Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Honey & Raisin Chocolate Flapjacks

Some old friends, who I hadn't seen in a long time were coming to visit and one of them is a flapjack fanatic. I couldn't disappoint, so flapjacks were what I made and this is how I did it:
  • Melted 5oz unsalted butter in a large pan with 2 tbsp honey.
  • Stirred in a pinch of salt (Himalayan pink)
  • Removed from the heat and added 100g dark chocolate broken into pieces (I used Co-op fair trade 46% rather than my usual G&B or Divine 70%)
  • Mixed in 10oz rolled oats, 3oz demerara sugar and 2oz raisins.
  • Pressed into a buttered 10" x 8" tin
  • Scattered my signature sesame seeds over the top and baked at 180C for 17 minutes.
  • Left to cool completely then cut into 16 pieces.
These were enjoyed as we sat in Trenant Woods overlooking the West Looe River. Surprisingly, although not fully out, there were more bluebells open on the 16th April than there were when we visited last year on 1st May.


  1. look at those flapjacks!, I love the sesame seeds, what a great twist... can't wait for the weekend to go to the local bluebell wood, it's so stunning and i'm sure they'll be out by this weekend what with the good weather.

  2. I bet your friend loved these flapjacks, they look scrumptious!


  3. I love these flapjacks look delicious, x gloria

  4. Yummy! We're having a picnic on Easter Sunday, these would be perfect to bring along :)

  5. Mmmm those flapjacks look amazing! I can just picture you and your friends enjoying them overlooking the river; how idyllic! :')

  6. Chocolate, raisins, honey and oats.... all are some of my favourite ingredients. Yummo!

  7. flapjacks and bluebells - sounds very enid blyton :-) would have loved to have partaken

  8. Dom - thanks. May your bluebells be stunningly blue and prolific.

    Maria - thank you. Can't say I was completely selfless - I managed to consume a few too ;-)

    Gloria - thank you

    Aveen - flapjacks work really well as outdoor food - they can take a fair amount of rough and tumble without breaking up.

    Catherine - it was rather good especially as we got the whole place to ourselves :)

    Suman - thank you

    CityHippy - chocolate one of your favourite ingredients? Who'd have thought it ;-)

    Johanna - if only we'd had some ginger beer!

  9. These look lovely. I like they way you've specified exactly what you used. I've yet to try the Himalayan Salt but I love the addition of it to the flapjacks. And the sesame seeds. Either way, sounds like my perfect flapjack!

  10. These look good! Haven't had a flapjack in a long time. Have a great chocolate filled Easter :)

  11. Chocolate flapjacks have got to be the best invention ever! These look so scrummy and perfect for a picnic treat.

  12. Oh that does look nice, Choc! Not something we get here, flapjacks, might have to make my own! :)

  13. Great idea for a long walk- flapjacks tend to be the indestructible bake! The bluebells look great- we'll be doing just the same kind of walk this afternoon, a perfect Easter stroll! The hot cross buns will be coming too!


  14. Must try chocolate flapjacks, the only ones I've made have been flapjacks with chocolate in them... Yours look great!

  15. What a great plate of flapjacks, they look like the business, I could eat a whole ton of them!

  16. All That I'm Eating - thank you. If using salt in chocolate baking, it;s the Himalayan pink I tend to use.

    Baking Addict - thank you and a very Happy Easter to you too.

    Chele - now are you absolutely sure about that? Brownies spring to mind as a possible contender ;-)

    Celia - like most things, home made flapjacks are so much nicer than bought ones.

    Kate - Hot Cross Buns on a Good Friday walk sound perfect. Hope the bluebells were out for you.

    C - I'd recommend using a higher cocoa content chocolate if you did make these.

    Nic - that is the trouble with flapjacks - one just leads to another ;-)

  17. These flapjacks look delicious will book Mark and try for sure.

  18. I have tons of raisins stored in my pantry ....this is def to be done pretty soonish!

  19. Simply Food - hard to go wrong with a flapjack

    Ananda - time to try an english flapjack - you keep promising ;-)

  20. I love it when I find a recipe online that I like AND I've already got all the ingredients. Nice one, I may make these tonight :)

  21. These look delicious. A different approach to the usual flapjack recipe.


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