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.
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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
Author Fiona Dowling

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

  • Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • Add the butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and cocoa powder to a large sauce pan over low-medium heat.
  • Melt everything together while stirring gently.
  • Bring the mixture to a gently boil for 1 minute, then remove from the heat. 
  • Stir in the puffed wheat cereal.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and press down (I use a lightly greased spatula for this. 
  • Allow to firm up at room temperature for 60 minutes, then cut into bars.

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.