Banana Rice Krispie Treats

banana rice krispie treats recipe

I’m often asked where my ideas come from. To be honest, food is on my mind pretty much all day. Most of the time, as I sit and drink my morning coffee an idea will hit me and I begin baking immediately. If I can’t bake immediately, I jot down the idea, somewhere. I’m not like those other food bloggers who take the time to write out a recipe first, I grab a pencil and paper WHILE I am creating a recipe.

Honestly, there are times when I wish I was a little more organized in my recipe writing. Absolutely. My desk is covered with notes of ideas, half written recipes, full recipes and scraps of magazines.

But, at the end of the day, when dinner has been cleaned up and we begin eating our dessert, it makes it all worthwhile. Especially when it comes to this recipe.

I knew I wanted to make Rice Krispie treats, because as I’ve mentioned before, they are my favorite! This version is easy and amazing. And I am going to go one step further and encourage you to have them for breakfast. YES BREAKFAST. My kids love sliced bananas in their cereal, so go ahead and have one. I drizzled chocolate on a few too, which was a delicious touch! Enjoy!

Banana Rice Krispie Treats


  • 5 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 10 1/2 oz bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 box (3.4oz) banana cream instant pudding mix


  1. Butter a 9inch square baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In large pot, melt margarine on medium heat. Add in marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted. Remove from heat. Fold in pudding mix until fully combined. Fold in cereal.
  3. Immediately pour cereal into prepared baking dish. Using buttered fingers, press treats into (don't over press or they get hard and dry tasting). Allow to set 20 minutes or more before cutting and eating. Enjoy!

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32 comments on “Banana Rice Krispie Treats”

  1. Amy K

    Im in England, so when you say pudding mix do you mean Angel Delight? Like a powder that you mix with milk and chill. Rice Krispie squares aren’t really a big thing over here, but they are so good, definitely going to try this recipe xx

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  3. Lee

    A typical American recipe. I came here hoping to find a recipe to use up some bananas but rather than use actual banana flavoured bananas you use a prepackaged pudding mix. Is it any wonder obesity levels are so high in the US?

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  5. jennie

    Hi! This recipe sounds great, but I have a silly question…. for the pudding mix do I actually prep it or just add the powder as is to the melted butter?

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  7. Tami

    I am developing some “adult” Rice Krispies Treats for our 25th anniversary party. Today I made Bananas Foster Xango RKTs with browned butter.

    I tried to add banana pudding and cheesecake pudding
    To a mixture of browned butter, brown sugar, banana rum,
    And banana flavoring…. BEFORE adding matshmallows.
    It was a disaster- the pudding turned into a glob of pudding powder plastic in a pool of melted butter! Moral of the story: ADD PUDDING POWDER AFTER MIXING IN MARSHMALLOWS.

    I started over. Browned butter. Added 1/4 cup brown sugar. 2 tablespoons banana rum ( bought mini bottles for experiment). Will add 1 to2 more t as blespoons next time.
    Added 1.5 teaspoons banana flavoring Then marshmallows.
    Once they melted I added banana pudding powder. (Didnt have any more cheesecake pudding.)

    I used 4 cups of Rice Krispies and 3 cups of Cinnamon Crunch Cereal partially crushed. (Walmart cinnamon toast cereal).

    After cooking drizzled with melted Ghirardelli milk chocolate and Ghirardelli caramel chips layered with crushed 1 cup coarsely crushed Cinnamon Crunch and 1.5.cups dried banana chips. Tasted FAB but drizzles and toppings didnt stick on well. Next time will skip toppings and stick to drizzle AFTER cutting bars first.

    Family thought they were great. Husband said they were better than previous maple bourbon brown butter BACON RKTs!😀

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