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Chewy Flapjacks

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 20 minutes

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12 squares

A basic flapjack recipe. Add to it anything you like: grated apple and cinnamon, mixed seeds, sultanas, raisins, cranberries, etc. You could drizzle melted chocolate over the top, once it's cooled.

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  • 375g unsalted butter or baking margarine
  • 225g golden syrup
  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 500g porridge oats


  1. Set oven to gas mark 3, 160 C.

  2. Grease a 20x30cm baking tray and line the bottom with baking parchment.

  3. In a large saucepan melt butter, sugar and syrup until all mixed and runny.

  4. Take the saucepan off the heat and stir in the oats until all combined.

  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tray and smooth even with a spatula.

  6. Place in the centre of the pre-heated oven and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until golden. (If you prefer a more chewy flapjack, it should still have a slight wobble when you take it out of the oven).

  7. Allow to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then mark lightly where you want to cut into squares. Cover with a clean tea towel until completely cooled.

  8. Cut into squares and turn out.

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Steve Langston
5th Sep, 2018
Very nice, but how do I make them harder? Cook the, longer/slower/lower temperature? They are a bit oily, maybe a longer cook at a lower temp would allow the butter to absorb into the oats more?
5th Aug, 2018
Far too much butter. The flapjacks were stodgy and unpleasantly greasy and fell apart, even after longer cooking.
Matthew Tapping
12th Mar, 2018
I was 25g short on he syrup but it still made great chewy Flapjacks. Straight forward and delicious
24th Feb, 2018
Easy recipe. Produced chewy flapjacks.
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