Well, you may know the classic oats flapjack we all know and love BUT to make them even better, I’m sharing my version of a chocolaty and Nutella variety.
Flapjacks are on offer at most bakeries and coffee shops wherever you go – they’re a classic, easy to make and pretty cost effective too. It’s a rich, sweet and oaty bake which is always a hit but you can elevate these very easily.
Like with most things, chocolate makes this MUCH more interesting. I have made these chocolatey and added Nutella, plus hazelnuts – more flavour and texture. I have sandwiched the Nutella in the centre, so its a hidden surprise (always a welcome surprise).
Anyway, lets get started, shall we?
175g Golden syrup.
175g Light brown sugar.
50g Cocoa powder.
100g milk chocolate chips.
150-200g nutella chocolate spread.
35-50g chopped hazelnuts.
Start by doing some prep work. I recommend taking your 9×9 inch square cake tin and lining it with greaseproof/parchment paper, weighing up the ingredients, preheating your oven to 160˚c/320˚f and getting any other equipment you may need, such as a heatproof mixing bowl and a silicon spatula.
Take a mixing bowl and place the butter, light brown sugar and golden syrup. Melt in the microwave, stirring often until its melted and well combined.
Grab yourself a large mixing bowl and pour in all the oats and cocoa powder, mix them together until well combined. Set aside until needed a little later on.
Once the ingredients have melted in the microwave, take it and pour straight over the oat mixture – then give it all a very good mix until all the oats have been coated in the liquid mixture, you will not a change in colour and consistency of the mixture, this is a good sign.
Now is the perfect time to add in the chocolate chips, fold them in until they are fairly distributed throughout the mixture.
Take a lined 9×9 inch square cake tin and pour in around half of the flapjack mixture and spread/level it out to get it as consistent as possible.
Top that first layer of flapjack with the Nutella, which will spread easier if slightly warmed, sprinkle over some chopped hazelnuts. Finish by adding the remaining flapjack mixture and spread it out as best as possible.
Place the tin into your preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until slightly more coloured around the outer edge.
Once the flapjacks are baked, allow to cool fully then slice them up into as many pieces as you’d like – its really up to yourself.
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.