Puffed Wheat Squares

Total Time
6mins
Prep
3 mins
Cook
3 mins

I couldn't believe this quick snack was not a part of Recipezaar yet!! I grew up loving this and now my kids enjoy it too. I like to vary the sprinkles to match the season. Wilton has some awesome festive sprinkles that I like to use. Adding the cocoa will produce a chocolate flavour and omitting it will give a caramel flavour.Cook and prep time doesn't include cool time.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Measure puffed wheat into a large bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  3. Add syrup, sugar, cocoa.
  4. When mixture begins to boil, boil for 3 minutes and then remove from heat.
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. Pour over puffed wheat and mix well.
  7. Press into a 9X12 inch cake pan.
  8. scatter sprinkles while still warm and pat down to be sure they will stick.
  9. Cool completely.
Most Helpful

5 5

I've been making this recipe for years. Always a kid pleaser. Thanks for posting.

5 5

DH loves Puffed Wheat Cake, so this was an automatic hit in our house. Although a do agree that 1 tsp. is not enough cocoa. I added 2 heaping tbsp. This was a nice soft and chewy square and will be made often.

4 5

I wanted to use up some puffed millet, so I made a half a batch. 1 heaping teaspoon of cocoa to the half batch made a nice subtle flavor. I used sugar syrup leftover from another recipe in place of the corn syrup. They stuck together "loosely" but well enough to enjoy.