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How to Store Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats [Video]

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How to store chocolate covered rice krispie treats as make-ahead party treats

What’s not to love about taking a basic rice krispie treat recipe and making it extra special by covering it in chocolate? Whether it’s for bake sales, birthday parties, or just because you want a sweet treat, chocolate-dipped rice krispie treats are always a hit.

Learn the tricks of the trade for crafting customized, mouthwatering chocolate dipped rice krispie treats while making sure they stay fresh and delicious every step of the way.

How to store chocolate covered rice krispie treats

Since they can go stale relatively quickly, it’s good to know how to preserve the freshness and texture of cereal treats, Here’s how to do it:

Room Temperature: Store the treats in an airtight container at room temperature. This helps maintain their flavor and prevents them from drying out.

Avoid Refrigeration: Avoid storing chocolate-covered treats in the refrigerator, as the moisture can cause them to become stale and lose their crispiness.

Freezing Option: If you need to store them for a longer period, you can freeze chocolate-covered rice crispy treats.

Bag each treat individually in cellophane and heat seal it to maintain freshness. Then, place them in a single layer in an airtight container or freezer bag. Ensure they are tightly sealed to prevent freezer burn.

Thawing: When ready to enjoy, thaw the treats at room temperature. In general, it’s best to allow the treats to thaw for approximately 1 to 2 hours before serving or selling them. 

By following these storage tips, you can keep your chocolate-covered rice crispy treats fresh and delicious for an extended period, allowing you to enjoy them whenever you want.

how to store chocolate covered rice krispie treats

How to get started making chocolate-dipped rice krispies treats

What ingredients do I need?

For the rice krispie treats, you’ll need butter, marshmallows, and rice krispie cereal. For dipping, white candy melts (Merckens are my favorite) and oil-based food colors are recommended.

The full recipe can be found on the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

how to store chocolate covered rice krispie treats

Where can I find the ingredients?

You can find the ingredients at your local grocery store or online. Specific brands like MERKENS for candy melts can be found in baking or confectionery stores.

What’s the best way to dip in chocolate?

Melt white candy melts in the microwave or double boiler, then dip cooled treats into the melted chocolate, ensuring even coverage.

When dipping rice crispy treats into melted chocolate, the choice of tool depends on whether you want the treat entirely dipped in chocolate or partially dipped. Here’s how to decide:

  1. Partial Dip (using a Cake Pop Stick or Popsicle Stick): If you prefer to partially dip the treat in chocolate, making it easier to handle or adding decorative touches, a cake pop stick or popsicle stick works well. Simply insert the stick into the bottom of the treat before dipping. This method offers control and versatility for creating various dipping designs.
  1. Full Dip (using a Candy Fork): For a complete coating of chocolate around the entire treat, a candy fork is the best option. Designed specifically for dipping treats into melted chocolate, the candy fork provides precise control and ensures even coverage. It’s ideal for smaller treats or when you want a uniform chocolate coating.
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How should I store the treats?

Store chocolate-covered treats in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-5 days to maintain freshness. Avoid storing them in the refrigerator, as it can make them taste stale. However, you can freeze them if they are heat-sealed in a freezer bag.

How to make shaped Rice Krispy treats

Here’s how you can use cookie cutters to shape rice crispy treats:

Using cookie cutters is a convenient and easy way to create fun and customizable shapes without the need for molds.

  1. Prepare your rice crispy treats according to your recipe.
  2. Once the mixture is pressed into the pan and set, use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
  3. Press the cookie cutter firmly into the rice crispy treat mixture and then carefully lift the cutter to remove the shape.

Using cookie cutters allows you to create a variety of shapes, plus, you can easily switch between different cookie cutter shapes to cater to different occasions or preferences.

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How to customize rice crispy treats for every occasion

Birthday Party

Customize rice crispy treats with colorful sprinkles or edible glitter to match the birthday theme. Offer personalized options like adding the birthday boy or girl’s name in chocolate lettering.

Christmas

Create festive rice crispy treats shaped like snowflakes, reindeer, or wrapped presents. Package them in holiday-themed boxes or bags for gift-giving or sell them at holiday markets.

Valentine’s Day

 Offer heart-shaped rice crispy treats dipped in pink or red chocolate and decorated with heart-shaped sprinkles. Package them in clear bags tied with ribbons for a charming Valentine’s Day treat.

Easter

Make rice crispy treats in the shape of Easter eggs, bunnies, or chicks. Dip them in pastel-colored chocolate and wrap them in colorful foil for Easter basket fillers.

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Graduation

Create rice crispy treats in the shape of graduation caps or diplomas. Use school colors for the chocolate coating and offer them as celebratory treats for graduates.

Summer Events

 Sell rice crispy treats at summer fairs, carnivals, or outdoor festivals. Offer them on sticks for easy handling or package them in individual bags for convenient snacking on the go.

Halloween

 Get spooky with rice crispy treats shaped like ghosts, pumpkins, or bats. Dip them in orange or black chocolate and add candy eyes or Halloween-themed sprinkles for a festive touch.

Back-to-School

Offer rice crispy treats decorated with school-themed toppings like colored pencils, rulers, or apples. Sell them at school fundraisers or as treats for students and teachers.

Anytime Treats

 Keep a variety of rice crispy treats available year-round for customers looking for a quick and delicious snack. Offer different flavors like peanut butter, chocolate chip, or caramel for a tasty selection.

Crafting these delectable chocolate-covered rice krispie treats is a breeze! Simply melt, mix, and dip your way to dessert perfection. With just three easy steps, you’ll be enjoying these irresistible treats in no time.

how to store chocolate covered rice krispie treats

My Favorite Chocolate-Covered Rice Krispy Treats Recipe

This irresistible recipe combines the crunchy goodness of rice krispies with the decadent sweetness of white chocolate for a treat that's perfect for any occasion.
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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 16 ounces of marshmallows Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, not mini marshmallows
  • 7 cups of Rice Krispie cereal
  • 6 ounces white candy melts MERKENS brand recommended
  • 4-6 drops oil-based food color

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Once the butter is melted, add in the marshmallows and stir continuously until they are completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and, if desired, stir in a splash of vanilla extract for extra flavor. Gently fold in the rice krispies cereal until it is evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  • Transfer the cereal mixture into a greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Using a sheet of parchment paper or lightly greased hands, gently press the mixture evenly into the pan to form a smooth layer. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Once the rice krispie treats have cooled, cut them into squares or use cookie cutters to create fun shapes.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl or using a double boiler, melt the white candy melts according to the package instructions, stirring in oil-based food color to achieve your desired shade of color.
  • Dip each rice krispie treat into the melted chocolate, ensuring it is completely coated. Use a fork or dipping tool to remove any excess chocolate.
  • Place the chocolate-covered treats onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper, allowing them to set at room temperature.

how to store chocolate covered rice krispie treats

Now you know how to store chocolate covered Rice Krispy treats!

Making chocolate-covered Rice Krispy treats is easier than you might think! With proper storage techniques and a foolproof recipe at your fingertips, you’re on your way to making delicious treats for any occasion. Have you tried making chocolate-covered Rice Krispy treats before? Share your favorite tip in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you.

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