Chocolate Puffed Wheat Squares

"YAY!!! I love Puffed Wheat Squares. This is a recipe that I came up with that absolutely works for me. I hope you love it too! Hint: Be careful to not let mixture boil longer than 5 minutes to ensure a chewy square."
 
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Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
24 squares
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ingredients

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directions

  • Combine corn syrup, margarine, brown sugar, and cocoa in heavy sauce pan.
  • Boil for 5 minutes; remove from heat.
  • Add puffed wheat; stir.
  • Using buttered pans; pour mixture into greased 13 by 9 inch cake pan. Pat into pan.
  • Let cool; cut into squares.

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Reviews

  1. Fairy Godmother
    I have been searching for a chewy recipe for these. I have tried many, many recipes looking for the perfect one. THIS IS IT! I made 2 batches today as we are moving in a couple of days and I needed something as a coffee treat for all my helpers. In my first batch I followed it exactly, but I found it too chocolatey. My second batch I only added 1/4 c chocolate and found that better. I am sure this is a matter of taste. I also added 2 more cups of puffed wheat as I just needed to use it up, still turned out perfect. Thanks for this great recipe, my kids will be thrilled when they get home today.
     
  2. fluffystew
    This is similar to a recipe my mother-in-law has been making for her family for many years, but she uses slightly different proportions that may help avoid the hard consistency mentioned by some of the other reviewers. She uses: 1/2 c butter, <br/>1/2 cup corn syrup, <br/>1 c. brown sugar, <br/>3 TBS cocoa, <br/>2 tsp vanilla, <br/>9 c. puffed wheat.
     
  3. Tina F.
    Rock hard ..... I have alter the original receipt and turned out nice and chewy once cooled. Here are my changes: 1/2 cup salted butter 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 cup brown sugar 3 heaping tbsp . cocoa powder 3 cups of miniature marshmallows 1 tablespoon vanilla 8 Cups of Kamut Puffs My Instructions: Combine butter, corn syrup, sugars and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan at very low heat until melted and combined – constant stir. As soon it is melted and combined turn heat off and incorporate marshmallows and vanilla. DO NOT LET IF COME TO A HARD BOIL - IT WILL SET UP LIKE HARD CANDY! Put 8 cups of puffed wheat into the pot mixture and incorporate well. Press firmly into a 9 x 13 pan lined with parchment paper. Let sit for at least 30 minutes then cut into squares. This is what worked best for me.
     
  4. Brittany B.
    How long do these last at room temperature like five days? And they're good frozen?
     
  5. Theresa W.
    This is an excellent recipe thank you
     
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Tweaks

  1. Tina F.
    Here are my changes: 1/2 cup salted butter 1/2 cup light corn syrup) 1 cup brown sugar 3 heaping tbsp . cocoa powder 3 cups of miniature marshmallows 1 tablespoon vanilla 8 Cups of Kamut Puffs My Instructions: Combine butter, corn syrup, sugars and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan at very low heat until melted and combined – constant stir. As soon it is melted and combined turn heat off and incorporate marshmallows and vanilla. Put 8 cups of puffed wheat into the pot mixture and incorporate well. DO NOT HARD BOIL - LOW HEAT, CONSTANT STIR AND ONLY UNTIL INCORPORATED. OR THEY WILL SET UP LIKE ROCK CANDY Press firmly into a 9 x 13 pan lined with parchment paper. Let sit for at least 30 minutes then cut into squares. This is what worked best for me.
     
  2. Randie K.
    Bring to a boil then remove from heat. DO NOT BOIL FIVE MINUTES! It becomes super solid.
     
  3. Audra C.
    Just tweaked the boiling time.
     

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I am a busy single mom of 5 growing boys!! My children's ages are 21,18,14,12 and 10 1/2. In my spare time,when I have any, I try to walk 3 miles a day.I like to read Woman's World and inspirational books and if I didn't have 5 beautiful boys to care for, I would probably be doing missionary work. I live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and I swear we must be living in Heaven on earth!!!I would love to travel if I had the resources and time with Brazil and South America being on the top of my list of places to see.
 
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