Over the last few months I have been going through my older recipes on the blog, trying them out and making some amendments where needed. You will start to see some of the more popular recipes revisited and revamped a little with some hopefully more appealing photos. I first posted this recipe for flapjacks back in 2013, at the time I didn’t really consider about readers actually making my recipes – it was almost like an online recipe binder just for me. Since then my readership has grown – thank you for that – and I wanted to make sure all of my recipes worked, tasted good and looked a little better! The first new ( old ) recipe is for these Dark Chocolate Chip Flapjacks.
I used to really like the flapjacks made by the dinner ladies at my secondary school and I tried and failed to recreate them many times. Chewy gooey with just the right amount of buttery syrup. This is the closest I have found, with a slightly more mature taste due to the slightly bitter dark chocolate. It really is the simplest recipe with minimal preparation.
Dark Chocolate Chip Flapjacks
You will need:
350g of rolled oats
200g golden caster sugar
5 tbsp of golden syrup
100g 70% cocoa dark chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 180c. Line a tray bake tin with greaseproof paper.
Melt your butter, sugar and syrup in a pan on your hob over a low heat until melted and then stir in your oats until thoroughly combined. Empty into a mixing bowl, cool and then stir through your chocolate chips. Spoon into your tray using the back of spoon to level the mixture out.Bake for 20 mins then leave to cool slightly in the tray before removing, you should cut into squares while still warm but not hot.
Now just try to stop yourself eating them one by one. Keep in an airtight container – they will keep for about a week.
Linking up to the We Should Cocoa challenge as hosted by Tin and Thyme.