No, I’m not talking about ketchup chips or Smarties… I’m talking about puffed wheat squares. Recently I found myself craving this treat I grew up with. I’ve been told that this is a Canadian recipe. Many of my American friends are not familiar with these squares. They’re very similar to Rice Krispies squares except they use a different cereal – puffed wheat instead of Rice Krispies – and instead of marshmallows to stick them together, they use corn syrup. This is an easy and quick recipe and is enjoyed by people of all ages, especially kids.
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 6 heaping tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 10 cups of puffed wheat
Combine butter, corn syrup, sugars and cocoa powder in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour over puffed wheat. Mix well and press into a greased 9 x 13 pan. (Grease or wet fingers to press into pan). Cut into squares. If the squares harden too much, warm them up a bit in the microwave just prior to eating. Enjoy!
I’ve never heard of these! Now I want some!
They’re really yummy, Meg. Thanks for reading!
Oh great, now I’m craving this delish childhood treat! Way to go Teresa 🙂
Hi Terry! Hope you’re doing well. Thanks for reading!