Puffed Wheat Square

Remember these?!
Puffed wheat squares are the best!
My mom used to make them for my sister & I when we were young, and now I make them for my kids.
And chances are you had them as a kid too, or made them for your kids!
There is nothing nutritious about them whatsoever, but they are fun, and simple.
Sometimes simple is the best.
And everyone needs some fun in their lives every now and then, right?!

So now I will share with you a small piece of the large chunk of square I just polished off by myself.
I have no shame.  😉

Puffed Wheat Squares
Recipe from Best of Bridge
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
6 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
9-10 cups puffed wheat
  • In a saucepan, bring the butter, corn syrup, sugars and cocoa powder to a boil.
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil, remove it from the heat, and stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour the mixture over the puffed wheat, and mix well.
  • Press the mixture into a greased 9×13 inch pan.

So fun.  So sticky.  So yummy!

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  • Reply hardydanielle May 4, 2012 at 9:33 PM I was just looking for a quick, yummy and fun treat to make my boys and this one is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing :) They will be very happy I came across this!
  • Reply Catie @ Catie's Corner May 5, 2012 at 11:52 PM Can you believe I've never made these? I love them, but for some reason I've never thought to make them. I should. My girls buy gigantic rectangles of them from the bakery down the street and I nibble on those. I think it's time to buy some cocoa powder and puffed wheat. : )

    ~ Catie

    * Crazy whether today, huh?
  • Reply Anonymous May 7, 2012 at 2:01 AM Jo-anna...

    loved this recipe but I have question (totally unrelated) that I am hoping you can help me with...I subscribe to follow you and many others through email - however for whatever reason feedburner is not delivering the posts to my email...is there something I can do to fix this - I would hate that many bloggers could be losing followers because of it...I have been lucky enough to get your updates through facebook as well, but I don't follow many that way...any suggestions??

    Cheryl Thornton, Ontario Canada
    • Reply A Pretty Life in the Suburbs May 9, 2012 at 3:05 AM Hi Cheryl! That is strange...I don't know much about how RSS and e-mail work, but I did sign up to receive my blog updates by e-mail and I am getting them. Maybe try again?
      Sorry, I'm not much help! ;)
  • Reply Karyn Tripp May 7, 2012 at 7:20 PM These look delicious! I love your photography as well. I have a monday linky & would love to have you stop in and link up if you have the chance. Have a wonderful day!
  • Reply Stephanie May 8, 2012 at 4:07 AM I have not had these in so long! I love when they are gooey
  • Reply sarah, flourish design + style May 22, 2012 at 2:42 AM I'm so happy I came across your recipe.. thank you!!
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