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Oh So Fabulous Flapjacks

I’m pretty sure that flapjacks were one of the very first things I ever baked as a kid so I always feel a bit nostalgic when I make them now. I definitely think that flapjacks are seriously underrated. When it comes to tray bakes it seems to be all about brownies and rocky roads these days but I personally think you can’t beat a nice slab of buttery, syrupy flapjack. And this recipe honestly makes the best flapjacks you will ever taste. Just like my favourite cookies, this recipe uses the secret ingredient of condensed milk which makes these flapjacks taste insanely good.

This basic recipe is super versatile, feel free to throw a couple of handfuls of dried fruit into the mix or I personally like to drizzle some melted chocolate over mine once they have cooled. These flapjacks are super quick and easy to make in just four steps and you only need one pan, one spoon and one tray meaning you can whip up a batch of these beauties in no time at all!

Ingredients (can easily be halved)

  • 500 g porridge oats
  • 200 g condensed milk
  • 240 g golden caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 300 g butter
  • 100g dark chocolate, melted, for drizzling (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 170C /gas mark 3. Line a 30cm x 20cm tin with baking parchment
  2. Melt the butter, golden syrup and sugar in a large pan over a low heat. Add the condensed milk, remove from the heat and mix in the oats until coated by the mixture.
  3. Pour into the tin and pat down with a spatula. Cook for about 18-20 minutes. When the flapjack starts to brown around the edges of the tin, take it out of the oven – it should still be relatively pale in the middle.
  4. Leave to cool for a few minutes before cutting into around 16 pieces and drizzling with some melted dark chocolate. Enjoy!

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I would love to see a photo if you make them so please do tag me @lifewithmrslee across social media!

Harriet XO

4 Comments

  1. Louise | Squished Blueberries

    March 14, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Ooh these look so yummy! I do love a nice flapjack. I’ve never managed to nail them though, mine are always too chewy or too crumbly. I’ll have to try your recipe! xx

  2. Sonia Cave

    March 16, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    OoOOO YUMMY!! Used to make them fine all the time, but recently they’ve turned into disasters. I’ll try your way

  3. Sarah Cantwell

    March 17, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Oh my goodness! These look delicious. I’m definitely going to have to make these xx

  4. Janine Dolan

    March 20, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Never tried flapjacks before. They look delicious. I am planning to do some easter baking over the weekend because we are not here for easter.

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