it will be!!

Avalanche Bars
12 oz bag of White Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups Rice Krispies, or "Puffed Rice" if you're buying generic
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips + 2 Tbsp for garnish.

Lightly grease a 9x9 pan (or 8x8 if you prefer thicker bars)

1. In microwave-safe bowl dump in white chips and heat on med power for 1 minute. Stir and continue in 30 second increments until chips are melted.
2. Combine the peanut butter with the melted chips
3. Add the krispies.
4. Let cool approx 15 - 20 minutes stirring every 5 minutes or so to help cool.
5. Add the marshmallows and the mini chocolate chips and stir to combine.
6. Dump mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly, pressing lightly with the back of your spoon, but do not compact too much, otherwise they will get hard.
7. Press the remaining chocolate chips into the top for garnish.

These are chewy, crunchy, peanut buttery, sweet, with just a hint of chocolate. Oh so good, in my opinion. Make some for yourself and let me know what you think!!

And I just wanted to say Thank You for all the SWEET comments about my sister having her babies! I appreciate all the nice things you say and I truly appreciate the time you all take to leave such great comments. You are all DA BOMB!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Samantha Hauzer said...

Congrats on your 2 new little nieces! I love the layout in your last post, and that avalanche bar...oh yum!

Monique said...

Oh Yummie!! Those look so good :)

Val said...

Congratulations Auntie Mara! How cool about the twins.

OK, I must stop reading your food posts on my lunch hour. These look wonderful and will be making some for my grandson.

Kelly B Rutherford said...

OMG is all I say Mara!!! Those look super yummy!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Lucy Chesna said...

now thats yummy...thanks for sharing the recipe

Farmhouse Fixers said...

Those look great! Thank you for the recipe!

Sophia said...

How yummy are these...TFS

Joni M said...

Oh YUM! I was looking for a treat to take to work! I think these would get snapped up FAST!