This recipe has been around longer than I have. It is one of those recipes that I never mess up. I make this for school lunches and press into muffin tins for perfect lunch-size pieces. It never lasts long in our house.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour cereal into a large bowl.

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir brown sugar, corn syrup, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract into melted butter; cook until mixture begins to bubble, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat, pour butter mixture over cereal, and stir to until cereal is coated. Spoon and press cereal mixture into muffin cups or a 9x13-inch casserole dish.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 35.1g 11% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterol 13.6mg 5% DV; sodium 50.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2014
If you find it hardens too much reduce the time you boil the syrup. The syrup acts like candy syrup. The longer it boils the hotter it gets and the harder it is when it cools down. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2018
I am only going to say use 6 cups of puffed wheat way to dry Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2014
If you find it hardens too much reduce the time you boil the syrup. The syrup acts like candy syrup. The longer it boils the hotter it gets and the harder it is when it cools down. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2014
sooo good I didn't find it too chewy or hard as another reviewer commented but that can also depend on how long you cook your mixture...as soon as it starts to bubble you are good to go. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2017
One of my favourites. Always a trick to boil the mixture for just the right amount of time so it doesn't go rock hard. I booked it for two minutes without stirring and it came out beautifully. Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2018
I am only going to say use 6 cups of puffed wheat way to dry Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2018
I made a few changes based on reading the reviews saying that the squares turned out too hard. I used golden syrup instead of corn syrup I added an extra tablespoon of butter and I only used about 7 cups of puffed wheat. They were a little gooey when room temperature but they were perfect when refrigerated. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2014
Taste delicious fresh but hardened quite a bit overnight despite being wrapped. Would consider increasing the mix or maybe adding a few marshmallows next time. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/11/2018
I m disappointed in this recipe. First time I tried it I thought I had cooked it too long as it was rock hard. Tried it a second time and i just barely brought it to a boil. Still too hard and far too dry! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2016
It was good but I cooked it less than recommended so it wasn't rock-hard. A good treat to whip up for a play date! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2019
I agree is dry and I made more syrup than recipe called for. If like sticky would cut back to 6 cups puffed wheat. I also got adventurous & added 1 tbsp course Kosher salt! Chocolate & salt.......Delicious taste sensation!! Read More