Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Puffed Wheat Cake

This amazing confection comes all the way from Calgary, Alberta. The editor of the newspaper I work at brought back three tin-foil wrapped packages of this stuff to our office yesterday, directly from his trip back home. His mom kindly made Puffed Wheat cake for us and in a matter of minutes, it was gone.
My late mother used to make a similar treat: Rice Krispy squares, but she always added a square of unsweetened chocolate to it. This kind of reminded me of that.

  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 heaping tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 10 cups of puffed wheat 
  1. Combine butter, corn syrup, sugars and
    cocoa powder
     in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil. (Very important)
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  4. Pour over puffed wheat
  5. Mix well and press into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
  6. Wet hands work better than greased hands to handle the
    stickiness so just moisten them with a bit of water.
  7. Chill and cut into squares. Yum!

1 comment:

Evlyn said...

Looks fab - like something my mom used to make when I was a kid. I love these great old-fashioned recipes. So comforting!


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