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Puffed wheat squares are a classic, easy treat that always reminds me of childhood. They're chewy, gooey, full of chocolate, and you can whip up a batch of these no bake treats in no time.

Puffed Wheat Squares

Puffed wheat squares are a classic, easy treat that always reminds me of childhood. They're chewy, gooey, full of chocolate, and you can whip up a batch of these no bake treats in no time.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 squares

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder , use 1/3 cup for a less chocolate-y flavor
  • 9 cups puffed wheat cereal*

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

  2. Add the butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and cocoa powder to a large sauce pan over low-medium heat.

  3. Melt everything together while stirring gently.

  4. Bring the mixture to a gently boil for 1 minute, then remove from the heat. 

  5. Stir in the puffed wheat cereal.

  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and press down (I use a lightly greased spatula for this. 

  7. Allow to firm up at room temperature for 60 minutes, then cut into bars.

Recipe Notes

*Do not use Sugar Crisp or other puffed wheat cereals where each kernel is coated in a sugar or honey coating.

**Store bars in an airtight container at room temperature.