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Funky Flapjacks

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Serves 1 - 12 Bars

This is definitley a family favourite you'll have them polished off and asking for more.

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  • 225g[8 oz] butter
  • 75g[3 oz]sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of runny honey and another of golden syrup.
  • 350g[12oz]porridge oats
  • For chocolate flapjacks
  • 100g[4oz]plain chocolate
  • For fruit and nut flapjacks
  • 100g[4 oz]sultanas,raisins or currants
  • 50g[2oz]chopped nuts


    1. Grease the baking tin with a little butter using a paper towel. Turn on the oven to 180 C/350 F or gas mark 4.Put the butter,sugar and honey and golden syrup in the pan over a low heat and stir until melted.
    2. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the porridge oats,mixing well.
    3. Spread the mixture into the tin and press it down well with the spoon. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.Take care not to overcook as the flapjacks will then be dry.Cut into twelve pieces and leave to cool completely in the tin.
    4. For the chocolate flapjacks melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of hot .Take the bowl off the pan and dip each flapjack into the melted chocolate and leave to set on a wiring rack.You can also put the melted chocolate into the icing syringe to decorate the flapjacks.
    5. For the fruit and nut flapjacks Make the plain flapjacks and add the fruit and nuts with the porridge oats,mixing well.

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Alison O'Neill
8th Jun, 2020
With a bit of tweeking this recipe does work. I used the required amount of butter, but added an extra tablespoon of both honey and golden syrup to help it to bind together. I added dried fruit and nut mix to mine (variation preference). I pressed it down really well in the tin. Once cooked I let it cool to luke warm then cut with a sharp knife to the size portions you want, but leave in tin then till completely cold. I then carefully lifted each piece out and put them in an airtight container, and then put them in the fridge. After being in the fridge they are completely set together, perfect and still soft, chewy and very tastey. I have kept mine in the fridge to keep this consistency.
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Carole Poulton
17th Nov, 2018
I wish I had read all the other comments about the fact that these flapjacks do not hold together, before I actually made them! The consistency is just about right for granola. Nice taste but useless recipe.
13th Aug, 2015
Great recipe. The only two binding agents in these flapjacks are butter and the syrup; so I've needed to use 250g butter and three heaped tablespoons golden syrup AND most importantly, cut them to shape while still warm in the tin but leave them in the tin until they are completely cool before removing them (otherwise they will crumble because the butter and syrup are still warm and not set). I can't keep these for more than a day - they're very popular. My thanks to the original author. Gwilly.d
18th Oct, 2014
This recipe just doesn't bind. I followed it perfectly and ended up with crumbs. :(
27th Jan, 2014
great recipe, made the mistake of trying to cut it when it was warm then realised it had to be completely cold before cutting it otherwise it crumbles, so quick to make
29th Mar, 2013
that is very good, but why have you put 1teaspoon for golden syrup or honey is that enough???? some one say7 some thing if im wrong!!!:)
7th May, 2012
Superb! Did the chocolate ones.. tasted great! Going to try the fruit and nuts version next time! xx
3rd May, 2012
Hi, I just tried this recipe with a few alterations. I used gluten free oats and Vitalite as i can't eat gluten or dairy, and i used only golden syrup instead of the honey (as i didn't have any honey) and i added raisins and almonds. Don't know whether it was because i changed a few things, but my flapjacks turned out quite loose and fell apart when i cut them up. Does anyone have any advice on what i could do to make them stay together? they otherwise taste great!
12th Feb, 2012
Love this my son helped me make them.
13th Oct, 2011
tasted great but didnt stick together!


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