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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: 237 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 154mg Carbohydrates: 43g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 21g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 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

About Aimee

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

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Posted on February 13, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. I laughed as I read this…I do the same thing when I write recipes! I have scraps of paper everywhere with jotted down recipes and recipe ideas.

    These rice krispie treats look delicious 🙂

  2. You mean you are supposed to write the recipe down first??? No way! I am just like you…as I add stuff in my bowl, then it goes on the paper!!! Love how much we are alike in these funny little things:-) You should see how many scraps of paper with recipe ideas I have.

    And pudding in rice krispie treats…yuuummm!!! You just opened up a whole new world to me of ideas!!! Of course the chocolate drizzled on top would be a sure thing for me!

  3. These sound delicious! I’m kind of on a banana kick right now. 🙂

    I do the same thing when modifying/creating a recipe. Who needs to plan ahead, right?

  4. I don’t plan much, either most times and love your comment about when you grab the pencil and the scraps of paper. I can relate.

    These look so gooey and PERFECT!

  5. This looks so yummy!! I would love if you could link this up to my weekly I Love Fridays party. I think my readers would really appreciate this recipe! Have a great weekend!

  6. Oh my gosh – are you serious? You can put pudding mix in rice krispie treats? Oh man, this could be very very dangerous. I will definitely try the banana flavor first.

  7. This is so smart! I love bananas on my morning cereal too, so clearly, why not in rice krispies! PS: I’m fairly certain I’m always thinking about food too…and that there are recipes ideas scribbled down all over my life!

  8. Im afraid that if I made this.. I’d eat the whole batch… no.. I think I’d best abstain.. Rice Krispie Treats are my favorites too.. sigh.
    🙂

  9. I’m totally like that too – I write as I bake. Sometimes, if I’m organized, and it’s a recipe from somewhere, I’ll print it out and edit as I go. But not very often. Love these and I super-love how I can eat them for breakfast! I need to surprise Jordan with them sometime. She’ll love me forever. 🙂

  10. I love the sound of these … and I never would have thought of using pudding mix in Rice Krispie treats! Thank you for sharing … I’m sure my kiddos will LOVE this 🙂

  11. These are genius … just had to share them on FB today!!

    https://www.facebook.com/shakentogetherblog

  12. Being a Rice Krispies Treat fanatic, these look awesome. And I love all things banana. I do the same–make up recipes as I go and don’t write them ahead of time.

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