These rice krispie treats are all grown-up! Your childhood favorite combines with brown sugar, bananas, and rum for a nostalgic twist on classic bananas foster.

Bananas Foster Rice Krispie Treats | Baking a Moment

I’m about to reveal something about myself that may completely discredit me as a baker.

That’s right.  It’s confession time.  And this one’s a doozy.

Whew!  Here goes:  I only recently made rice krispie treats for the first time.

I KNOW!  What is wrong with me???

Kids can make rice krispie treats.  I’ve seen the tv commercials.  I just never did!  I didn’t really grow up baking.  My mom was never really too keen on the idea of a messy kid trailing melted butter, gooey marshmallow, and dusty cereal all over her immaculate kitchen.

Huh.  Weird, right?

So, by the time I got into the world of pastry, my palette was already more refined, and I was interested in more vibrantly flavored desserts with complexity.

Fast forward a couple of decades, when I got a wild hair to make RKT’s for my kiddos.

O. M. G.!  I could NOT believe how awesome they were.  People.  I’m sure I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but when you make your own treats, with REAL butter, oh!  They are so outta this world delish.

Bananas Foster Rice Krispie Treats | Baking a Moment

This version, I like to think, bridges the gap beautifully between a well-loved, nostalgic childhood treat to a more adult indulgence.

Buttery brown sugar and bananas, along with a tipple of rum, come together with the familiar gooey marshmallow and crispy rice cereal.

The sticky mixture is pressed into a greased baking dish (grease your hands too!), allowed to cool, and cut into thick bars.

Salted caramel sauce and banana chips are the crowning touch!

Bananas Foster Rice Krispie Treats | Baking a Moment

You are not going to believe how much that fruity banana flavor comes through!  And the buttery caramel strikes the perfect balance.

Bananas Foster Rice Krispie Treats | Baking a Moment

I may have been a little late to the rice krispie treat party, but hopefully, these’ll make up for it!

Bananas Foster Rice Krispie Treats | Baking a Moment

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Bananas Foster Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These rice krispie treats are all grown-up! Your childhood favorite combines with brown sugar, bananas, and rum for a nostalgic twist on classic bananas foster.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bananas foster rice krispie treats
Servings: 9 treats
Calories: 310 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place the rice krispies in a large bowl, and set aside.
  2. In a medium skillet, stir the butter, brown sugar, banana, rum (if using), and salt together until bubbling.
  3. Add the marshmallows, and continue to stir until they have completely melted.
  4. Pour the hot mixture over the rice krispies and stir to combine.
  5. With oiled hands, press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a greased 8x8-pan.

  6. Drizzle half the caramel over the top, and press banana chips in for garnish.
  7. Allow to cool completely, then cut into squares and drizzle with the remaining caramel.
Recipe Notes
*Most of the alcohol in rum will evaporate during the cooking process.


Nutrition Facts
Bananas Foster Rice Krispie Treats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 271mg12%
Potassium 133mg4%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1372IU27%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.