Sunday, 4 March 2012

Puffed Wheat Squares

These are a delicious treat that I think every kid remembers their mom, dad or grandma making at some point. I say treat because, although they are relatively low in fat and calories, the ingredients aren't that healthy but they are just as delicious as I remember!

Mix brown sugar, corn syrup and cocoa powder in large sauce pan over medium heat. Stir frequently until a low boil starts.

Add margarine and return to a boil.

Mixing constantly, let mixture boil vigorously for one minute (very important to do it for at least a minute, the more it boils the stickier it becomes).

Remove from heat and mix in puffed wheat. Mix until all puffed wheat are coated.

In a 9x13 nonstick pan, spread mixture. Cover with saran or wax paper (and a towel if too hot) and press puffed wheat very firmly into pan. Let sit until cool (about 20 minutes).

Flip onto cutting board.

Cut into desired size squares. 

Puffed Wheat Squares
1 cup brown sugar (or 1/2 cup Splenda brown sugar - cuts down on calories!)
1/2 cup corn syrup
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/3 cup margarine
9 cups puffed wheat