"'My Grandma Hunt is almost 90 years old,' notes Lucile Proctor of Panguitch, Utah. 'Whenever she comes over, she makes her famous Puffed Wheat Balls by the dozen. Her 82 grandchildren and 168 great-grandchildren all love them.'"
Place cereal in a large bowl; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, bring brown sugar and corn syrup to a boil. Add butter. Combine evaporated milk and sugar; add to boiling mixture and continue cooking until a soft ball forms when liquid is dropped into cold water (240 degrees F on a candy thermometer). Pour over cereal and stir to coat. Shape into 2-in. balls.