Chocolate & Caramel Flapjack Bars

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I deliberated whether to post this recipe or not because I wasn’t happy with the pictures. I’m still restricted to using my camera phone and taking a half decent picture can be challenging at times! But then I thought, why am I letting my frustrations get in the way of posting what is a lovely recipe? Sometimes I’m a little too hard on myself.

These flapjack bars are quite delectable. A chewy, buttery flapjack topped with gooey, soft caramel and a layer of chocolate. Messy to eat but very, very yummy.

Chocolate and Caramel Flapjack Bars Adapted from BBC Good Food

200g butter
200g demerara sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
350g rolled oats
One Tin of Caramel (dulce de leche)
200g Plain or milk chocolate
1 Tbsp sunflower oil

Preheat oven to 160C. Grease and line a 22cm square tin.

Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup together in a large pan. Once melted, stir in the oats. Pour into the lined tin and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the flapjack feels quite firm and looks golden. Do bear in mind that the flapjack will firm up quite a bit while cooling, so a little give when you prod the mixture is ok!

Leave to cool for at least two hours. Once completely cold pour over the tinned caramel and spread out. Place in the fridge for an hour to set.

Melt the chocolate over a pan of simmering water and stir in the oil. Remove the flapjack from the fridge and pour over the chocolate. Place in the fridge. Once the chocolate has set, cut into bars.

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16 thoughts on “Chocolate & Caramel Flapjack Bars

  1. They sound divine but as I can’t eat milk or dark chocolate due to my migraines, do you think this would also work if I used white chocolate? Might just have to try it out anyway!
    Kind regards,
    Ellen

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  2. I agree, don’t be hard on yourself! The pictures are fine! They look seriously scrummy, I don’t think I could be trusted with them, I’d have to give them away! xxx

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    1. I can’t be trusted with either Anna, I am seriously tempted to go and get one from the kitchen right now 😉 One day I WILL own a DSLR and all the fancy kit that goes with it, one day! In the meantime I’m having fun learning how to take half decent pictures without one 😀

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      1. Good for you! It’s not all about the camera is it (though I love mine dearly) I’ve taken some decent pics with my phone. And needs must. xx

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    1. Thanks, I just get frustrated because the camera On my new phone (Sony Xperia) is nowhere near as good as my old Samsung! I just try and make the best with what I have until I win the lottery and can afford to buy a fancypants camera 😉

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  3. Hiya I’m just about to bake these now 🙂 they look yummy!
    Do you think I could use golden caster sugar instead of Demerara?

    Thanks

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