Gluten-Free Chocolate Buckwheat Puff Squares

Gluten Free Chocolate Puff Squares
Gluten Free Chocolate Buckwheat Puff Squares


 

Do any of you remember puffwheat squares? I’m sure if I looked through childhood photos there would be pictures of my cousins and I eating them. I loved them as a kid and was craving a large chocolate square the other day. There is a problem though- Puffwheat!
Yep, wheat that is puffed. Can’t do it anymore! Do you have childhood treats that you can’t eat anymore? Have you tried to make them gluten free?
These buckwheat squares make a great treat for school lunches, however for myself as I no longer make school lunches it’s just a yummy treat! No excuse needed.
I found Sunrise Puffs an Organic Puffed Buckwheat at Amaranth Whole Foods here in Calgary.

I’ve also updated my recipe by using Bernard Callebaut cocoa. When I was a kid we used the canned cocoa for recipes but now that I’m a grown up, why not use really good chocolate?
If you’ve missed puffwheat squares I hope you give these buckwheat puffs a try and if you are new to buckwheat puffs just give the recipe a go. You wont regret it!

Gluten Free Chocolate Buckwheat Puff Squares

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp gf vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Bernard Callebaut cocoa
  • 8-10 cups Organic Puffed Buckwheat

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, melt the butter with the corn syrup, brown sugar and cocoa.
  • Increase temperature to medium, stirring a lot, until mixture starts to boil.
  • Let it boil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  • Stir.
  • Add buckwheat puffs and stir to combine.
  • Put mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan, and lightly press down.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Gluten Free Chocolate Buckwheat Puff Squares
Gluten Free Chocolate Buckwheat Puff Squares