What can be more simple than Rice Krispie Bars? Melt butter and marshmallows, mix in rice krispies, put in pan, done. Plus, they're delicious. At least I think so. But one day I got to thinkin' that these bars could basically act like monster cookies or kitchen sink cookies in the sense that you can add whatever you like to 'em and voila! A delicious new bar. Well, I got to lookin' at what things I had lying around in the kitchen cupboards and I found some banana cream pie pudding mix, and I thought "hey what a great idea!". So I also found some extra mini marshmallows and I just so happened to have a box of graham crackers and ta-da! I've invented a new bar! Now I'm not so naive to think I'm the only one who has ever come up with these, but I don't care because they make my pride swell and mouth water.
These bars taste just like banana cream pie in a convenient "to-go" form. They're chewier than normal Rice Krispie Bars and that's because of the extra marshmallows as well as the added pudding mix. And heck, if you're a fan of key lime pie I'm sure you could even substitute key lime pie pudding mix and have a whole new bar again! I'm partial to the banana, though. ;)
Banana Cream Pie Rice Krispie Treats
recipe by me
3 (1/2) cups rice krispies
1/4 cup butter
1 10oz bag large marshmallows
1/2 of 10oz bag mini marshmallows (about 2 cups)
2 cups large graham cracker chunks
1 3.4oz box banana cream pie pudding mix
--In a large saucepan (I use a wide, 6 inch deep pot) over low heat melt together the butter and large bag of marshmallows. When the marshmallows are almost completely melted, sprinkle over the banana cream pie pudding mix. Stir thoroughly until completely mixed in and the marshmallows are melted.
--Remove from heat.
--Combine the rice krispies and graham cracker chunks with the marshmallow. Add the mini marshmallows last so they don't melt so bad.
--Spread it all into a 9x9 pan and let the bars completely cool before cutting in to them.