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Puffed Wheat Squares

These Puffed Wheat Squares are a classic dessert right out of childhood! This No-Bake recipe is simple and a crowd pleaser.

Who remembers puffed wheat squares from their childhood?! Puffed wheat squares are the best! My mom used to make them for my sister and I when we were young, and now I make them for my own kids. And every time I make them, I’m reminded how much I really love this little treat…but they have to be soft. No hard as a rock puffed wheat squares are accepted over here! I like them pull-apart soft and chewy, so I actually add a little less than the recommended amount of puffed wheat.

Puffed Wheat Squares

Chocolatey. Soft. Chewy. Delicious. I could eat the whole pan. For real. I have to keep these up on the high shelf because I actually can’t resist them.

Puffed Wheat Squares

Puffed Wheat Squares Recipe Tips:

  • CEREAL: Use unsweetened puffed wheat cereal.
  • DO NOT BOIL the sugar mixture for too long. Once the mixture comes to a low boil, remove it from the heat. You really only want to dissolve the sugar. If you cook the mixture too long the squares will be hard.
  • STORAGE: Keep this square on your counter in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry out.
  • FREEZING: This square DOES NOT freeze well.
  • These squares travel well, so they’re great for parties and potlucks!

These squares are soft, chewy and so chocolatey! And can be ready to enjoy in about 15 minutes.


Puffed Wheat Squares

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Make in an 8 x 8 pan. These Puffed Wheat Squares are a classic dessert right out of childhood! This No-Bake recipe is simple and a crowd pleaser.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Units Scale
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 cups puffed wheat cereal


  1. Prepare an 8 x 8 pan by greasing it with butter. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over low/medium heat, bring the butter, corn syrup, sugars and cocoa powder to a low boil. Stir continuously.
  3. Once the mixture comes to a boil, remove it from the heat, and stir in the vanilla. Don’t boil it for long or the squares will be hard!
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the puffed wheat, and mix well.
  5. Press the mixture into the prepared pan.
  6. Enjoy!

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So fun. So sticky. So yummy! Have a delicious day!

Puffed Wheat Squares

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  1. I was just looking for a quick, yummy and fun treat to make my boys and this one is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 They will be very happy I came across this!

  2. Can you believe I’ve never made these? I love them, but for some reason I’ve never thought to make them. I should. My girls buy gigantic rectangles of them from the bakery down the street and I nibble on those. I think it’s time to buy some cocoa powder and puffed wheat. : )

    ~ Catie

    * Crazy whether today, huh?

  3. 5 stars
    Finally a puffed wheat square that I’m so proud of. I’ve tried countless recipes and every trick out there and mine have always turned out so hard. I am so thankful that I found your recipe and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great puffed wheat square.