Oreos make such a tasty treat! You may have a family that immediately attacks the package as soon as you get home from the grocery store and have decided to store a package away for yourself somewhere they won’t look.
Or maybe you’re the person who buys a package of Oreos because they sound good at the time, only to realize you can’t make it through the package before they go stale.
Can you freeze Oreos? The good news is that you can freeze your Oreos for up to 8 months, and it is a very simple process. However, Oreos can become more brittle after being frozen and should be handled with care.
They store well and hold flavor quite well and you can choose whatever Oreo you like. From their specialty flavors to the simple, traditional Oreos, you really can’t go wrong.
In this guide, we will walk you through the process for how to freeze Oreos and share some valuable tips and information that may help you out with the freezing process.
How To Freeze Oreos
It seems so simple; Oreos are just like any other cookie, so just toss them in the freezer and you’re good to go until you need them, right? While this is mostly true, there are some important things to be aware of as well.
For example, Oreos sometimes turn slightly brittle when they are frozen. You can still freeze them, and they freeze just fine, but you’ll want to be careful handling them in order to avoid them breaking up or crumbling.
There are a couple of different options for freezing Oreos. You can freeze them in their original packaging, or you can split them up into portions of your choosing. We’re going to cover both of these.
Freezing Oreos in the Store Packaging
First up, let’s cover what you need to know about freezing Oreos when you want to just leave them in your store packaging.
Maybe you stocked up and you have 3 unopened packages of Oreos, or maybe you just can’t finish off a package in a reasonable time frame.
Whatever your reasoning is, if you want to freeze your Oreos in the original packaging, you can.
You should know, however, that if you freeze them like this, you should plan to use them all when you pull them from the freezer, or you’ll have to refreeze or rewrap them.
Follow these steps to freeze your Oreos in the store packaging:
- If your package is unopened, it’s good to go. If not, you’ll need to wrap it up in plastic wrap or put it into a large freezer bag and seal it so that it is airtight.
- Label and date your packaging to keep track of how long your Oreos have been in the freezer.
- Store them away somewhere they won’t get smashed or bumped around a ton in the freezer to prevent crumbling.
- Store them in the freezer in this manner for up to 8 months for the best quality.
As you can see, this process is quite simple. The major thing to keep in mind is that you need to make sure your Oreos are stored in an airtight method to prevent any adverse effects from the cold air of the freezer.
As we’ve previously mentioned, freezing can sometimes make Oreos slightly brittle, so be sure they don’t get smashed and handle them carefully if you need to move them around.
Freezing Oreos in Other Packaging
While it can certainly be convenient to just toss the entire Oreo package into a freezer bag and stuff it in the freezer, the few extra moments it takes to separate them into portions makes it so much easier in the long run.
In this process, you can separate your Oreos into whatever portions you prefer. If you always eat 2 Oreos at a time, package them this way so you will have the perfect amount when you pull them out.
This is a versatile option because you can freeze as many or as few as you want together, or have a variety.
You don’t have to worry about pulling the whole package out of the freezer and then trying to figure out what to do with the dozen other Oreos you aren’t using right away.
This process is simple and convenient. We recommend going this route, but the choice is completely up to you and your preferences.
Follow these steps to freeze Oreos in other packaging:
- Separate Oreos into desired portions. You can have a variety of portion sizes or group them all into the same size portions.
- Wrap each set or portion with plastic wrap that is marked as freezer safe. You can alternatively place them each into their own freezer bags, but we recommend wrapping them and putting them all in the same bag so you don’t waste any space.
- Take all of the wrapped Oreos and place them into a freezer-safe airtight container or heavy-duty freezer bag. This extra layer of protection helps to keep your Oreos fresh while also making sure they don’t absorb odors and flavors from the freezer. We also recommend this just because it keeps them all together in one place.
- Seal up all packaging to keep it nice and airtight for the safety of your Oreos.
- Label and date the packaging so you know what’s in it and when it got there.
- Freeze your Oreos in this manner for up to 8 months.
When you freeze them like this, you don’t have use them all at once. With separate portions, you can grab out what you need when you need it!
Just as with the other method, you will want to handle them with care and not smash them in the freezer.
Using Oreos After They Have Been Frozen
Alright, so you successfully froze your Oreos. Now what?
When you’re ready to use your Oreos after they’ve been frozen, you will find this is the best part of the process; you don’t have to thaw them!
You can pull your Oreos out and eat them frozen. If you search the internet, you will find that some people love frozen Oreos more than regular Oreos. This might just become your new favorite frozen treat.
While Oreos preserve in the freezer, they don’t turn hard and icy, if stored properly. They might be slightly harder (after all, they are frozen) but you can still bite right into them. They’re actually pretty yummy!
Alternatively, you can also let your Oreos thaw at room temperature for a couple of hours and they will be good to go.
One last reminder: freezing your Oreos and then thawing them out might make them slightly brittle, so be careful to avoid crumbling cookies.
We hope that you find our guide to freezing Oreos to be a helpful and informative resource. We also hope that you will try a frozen Oreo or two to see if you like them!
The freezing process is quite simple if you know the tricks and what to watch for. You can enjoy your Oreos for months to come.
Take a look at the common questions below to see if there might be any additional information that could be useful to you.
Can You Freeze Oreos Dipped in Milk?
This might seem strange, but there are recommendations for trying this out. The consensus is that when you eat them, they taste a lot like cookies-and-cream flavored ice cream. Sounds good to us!
For this particular recommendation, you soak them in milk until they are soft and then bag them up and toss them in the freezer.
You can then eat them right out of the bag on a hot summer day for a cool, refreshing treat.
Do Oreos Go Bad?
I wrote an entire article on whether Oreos go bad and how to tell, but here’s a short summary.
While Oreos probably won’t go bad anytime soon, they will go stale and that is almost just as bad.
Oreos do have a long shelf life and typically will even be good to eat at least a month past the best-by date on the packaging.
You should always check for negative factors such as mold, but the Oreos will still be safe to eat otherwise. If they are just stale, you can eat them, but it won’t be a pleasant experience.
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