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Banana Rice Krispie Treats

A fun and fruity twist on a childhood favorite. Banana Rice Krispie Treats are a kid-approved dessert that grown-ups love too!

A fun and fruity twist on a childhood favorite. Banana Rice Krispie Treats are a kid-approved dessert that grown-ups love too!

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Rice Krispie Treats never get old. No matter how many times I’ve enjoyed them at bake sales, birthday parties and potlucks over the years, I’ll never turn down one of those sticky marshmallowy treats.

In fact, I’ll go so far to say that Rice Krispie Treats are my all-time favorite dessert. That’s saying something since (as you may have gathered by this site), I LOVE dessert.

But I’ll take a Banana Rice Krispie Treat over a  Brownie, a Banana Cookie or even a Banana Pudding Cupcake 9 times out of 10!

These are the perfect treat when I’m impatient, since they’re ready to eat in just minutes! I also adore that Rice Krispie recipes are easy enough for kids to help with.

On the occasions when our oven has been out of commission or it’s too hot outside to heat up my kitchen, Rice Krispie Treats are there to save the day.

I’ve made many variations over the years from  Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats to Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats and I adore them all.

The version of Rice Krispie Treats I’m sharing with you today has all the sweet nostalgia of the classic treat with the addition of banana pudding mix. 

Banana Rice Krispie Treats are an easy no-bake dessert! The banana flavor adds a dimension to the rice cereal and marshmallow taste that everyone raves about whenever I make them.

Banana Rice Krispies Treats

Have you ever used an instant pudding mix in a rice krispies recipe? With very little effort, the banana pudding mix adds creaminess and banana flavor to these treats.

This dessert recipe calls for very few ingredients, a definite bonus. All you need are:

  • Mini-marshmallows
  • Rice Krispies cereal
  • Banana pudding mix
  • Butter 

Unlike many other Rice Krispie Treats recipes, there’s no corn syrup or other sweetener added. These treats get their sweetness from the pudding mix and the melted marshmallows.

Everything gets mixed together in one bowl, so clean up is ultra easy, too!

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Rice Krispie Pudding Recipe

Making Banana Rice Krispie Treats could hardly get any easier when you use instant pudding mix!

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STEP 1. Combine Ingredients

In large pot, melt butter 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.

STEP 2. Let Set

Pour the batter into a greased baking dish and lightly press down with your hands. Let the treats sit for at least 20 minutes to set. Slice into squares and serve!

Tips and Tricks

  • Be careful not to press the dough too aggressively with your hands. Overworking the batter will make the finished treats tough and dry! Remember that the harder you press, the harder they will be to get out.
  • The trick to pressing Rice Krispies in your pan without the batter sticking to your hands is to run your fingers in water. Shake off the excess, and press. Voila. No sticking!
  • For easier removal from the pan, line your baking dish with parchment paper first.
  • Store these treats in an airtight container. To keep the treats from sticking together, separate layers with parchment paper.
  • These treats keep well stored at room temperature for about 5 days. But these are so delicious that chances are good that you won’t be able to resist eating them all in a couple of days!

I hope you love these quick and easy no-bake Banana Rice Krispies Treats recipe as much as my family and I do. 

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Yield: 9 bars

Banana Rice Krispie Treats

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

A fun and fruity twist on a childhood favorite. Banana Rice Krispie Treats are a kid-approved dessert that grown-ups love too!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Butter a 9-inch square baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In large pot, melt butter 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).
  4. Allow to set 20 minutes or more before cutting and eating. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Recipe originally published May 4, 2012. Photos updated April 2019.

A fun and fruity twist on a childhood favorite. Banana Rice Krispie Treats are a kid-approved dessert that grown-ups love too!

Aimee

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Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Comments & Reviews

  1. What a great idea about the pudding mix. I’m thinking chocolate fudge. Brilliant. I’m a Krispie treat junkie. Thanks for your ideas!

  2. 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!????

  3. 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?

  4. 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?

    1. Thank you? I am a typical American mom, and I believe everything in moderation. I am healthy as are my children, and we prefer to eat our bananas for breakfast and enjoy these as a treat.

  5. 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

    1. Yes, that sounds like the same thing. It’s instant pudding that you mix with milk and chill. Except you wouldn’t do that, you would just add the Angel Delight to the marshmallows.

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