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These Rice Krispie Treats are All Growns-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

Bananas Foster Rice Krispie Treats | Baking a Moment

Bananas Foster Rice Krispie Treats

These Rice Krispie Treats are All Growns-Up! Your Childhood Favorite Combines with Brown Sugar, Bananas, and Rum for a Nostalgic Twist on Classic Bananas Foster.

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Yields 9 treats     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups rice krispies
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons banana flavored rum, or regular rum (light or dark), or 1 teaspoon rum extract (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • about 1/2 cup banana chips
  • about 1/4 cup salted caramel sauce

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.

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Recipe Notes

*Most of the alcohol in rum will evaporate during the cooking process.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 250kcal Calories from fat 39
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 179mg7%
Carbohydrate 53g18%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 29g
Protein 2g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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!

 

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