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.