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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    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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15th Sep, 2012
can you use almonds instead of flour?
5th Sep, 2012
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
27th Aug, 2012
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?
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21st Aug, 2012
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!!
26th Jul, 2012
really easy to make , but needs a few more cherries.
Frantic Flapjack
21st Jul, 2012
These are the perfect flapjacks. They cut well without crumbling into bits and are lovely and chewy. Definitely a keeper.
10th Jul, 2012
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.
5th Jul, 2012
Super quick easy recipe, would recommend, go on have a go you'll love 'um.....
6th Jun, 2012
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.
6th Jun, 2012
Easy and quick to make, and taste yummy!


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