How long can you store rice Krispie treats?

In this article, we will answer the question “How long can you store rice Krispie treats?”, and how to store rice Krispies?

How long can you store rice Krispie treats?

Homemade rice Krispies with melted marshmallows will last 2-3 days in the fridge and upto 6 weeks in the freezer. 

Rice Krispies Treats Nutrition

According to the USDA, a single serving (22 grams) of ready-to-eat Kellogg’s Rice contains:

Calories 91.7Calcium 0.66 milligrams 
Protein 0.75 gramsIron 0.48 milligrams
Total fat 1.98 grams Magnesium 2.86 milligrams
Carbohydrates 17.7 gramsPhosphorus9.24 milligrams
Sugars 4.26 gramsPotassium 8.58 milligrams

Storing the rice crispy treats at room temperature 

Cut the rice crispy treats into small squares 

Storing the rice crispy treats in individual squares are easy to grab whenever you feel like snacking. However, you can skip this step if you have a bulk of rice crispy treats to store.

Pack the leftovers 

Stack the rice crispy treat squares in a good quality air-tight container such that there is minimum headspace. 

Minimizing the headspace reduces the air contact of the rice crispy squares which is crucial to their freshness. 

Alternatively, you can pack the rice crispy treats in a zip-lock bag in 1-2 layers. Squeeze out as much air as possible from the bag.

Use a separator 

Use wax paper as a separator between each square or each layer of the rice crispy treats. This will prevent these squares of goodness from sticking during storage. Cu the wax paper according to the size of your container or zip-lock bag.

Store at room temperature 

The room temperature can fall anywhere between  64 to 73 °F (18 to 23 °C). A cupboard, counter, or pantry works fine.

Don’t keep the treats stored for too long

Stale and tough treats are enjoyed by no one. Therefore, it is recommended to consume the rice crispy treats within 3 days of storage.

Storing the rice crispy treats in the freezer

Cut the rice crispy treats into small squares 

You need to do this, trust me on this. This will save you the hassle of thawing the entire rice crispy treat bar when you just want one or two squares of this treat for munching. So it is always wise to cut the bar into individual pieces so they are easy to grab and thaw.

Put ‘em in the container 

Stack the rice crispy treat squares in a good quality air-tight container such that there is minimum headspace. 

Minimizing the headspace reduces the air contact of the rice crispy squares which is crucial to their freshness. 

Alternatively, you can pack the rice crispy treats in a zip-lock bag in 1-2 layers. Squeeze out as much air as possible from the bag.

Use a separator 

Use wax paper as a separator between each square or each layer of the rice crispy treats. This will prevent these squares of goodness from sticking during storage. Cu the wax paper according to the size of your container or zip-lock bag.

Put a clear label

Putting a clear label with the date of storage helps you keep track of the shelf-life of the rice crispy treats. So, it is always a good idea to stick a tape on the container and jot down the important information that will be helpful later on.

Store in the freezer 

You can keep the rice crispy treats in the freezer for up to 6 weeks. After 6 weeks, the treats substantially become tough or you will end up with stale rice crispy treats.

Thaw

Let the rice crispy squares thaw for about 15 minutes at room temperature. This will make the rice crispies fresh and gooey again. 

How to make Rice Krispie Treats at home?

Ingredients 

  • 14 cups mini marshmallows divided
  • 12 tbsp butter
  • 12 cups crispy rice cereal
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions 

  1. Grease a 9×13” pan with softened butter. You can also use any cooking oil of your preference.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter and 12 cups of marshmallows on low-medium heat. Remove from the heat when the mixture is nice and smooth. Do not overdo the cooking.
  1. In a bowl, pour the cereal followed by the butter and marshmallow mixture such that the melted goodness evenly covers the cereal layer beneath it. Stir in the remaining marshmallows.
  1. Once the melted mixture has slightly cooled down, toss in your favorite mix-ins like chocolate pieces, or m&m’s.
  1. Transfer this mixture into the greased pan. Let cool before cutting into bars.
  1. Devour them right away or store them in the fridge or freezer for later.

Conclusion

In this article, we answered the question “How long can you store rice Krispie treats?”, and how to store rice Krispies?

References

https://www.wikihow.com/Store-Rice-Crispy-Treats
https://www.livestrong.com/article/552760-how-to-keep-marshmallow-krispie-treats-fresh-longer/
https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/rice-krispie-treats/

Hello, I'm Sana Ameer. I'm a student of Food Science and Technology at UVAS. I like to bake and I aspire to become a Food blogger.