Exams are looming and little snacks and nibbles are essential for long study sessions
Believe it or not, flapjacks are (kinda) incredibly good for you. And so so tasty. AND easy to make.
See, the oats are your best friend really. They lower bad cholesterol, contain low levels of fat, are high in protein and fibre and contain antioxidants which have been found to protect you against a number of health issues, including heart disease.
(The butter, sugar, chocolate etc are less good for you obviously, but if it stops you from consistently reaching for those salty crisps or naughty cake slices it has to be a good thing, right? Plus they’re the tastiest things ever)
Not to mention the oats keep you fuller for longer so you have fewer cravings, meaning less of that junk stress-eating we’re all guilty of around this time of year!
You can pop berries or dried fruit in the oat mixture, sprinkle nuts on the time, or just have them ‘naked’ without the chocolate.. the possibilities are infinite.
All you’ll need for a big tray of these Chocolate Flapjacks is:
200g soft brown sugar
200g butter (+ extra for greasing)
2tbsp golden syrup
200g chocolate (I used Dairy Milk)
Preheat the oven to 150°c
Place the butter, sugar and golden syrup into a saucepan and heat gently until melted (keep stirring so none of it burns)
Stir in the oats until well coated
Pour into a pre-greased tray, ideally a 22cm square tin
(One day I’ll have a tin for every occasion..)
Bake for 40-45 minutes, then allow to cool a little
Melt the chocolate in the microwave (30 seconds at a time, checking and stirring to make sure none burns)
Pour chocolate over oats
(Might set that photo as my desktop background, how mouthwatering?!)
Allow to cool fully until the chocolate it set, then cut into slices and gobble it up!
Stored in an air-tight container, these keep for 6 weeks… if they survive past the two day mark!