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.
Servings 24 squares
- ⅔ cup unsalted butter
- ⅔ cup corn syrup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup cocoa powder , use ⅓ cup for a less chocolate-y flavor
- 9 cups puffed wheat cereal*
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.
*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.