A yummy flapjack recipe for kid’s lunchboxes! It is really easy to make and great fun to make with kids. Extremely simple and extremely satisfying, this is one fab recipe to make and have with a cup of tea, or a small shot of Baileys. This is so decadent, a little high in calories but once in a while, it’s definitely worth it. If you’re going to put it in a child’s lunchbox, cut it into small pieces so the children aren’t having too much!
- 150g butter
- 100g brown sugar
- 4 tbsp. golden syrup
- 4 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 350g rolled oats
Method of Preparation:
- Melt the butter with the sugar in a saucepan.
- Add in the syrup and melt completely together.
- Mix the rolled oats with the cocoa powder.
- Add the dry mixture to the liquid mixture.
- At this stage, you could add in 100g of chocolate chips. These will melt and go gooey inside the flapjack, keeping it chewy, and will crisp on the outside, giving a lovely caramel flavour.
- Cook for twenty minutes at 180C.
- When it is still warm, mark it into squares.
- Once completely cooled down, cut into pieces.
- At the stage where you add the chocolate, you could also add 50g of nuts for a crunchier texture.
Once cooled, cover with chocolate. Simply melt 250g in the microwave or over a pan full of boiling water. It is nice to use a flavoured chocolate, so try orange, or mint, for another dimension. You could always do half of the batch minty, or half of the batch white chocolate, whatever you fancy. To make it glossy, add a small knob of butter and a pinch of salt. This will add a gloss to the outside of your flapjack and the pinch of salt to the chocolate will bring out the flavour and make it even more of a taste experience!
Try adding small cherries. Make them into compote by mixing with sugar and water. Boil for about 10 minutes or until they are slightly squashy. Mix this completely with the liquid before you mix the oats in, using this method you won’t have whole bits of cherry, but you’ll have a delicious cherry flavour throughout the flapjack. This can also be done with strawberries, and oranges. Lots of flavours go with chocolate. You could also try adding a dash of Tia Maria and a small teaspoon of coffee granules.