Last night I made Homemade Pizza for supper. It was so wonderful! I also tried out a new recipe that I found at the Sweet Southern Blue blog for Banana Pudding Rice Krispie Treats. WHAT???? I know that sounds like a surprising combination. I couldn't discover a wonderful snack idea like that without giving it a try. You see, I love everything banana, the "real" banana recipes like Banana Nut Bread Baked Oatmeal, or plain muffins with mashed banana, Perfect Pancakes with bananas or even Tin Can Banana Bread, but also any "fake tasting" banana treats like Laffy Taffy or Banana Moon Pies. Yes... I do LOVE those huge-a-mongo triple decker Banana Moon Pies!
These treats tasted very similar to Banana Moon Pies. They were easy to make and a fun snack to offer when you are looking for something different. I think it also might be fun to try other pudding mixes combined with rice krispie snacks.
*Disclaimer: My picture is HORRIBLE! The picture at the Sweet Southern Blue blog is so beautiful! I almost feel embarrassed to post my picture but "it's all I've got." So, click over to the Sweet Southern Blue blog so you can truly see what a beautiful blog picture looks like! It is inspiring! It makes this snack look as delicious as is really is.
Here's how I made Banana Pudding Rice Krispie Treats AT HOME MY WAY:
Banana Pudding Rice Krispie Treats
- 6 cup Rice Krispies
- 1/4 cup of butter or margarine
- 10 oz bag mini marshmallows
- 1 small box of banana cream instant pudding mix
Place 1/4 cup of butter/margarine in a large/med microwave proof dish. Micro just until the marg/butter is all melted. Add the entire 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows. Micro again until all the marshmallows are either melted or are so enlarged that they just need a stir to be melted. Blend well until smooth. Dump the box of banana cream instant pudding mix into the marg/butter/melted marshmallow mixture. Stir until all is well blended. Add in the 6 cups of rice krispie cereal (or generic is fine). Stir as best as you can. (I never like the stirring part of making rice krispie snacks.)
Dump into a buttered 9 x 13 pan (or a little smaller) and press with the bottom a small cup that has been buttered until all flat. (That's my tip for flattening them without getting your hands sticky.) OK. Let cool a little bit and they're ready!