Asked by: Salaheddin Breger
food and drink desserts and baking

Why did my Rice Krispie treats turn out hard?

Last Updated: 28th June, 2020

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It's tempting to turn up the heat to speedupmelting the butter and marshmallows, but resist the urge. Highheatis the prime culprit for rock hard rice krispietreats.→ Follow this tip: It will take a few more minutesof cooktime, but melt the butter and marshmallows overlowheat.

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Similarly, you may ask, how do you soften hard Rice Crispy Treats?

If you just have a couple of Rice KrispieTreatsto soften, then place them along with a slice ofbread intoa ziploc bag and let them sit overnight.

Secondly, can Rice Krispie Treats go bad? Puffed Rice treats can be stored atroomtemperature in air tight containment (zip-top bag with no airinit), for 1 to 2 days without any ill effect. They keep longerthanthey last, if you get my drift. You canrefrigeratethem.

Also question is, how far ahead can you make Rice Krispie Treats?

Rice Krispie treats are best the same day.Youcan keep them from getting too hard by really sealingthem wellwith Saran Wrap and keeping them air-tight and theywill beok for 2-3 days but they are just so muchbetter-texturedthe same day.

How do you soften marshmallows?

You can soften marshmallows that have hardenedbyholding the closed bag under running hot water, or dipping intoapan of hot water for a few minutes. Just make sure the bagissealed well. The moisture that builds is just enoughtosoften the marshmallows right up.

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Can you rehydrate marshmallows?

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Is it okay to refrigerate marshmallows?

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