Food Storage Recipes: Best Rice Krispie Squares

What do you do on a Sunday night when you don’t want to go to the store but you want a delicious treat? This happened to me last Sunday and guess what I did? I made a food storage dessert! YAY!!! This one has been a staple in my family for years and it is one of my favorite treats. But it only just dawned on me that it was a perfect food storage recipe. It qualifies as a comfort food in my opinion because if I was eating purely food storage and I could eat this treat every now and then I’d be in heaven. So here it is, recipe courtesy of Grandma Lori:

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Best Rice Krispie Squares Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 1 c. corn syrup (karo light)
  • 3/4 c. peanut butter
  • 2 c. Rice Krispies
  • 4 c. Corn Flakes

Directions:
Use a large pot and stir together first three ingredients until melted & smooth. Then stir in the cereal. Spread in a 9×13 pan. EAT! (yes my mom included the EAT direction on the recipe card she gave me, it is the most important item)

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  • michelle

    can u freeze rice krispies ?how long do they stay good and where is the best place to store them

  • michelle

    can u freeze rice krispies ?how long do they stay good and where is the best place to store them

  • michelle

    can u freeze rice krispies ?how long do they stay good and where is the best place to store them

  • Anonymous

    suwheat said she has kept cereal for years, but I have had an issue with bugs in my long term cereal storage… is there a trick for preventing this?

    • Susan B.

      If you have a Food Saver with the jar sealer attachments you can place the cereal in a kerr mason jar and use the jar sealer attachment. It will pull ALL the air out and store for years. You can do this with almost any pantry item. Just be careful with powder items. Place them in a bag. The powder could clog up the jar sealer attachment. You can do this with candy bars, too. Cookies, crackers, chocolate chips, cake mixes, brownie mixes……….Just poke a whole in the wrapper and seal.

  • melissaringstaff

    suwheat said she has kept cereal for years, but I have had an issue with bugs in my long term cereal storage… is there a trick for preventing this?

  • Anonymous

    From someone who has done it, we are still eating Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies from 2005 and they are just fine — taste just the same to us. Also, I store my marshmallows in an airtight bucket and that “helps” but still not a long-term storage item. Love to know that I can use the corn syrup.

    Back to the cereal — we store a year’s supply of cereal (at least) as a comfort food for hubby and kids (I don’t care for it that often) and we store them for several years as we rotate them (just can’t pass them up when they go on sale for 98 cents or so)….. so, cereal lasts a LONG time as long as it is unopened and in a cool, dark place —

  • Raven

    Most of my cereals come with a best before date on the label. If there are nuts in it, I try to use them by the date since the nuts go rancid. If not then they’re fine for another couple months. But they’re not “long” term food storage, they fit better into 3 month storage that should be rotated regularly.

  • suwheat

    From someone who has done it, we are still eating Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies from 2005 and they are just fine — taste just the same to us. Also, I store my marshmallows in an airtight bucket and that “helps” but still not a long-term storage item. Love to know that I can use the corn syrup.

    Back to the cereal — we store a year's supply of cereal (at least) as a comfort food for hubby and kids (I don't care for it that often) and we store them for several years as we rotate them (just can't pass them up when they go on sale for 98 cents or so)….. so, cereal lasts a LONG time as long as it is unopened and in a cool, dark place —

  • Raven

    Most of my cereals come with a best before date on the label. If there are nuts in it, I try to use them by the date since the nuts go rancid. If not then they're fine for another couple months. But they're not “long” term food storage, they fit better into 3 month storage that should be rotated regularly.

  • Ron

    Save On Foods recommeds no more than 12 months unopened and within 6 months once opened.

    http://www.saveonfoods.com

  • Ron

    Save On Foods recommeds no more than 12 months unopened and within 6 months once opened.

    http://www.saveonfoods.com

  • Susan

    I also want to know the shelf life of the cereals.

  • Susan

    I also want to know the shelf life of the cereals.

  • I have a very similiar recipe but you use popcorn instead of cereal. VERY food storage friendly that way!

  • I have a very similiar recipe but you use popcorn instead of cereal. VERY food storage friendly that way!

  • Debbie Rowley

    Hi,
    I was wondering, how much rice krispies/ corn flakes do you store, and how much? What would be the shelf life on it? 3months, 1 year?

  • Debbie Rowley

    Hi,
    I was wondering, how much rice krispies/ corn flakes do you store, and how much? What would be the shelf life on it? 3months, 1 year?

  • Robin

    How do you store cereal like cornflakes and rice crispies

  • Robin

    How do you store cereal like cornflakes and rice crispies

  • I would love to digitally scrapbook this recipe to put into my recipe box I just wish I had a photo of it as a finished product. My camera is having ‘issues’ so I can’t get a photo of it. Are any of you making it soon and could take a good close up photo for me? If you do you can email me at soyprincesa2athotmaildotcom

  • I would love to digitally scrapbook this recipe to put into my recipe box I just wish I had a photo of it as a finished product. My camera is having ‘issues’ so I can’t get a photo of it. Are any of you making it soon and could take a good close up photo for me? If you do you can email me at soyprincesa2athotmaildotcom

  • Grandma Lori

    yay. I got this recipe from a girl in Toronto, who took piano from me. Her name was Heather Whyte. A real CANADIAN recipe. Be careful not to scorch the moist ingredients as you melt them in the pot!

  • Grandma Lori

    yay. I got this recipe from a girl in Toronto, who took piano from me. Her name was Heather Whyte. A real CANADIAN recipe. Be careful not to scorch the moist ingredients as you melt them in the pot!

  • Laurie

    For one of the posters…Marshmallows can be stored in the freezer and pulled out and used just as normal.

    Made this today for our FHE / Sunday treats. Thanks so much. Very delicious. I added a little semi sweet chocolate and it makes it so rich. I like it fine without chocolate too.

  • Laurie

    For one of the posters…Marshmallows can be stored in the freezer and pulled out and used just as normal.

    Made this today for our FHE / Sunday treats. Thanks so much. Very delicious. I added a little semi sweet chocolate and it makes it so rich. I like it fine without chocolate too.

  • Kris

    Good morning,

    I’d just like you to know that a non-Mormon prepper very much appreciates your website and great ideas.

    Kris

  • Kris

    Good morning,

    I’d just like you to know that a non-Mormon prepper very much appreciates your website and great ideas.

    Kris

  • If you add melted milk chocolate on top, it takes this recipe from “best” to “bestest”!!! πŸ™‚

  • If you add melted milk chocolate on top, it takes this recipe from “best” to “bestest”!!! πŸ™‚

  • I’ll be making these this weekend. My kids will LOVE me!

  • I’ll be making these this weekend. My kids will LOVE me!

  • Great idea. I love food storage ideas. I have a very similar recipe with peanut butter and then melted chocolate and butterscotch chips on top. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Great idea. I love food storage ideas. I have a very similar recipe with peanut butter and then melted chocolate and butterscotch chips on top. Thanks for the recipe.

  • As I saw this I thought “my marshmellows just don’t store well” and I’m happy to see this uses karo syrup instead.
    Thanks!

  • As I saw this I thought “my marshmellows just don’t store well” and I’m happy to see this uses karo syrup instead.
    Thanks!