Chocolate Puffed-Wheat Squares


I used to make a batch of these every two days for my cafe. They were extremely popular and always sold out. A delicious and light chocolate square that packs well in lunches. I like to make for Halloween treats by simply scattering Reese's pieces over the top and pushing into top of square while still warm in pan. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
1 9x3-inch pan


  • 12 cups puffed wheat cereal

  • 10 marshmallows

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup corn syrup

  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Grease a large bowl and a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Place cereal in the prepared bowl.

  3. Combine marshmallows, brown sugar, corn syrup, cocoa powder, and butter in a small saucepan; cook and stir over medium-low heat until smooth and bubbling. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

  4. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal and stir until evenly coated. Press cereal mixture into the prepared baking dish and cool for 10 minutes. Turn cereal mixture onto a work surface and cut into 12 or 24 squares using a serrated knife. Individually wrap squares in plastic wrap or store in an airtight container.

Cook's Note:

Substitute 2 cups miniature marshmallows for the 10 regular-sized ones if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
3g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 56mg 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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