Puffed Wheat Squares

If you like rice krispy treats (or even if you don’t…like my husband!), chances are that you’ll like these puffed wheat squares. I made them a couple of times over the summer and they are a perfect sweet snack/treat. Whether it’s a breakfast munchie, lunch box treat, or tide-you-over until dinnertime snack, these always seem to hit the spot.

Puffed Wheat Squares 
Adapted from this recipe

  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder (use more or less depending on how chocolatey you prefer them)
  • 1/2 cup honey or corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 8 cups puffed wheat cereal

Butter a 9X13″ baking pan and set aside.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the honey/corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa and butter and stir until combined and butter is melted.

In a large greased bowl, measure out the puffed wheat cereal.

Bring chocolate sauce to a boil, lower the heat, and let bubble and boil for 1 minute. Stir in vanilla.

Pour the chocolate mixture over the puffed wheat and stir until coated.

Pour into the buttered pan and using a wet hand, pat the puffed wheat down firmly in the pan (or pat with parchment paper). Let cool completely before cutting into squares and serving.

YUM.

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