Recipe: Festival Flapjack

I asked my friend Stewart if he had any cake requests, as I knew I’d see him at the Lotus Festival. He suggested Chocolate Flapjack, and, while I wasn’t really sure what he meant, I thought it sounded a little bit too ‘cocoa powder’ to me, so I did my own thing!

Welcome the crunchy, chewy, sweet and yummy ‘Festival Flapjack’… ta da! It’s dead easy to make, and pretty lethal in the sweet stakes too. You might be able to go back for a second piece, but you’ll never manage a third!

200g rolled oats
170g salted butter
50g sugar
1 tablespoon golden syrup
150g dried fruit and nut mix (I used sultanas, papaya, cranberries, coconut flakes, almonds, hazelnuts, cashew nuts)
100g milk chocolate

Preheat oven to 180ºC
Put oats, fruit and nut mix, sugar and syrup in a bowl
Melt the butter in a saucepan
Pour the butter into the bowl and mix all ingredients together
Line a deep baking tray with grease-proof baking paper
Pour mixture into tray, push down with the back of a wooden spoon
Bake for 30 minutes
Remove from oven, leave to stand for 5 minutes and then cut into pieces in tin
Melt the chocolate and pour it evenly over the top of the flapjack
Leave to cool fully in the tin, then turn out… and tuck in!

Mmmm, hmmmm, I love a good flapjack!

This is my own original recipe (Ooo, I’m at it again!) If you do decide to share it I’d be really grateful if you’d link back to this post – thank you!