Puffed Wheat Squares


These chocolaty wheat squares are soft and chewy — they're a traditional Canadian treat!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
24 squares


  • 10 cups puffed wheat cereal

  • 1 cup corn syrup

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Grease a 9x13-inch pan. Place cereal in a large heat-proof bowl.

  2. Bring corn syrup, white sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and brown sugar to a boil in a heavy saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla; pour over cereal and stir until very well combined.

  3. Press mixture into the prepared pan. Allow to cool completely before cutting into 24 squares, at least 1 hour or up to one day.


These squares don't set up as quickly as Rice Krispies treats. They can be eaten after one hour, but they will be firmer after a full day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

135 Calories
4g Fat
26g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 43mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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