Double Dark Chocolate Orange Flapjacks

Double Dark Chocolate Orange Flapjacks

I had a craving for cake, biscuit, something healthy-ish and satisfying and since I had nothing in the house, I scoured my cookbooks and came across flapjacks.. Did I have the ingredients - yes! Was it enough - no! So I added a bit of 80Noir Ultra flair and made these beauties. Warning - Cut into small squares so that you have enough but don't overdo it an feel guilty. They are delicious, flavoursome and packed with nutritional benefits.

Cook: 30mins : Ready in 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of 80Noir Ultra to melt on after flapjack is cooled.

  • 2 tablespoons of Dutch processed cocoa powder

  • 7 tablespoons seeds (use a mix of sesame, sunflower, flax, pumpkin, etc.)

  • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar

  • 5 tablespoons oil (I use olive oil but you can use a more neutral oil)

  • 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 160g rolled oats

  • 250g golden syrup

  • pinch salt (I omitted the salt and it tasted just as delicious)

  • 165g mixed dried fruit (I used raisins, dates, prunes)

  • The zest of 1/2 oranges - depending how much flavour you want

Instructions Prep:20min › Cook:30min › Ready in:50min

  1. Grease and line a 23cm square baking tin with parchment. Grease the parchment. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.

  2. Place oats and seeds on a baking tray in an even layer. Toast in the oven for about 5 minutes, shaking occasionally to prevent burning.

  3. When you remove the toasted oats and seeds from the oven, quickly transfer to a mixing bowl. You don't have to do this, I have done it both ways and its delicious un-toasted. Add the brown sugar and stir. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Tip into the prepared baking tin and press down to make an even layer.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Take out of the oven and cool. When cooled, turn out onto a cutting board and slice into flapjacks.

  5. Melt the 80Noir Ultra chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler till its just about melted, stir continuously. Once the flapjacks have cooled, drizzle over the flapjack with the chocolate.

  6. Add a little zest of orange on the top to make it pop even more and add a flash of flavour.

  7. Depending on your size, you will get anywhere from 12 to 24!

Enjoy - don't forget to bake, photo and tag @80Noir_ultra to be featured and follow us on Instagram. I can't wait to see your creations.

Love

Carole x