Cranberry, Macadamia & Chocolate Chip Flapjacks

These are a 5 minute effort that yield great rewards in the form of a delectably chewily satisfying treat.

Choc Covered Flapjack CloseUp_01_opt
While strictly speaking chocolatey, sugary treats shouldn’t feature in a ‘healthy’ lunchbox I’ve been shoving these in and justifying their inclusion with the fruit, nut and oats content.  You will love them and your kids will too.  Feel free to experiment with any nuts, fruit  and seeds you may have in the cupboards and cut out the chocolate if you dare.
Flapjacks in white dish_01_optYou will need:
125g butter
125g brown sugar ( I used light muscovado)
3 tbsp golden syrup
225g porridge oats
100g mix of macadamia nuts and cranberries
100g chocolate chips
100g bar of chocolate (72% +)
Method:
Pre-heat the fan oven to 180C
Line a baking dish or tray
Melt the butter, sugar and syrup together in a saucepan over a medium heat
Take the saucepan off the heat and stir in the oats, fruit and nuts
When combined stir in the chocolate chips
Tip the mixture into the lined dish/tray and press down well with the back of a spoon so that it is very compacted together
Bake for 30 minutes
Remove and allow to cool in the dish/tray for ten minutes
Cut into squares while still in the tin and then pour over melted chocolate onto each square if using and leave to cool completely
Enjoy!
‘Til next time, Sheila

About sheila kiely

irish food blogger, foodie, mother of 6, author of 'Gimme the Recipe' published by Mercier Press in 2010

3 comments

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  2. They look very healthy to me.
    Delicious,
    Conor

  3. Wendy

    Just made these…look delish, I spread them quite thickly with dark chocolate ..guilty pleasures. ;-)

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