Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Avalanche [No Bake] Cookies

One of the reasons I started The Devilish Dish was to keep myself busy after my car accident in 2010.  It was life changing, and while I'm so grateful to be alive and able to walk, my family and I have had to make a lot of adjustments.  Prior to 2010 whenever Mr. Devilish Dish and I traveled he would often drop me off somewhere interesting, and head to the golf course.  I would walk miles around town shopping and sight seeing, and even walk back to the hotel with my packages in tow.  The first time we traveled after my accident I realized there would have to some changes.  It's not too bad, I carry a book with me and as long as he's dropping me off where there is a comfortable safe place to sit and rest it's all good.  The first time I ever had an Avalanche Bar was in Santa Cruz, California.  Of course he was golfing and my plan was to sight see and shop Santa Cruz.  But when your walking is severely limited by pain and swelling you learn to walk the highlights and take lots of time to sit and smell the roses.  As long as there's a place with a chair and a Diet Coke I'm all good.  I found an old fashioned candy store in Santa Cruz with wonderful homemade treats and a great sitting area to rest my foot and read my book.  They had a big cake stand full of giant Avalanche Bars and the sign intrigued me.  Peanut butter and marshmallow?  Count me in.  If you've never had an Avalanche Bar, it's basically a Rice Krispie Treat with peanut butter, marshmallow and white chocolate.  I think this bar even went over the top and had mini chocolate chips too.  Obviously it was so delicious and memorable that I'm still thinking about it, and trying all kinds of Avalanche variations.   It was exactly the kind of treat my weary foot needed!
Mr. Devilish Dish said, "These look nothing like they taste.
They look like a bite of sugar cookie dough, but tastes like
a peanut butter Rice Krispie treat."

He's totally right.  And then he proceeded to eat about 10 of them.

Avalanche [No Bake] Cookies

2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
1 cup (or more) Kraft Mini Marshmallows
16 ounces white chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

In a small saucepan over medium heat, or in the microwave, melt the white chocolate chips and peanut butter together until smooth.  Meanwhile, in a large bowl stir together cereal and marshmallows.  Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal mixture and stir until combined.  It's okay if the marshmallows melt.  Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper and drop the mixture onto the sheet in teaspoonfuls.  (I actually used my medium cookie scoop, just sprayed with a bit of nonstick cooking spray)  Place in the refrigerator to set up and chill.

Prep Time:  Approximately 10 minutes    

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