Puffed Wheat Squares
With the new year still fresh on our calendars, you may be looking at finding "healthy" alternatives for desserts and snacking.
Well, this is... almost healthy. (Well, as long as you're not allergic to wheat, anyway!) The bulk of this bar comes from the puffed wheat, which is very low in calories, anyway. I know, I know... it's a stretch - but I feel a bit guilty blogging dessert recipes, with all the talk of resolutions out there!
I was feeling homesick and nostalgic lately, and decided to make a batch for my husband. Puffed Wheat Squares are actually a super popular bar back home in Winnipeg, and it seems to be mostly a Canadian Prairies thing. You know how you can get Rice Crispy squares pretty much anywhere here, even in the gas stations? It's the same way with these bars back home. Even just that earthy, roasty aroma of the puffed wheat, as I opened the bag... Mmm. Memories!
These are super quick and easy to make, and are definitely "comfort" food.
And hey, if you can't have wheat... puffed rice makes a great gluten-free version. Just make sure you get the soft stuff, not rice crispy type cereal!
This recipe is one of many fantastic Canadian recipes in my cookbook, "More Than Poutine: Favourite Foods from my Home and Native Land”.
"More than Poutine" is a Canadian cookbook like no other - written by a Canadian living away, it includes both traditional home cooking recipes, as well as accurate homemade versions of many of the snacks, sauces, convenience foods, and other food items that are hard to come by outside of Canada!
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