Puffed Wheat Balls Recipe
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Puffed Wheat Balls Recipe

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My Grandma Hunt is almost 90 years old. Whenever she comes over, she makes her famous Puffed Wheat Balls by the dozen. Her 82 grandchildren and 168 great-grandchildren all love them. —Lucile Proctor, Panguitch, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 12 cups unsweetened puffed wheat cereal
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 129 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Place cereal in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, bring brown sugar, corn syrup and butter to a boil. In a small bowl, combine evaporated milk and sugar; add to boiling mixture. Cook until candy thermometer reads 240° (soft-ball stage). Pour over cereal and stir to coat.
  3. Shape into 2-in. balls. Wrap individually in plastic wrap if desired. Store in airtight containers. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Puffed Wheat Balls in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p64

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