My boyfriend and I have been working on reducing the amount of processed foods we eat and as a result we are trying to buy less snacks. That being said, I don’t want to eat any less snacks! I decided I would try and do more baking to fulfil my snack needs so I made some flapjacks and they actually turned out pretty good. I thought I’d share the recipe in case anyone else is looking for something quick and easy to make that satisfies that little (or large) sugar craving!
150g Unsalted butter
75g Golden syrup
150g Light brown sugar
350g Porridge oats
A pinch of salt
100g Milk chocolate
100g White chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 180˚ (160˚ if using a fan oven)
- Line a tray with greaseproof paper (I didn’t do this and mine still came out okay so don’t worry if you have to skip this step!)
- Put the butter, syrup and sugar in a small saucepan and stir over a medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the butter is melted and the sugar has dissolved.
- Remove from the heat and stir in a pinch of salt
- Mix the oats with the butter, sugar and syrup mixture until it is all fully combined.
- Pour the oats into the baking tray and use the back of the spoon to push down the oats evenly.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes for soft and chewy flapjacks (if you want them to be harder then cook for slightly longer)
- Melt milk chocolate (I do this in the microwave but you can do it in a bowl over boiling water if you prefer) and drizzle over the flapjacks. Repeat with the white chocolate and leave to harden
- Once the chocolate has hardened and the flapjacks are completely cool, use a sharp knife to cut the flapjacks into individual pieces (as big or small as you fancy!) and remove from the tray.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! I’m definitely going to make them again as they really didn’t take too much time or effort and I felt somewhat better eating these than a flapjack from the shop with all sorts of ingredients in.
Do you have a favourite flapjack recipe? Let me know!
Love, Alice and bump x