Flapjack is a delicious British chewy tea-time snack made with oats, sugar, butter and syrup. Fruit and nuts are optional extras. This is a great recipe for making with children!
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  • 250 g (8 oz) oats (ordinary porridge oats is fine)
  • 125 g (4 oz) butter
  • 100 g (3½ oz) brown sugar
  • 75 g (2½ oz) dried fruit (cherries, rasins or apricots work best)
  • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup or corn syrup or molasses
  1. Gently heat the butter, sugar and syrup together in a pan until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add in the fruit and the oats. Stir well to ensure that the oats are completely coated.
  3. Grease and line a 7″ (18 cm) cake tin (or similar) with baking paper. Spoon the mixture into the tin and press it down.
  4. Bake at 180° for 20-25 minutes until the flapjack starts to brown and the centre is still springy.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing from the tin. Peel off the paper and cut into squares using a sharp knife while still warm, then leave to cool completely
Titli's Tips
You can adapt this recipe in many, many ways according to your taste. Add extra butter if you want a really buttery flapjack, or you can replace the butter with margarine. For a sweeter flapjack add more sugar, and you can vary the fruit however you like but chop larger pieces of fruit. You can even add crushed nuts such as hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds or peanuts into the mixture too!

For a really rich taste I use a very dark unrefined sugar such as Muscovado, but any sugar can be used for flapjack.

To cut the flapjack while it is still warm I find a really sharp bread knife works best.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 319 15%
Calories from Fat 134
Total Fat 14.9g 22%
Saturated Fat 8.4g 42%
Unsaturated Fat 5.3g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 42.9g 14%
Dietary Fibre 4.0g 16%
Sugars 15.1g
Protein 5.7g 11%
Cholesterol 33.6mgs 11%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.