Cannabis crispy treats are some of the easiest edibles to make at home. So once you’ve made a fresh batch, you may wonder, “how long do weed rice crispy treats last?” Get grinding while we break down how to keep your edibles fresh longer.

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How Long Do Homemade Weed Rice Crispy Treats Last?

Ideally, homemade weed crispy treats last about a week. They’re more likely to hold up if you use the right ingredients, such as salted butter, and if you store them in an airtight container or ziplock bag.

You can get them to last even longer by storing them in the fridge. In this case, they’ll stay good for about two weeks.

And if you need them to go even longer, store them in the freezer. These frozen treats will hold up for anything between several weeks to several months, depending on how they’re made and stored.

Weed-Infused Rice Crispy Treats

So what is the best way to make these treats to ensure they last longer?

What You’ll Need

CannaButter
Buttery delight (Source: Unsplash)

A recipe to make a good batch of weed rice crispy treats requires the following ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons salted butter (Cannabutter or cannabis coconut oil)
  • 10 ounces (or 5 cups) of marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal (or a similar cereal of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan

This makes a smaller batch of about 9 large or 16 small squares. For a larger batch, you can adjust the ingredients accordingly.

Marshmallows
Fluffy goodness (Source: Pexels)

You could buy your cannabis-infused butter or oil, or you could make your own. If you choose to use unsalted cannabis butter or oil, be sure to add about ¼ teaspoon of salt to your recipe.

How to Make a Weed Rice Crispy Treat That Lasts

Furthermore, you can make your treats on the stovetop or in a microwave.

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To make them on the stove, you’ll begin by greasing a large bowl with softened butter or cooking spray before filling it with your cereal,

Next, grease your baking tray and set it aside. In a saucepan, mix your butter and marshmallows and stir over low heat till it’s about 75% melted. Remove it from the heat and continue stirring until smooth. Pour this mix over the cereal, mixing gently until the cereal is fully coated.

Pour the mix into your baking tray. Press the tops gently using a spatula to spread the mix evenly. Don’t press it in too firmly.

Set the tray aside and allow it to cool completely. This should take about 30 minutes to an hour, so do resist the urge to cut into them right away. Finally, once cool, cut the edibles into squares or rectangles, whichever you prefer.

For those of us who prefer microwaves to stoves, the recipe is the same with a few small changes. Once you mix the butter and marshmallows (this time in a microwave-safe bowl), pop it in the microwave and heat it on high for a minute. Stir well, mashing the marshmallows till they pop and melt. If the mixture isn’t melted enough, you can continue to heat it at 15-second intervals and mix it till it’s completely smooth. Make sure to keep an eye on it as it heats up since marshmallows tend to puff up when heated.

Once smooth, pour the mix over the cereal just like with the stovetop method, mixing to coat them. Finish by pouring the mix into a baking tray, pressing down gently, cooling to set, and cutting into squares or rectangles.

How to Store Your Weed Rice Crispy Treats

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Seal them tight (Source: Unsplash)

Once cooled and cut, the squares need to be stored in airtight containers. The best way to store them is in a ziplock bag since this will keep them fresh and crispy for much longer than other methods.

While you can make them go longer by refrigerating them, it is highly recommended that you freeze your spares. Keep a few in the fridge for quick access, making sure to use them within two weeks. Your frozen treats will last at least 6 weeks, so you won’t have to throw any of them away.

The Best Way to Freeze Weed Edibles

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Freeze ’em right (Source: Unsplash)

Ziplock bags are great to store most things. But frozen food needs to be separated for easy access when you’re ready to defrost them. If not, you’ll end up defrosting the whole batch each time, which might prevent them from lasting longer.

First off, make sure you store your weed crispy treats in a freezer-safe container. It helps to make them in one, to begin with, when you know they’re going to be frozen. This simplifies the process but also makes it easier to store them separately. Silicone trays work great since it’s easy to pop them out when you’re ready for one.

To keep the treats fresh, make sure you wrap the tray in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, before sliding it into a freezer bag or something similar.

Don’t forget to label the bag after you seal it. Note the date, so you have a rough idea of when your 6 weeks are up and can keep an eye on them.

Flash Freezing Rice Crispy Treats

THC crispy treat
Keep ’em apart (Source: Flickr)

Another way to store your treats in a freezer is by flash-freezing them before popping them into a bag. This allows you to store them together without having them stick together.

To flash freeze a square, place each on a baking sheet placed in the freezer. Take them out after 20 minutes. Remove the sheet.

You could wrap each square in plastic wrap if you wish, or pop them all in a freezer bag. Either way, flash freezing will prevent them from sticking together or sticking to the plastic.Thawing a Frozen Weed Treat

Frozen treats can seem daunting if you’re hoping to access them quickly. Especially if you’ve run out of your refrigerated batch. But they’re surprisingly easy to work with.

To thaw a treat, simply leave it on your counter till it gets to room temperature. If you need it to thaw faster, you can pop it in the microwave and run it through 15-second intervals to get it to room temperature.

Be careful not to overheat the treat or you’ll render the weed useless.

Home is Where The Treats Are

Is there a greater joy than having your favorite treats on hand, no matter what mood you’re in? And few treats bring quite as much joy as an edible.

Perhaps you’ve been holding off on making your own weed rice crispy treats because you’ve heard they don’t last long. Rest assured, these ones can last quite a while especially if you freeze them.

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