Cherry oat squares with chocolate drizzle

Cherry oat squares with chocolate drizzle

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(30 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins

Easy

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: per square

  • kcal208
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 140g butter, melted, plus extra butter for the tin
    Butter

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  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g porridge oat
  • 1 egg, beaten
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  • 100g glacé cherry, halved
  • 50g dark chocolate

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.

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metal16
25th Oct, 2013
these are great for lunchboxes. I make a couple of changes to make them a little more healthy. I do 1/2 self raising flour and 1/2 wholemeal flour. Add a scoop of protein powder and a scoop of ground flax seed (linseed). I replace the cherries with cranberries, raisins, walnuts ..whatever you have in the cupboard. You can also reduce the sugar as I find they are very sweet. Perfect high energy, slow release snacks for little ones ....
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satans_lil_sister
5th Oct, 2013
Made these for a work meeting. Very popular! A little like a flapjack, a bit like a biscuit, and even a touch of sponginess. Nice! Found the quantity of cherries stated to be just right. Would recommend using a very dark chocolate for the drizzle.
jobrett
24th Jul, 2013
super easy to make but I felt they were a bit dry and not most flavoursome recipe. Perhaps a drizzel of orange juice or some sultanas would make a good addition.
vanessabowden
21st Jun, 2013
Really easy and tasty - I didn't have chocolate so I drizzled glace icing over the top and it was lovely.
bluebells
15th May, 2013
5.05
Have made these many times for my Grandchildren. They go down very well. Quick and easy to make
sbradley
14th May, 2013
5.05
Wasn't looking for this sort of recipe at the time but came across this one and as I love oats I tried it. The squares were delicious and were soon eaten up. My daughters boyfriend said they were the nicest cakes he'd ever had! I made them a second time a few days later and can't wait to make them again.
juliebahrain
12th May, 2013
3.05
I wasn't as bowled over as some people by these. I used stated amount of cherries and added dark chocolate chips to the mixture. Pleasant enough but very sweet even though I cut 25g off the sugar. Won't be rushing to make these again, plenty of other recipes to try.
human_kenwood
24th Apr, 2013
5.05
Really nice and so easy. I found the amount of cherries enough. Can even skip the chocolate to make them even quicker although they do look much better with the drizzle of chocolate.
mfransson
19th Apr, 2013
5.05
These were really easy to make, and delicious. They do not crumble and fall apart like other flapjacks I have tried to make. I also added some extra cherries to the mix.
bezza110
14th Apr, 2013
5.05
Very yummy, doubled the quantity of cherries and added chopped nuts

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