Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Puffed Wheat Squares

I know in most parts of North America, there's been a big heat wave.  However, I live in NORTH America.  No heat wave here, people.  In fact, I just came back from a Relief Society social, and one friend put on a second coat.  Over her first coat.  That's right, two coats.  I was wearing long jeans and a thick cable knit sweater, and I was chilly and had goose bumps.  That's right, goose bumps. 

Anyway, for the rest of you who are actually experiencing summer, I have another no bake cookie recipe.  This is for Puffed Wheat Squares, which I have never had anywhere else but Alberta.  I'm not sure where I got this recipe, it's just one of those things everyone knows how to make, like Rice Krispy Squares.  The kids like it a lot, and it makes a really great lunch box treat as well.

Puffed Wheat Squares:

1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 cups puffed wheat

Combine first five ingredients in medium saucepan.  Stir continually on medium heat until it comes to a boil.  Pour over puffed wheat in large bowl, mix together until all the puffed wheat is coated.  Pour into greased 9x13 pan, pressing down very firmly.  Chill for 2 hours and cut into squares. 


  1. My favourite, favourite squares of all time! My brother and I used to make them every day when we got home from school! Yes, every day! And cheese and crackers.
    But that is another story.