Easy Puffed Wheat Squares


This recipe for puffed wheat squares has been around longer than I have. It's one of those recipes you can't mess up. Instead of cutting it into squares, sometimes I press the cereal mixture into muffin cups so they're perfectly sized for school lunches. They never last long in our house.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
24 squares


  • 8 cups puffed wheat cereal

  • cup unsalted butter

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup corn syrup

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Pour cereal into a large bowl.

  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, cocoa powder, and vanilla; cook until mixture begins to bubble, 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Remove from the heat and pour over cereal. Stir until cereal is fully coated and transfer to a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Press with a greased spatula to flatten and cut into 24 squares. Alternatively, press mixture into two 12-cup muffin tins.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

93 Calories
3g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 35mg 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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