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Cafe-Style Puffed Wheat Squares

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars
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"This is the classic puffed wheat square with a spicy twist. It pairs great with coffee and will have everyone coming back for 'one more piece'!"
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Ingredients

45 m servings 112
Original recipe yields 20 servings (1 9x13-inch pan)

Directions

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  1. Butter a 9x13-inch pan.
  2. Heat brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and cloves in a saucepan over medium-high heat until butter is melted, stirring constantly. Bring cocoa mixture to a rolling boil; boil for 1 minute.
  3. Remove cocoa mixture from heat; stir in vanilla extract. Fold puffed wheat cereal into cocoa mixture. Pour cereal mixture into prepared pan; press evenly into the pan. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares, about 30 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Using real butter rather than margarine for this recipe keeps squares softer after storage.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 112 calories; 4.8 18 1 12 40 Full nutrition

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I’ve made lots of puffed wheat squares and this was the best recipe yet. Easy, peasy too. The only thing I didn’t use was the cloves, just because I didn’t have any. One bit of advice for newbie...

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I made the recipe as is and the cloves and cinnamon are really overpowering. Quite disappointing. I might double the vanilla, use half the cinnamon and no cloves next time. I didn't read the rev...

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I’ve made lots of puffed wheat squares and this was the best recipe yet. Easy, peasy too. The only thing I didn’t use was the cloves, just because I didn’t have any. One bit of advice for newbie...

I made the recipe as is and the cloves and cinnamon are really overpowering. Quite disappointing. I might double the vanilla, use half the cinnamon and no cloves next time. I didn't read the rev...

I made this last night. It was great, just like the kind they sell at the coffee shop in my office. The only changes I made were no spices and extra vanilla. Very good. I'll definitely be making...

Made it without spices this time, and without extra "goo". Recommend not boiling the mixture too long - I boiled it for 3 minutes, and it ended up a little on the dry side - fairly crunchy and n...

I've tried many puffed wheat square recipes but this one is the best one yet! Tastes amazing !!

Delicious! It's like nothing I've ever tasted with the addition of cinnamon and clove. But yummy none the less!

I'm not a chocolate fan. So I omitted the chocolate and cinnamon and cloves. I added a squirt more syrup and used plain Cheerios as its what I had on hand.

I omitted the spices and doubled the syrupy sauce. I increased the puffed wheat to 10 cups from 8. It was perfectly delicious and a hit with my family.

really yummy! I only used 7 cups of puffed wheat cereal; next time will probably use a little less for more goo factor.