Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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

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

karenway April 21, 2003

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.

Winnipeg *Mel* June 24, 2004

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.

Ambervim January 17, 2012