Salted Caramel Flapjacks


I have been a fan of flapjacks since I moved to the UK. I used to get a chocolate one from M&S on my lunch breaks, at least once a week if not more, when I worked in town.

It never occurred to me back then to make my own.

Which is odd, but even odder that it hadn't occurred until now!! I ripped this recipe out of the Daily Mail’s You Magazine back in April 2011! Kinda regret I didn't make them back then!! 

These are good and simple to make. Moreish as some would say! Perfect for a picnic! Enjoy!!

Salted Caramel Flapjacks

240g salted butter, diced
180g light muscovado sugar
225g Nestle’ Caramel or other dulce de leche
small pinch of salt
350g refined (not wholegrain) rolled oats
50g dark chocolate (about 50% cocoa), broken into pieces

Preheat oven 180C/160Cfan/gas4. Gently melt the butter with the sugar and caramel in a pan over a medium heat; add a small pinch of salt and whisk until smooth and amalgamated. Stir in the oats; tip the mixture into a 23cm/9in square tin, pressing it down using a spatula or back of a metal spoon. Bake for 20 minutes until very lightly colored. Remove and leave to cool for about 30 minutes. 


To finish, gently melt the broken chocolate pieces either by setting a bowl over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave. Make sure if you’re melting it in the microwave to do it in 10-20 second increments. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the flapjack. Set aside for several hours for the chocolate to set, then cut into 25 squares. Pop into paper cases to serve if you wish. 



note: Sometimes it’s wise to listen to the directions…other times its best to do your own thing. This is not one of those times. Where it says 50g of chocolate it means it. I thought 80g would be better then 50g. Sometimes less is more! ;0) 

4 comments:

  1. This is like a granola bar right? I have never heard of a flapjack (other than our pancakes) lol! You are turning into a turn European over there!

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  2. Yup! They are a bit like granola bars... Just without nuts and extra stuff usually. If I ever got to the post office i'd send one to ya! ;0) or you could visit and I'd buy/make you some!! Been here 7 years!! Starting to forget things lie the fact that pancakes get called flapjacks..... Scary! Need to visit soon!

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  3. Yum! I love these! ...I'd say they're much more like dessert than a granola bar, though ;-)

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    1. They are way more sweet then granola bars for sure!!

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