Santa’s favorite cookie: almond bark drop cookies! Peanuts, Rice Krispies, and marshmallows coated in white chocolate and peanut butter! No baking required!
These cookies are a must make for my family every Christmas! Some of our other favorites are Cranberry Orange Cookies, Italian Sugar Cookies, and Frosted Eggnog Cookies!
Originally published December 24, 2013. Updated November 8, 2021.
These Almond Bark Drop Cookies are at the top of my must make holiday cookies. We’ve been making them for at least 10 years and we make several batches. We give them as gifts, we take them to parties, we leave them for Santa!
They are the best combination of textures – the crunchy peanuts and Rice Krispies with the soft marshmallows and chocolate!
And they’re no bake! You can put them together in 10 minutes! Plus they are great for little helpers – my kids have been making these on their own for years now.
- White almond bark coating – this is a chocolate candy coating that you can find in the baking aisle with the chocolate chips
- Crunchy peanut butter – don’t use the natural stuff, you want the yummy Jif or Skippy!
- Dry roasted peanuts
- Rice Krispies
- Miniature marshmallows
- Melt the white almond bark in a microwave for 2 minutes, stir and microwave 2 minutes more until melted.
- Stir in peanut butter until well combined and smooth. Add remaining ingredients.
- Drop by tablespoons on wax paper and allow to harden.
How Long Are They Good For?
Almond bark drop cookies are fine for a couple weeks in the fridge. Make sure to store them in an airtight container.
You can serve them straight from the fridge or let them sit at room temperature for 10 – 15 minutes.
Can You Freeze Them?
You can freeze these cookies for up to 3 months. I recommend using freezer ziploc bags.
When you are ready to serve them, let them defrost overnight in the fridge.
Where To Find Almond Bark
You can find almond bark in the baking aisle of pretty much any grocery store. Almond bark is a chocolate candy coating so it should be with the chocolate chips and other baking chocolates.
If you can’t find it in your grocery store, use candy melts that you can find at the craft store.
More No Bake Christmas Treats
- Crockpot Candy
- Holly Crackles
- Almond Joy Chocolate Clusters
- Crockpot Crunchy Drop Cookies
- White Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Crackers
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Almond Bark Drop Cookies
Santa's favorite cookie: almond bark drop cookies! Peanuts, Rice Krispies, and marshmallows coated in white chocolate and peanut butter! No baking required!
- 2 (24 ounce) packages of white almond bark coating
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
- 2 cups Rice Krispies
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- Melt the bark in a microwave for 2 minutes, stir and microwave 2 minutes more until melted. Stir in peanut butter until well combined and smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Drop by tablespoons on wax paper and allow to harden.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g
Just wondering if I could substitute the white chocolate bark with chocolate chips or white chocolate chips? I want to make this recipe but I want to change the chocolate component… will they work? Such a great recipe and combination! Thanks
I used Rice Chex instead of Rice Crispy to make it gluten free (rice crispy is NOT gluten free) and ensured that my peanuts were also gluten free because not all are. I also used Ghirardelli’s white chocolate.
They were great
These are so easy and delicious. I had to hide them from myself.
What size package of almond bark?
Amanda Livesay says
Recipe calls for 2 pkgs almond bark. What size packages?
Amanda Livesay says
Packages of almond bark are 16 oz. each so is it 24 oz. 48 ounces total?
Woah! This is SO good!
Gigi Donna says
I made these for “Thank you’ treat bags for guest leaving my daughters wedding shower. It is perfect put a few in each treat bag that said ‘Love is sweet, take a treat’. It was great because it makes so many!!! LOVE I think it could be great also for baby shower treat with some food coloring to make pink or blue..They are easy and great!