Delicious Rocky Mountain Cookies Recipe to Try Today

Welcome to my easy bake cookie recipe article, where I’ll be sharing with you my no-bake Rocky Mountain Cookies that are rich in flavor and loaded with peanut butter, chocolate, and an array of tasty ingredients. If you’re looking for a quick peanut buttery treat or you just want something for a snack, look no further than these cookies.

These cookies are known by several names like avalanche cookies or mountain snowdrops, but I call them Rocky Mountain Cookies as a tribute to the region’s rugged terrain that inspired this recipe. The recipe is easy, quick, and allows for substitutions and variations based on your preferences and convenience, which makes it perfect for a beginner baker or someone who doesn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen.

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about this recipe from the necessary ingredients list to variations and substitutions, serving suggestions and storage tips. Stick around, and let’s get started on making these delicious Rocky Mountain Cookies that will leave you wanting more after each bite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Rocky Mountain Cookies (No Bake)
Rocky Mountain Cookies (No Bake)

If you’re looking for a quick and easy treat, then these Rocky Mountain Cookies are perfect for you. These no-bake cookies are loaded with peanuts, raisins, dried cherries, crispy rice cereal, miniature marshmallows, and creamy peanut butter. The combination of flavors is truly melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

But what really sets these cookies apart is the addition of white chocolate and bittersweet chocolate. The smooth and creamy white chocolate adds a touch of sweetness that perfectly complements the nutty and fruity flavors of the ingredients. The bittersweet chocolate adds a rich and velvety texture that perfectly balances the sweetness of the white chocolate.

Not only are these Rocky Mountain Cookies easy to make, but they’re also incredibly versatile. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick peanut buttery snack or a dessert that will impress your guests, this recipe has got you covered. Plus, there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can make to suit your taste preferences.

These cookies are perfect for when you don’t have much time but want something delicious. They’re great for picnics, parties, or just as a treat to enjoy at home. So go ahead and give these Rocky Mountain Cookies a try. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 These Rocky Mountain Cookies are the perfect treat for your next hiking adventure!
These Rocky Mountain Cookies are the perfect treat for your next hiking adventure!

Get the Ingredients

Now, let’s take a look at what you’ll need to make these Rocky Mountain Cookies. This no-bake cookie recipe includes some delicious ingredients that melt together in a perfect combination of flavors and textures. Be sure to get everything on the list so that you’re ready to go when it’s time to start cooking!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter (unsalted)
  • Optional: 1 lb white chocolate almond bark, melted (If you choose to include this optional ingredient, you can eliminate the white chocolate chips and use just 3 quarts of melted almond bark instead)

Note that there are a few substitutions or variations we can make with these ingredients to customize the recipe. We’ll talk about those in the next section.

The Recipe How-To

 No oven? No problem! Whip up these delicious cookies without any baking required.
No oven? No problem! Whip up these delicious cookies without any baking required.

Now that you know about the tempting “Rocky Mountain Cookies” let’s get baking! Here are the ingredients, and instructions on how to make these cookies that will leave you in a state of utopia.


  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 12 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup peanuts


  1. Line an 8-by-11-inch baking dish with waxed paper or parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the crispy rice cereal, miniature marshmallows, raisins, dried cherries, and peanuts.

  3. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the peanut butter, butter and half of the white chocolate, stirring constantly until smooth.

  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the cereal mixture and stir until combined.

  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and use a spatula to press it evenly into the pan.

  6. Melt the remaining white chocolate, Drizzle it over the top of the cereal mixture.

  7. Use a spatula to spread it out evenly.

  8. Let it cool down in room temperature for about half an hour.

Extra tips:

  • You can substitute any of your preferred chocolate for “white chocolate”.
  • Add more or less of any filling based on your preference; there is no right or wrong amount when it comes to customization.
  • If you prefer dark chocolate over white chocolate, you can swap half or all of it entirely.
  • To make smaller individual bites instead of bars, use mini muffin pan instead of an 8×11 inch baking dish.

Time flies when having fun baking! Now that you have perfected this recipe for “Rocky Mountain Cookies”, you’ll be able to impress your friends and family with your cooking skills anytime you want!

Substitutions and Variations

 Just one bite of these cookies will transport you to the top of a mountain peak.
Just one bite of these cookies will transport you to the top of a mountain peak.

Are you feeling adventurous? Here are some substitutions and variations to make this Rocky Mountain Cookie recipe truly your own. Don’t be afraid to mix and match ingredients, or add your own spin to these delicious treats.

If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, don’t let that stop you! Try swapping out the dried cherries for raisins or cranberries, or using different types of nuts like walnuts or almonds instead of peanuts. You could also switch up the white chocolate chips with dark chocolate ones for a richer flavor.

For a more indulgent twist, substitute the miniature marshmallows with chocolate chips or M&Ms. Or maybe you’re in the mood for something fruity and tangy? Try adding pieces of candied pineapple or chopped apricots in your cookie mixture.

If you’re looking for a healthier option, try using honey or almond butter instead of the creamy peanut butter. You can also replace the crispy rice cereal with oatmeal or granola for a different texture.

And if you want to take it up another notch, try adding toppings such as shredded coconut, crushed graham crackers, or pretzel pieces to create your own avalanche bark.

No matter what substitutions and variations you choose, these Rocky Mountain Cookies will still come out as delicious as ever. Don’t be afraid to experiment and create your own perfect combination.

Serving and Pairing

 Don't let the lack of flour fool you - these cookies are full of flavor and texture.
Don’t let the lack of flour fool you – these cookies are full of flavor and texture.

– When it comes to serving and pairing Rocky Mountain Cookies, the possibilities are endless! These cookies are a deliciously versatile treat that can be enjoyed on their own or paired with other desserts.

– One great way to serve these cookies is to arrange them on a platter with a variety of other sweet treats. Try pairing them with fresh fruits, such as strawberries or raspberries, for a fresh and fruity contrast to the rich and chewy cookies.

– Another delicious option is to serve Rocky Mountain Cookies alongside a warm cup of coffee or tea. The combination of the nutty, peanut buttery flavor of the cookies with the bold and robust flavors of coffee or tea creates a delightful contrast that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

– If you’re feeling adventurous, try using Rocky Mountain Cookies as the base for a creative dessert. Use them in place of graham crackers in a s’mores-style dessert by adding miniature marshmallows and chocolate chips on top, then heating them under the broiler until melted and gooey.

– For an elegant dessert option, try dipping your Rocky Mountain Cookies in melted white or dark chocolate for an extra layer of sweetness and crunch. You could even sprinkle crushed nuts or dried fruit on top before the chocolate sets for added flavor and texture.

– Whether you serve them on their own or get creative with pairings, there’s no wrong way to enjoy these peanut buttery treats. So go ahead and get creative – when it comes to serving Rocky Mountain Cookies, the only limit is your imagination!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These cookies are so easy to make, you'll want to pack them for any outdoor excursion.
These cookies are so easy to make, you’ll want to pack them for any outdoor excursion.

Rocky Mountain Cookies are the perfect treat to make ahead of time for those busy days when you want quick access to a peanut buttery, chocolatey and crunchy snack. These cookies can be made up to three days in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

If you have leftover cookies, don’t worry because they’re easy to store. Simply place them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to five days, or freeze them for up to two months. When reheating frozen cookies, let them thaw first before reheating in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5 minutes.

One tip when reheating these cookies is to slightly underbake them so that they remain softer when reheated. If you accidentally overbake them and they’re too crispy, you can place a slice of bread in the container with the cookies overnight or for a few hours, as they will absorb moisture from the bread and become softer.

Keep in mind that it’s best not to stack these cookies on top of each other when storing them or serving them. Doing so may cause them to stick together or lose their shape.

In conclusion, Rocky Mountain Cookies are a versatile bake treat that can be easily made ahead of time and stored with care. With proper handling and storage, these cookies are guaranteed to maintain their flavor, texture and crispy rice cereal taste over time.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These no-bake treats are perfect for hot summer days when you don't want to turn on the oven.
These no-bake treats are perfect for hot summer days when you don’t want to turn on the oven.

Baking is an exact science, and even small changes can significantly impact the final outcome of your baked goods. Here are some tips to ensure that your Rocky Mountain Cookies turn out perfect every time:

Firstly, make sure that you have all the ingredients measured and ready to go before you start. Baking can be stressful, but having everything at hand will make the process less overwhelming.

For the best flavor, use high-quality ingredients. You’ll want to reach for creamy peanut butter and real chocolate, rather than artificial substitutes. If possible, opt for organic dried cherries and peanuts.

When combining the rocky mountain cookie mixture, be gentle. Overworking the dough can lead to tough cookies. Mix until everything is just combined, and then stop.

If the cookies are too dry or crumbly, add a little bit more peanut butter or melted white chocolate until you’ve achieved a better consistency.

Additionally, don’t overheat or melt the chocolate chips in the microwave as they will seize up or burn easily. Instead, melt the chocolate chips using a double boiler or gently heating them on low heat.

Finally, practice patience when it comes to chilling your Rocky Mountain Cookies in the refrigerator. Rushing this step could cause them to fall apart upon slicing.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be well on your way to making perfect Rocky Mountain Cookies every time.

Bottom Line

So there you have it, an easy, no-bake recipe for Rocky Mountain Cookies that will delight your taste buds with its heavenly mixture of crispy rice cereal, creamy peanut butter, crunchy peanuts, and tasty dried cherries. These cookies are a perfect treat for any time you want a quick peanut buttery fix without having to turn on the oven!

In conclusion, I highly recommend this recipe for those who want a cookie that’s loaded with flavor and is easy to make. Whether you call them Avalanche Cookies, Rocky Mountain Snowdrops or just simply Rocky Mountain Cookies, they’re sure to be a hit with everyone who tries them. So go ahead and give this recipe a try today and taste the deliciousness of this bakeless wonder. With its simple ingredients and hassle-free preparation, this recipe is truly a winner!

Rocky Mountain Cookies (No Bake)

Rocky Mountain Cookies (No Bake) Recipe

These “snow”—capped cookies require no baking. Use any dry cereal or any cookies. They can also be made with milk chocolate.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 30 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Drop Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 38 cookies
Calories: 59.6kcal


  • 1 lb bittersweet chocolate or 1 lb semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup cookie, broken up
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries or 1/2 cup raisins
  • 6 ounces white chocolate, chopped


  • Melt dark chocolate over gentle heat.
  • Combine marshmallows, cereal, cookies, peanuts and cherries.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over nut/cereal mixture and combine well.
  • Spoon mixture onto waxed paper lined baking sheets in mounds that resemble (very roughly) little mountains.
  • Melt white chocolate. Spoon some white chocolate on each cookie and let it run down the “peak” like snow caps on a mountain. Makes 38 cookies.
  • In the Kitchen with Bonnie Stern.

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Serving: 926g | Calories: 59.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.7g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 3.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Cholesterol: 0.6mg | Sodium: 18.1mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 4.4g

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