Prepare: 15 min
Cook: 30 min
I knew Valentine’s day was fast approaching and the other half wished to ignore it, as per usual. I’ll be honest as much as I wind him up about how we should do something ‘special’ and how much I would love roses, I am only kidding on. Kind of. Okay not really. I’d love some roses.
As much as it’s nice to do something together, it’s more important to do nice things all year round and not just on one day in the year. So I decided to make these valentine chocolate fudge flapjacks. I thought it would be a nice gesture and it would save me a couple of quid on a fancy gift.
Why these flapjacks?
There was another secret reason I wanted to make these particular chocolate flapjacks. Recently Paul (that’s the other half not a randomer just so you know) discovered a fascination for a similar type of chocolate fudge flapjack that are sold in our local garage. These things are huge and Paul likes to claim he doesn’t eat them that often. However I went into the garage one night to buy juice and the shop assistant told me that my other half was in the garage bulk buying flapjacks that afternoon. He enjoys them so much that I even caught the cheeky devil eating 3 in one day.
I decided I was going to make these flapjacks or something similar. I could feel a competition brewing between myself and the local garage. Who was going to make the better Flapjacks? Who would win? Who would take over the world with Chocolate fudge heaven? Too far??
I put my ideas to work and created these little winners. So good that they only lasted a day.
This recipe was created using the flapjack recipe I have always trusted, my Grans. She really is the best baker and the person who has taught me everything I know. If I was going to trust anyone’s assistance with this creation then it was my Gran.
This a beautiful light textured and fudgy flapjack with some rich chocolate naughtiness to top it off. These little bakes are so easy and are cheap to make too.
I hope you enjoy these chocolate fudge flapjacks as much as we did. Go on, give them a go.
- 125g unsalted butter or margarine
- 100g soft brown sugar
- 1 tbsp golden syrup
- 250g – 300g porridge oats
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 200g good quality chocolate
1 Preheat the oven to 160C or gas mark 3 and line a square 8” baking tray with baking paper.
2 Melt the butter, sugar, syrup and cocoa powder in a pot over a lot heat until the mixture has all combined together into a smooth runny consistency. Ensure not to overheat as this will cause the mixture to burn.
3 Add the porridge oats to the mixture a little bit at a time and mix well to combine. To get a fudgey textured flapjack add no more than 250g quantity of oats and to achieve a crumbly flapjack add in the extra 50g of flapjacks.
4 Pour the mixture into the baking tray and flatten with the back of a spoon. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
5 Remove the mixture from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile gently melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. Once melted pour over the flapjack.
6 Allow the chocolate to cool and harden, cut into 12 pieces and devour!
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