How To Store Rice Krispie Treats

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Making rice krispie treats with your children is the perfect afternoon activity to try. Rice krispie treats are not only easy to make but are perfect for children who want to be creative as they can be decorated in lots of different types of chocolate and sweet treats. If you are making rice krispie treats as a family activity, you will most likely end up with leftovers. Knowing how to store rice krispie treats can save you from having to waste food. 

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In this article we will explore how to store rice krispie treats and how to store ones have been covered in other ingredients.

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How To Store Fresh Rice Krispie Treats

There are different ways you can store your rice krispie treats. These include keeping your treats at room temperature, storing them in the fridge, or storing the rice krispie treats in the freezer. 

Although, It is not necessary to store your rice krispie treats in the fridge to allow them to stay good. You can store these snacks in the fridge if you are wanting to make them as fast as you can. That is to say, the fridge can help cool them down and allow the marshmallow to set. 

Rice krispie treats can stay fresh at room temperature as long as you have stored them in an airtight container. This will remain true if you would like to store your rice krispie treats in the fridge as well.

If you want to store your rice krispie treats in the fridge it is best to keep them in an air-tight bag or air-tight container to prevent them from being spoiled by other food in the fridge and protect them from drips or leaks. 

How Best To Store Rice Krispie Treats

The best way to store your rice krispie treats is to store them at room temperature. Place them in an airtight container or an airtight bag. This will prevent the oxygen reaching your rice krispie treats which could cause them to go stale.

If your rice krispie treats do go stale they could turn hard and solid. Keeping them soft and chewy is what’s ideal, so this is not what you want!

How To Store Rice Krispie Treats Overnight

Storing your rice krispie treats overnight is easier than you may think.

If you store your rice krispie treats overnight in the fridge they may harden prematurely. And if you store your rice krispie treats in the freezer you will have to thaw them out the next day if you want to consume them.

If you are wanting to consume your rice krispie treats the next day but want to store them overnight, keeping them at room temperature is your best bet.

How Long To Store Rice Krispie Treats

Rice krispie treats can stay the same quality for up to a week as long as you store them correctly.

To keep your rice krispie treats optimal, store them in an airtight container or air-tight bag. The best way to store your rice krispie treats is to store them at room temperature. If you follow these instructions your rice krispie treats should stay fresh for up to a week.

Rice krispie treats can go bad if they are not stored correctly. They also have a higher chance of turning bad if they are made with butter, as butter is a dairy product and can spoil easily

If you leave butter at room temperature for too long it can turn rancid and possibly grow mold. If you have used salted butter, it has a higher chance of staying fresh at room temperature.

On the chance that your rice krispie treats have gone bad, they most likely will not grow mold or cause you food poisoning that can make you sick. They will expire and decrease in quality such as taste and texture. If your rice krispie treats have expired, they will not be enjoyable to eat. 

How To Store Homemade Rice Krispie Treats

It is very important to remember to store your homemade rice krispie treats in an air-tight bag or an air-tight container. Doing so can prevent the oxygen hardening your homemade rice krispie treats. Storing your homemade treats properly will make sure to protect them from flies or pests that may be in your home. 

Your homemade rice krispie treats may be stickier than rice krispie treats that are bought from a store. Therefore, it is wise to use a piece of greaseproof paper or wax paper on the bottom of your container when storing these. You can also use grease proof paper or wax paper in between layers of your homemade rice krispie treats. to keep them from sticking together.

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How To Store Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats

If you have made homemade rice Krispies treats with melted marshmallows, you can make then last for up to 2 days to 3 days if you store them in the fridge. If you are wanting to store your marshmallow rice krispie treats for much longer, you can freeze them and they will stay good for up to 6 weeks.

It is best to consume your marshmallow rice krispie treats within the first few days. That is when they tend to taste their best. Consuming your marshmallow rice krispie treats within 2-3 days of making them will be the best time period when they stay crunchy and fresh. After 5 to 6 days, your marshmallow rice krispie treats will start to decrease in their crispy texture.

To store your marshmallow rice krispie treats, it is best to cut them into smaller chunks or squares. This will make them less bulky to store. Once you have cut your marshmallow rice krispie treats into smaller squares then they are best stored at room temperature. Room temperature is considered to be anywhere between 64 degrees Fahrenheit to 73 degrees Fahrenheit. This equals 18 degrees Celsius to 23 degrees Celsius. Storing them in a cupboard or a pantry will work as this will keep them away from pests.

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How To Store Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats

Chocolate covered rice krispie treats do not need much fuss when storing when compared to other types of covered rice krispie treats. You can treat chocolate covered rice krispie treats the same as your plain rice krispie treats when storing. Chocolate covered rice krispie treats do not need to go in the fridge or freezer to be stored as chocolate is safe at room temperature. 

If you live in a very hot climate, it is best to store your chocolate covered rice krispie treats in the fridge to make sure that the snack does not start to melt and ruin in appearance. If the fridge is not cold enough to set your melted chocolate covered rice krispie treats quickly, you can place them in the freezer to set. Place your squares in the freezer for 10 minutes and then remove once the chocolate has set.

How To Store Dipped Rice Krispie Treats

If you are wondering how to store your dipped rice krispie treats then the answer is a little complicated. The answer really depends on what you have used to dip them into.

If you have used a fresh ingredient like yogurt on your dipped rice krispie treats, then the best bet is to store them in the fridge. This would be the best method of storage as yogurt is a fresh ingredient and can spoil easily. Storing your yogurt dipped rice krispie treats in the fridge would prevent the nasty bacteria from rapidly growing and spoiling your treats. 

If you have used an ingredient like chocolate as a dip for your rice krispie treats, then storing the snack in the fridge will not be necessary. This is due to chocolate not spoiling as quickly as yogurt. Chocolate is an ingredient that will stay good if stored at room temperature and therefore storing your chocolate dipped rice krispie treats at room temperature will be fine. If you want to keep your chocolate on your dipped rice krispie treats from melting, then storing it in the fridge would be a good idea, especially if you live in a hot climate.

Rice Krispie Treats Are Easy To Store!

Rice krispie treats are one of the easiest snacks to store. They do not need much fuss as they can sit out at room temperature quite happily.

It is best to always store your rice krispie treats in an air-tight bag or air-tight container to stop them from hardening. This will also stop pests from getting to them.

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