Chocolate dipped Festive flapjacks

This is a take on my very own granolas recipe now made festive with a decadent dipping of delicious and luxurious chocolate.  It is a wonderful Christmas treat using all of the festive ingredients we love. I also prepare some extra to give to friends and family as they make a wonderful and thoughtful Christmas gifts!

Ingredients

50g walnuts

4 dried figs

30g cranberries

30g pumpkin seeds

2 tbsp ground almonds

80g butter

50g golden caster sugar

6 tbsp golden syrup

100g whole porridge oats

100g rolled oats

180g dark chocolate – for coating

 

Cooking Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 155℃/300F/Gas 3.
  2. Roughly chop the walnuts and figs then add to a food processor along with the, the cranberries and half the pumpkin seeds. Add 2 tablespoons of ground almonds and blitz together, just long enough to roughly chop, leaving and chunks of the fruit and nuts. Transfer to a large mixing bowl along with the rest of the whole pumpkin seeds.
  3. In a pan melt the butter with the sugar and golden syrup, trying not to stir it too much and allowing it to melt together gradually.
  4. Once melted mix in the oats and the fruit and nuts and spread the mixture out evenly in an oven tray then bake for 35 minutes or until the .
  5. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. When the flapjacks are baked, cut them into small rectangles and dip them as far as you dare into the melted chocolate.
  6. Allow to chill for 20 minutes in the fridge and enjoy!

 

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