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Chocolate Puffed Wheat Squares

Chocolate Puffed Wheat Squares

We are going camping at Ol’ McDonald’s Farm. I’m not sure why I feel the need to make treats like a mad fiend but I do. Last night I was up until 11:30 making Puffed Wheat Squares and Homemade Pretzels. Here are the recipes so I can spread the insanity. Enjoy!

Puffed Wheat Squares

Puffed Wheat Squares

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A Canadian favourite! Chocolate puffed wheat squares are a delicious snack. 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 11 cups puffed wheat cereal

Instructions

  1. Combine corn syrup, butter, brown sugar and cocoa in a large, heavy sauce pan.
  2. Boil for 3 minutes; remove from heat.
  3. Add puffed wheat and combine completely.
  4. Pour mixture into a 11X13" buttered pan. Press into pan.
  5. Let cool & cut into squares.

Notes

I made two batches. On the first I followed the original recipe and boiled the mixture for 5 minutes. That batch is way to crunchy. I did the next batch for 3 minutes and they seem much chewier (or at least they were last night).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 42gSugar: 32gProtein: 2g

 



Homemade Pretzels – These are oh so yummy! I could type out the recipe but it’s just as easy for you to head over to Lianne’s blog and see for yourself. I did use 2 cups whole wheat flour as a substitute for 2 of the cups of all purpose flour. These were pretty easy though a bit time consuming. I made 8 cinnamon sugar and 8 garlic salt (top pic). Yum!

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The Williamson Family

Sunday 9th of August 2009

Wow, those pretzels look awesome! Don't you want to move back to Winfield so you can host some great dinner parties?

Merry

Sunday 9th of August 2009

It would be a bit of a drive but you're more than welcome! ;)

Shan

Sunday 9th of August 2009

Those both look fantastic Merry! I wish I was going camping with you.

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