Banana Cream Pie Rice Krispie Treats

This post is brought to you by Marie Callender’s.

These Banana Cream Pie Krispie Treats are seriously like eating a banana cream pie with the crust…but in krispie treat form!

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Do you know what happens if someone sets tons of frozen food on top of a frozen pie crust in the freezer? Any guesses?

I guess it would depend on the pressure of the setting. Let’s assume LOTS of pressure. As in, the freezer is full to the gills with cupcakes and bars and cookies and there is just no extra room for, say, frozen meals or peas, so things get shoved and pushed into holes. {That happens to everyone, right? Frozen cupcake overload?}

You guessed it – the pie shells break. Especially if they’ve been removed from their protective plastic barrier and placed in a ziploc bag, because someone is cray-cray and thinks the freezer is a safe place.

What do you do in that situation? Can’t bake a pie in a broken shell, right?

But you can bake a broken shell into a pie. Are you following?

These Banana Cream Pie Rice Krispie Treats really are banana cream pie. But they’re also krispie treats. They’re crunchy and marshmallowy…and they taste like banana cream pie. And guess what? They’re filled with pie crust.

Oh, yes I did. And it was the best thing I’ve ever done. Kind of like when I put crust in banana cream pie ice cream.

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Speaking of pie crust, in case you didn’t know, for the past few months I’ve been a contributor to the Marie Callender’s Meals Blog. I’ve written posts on pie (of course) but also on photos, crafts, and even Pi Day.

In honor of Mother’s Day next weekend, Marie Callender’s sent me some coupons for free pie. Free pie = happy Dorothy, if you ask me! I received 10 coupons for free Marie Callender’s Pies to share with family and friends, so they could slow down, relax, and have a little pie.

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I shared my coupons with some of my friends: busy moms who deserve a sweet treat after a long day. That way they can relax at their next family dinner because dessert is taken care of – or they can just hide in a closet with a fork and a romance novel. Whatever they prefer. :)

I’m also “Paying it forward” and sharing some FREE pies with you, my wonderful readers. I have 5 coupons still to give away, and I couldn’t think of anyone I’d rather give them to more! Scroll on down below the recipe to enter to win a coupon for a FREE pie! Then, this Mother’s Day you can relax and know that the dessert is done. It’ll be one less thing for you to check off your list.

And because I am in love with Marie Callender’s (obvi) I decided to take one my favorite products of theirs, the Frozen Pie Crusts, and make a pie…in krispie treat form. Because, well. That’s what  I do, right?

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These krispie treats are made in the usual fashion, with rice cereal, butter, and marshmallows. But I added two things that have seriously changed the way I will eat krispie treats forever: pie crust and pudding mix. My friend Aimee over at Shugary Sweets has been adding pudding to her krispie treats forever and OMG why have I not been doing it too?

I had a Marie Callender’s frozen pie crust in my freezer that got broken accidentally, so I baked it up and broke it into pieces. There were two cups of pie chunks and somehow I managed not to inhale them. Instead, I mixed them with the rice krispie cereal as the base of the treats.

After melting the butter and marshmallows together, I added pudding mix to it. Banana Cream Pudding Mix. And OMG the result? It tastes like a banana cream pie! I swear people, the ideas are exploding in my head from this experience, so hold onto your pie crusts and get ready for some awesome.

The result? A rice krispie treat that tastes like a banana cream pie. Seriously. Complete with a crust.

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Never has an overstuffed freezer netted something so fantastic. It almost makes me want to stuff the freezer with even more goodies…

Banana Cream Pie Rice Krispie Treats

Banana Cream Pie Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen pie crust (i.e. Marie Callender’s)
  • 4 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 10 ounces marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 small box (3.4 ounces) banana cream pie pudding mix (you can use the larger box if that’s all you can find)

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x13” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Bake your frozen pie crust according to package directions. Cool, then break into pieces and place in a medium sized bowl. Add the Rice Krispies to the bowl with the pie crust.
  3. Place marshmallows and butter in a large bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Once butter and marshmallows are fully melted, remove from microwave and quickly stir in the pudding mix. Pour cereal and pie crust mixture into the marshmallow mixture and stir carefully. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Spray your hands with cooking spray and carefully press the rice krispie treats into the pan to compact. Cool before cutting.
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Check out these pie-inspired treats:

Butter Pecan Pie Ice Cream

Peach Pie Blondies

 

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Sweets from friends:
Peanut Butter Pie Cup Pie Pops by The Gunny Sack
Mini Butterfinger Pies by Crumbs and Chaos
Brownie Pie Pops by Something Swanky
Pistachio Rice Krispie Treats by Shugary Sweets

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I am compensated for my work at the Marie Callender’s blog, and they provided me these coupons for this giveaway and post. All opinions are 100% my own because I love their pies!








Comments

  1. I am the biggest RKTreat lover! I have tried making them with pudding as well..and it adds another level of flavor! I made some with pudding & put them in my cookbook :) Yours sound great. Love banana cream pie!
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  2. Banana cream pie. And krispie treats. Mind blown, Dorothy.
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  3. I have a box of banana cream pudding mix. And no, you forgot to garnish the slice of rice krispy® treat, with a banana chip. Or a slice of banana, on top of the whipped cream, ( to make it look even more dramatic) and yes, I love marie callender’s® products as well ( they make good pot pies) well, it’ts almost time to make my cocoa krispies® “basketballs” the NBA playoffs are in full swing GO BULLS!

  4. Welcome to the dark side! Pudding in RKT is the only way! And now I must try them with crust! YUM.
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  5. I’ve seen some creative Rice Krispie treat recipes but this tops all! I can only imagine how it would taste! An easy way to get banana cream pie – I love it! It cracks me up how normal they look and what people faces would look like then they bit into one! I would be thrilled. Does the crust get soggy? Or is it chewy/ crunchy still? I’ve used mini wheats in Rice Krispie treats but never pudding mix or crust and am going to have to try this!
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  6. These look great Dorothy!! I love banana anything!
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  7. Banana is my absolute fave! I’m in love with this idea!
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  8. Banana cream pie is one of my all time favorite pies! I love that you put all of those fantastic flavors into a rice krispie treat. I must admit that I’ve never been huge on RKT, but when you make them taste like banana cream pie, I’m allllll about them! :)
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  9. Sometimes I get bored of rice krispie treats, but these sound so different and I bet they’re full of flavor! Yum!
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  10. Man that ice cream looks phenomenal. I am a succor for the old fashioned favorites. Yum! What a fun idea for the rice krispie treats. I always seem to make the same ones. The fanciest I get is to add sprinkles. Yes, I’m no fun… :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  11. These are so creative! I love it!
    I can’t wait to get back in the kitchen :)
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  12. Pudding mix makes everything better, no joke. I love the addition of the pie crust too! Banana heaven!
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  13. These are super cute!!! Love the banana and cream flavor to a dessert staple!!!
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  14. Pie crusts in crispy treats just sounds like a perfect combination of two amazing things!
    Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen recently posted..Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Luna BarsMy Profile

  15. Pudding in RKT?S? I’ve never thought about that. Genius. Sinfully genius :)
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  16. Such a great idea for rice krispie treats!!
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  17. This recipe literally just blew my mind! Girl you are genius.
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry recently posted..Cream of Asparagus SoupMy Profile

  18. You.are.brilliant – the end :) Thanks for linking to my butterfinger pies!
    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos recently posted..“Hostess Cupcake” Cake BallsMy Profile

  19. What a great idea! I don’t actually like banana cream pie because I don’t like custard-y things, so I think banana cream pie rice crispy treats are the perfect solution!

  20. Way to put your own Dorothy touch on these rice krispies. Yummy!
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  21. I’m not a big banana cream pie fan, but I’m pretty sure that I’d love it in krispy treat form – your creativity amazes me Dorothy
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  22. You are such a culinary genius. This looks and sounds amazing!
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  23. I totally love the method of adding pudding mix! I’m one of those freaks who doesn’t like bananas, but I’d love to try this with key lime pudding. Or maybe Oreo pie crust with cheesecake pudding. I need to stop thinking of flavor combos. I’ll never be beach ready if I keep this up!
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  24. OH EM AMAZING!!! This sounds delicious- I absolutely love banana cream pie! I can only imagine what these rice krispies taste like!! DROOL!
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  25. These are nomilicious! Yes, I just made up a word. LOL

    Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway! :)
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  26. This just sounds like a happy accident … aren’t you happy that those pie crusts broke? Great combo of flavors ;)
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  27. Banana mallowy goodness – I love it when an improvised plan comes together! I’m going to try these out. I know a Small Boy who’d love them. In the absence of pie crust, I guess some broken cookies could work well. I’ll get back to you when I’ve tried…
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  28. Nancy A. says:

    My husband loves pie!! His mother made fruit pies all the time. I am not a pie maker at all. I grew up with my making cakes, so that is what I always make. He would be so happy with a good pie!! He eats them right up. Thank you for such great giveaways!!

  29. PIe crust in a pudding krispie…I love it!!! I’m so glad your overcrowded sweets loving freezer broke those pie crusts :-) These sound awesome!!!
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  30. oooo adding pudding in rice krispie treats?! Now I’ve added pudding to chocolate chip cookies but never to rice krispie treats! oooo I would eat this entire pan! )Or at least want to!)
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  31. Kathleen says:

    Do you add the pudding mix in dry?

  32. Hey that sounds like my freezer!!! Ha ha ha! These krispie treats are seriously good stuff Dorothy!
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  33. You are killing me here! I’m trying to low carb it and I came across these. Well since my birthday is May 8th I believe I deserve to make myself these! Pinning as we speak!!! :)

  34. Erica, my B.F.’s mother, and my niece’s husband both have birthdays on the same day too!

  35. Ah! Love these! LOVE! Can life get better than pie crust in a rice krispy treat? Looks great!
    Summer @ Mallow and Co recently posted..Rocky Road Rice Krispy TreatsMy Profile

  36. Love these!!
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  37. Hi I live in New Zealand and not sure what the banana cream pie pudding mix is. Could I use something else or is it like instant pudding. Hope you can help would love to make these.

    • It is instant pudding. Do you have that in Australia? I know in the UK they have “Angel Delight” which is like our pudding mix. You may be able to try mashed banana instead, but I’m not sure if that would get brown. Let me know what you’re able to do!

  38. Michelle says:

    Do you use instant or cook and serve pudding?

  39. Carolyn says:

    What a great idea..I made a krispy cake using a bundt pan..Instead of the boring squares.I will be adding Banana pudding to my rice krispies for a family reunion.Thanks for the recipe..

  40. You are most definitely one of the most creative people I know! This sounds awesome!!!
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