Cranberry, pumpkin seed & caramel flapjacks

Cranberry, pumpkin seed & caramel flapjacks

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Makes 16
Salted butter balances the sweetness of the caramel and dried fruit in this indulgent traybake made from rolled oats

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per flapjack

  • kcal318
  • fat19g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre3g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 250g pack salted butter
  • 6 tbsp caramel, from a 397g can Carnation caramel (use remainder for topping, see below)



    This is white, granulated sugar melted until it browns, after which it sets clear and hard when…

  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 350g rolled oats
    Two piles of oats



    Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…

  • 85g self-raising flour

For the topping

  • remaining caramel



    This is white, granulated sugar melted until it browns, after which it sets clear and hard when…

  • 50g salted butter
  • 25g pumpkin seed
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 25g dark chocolate chips
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

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    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…


  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3 and line a 22cm square cake tin with baking parchment. Melt the butter, caramel and sugar in a large saucepan, then tip in the oats and flour. Stir well, making sure every oat is covered in the buttery mixture, then tip into your cake tin and press down firmly with the back of a spoon to level the surface. Bake for 40 mins.

  2. Tip the remaining caramel and butter into a small saucepan, and bubble for 5 mins, stirring continuously, until the mixture turns dark golden brown and thickens a little. When the flapjacks have finished cooking, remove them from the oven and pour over the hot caramel. Leave to cool for 5 mins, then scatter with the seeds, cranberries and chocolate chips. Leave to cool completely in the tin before cutting into squares.

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19th Jan, 2020
I added way more pumpkin seeds and also plenty of sunflower seeds along with cranberries to the main mix. It was so good! Eaten up fast by hungry teenagers! Didn't bother with all the extra caramel and sugar topping - it really doesn't need it! I will make another batch very soon!
Fridays cook
15th May, 2018
My daughter loves these and even made a special request that we make them for her birthday.
8th Jun, 2015
My first ever flapjacks. Went very well at the bake sale at uni!
4th Feb, 2015
These are AMAZING!
11th Jan, 2015
This is really tasty, I do mix everything together rather than putting the seeds on top. I make this when we go walking great boast of energy half way up snowdon! A firm favourite of mine. A must try for everyone
24th Jul, 2016
When you put everything in the mix do you put the caramel from the topping into that as well? ☺️ Thanks!
27th Nov, 2013
I found this recipe disappointing. The topping is fudgy and nice, but the flapjacks are really nothing special. Considering the amount of butter and sugar I expected them to taste rich and buttery but found them quite hard and tasteless.
2nd Nov, 2013
Made for a charity cake sale at work, it was delicious and the family enjoyed eating the left overs too. The flavours work really well together, although next time I might add more dark chocolate chips. Will be making several more times.
27th Oct, 2013
Hi - when I was cooking this recipe I needed a finished result that was easy to eat without crockery and that people didn't drop bits all over the place! So I threw everything into the mix rather than use the topping. I also had some left over sunflower seeds and fudge bits from another recipe - they all went in! - result - fantastic!
25th Oct, 2013
Made for a cake sale at work, had lots of positive comments, would make again.


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23rd Jan, 2014
Fantastic recipe but best made the day before. Also it keeps for up to a fortnight in an airtight tin and is still delicious. Nice with pistachios instead of pumpkin seeds too.
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