Syrup crunchies

Syrup crunchies

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 20

Keep the kids happy when they come home from school with these crunchy biscuits

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
263
protein
4g
carbs
36g
fat
12g
saturates
7g
fibre
1g
sugar
9g
salt
0.76g

Ingredients

  • 250g pack butter
  • ½ x 397g can condensed milk
  • 175g golden syrup
  • 175g cornflakes, plus a few extra
  • 175g porridge oats
  • 250g plain flour
  • 100g custard powder
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a few baking trays with baking parchment. Melt the butter, condensed milk and syrup in a large saucepan.
  2. Very roughly crush the cornflakes in a bowl with your hands, then stir in the oats, flour, custard powder and bicarb, and mix really well.
  3. Once everything in the pan has melted, take it off the heat and stir in the dry ingredients. Roughly scoop heaped tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheets. Crumble over a few more cornflakes, then squash to flatten a bit with your hands. Bake for 12-15 mins until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2011

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eastlady's picture

I made these today with Cheerios and my hubby loves it

wizzbang82's picture

Disappointing! Really bland and tasteless, stodgy and not crunchy at all. I have half dipped them in chocolate, so that we can try and eat them and not throw them away. I think I will end up using them as a crumble topping, as another reader suggests. They are not sweet enough- won't bother making again as there are far better recipes to be found!

satans_lil_sister's picture
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Ok biscuit; very heavy. More like a flapjack than a biscuit. Some friends who tried them said they made ideal breakfast biscuits. On the advice of these comments I used only half of the bicarb; worked well for me. I also used an ice-cream scoop to measure out the mix: next time I'll use a smaller scoop!

emmjay's picture
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Mixed reactions here. Husband loves them and is having trouble stopping himself eating an obscene amount of them (I doubled the recipe.) Children found them lacking in flavour. I really like them. The strongest flavour, in my opinion, is of the custard powder, and perhaps a little of the bi-carb soda. I imagined they'd be a lot sweeter, more like an ANZAC biscuit, but the custard powder seems to have reduced that golden-syrup sweetness considerably. I got tired of rolling into balls, so put half the mixture into a slice tin - much easier. I would make these again but would reduce the bi-carb soda to around half. Also, mine weren't at all crunchy; not sure why but I'm happy with that as we prefer a softer biscuit.

jossyliddle's picture

Love these, they don't last 2 minutes in our house, very easy to make too!

mrjames-btinternet's picture

I made these with my 6 year old daughter. She loved making them as she was able to do the whole receipe herself, just needed a little help weighing out ingredients. When cooked, we were really disappointed with them, as they didn't have much flavour and Daddy said they weren't sweet enough. So I made up a batch of icing from icing sugar mixed with water and drizzled onto the top of the biscuits. Much better but still not as good as expected. The biscuits also went soft by the next day so we didn't call them syrup crunchies then!

amandabish's picture
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Really not great. Have broken them up to use as crumble topping

lizzafezza's picture
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Wouldn't rush to make them again, they were OK but nothing special.

jillyuk's picture
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So easy to make and taste lovely! Not as overly sweet as some recipes that use golden syrup. I did end up with 40 rather than the 20.... and watch out for the cornflakes when flattening, they're rather sharp!

djm6066's picture
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The biscuits looked lovely when baked, but were unfortunately a great disappointment when it came to the taste! All the family thought they needed to be sweeter, and the bicarbonate of soda was too overpowering. Won't be bothering with these again :(

lindsayentwistle's picture
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Made these with the children in our school cookery club. They loved making them and the reports back from parents were very favourable! It could just be the way our children work but the biscuits did turn out on the (very) large size!

eleanormayo's picture
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Disappointing - the overwhelming taste was the bicarb of soda - never a good outcome when baking. I imagine they would be better with only 1 tsp of bicarb, but really can't be bothered to make them again as there are nicer recipes with butter, syrup & oats!

linniemills's picture
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Easy to make and everyone loved them. Great to add to a lunchbox.

LuluLolly's picture
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We loved these! I used honey instead of golden syrup so they had a delicious flavour. My children couldn't get enough of them!

jacidouglas's picture

These were awful! Completely tasteless and bland - I wondered if perhaps there was some ingredients missing like sugar or spices/vanilla - even my children didn't like them . .very disappointing as they looked and sounded lovely ..

libby0's picture
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Nice, bit like a hobnob, but not as good, needs a layer of chocolate? Not worth the calories! Who measures golden syrup by weight?

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