February 10, 2007

Caramel Wheat Puffs

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Ampaw

As a child I used to eat a lot of sweet caramel rice puff balls called ampaw/ampao. I also loved the Chinese kind called lohua which is longish, empty inside, very crispy and puffy. I found bags of unsweetened rice and wheat puffs at our grocery, made caramel and formed some into balls, the rest I left loose to eat as breakfast cereal. My daughter said to just buy honey Smacks, it's the same thing although much sweeter than home made.

Caramel Wheat Puffs
6 - 7 C unsweetened wheat, rice or corn puffs
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup dark or light corn syrup
¼ cup butter
¼ teaspoon salt
  • Heat all ingredients except puffs in a large pot or dutch oven until sugar melts and mixture is bubbling, stirring constantly. Add the puffs and stir to coat evenly, cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Turn off heat and let cool slightly. With wet hands form into balls.

2 comments:

Pakistan Ke Larkia said...

This is great! Thank you for sharing your recipe with the world! My friend Shani and I were wanting to know how to make these. We both live in Pakistan and can buy one caramel ball for 1 cent. But we wanted to make our own.

Once again many thanks!
Shani and Jodie

Pakistan Ke Larkia said...

SHANI AND JODIE AND LIYA ARE GOING TO MAKE THIS NOW!!!!!!

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