Syrup crunchies

Syrup crunchies

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Makes 20
Keep the kids happy when they come home from school with these crunchy biscuits

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal263
  • fat12g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.76g
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  • 250g pack butter



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

  • ½ x 397g can condensed milk
  • 175g golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a translucent, golden-amber coloured, sweet syrup

  • 175g cornflakes, plus a few extra
  • 175g porridge oat
  • 250g plain flour
  • 100g custard powder
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a few baking trays with baking parchment. Melt the butter, condensed milk and syrup in a large saucepan.

  2. Very roughly crush the cornflakes in a bowl with your hands, then stir in the oats, flour, custard powder and bicarb, and mix really well.

  3. Once everything in the pan has melted, take it off the heat and stir in the dry ingredients. Roughly scoop heaped tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheets. Crumble over a few more cornflakes, then squash to flatten a bit with your hands. Bake for 12-15 mins until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

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11th Nov, 2014
These are fun to make with kids - my four year old loved crunching the cornflakes up and rolling the mixture into balls. The finished biscuits aren't nice, though - very stodgy and not very sweet. If you're going to make a stir-up recipe with syrup, oats and a whole packet of butter, flapjacks are a much better idea.
6th Jun, 2014
I made these today with Cheerios and my hubby loves it
25th Jun, 2013
Disappointing! Really bland and tasteless, stodgy and not crunchy at all. I have half dipped them in chocolate, so that we can try and eat them and not throw them away. I think I will end up using them as a crumble topping, as another reader suggests. They are not sweet enough- won't bother making again as there are far better recipes to be found!
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17th May, 2013
Ok biscuit; very heavy. More like a flapjack than a biscuit. Some friends who tried them said they made ideal breakfast biscuits. On the advice of these comments I used only half of the bicarb; worked well for me. I also used an ice-cream scoop to measure out the mix: next time I'll use a smaller scoop!
6th Dec, 2011
Mixed reactions here. Husband loves them and is having trouble stopping himself eating an obscene amount of them (I doubled the recipe.) Children found them lacking in flavour. I really like them. The strongest flavour, in my opinion, is of the custard powder, and perhaps a little of the bi-carb soda. I imagined they'd be a lot sweeter, more like an ANZAC biscuit, but the custard powder seems to have reduced that golden-syrup sweetness considerably. I got tired of rolling into balls, so put half the mixture into a slice tin - much easier. I would make these again but would reduce the bi-carb soda to around half. Also, mine weren't at all crunchy; not sure why but I'm happy with that as we prefer a softer biscuit.
31st Oct, 2011
Love these, they don't last 2 minutes in our house, very easy to make too!
6th Oct, 2011
I made these with my 6 year old daughter. She loved making them as she was able to do the whole receipe herself, just needed a little help weighing out ingredients. When cooked, we were really disappointed with them, as they didn't have much flavour and Daddy said they weren't sweet enough. So I made up a batch of icing from icing sugar mixed with water and drizzled onto the top of the biscuits. Much better but still not as good as expected. The biscuits also went soft by the next day so we didn't call them syrup crunchies then!
5th Oct, 2011
Really not great. Have broken them up to use as crumble topping
4th Oct, 2011
Wouldn't rush to make them again, they were OK but nothing special.
26th Sep, 2011
So easy to make and taste lovely! Not as overly sweet as some recipes that use golden syrup. I did end up with 40 rather than the 20.... and watch out for the cornflakes when flattening, they're rather sharp!


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