Puffed Wheat Squares
Rumoured to be invented in Red Deer, this chocolatey treat is a Prairie classic. And (in my opinion) knocks the socks off a rice crispy square any day!
Author: Adapted from Mennonite Girls Can Cook and my mother-in-law
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
- ½ cup (125 mL) sugar
- ½ cup (125 mL) corn syrup
- ¼ cup (60 mL) butter
- 2 Tbsp (30 mL) cocoa
- 2 Tbsp (30 mL) brown sugar (optional)
- 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
- 5 cups (1.25 L) puffed wheat
- Grease an 8 x 8" baking dish and set aside.
- In a large pot or saucepan, heat sugar, corn syrup, butter, cocoa and brown sugar (if using) over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Allow to boil for 1-2 minutes (but not more, or else the squares will be tough)
- Remove from heat and add in vanilla and puffed wheat. Stir to coat.
- Press mixture into prepared baking dish and allow to cool to room temperature. Cut into 16-20 squares.