Cherry oat squares with chocolate drizzle

Cherry oat squares with chocolate drizzle

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(41 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins


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


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



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g porridge oat
  • 1 egg, beaten



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  • 100g glacé cherry, halved
  • 50g dark chocolate
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  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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10th Nov, 2013
Delicious - my go-to treat recipe. But I do double the chocolate and cover the flapjacks in a chocolate layer ... yum!!
5th Nov, 2013
I don't like glace cherries so substituted 150g of dried cranberries and also popped in some chopped white chocolate. Marking out the squares makes it much easier to cut after drizzling with the chocolate. Couldn't wait until they'd gone completely cold and cut off a corner to try. Really yummy. Think these will go down a treat with grandchildren at the bonfire tonight. This recipe is going straight into my 'must do again' folder!
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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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.
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.
21st Jun, 2013
Really easy and tasty - I didn't have chocolate so I drizzled glace icing over the top and it was lovely.
15th May, 2013
Have made these many times for my Grandchildren. They go down very well. Quick and easy to make
14th May, 2013
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.
12th May, 2013
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.
24th Apr, 2013
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.


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