Puffed Wheat Balls

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


about 2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
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
Puffed Wheat Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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