Saturday, January 22, 2011

Chocolate Puffed Wheat Squares

This recipe is one I had completely forgotten about until recently when my little sister asked me to make them. My sis is 5 years younger than me and I've always been a sort of second mother to her, especially since my mom doesn't like cooking or anything to do with the kitchen besides eating, lol.

These squares are light, chewy and packed with a surprising amount of chocolate flavor. I find them extremely nostalgic too. Although my own mom never made them, I often had these at friends' houses during after school play-dates. They are probably one of the healthier things you could pack in your child's lunchbox. Oh yeah, and I also love the fact that puffed wheat has only 60 calories per cup!

Chocolate Puffed Wheat Squares

Makes 1- 9x13" Pan

1/2 c butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp cocoa
2 tsp vanilla
9 cups puffed wheat

Combine corn syrup, butter, brown sugar, vanilla and cocoa in heavy sauce pan. Boil for 5 minutes; remove from heat. Be careful to not let mixture boil longer than 5 minutes to ensure a chewy square. Add puffed wheat; stir. Using buttered pans; pour mixture into greased 9x13 inch cake pan. Pat into pan. Let cool; cut into squares. Store airtight.


scrambledhenfruit said...

I've had rice krispy treats, but I've never thought to make them with puffed wheat! These do look yummy! :)

kitchen flavours said...

These looks fun to eat! Definitely can't stop at just one!