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Puffed Wheat Squares

These Puffed Wheat Squares are a classic dessert right out of childhood!  This No-Bake, simple to make treat is a crowd pleaser!

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Who remembers puffed wheat squares from their childhood?!  Puffed wheat squares are the best! My mom used to make them for my sister & 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

I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

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Puffed Wheat Squares


Make in an 8 x 8 pan.


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


  1. In a saucepan over low/medium heat, bring the butter, corn syrup, sugars and cocoa powder to a low boil. Stir continuously.
  2. Once the mixture comes to a boil, remove it from the heat, and stir in the vanilla.
  3. Pour the chocolate mixture over the puffed wheat, and mix well.
  4. Press the mixture into a greased 8 x 8 inch pan.
Recipe from Best of Bridge
Puffed Wheat Squares


So fun.  So sticky.  So yummy!

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This post was originally published in May 2012, but I recently updated the post with new pictures!

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  • Reply
    May 4, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    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!

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    Catie @ Catie's Corner
    May 5, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    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?

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    Karyn Tripp
    May 7, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    These look delicious! I love your photography as well. I have a monday linky & would love to have you stop in and link up if you have the chance. Have a wonderful day!

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    May 8, 2012 at 4:07 AM

    I have not had these in so long! I love when they are gooey

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    sarah, flourish design + style
    May 22, 2012 at 2:42 AM

    I’m so happy I came across your recipe.. thank you!!

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    Margaret Hubarewich
    August 13, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    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.

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      August 14, 2018 at 3:39 PM

      Hi Margaret! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe…it’s a favourite here too!

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