Cafe-Style Puffed Wheat Squares

Cafe-Style Puffed Wheat Squares


"This is the classic puffed wheat square with a spicy twist. It pairs great with coffee and will have everyone coming back for 'one more piece'!"
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45 m servings 112 cals
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Original recipe yields 20 servings


  • Calories:
  • 112 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 18g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Butter a 9x13-inch pan.
  2. Heat brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and cloves in a saucepan over medium-high heat until butter is melted, stirring constantly. Bring cocoa mixture to a rolling boil; boil for 1 minute.
  3. Remove cocoa mixture from heat; stir in vanilla extract. Fold puffed wheat cereal into cocoa mixture. Pour cereal mixture into prepared pan; press evenly into the pan. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares, about 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Using real butter rather than margarine for this recipe keeps squares softer after storage.


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I omitted the spices and doubled the syrupy sauce. I increased the puffed wheat to 10 cups from 8. It was perfectly delicious and a hit with my family.

really yummy! I only used 7 cups of puffed wheat cereal; next time will probably use a little less for more goo factor.

These are super yummy! I couldn't find puffed wheat so I used puffed rice from the health food store. Like a previous reviewer, I doubled all of the "goo". It was just the right amount! I didn'...

I was looking for a nice gooey puffed wheat square recipe. I made 1 1/2 recipes of the goo for the 8 cups of puffed wheat and honestly I can't imagine what it would taste like with only one! Nex...

I made this last night. It was great, just like the kind they sell at the coffee shop in my office. The only changes I made were no spices and extra vanilla. Very good. I'll definitely be making...

excellent recipe.. haven't made these in years.. hubby loved 'em.. thanks !!!

great recipe. I will make it again but will use less spice

This was a big hit! I only used half the amount of spices called for to give a very subtle hint of the spice. Will make again.

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