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Have you ever made more Rice Krispie Treats than you needed? If so and you want to have more for later, you need to learn about freezing Rice Krispie Treats.
Can you freeze rice krispie treats?
Yes, you absolutely can freeze rice krispie treats for up to 6 months.. It is relatively simple to do, you can either flash freeze them and then bag them up or you can wrap them, bag them and stick them in the freezer.
How to freeze Rice Krispie Treats
So you have your pan (or multiple pans) of Rice Krispie Treats and you want to save them for later. What do you do? You freeze them!
It’s really super easy to do too. All you need is some quart sized freezer bags. You can also use gallon sized freezer bags if you are freezing larger batches. There are a few ways to freeze them: wrap them up after they have cooled, flash freeze the pack, or freeze the whole pan.
To Wrap them once cooled: Once your batch has cooled enough to cut, you simply cut them into your desired squares. You want to make sure your Rice Krispie Treats are not hot anymore. Once they go in the freezer, excess heat will cause condensation and can make the treats get frostbite.
You can wrap each treat in wax or parchment paper. Or you can take your squares and place them inside the freezer bag placing a sheet of paper between each square.
Carefully squeeze as much air out of the bag as you can and seal the zipper. Now, stick the bag in your freezer.
To Flash Freeze: let your treats cool, cut them into squares, then place them on a cookie sheet where they aren’t touching and pop them in the freezer. Leave them in for an hour or so until they are frozen, then you can toss them all into a bag together without wrapping.
To Freeze the whole pan: all you have to do for this one is make your treats, let them cool, place a lid or cling wrap over the pan and stick it in the freezer. This method is best used only if you now you need a large batch of treats all at once later.
Why would I want to freeze Rice Krispie Treats?
You can decide on freezing Rice Krispie Treats for myriad of reasons. The obvious reason being, you want to save them for later.
Maybe you like to meal prep and preserve foods to use at later dates. If that is the case, you may want to freeze desserts too.
One reason we decided to try it out is to help us exercise a little more self control when it comes to snacking. While you can eat a frozen Rice Krispie Treat, we do not advise it. It is super hard and can really hurt if it scrapes the inside of year mouth. Also, your dentist is going to be doubly disappointed in you if you break a tooth WHILE eating sweets.
How long can I keep Rice Krispie Treats frozen?
The official Kellog website recommends freezing no longer than 6 weeks. We have found that you can freeze closer to 6 months without a significant decrease in flavor or quality.
How do I thaw my frozen Rice Krispie Treats?
This is just as easy as freezing them. Just take them out of the freezer. Sit them on a plate on the counter for about an hour or so and you will have a thawed and delicious treat.