This feels like a bit of a copout, but I’ve been meaning to mix up a batch of puffed wheat squares (a very prairie thing) and eat the whole pan myself for awhile now. And I think if anyone came across a plate of these on the kitchen counter, they’d eat them.
I’d like to say I grew up eating puffed wheat squares, but I didn’t – hopefully W will not suffer the same fate.
I’d make them more often if puffed wheat was a thing I normally kept in the house, but when I think to buy a bag, I remember that a panful takes about ten minutes to stir together. Well worth it.
There’s no technique here, really – just a formula. And likely the same ratio of butter:sugar:syrup:cocoa that has been mixed together for generations. If you really want to go all out, try making them with Corn Pops (really), or stir a handful of salted peanuts into the mix. (OK, that’s not really going all out, but it’s tasty.)