Cherry oat squares with chocolate drizzle

Cherry oat squares with chocolate drizzle

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 16

Flapjacks use up storecupboard spares and these chewy, oaty, fruity bars topped with chocolate will always go down a storm

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per square

kcalories
208
protein
3g
carbs
27g
fat
9g
saturates
5g
fibre
2g
sugar
17g
salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • 140g butter, melted, plus extra butter for the tin
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g porridge oats
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 100g glacé cherries, halved
  • 50g dark chocolate

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter and line the base and sides of a 22cm square cake tin: cut 2 strips of baking parchment the width of the tin and longer than the base and sides, and fit into the tin each way and up the sides. This will make lifting it out easier.
  2. Mix together the flour, sugar and oats in a bowl. Add the egg, melted butter and cherries, and mix well. Tip into the tin and spread evenly with a fork.
  3. Bake for 20-25 mins until golden brown. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then carefully lift out using the paper and place on a board. Mark, but don’t cut, 4 lines each way to make 16 squares. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 1 min, then drizzle over the squares. When the chocolate has set, cut the squares down the marked lines.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2012

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5phodgesa's picture
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I replaced the cherrys for apricots and hazelnuts and they were amazing I have already made 5 batches!!

freya-t's picture
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Lovely crunchy flapjack style biscuits. Crunchy on the top but soft in the middle and very easy to make. Instead, I used gluten free flower as mum can't have gluten and it tastes as if nothing had been changed! I would add some more cherries next time though, other why's a fantastic highly recommended biscuit.
Freya (11 years)

freya-t's picture
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Lovely crunchy flapjack style biscuits. Crunchy on the top but soft in the middle and very easy to make. Instead, I used gluten free flower as mum can't have gluten and it tastes as if nothing had been changed! I would add some more cherries next time though, other why's a fantastic highly recommended biscuit.
Freya (11 years)

spratt28's picture
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Did not add chocolate but good

katrobt's picture

Can you use stork instead of butter?

maymaymoocow's picture

can you use almonds instead of flour?

laurenp00's picture
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mine were really sweet and really sticky, crust on top but really gooey below. didnt add any chocolate because i think they're sweet enough. it doesnt look as pale as the picture and the cherries didnt stay whole but still delicious

gervais's picture
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Loved these and so easy to adapt for other fruit and ingredients. Not sure why the need to mark out the squares before you drizzle the chocolate?

dreamweaver's picture

I made it to take as a snack but i can't eat cherries so i swapped them for 100g pecans and swapped the chocolate for maple syrup IT WAS AMAZING!!

jean5cats's picture
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really easy to make , but needs a few more cherries.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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These are the perfect flapjacks. They cut well without crumbling into bits and are lovely and chewy. Definitely a keeper.

emma_0605's picture
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I made this recipe for my dad and his work friends. I put raisins and sultanas instead of cherries and added white chocolate as well as dark chocolate for the topping. Both work really well and from feedback they are a definate success.

I would perhaps cook it for slightly longer next time but definately make it again.

wharmby's picture

Super quick easy recipe, would recommend, go on have a go you'll love 'um.....

alisonpg's picture
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Very easy to make and they taste good. I would probably add some more cherries next time and the recipe could easily be tweaked to add other fruits such as apricots or other ingredients like coconut.

nataliadale's picture
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Easy and quick to make, and taste yummy!

jenniefranks's picture
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Made these yesterday so quick ans simple to make, great for kids too although so yummy they didn't last long. Might try adding other dried fruit next time.

spratt28's picture
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Very nice and did not fall apart which flapjacks can do. Added less sugar and used some sour cherries as well. Would be nice using dried apricots

masterfox_86's picture
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Really quick and easy recipe to make and absolutely delicious.

natalierachel's picture
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My children loved these. May add some coconut in the next batch. Very easy to make.

cgoddard's picture
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Made twice already, quick and easy for my 10 yr old to make by herself. Needed more cherries than recipe stated though.

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