How Long do Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats Last? [With Storage Tips]

How long does Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats last

One recipe that I always find interesting is the chocolate-covered rice Krispie treats. 

I know the name is a little mouthful, so are these tasty desserts or sweets (whatever you would like to call them)

Rice Krispie treats are tasty on their own, just imagine if you have dipped the entire thing in chocolate. It would and does taste heavenly. 

You made some to try it out for the first time or made it after a long time. 

At such times you must be confused about how long these treats can last or how where they will last fresh. 

If you are someone who is concerned by such questions, then you would enjoy reading this article. 

I am here to answer all your queries regarding how long chocolate-covered rice Krispies last and how you can store them for better preservation. 

Let’s see how these rice krispie treats can last in different storage conditions

Don’t take time, here’s a quick answer

Room Temperature Fridge Freezer
Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats5 to 7 days 3 to 4 weeks 3 months 

How Long do Chocolate Cover Rice Krispie Treat Last in Fridge? 

So to know how long a particular food item would last, it is necessary to understand what ingredients are used to make them. 

If these ingredients are the ones that perish soon, your food item would perish soon most of the time and vice versa. 

Our food items are made up of melted marshmallows, butter, rice krispie, and chocolate. All these ingredients have a fairly good shelf-life and are non-perishable. 

Hence, these treats last for a good time. If you want to retain the best taste and texture, one of the best options is to store it in the fridge. 

If you use all our instructions to store your treats properly, then they would last around 2 to, at times 4 weeks. 

Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats
Homemade Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats

Freezing Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats

As we know now, rice krispie treats are shelf-stable so that they can last a long time.

One of the best ways to ensure your treats are fine and safe is by freezing them. 

Yes, you can freeze your chocolate-covered rice krispie treats as same as chocolate covered strawberries. Their texture can vary a bit, but they taste good. 

Some might not like the texture, but I am a fan of how these treats taste after thawing. 

If you decide to store these treats in the freezer, they will last around 3 to 4 months, given that you have stored them properly. 

How Long Do Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats Last at Room Temperature? 

As I have mentioned almost 2 times, rice krispie treats are shelf-stable.

If be honest, they taste their best when stored at room temperature. 

This is because their chewiness and crunch are maintained, and once the chocolate hardens up, it would not melt soon. 

Hence, making these treats perfect for picnics, brunches, and tiffins. For brunches chocolate covered oreos and chocolate covered pretzels is also a good option.

If good care is taken with proper storage conditions, these treats can last around 5 to 7 days at outside temperatures without significant issues. 

If you use salted butter, normal butter will result in your treats lasting for a week. 

How Far in Advance can I make Chocolate Covered Rice Krispies?

You can make chocolate rice krispie treats in advance, and they will stay last. Yes, you read it right.

These delicious treats will be fine for up to 5 days at room temperature when made in advance and stored in an airtight container.

If you have free time this week and not next week you can prepare them on the coming Sunday and eat them till 6 days from that time.

Similarly, if you choose to freeze them, they will last in an airtight container for about 6 weeks.

Making chocolate rice Krispie treats is a safe and good idea.

Storing Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats for Better Shelf Life 

There’s no use in preparing and cooking delicious chocolate-covered rice krispie treats if later you can’t store them correctly.

The best way to store your chocolate-covered rice krispie treats is to put them in an airtight or sealed container. Keep in mind it will stay the best when you store the different treats with the help of wax paper.(or parchment)

If you wish for them to last longer, you can freeze them too!

Store Bought Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats
Storing Store Bought Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats

How to Know if Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats Have Gone Bad? 

Even if you try your best to store your favorite rice krispie treats, they will eventually get as bad as all the food items. 

You must understand and recognize that your rice krispie treats have gone bad. Here are some cues to recognize that your treats have gone bad. 

If they have a weird smell, then do a taste check. If it tastes weird, you know it is thrown away in the thrash. 

If your krispie treats are stale and hard then it must have caused because of moisture and faulty storage. Try to avoid eating such stale treats as much as possible. Just eat the fresh ones instead. 

If mold or fungi grows on top of your rice krispie treats, you know it better to throw them away as soon as possible. 

If your chocolate-covered rice krispie treats have become soggy, they have gone alright. They are still edible it’s just your choice to eat them. 


I hope I have answered all your queries regarding the shelf-life and storage of Chocolate-covered-rice krispie treats 

If you have any such queries about other of your favorite dessert or sweet varieties, we have a list of articles for you to check. 

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