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Recipes From Cheryl, Part II: Cockroach Bars

Another recipe from my childhood! These delicious cereal bars are kind of like a mix between rice krispy treats, popcorn balls, and chocolate. The gooey chocolate caramel sauce sticks to your teeth and they are just so tasty! And healthy, right? Puffed wheat…healthy…anyone…anyone? You can find lots of versions of this recipe on the internet (although they call them chocolate puffed wheat bars or something like that), but this one has the most chocolate caramel goo and the least cereal. I like my sticky sweets sticky! Do you ever have rice krispy treats from someone else and you think, “Did you put ANY marshmallow or butter in these???” We can’t have that! If you missed the first part of my Recipes From Cheryl series, Nanaimo Bars, click here. And enjoy! Enjoy all that chocolatey goodness!

Cockroach Bars

4 1/2 cups unsweetened puffed wheat
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla

Measure puffed wheat into a large bowl and set aside. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add corn syrup, brown sugar, and cocoa and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add vanilla, stir, and pour over puffed wheat. Stir gently with a spatula until cereal is evenly coated. Press cereal mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 8×8″ square baking dish and cool completely before serving.

10 thoughts on “Recipes From Cheryl, Part II: Cockroach Bars

  1. The name = Gross!
    The bars = Delish!
    The bugs = Cute!

    Puffed wheat = YUMM!
    I had to aquire a taste for it when I was young since I wasn’t allowed to eat any “junk” cereals.

    Thanks for the info on the Disney kid’s CD called Children’s Favorite Songs, Volume 2. I’ll have to get it and put it into my baby hope chest.

    The sandwich that I ate the Lavender Festival was a lavender chicken infused sandwich on a soft focaccia bread. It was good! I purchased a Lavender Cookbook while I was there, it’s listed on my book shelf. I’ll post some pics and recipes from it when I get a chance.


  2. Hahahaha I love the little bugs that are posing with the cockroach bars — toooo funny! Even though there are ginormous scary bugs nearby, I’d still eat em!

  3. We call these chocolate puffed wheat square and been making then since I was a child so like 60 years. I would like to know how they got that name, Plz?

    1. I have no idea where the name came from. That’s just what I remember calling them when I was a kid.

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