Laura's easy flapjacks

    Laura's easy flapjacks

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    About this recipe: This is a super easy flapjack recipe using ingredients that are usually on hand. Try using walnuts as a variation.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 16 

    • 50g flaked almonds
    • 125g butter
    • 100g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 160g porridge oats
    • 170g chocolate chips

    Method
    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
    2. Spread the almonds onto a baking tray; toast until the nuts are golden brown and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove nuts from baking tray, and reserve.
    3. Melt butter in a small saucepan placed over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar; cook, stirring, until sugar has dissolved and mixture is bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and oatmeal. Press mixture into an 20cm baking tin. Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned and set, about 20 minutes.
    4. Remove from oven, and allow to cool slightly. Sprinkle chocolate chips over surface; let chocolate sit until melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread chocolate evenly over oatmeal squares. Sprinkle warm chocolate with toasted almonds. Cut into squares when cool.
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    Reviews in English (36)

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    Oh, man! These were so delicious, and simple too. I had a houseful of kids over and needed a simple and quick snack. This fit the bill, and I also like that it uses all oatmeal and no flour. Considering how easy and fast it was, I figured if it was tasty at all it would be a keeper. But when I bit into it--wow! It was delicious! It's now one of my favorite desserts. The kids liked it too. Very sweet and chewy. I almost wish I didn't find this recipe, because I can see it contributing to the spread of my waistline! These are the minor changes I made. I doubled the recipe and added a pinch of salt and a little cinnamon. I omitted the almonds and put it in a well-greased 9"x13" pan and baked for about 25 minutes. To make this recipe a little healthier, like for a breakfast bar, I might leave the chocolate chips off next time, throw in some raisins and perhaps substitute some honey for the brown sugar. I could probably reduce the sugar to about 3/4 cup and it would still be plenty sweet. (Edited to add: If you find the bars too crumbly, boil the butter/sugar mixture for about a minute before adding the oatmeal.)  -  10 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    13

    Yum these are great! Yes a bit crumbly, but delicious. I left out the almonds and subbed dried cranberries, you could put in almost anything and they would be great.  -  25 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    13

    Not terrible but would I make this again? Ya but I think it would be better if some dried fruit or other nuts were added to it. Maybe try honey instead of brown sugar, so it doesn't crumble so easily.  -  07 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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