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A Chocoholic Paradise: 5 Reasons Why You Should Make Chocolate Flapjacks

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A Chocoholic Paradise: 5 Reasons Why You Should Make Chocolate Flapjacks

Craving a sweet treat that’ll satisfy your chocolate cravings? Look no further! Chocolate flapjacks are here to save the day. Whether you’re a flapjack lover or a certified chocoholic, adding chocolate to your flapjacks makes them even more scrumptious.

In this blog, explore the world of chocolate flapjacks and discover some handy tips and tricks and delightful chocolate flapjack recipes.

What makes chocolate flapjacks so special?

Their chocolatey goodness

The undeniable charm of chocolate flapjacks lies in their rich, chocolatey goodness. You have the freedom to choose your favourite chocolate – whether it’s white, dark or milk chocolate – to create a heavenly topping or add to your flapjack mixture.

Simplicity at its best

Making chocolate flapjacks is a breeze. The foundation is simple: unsalted butter, rolled oats, Lyle’s Golden Syrup, and of course, chocolate. It’s a fun and easy sweet treat to bake, and a great recipe to make at home with the kids.

The chewy satisfaction

The combination of oats and golden syrup in chocolate flapjacks creates a wonderfully soft and chewy texture. Each bite is a delightful blend of sweet and hearty goodness!

The perfect on-the-go snack

Flapjacks are the ideal snack for those on the move. They can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days, making them perfect for any occasion; whether you’re looking for a delicious lunchtime treat, something tasty to add to your picnic basket or the perfect TV and movie snack.

Their versatility 

While these sweet treats can be enjoyed on their own, they can also be customised to your heart’s content. Feel free to add your favourite ingredients – such as chopped nuts or dried fruit – to make your own unique flavour combination.

How to melt the chocolate

In the words of baking legend Mary Berry, “Chocolate melts in a child’s pocket”, which means it doesn’t take much effort, but one slip-up can send it south. Here’s your guide to effortlessly melting chocolate.

The best way to melt chocolate is using a bain-marie (also known as a water bath or double boiler). Begin by placing chunks of chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Then set this bowl in a saucepan with simmering water, ensuring the water doesn’t touch the bowl. Stir patiently until your chocolate turns into velvety liquid perfection.

If you’re looking for a quicker alternative, you can use the microwave, but proceed with caution. Start by microwaving your chocolate in a heatproof bowl for 20 seconds, then stir. Repeat this process, checking and stirring your chocolate every 5-10 seconds until it’s melted.

Mastering the art of melted chocolate 

Explore these top tips to discover the secrets of creating silky-smooth melted chocolate.

Keep everything dry

Moisture and melting chocolate are a recipe for disaster. The sugar in the chocolate reacts with even the smallest amount of moisture, creating an unappetising lumpy sludge. To avoid this, make sure your hands, bowls and all your utensils are completely dry.

Chop up your chocolate

Chopping your chocolate into chunks not only speeds up the melting process, but it also helps it melt more evenly. You don’t have to be precise; just aim for similar-sized chunks or use chocolate chips instead.

Gentle heat is key

A higher heat doesn’t necessarily mean that your chocolate will melt quicker. Chocolate can burn very easily if exposed to high heat, so use a low, gentle heat and keep a watchful eye, especially with white chocolate as it’s more prone to burning.

Take your chocolate off the heat when it’s 80% melted

Once your chocolate is mostly liquid with a few remaining chunks, carefully remove it from the heat and continue to stir. The residual heat will melt the remaining chunks without risking burnt chocolate.

Irresistible chocolate flapjack recipes for you to try at home 

Now that you’re armed with these handy chocolate melting tips, here are some delectable chocolate flapjack recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Millionaire’s caramel flapjacks 

Experience the magic of millionaire’s shortbread in flapjack form. These fabulous flapjacks are generously topped with indulgent layers of caramel and chocolate.

Peanut butter flapjacks 

Elevate your flapjacks with a tantalising blend of melted chocolate and creamy peanut butter, resulting in a mouth-watering treat.

Triple chocolate flapjacks 

This recipe contains not one, not two, but THREE types of chocolate! Featuring cocoa powder, chocolate chips and a luscious chocolate topping, this recipe is every chocolate lover’s dream.

Mini chocolate flapjacks 

These delicious flapjacks are topped with a decadent layer of chocolate, making them a truly irresistible treat.

Chocolate chip and orange flapjacks

Indulge in the classic combination of chocolate and orange. These flapjacks balance the sweetness of golden syrup with the rich bitterness of dark chocolate and a zesty kick of orange. Feel free to use milk chocolate if you prefer.

Golden flapjacks 

For those who cherish the classics, our golden flapjack recipe features unsalted butter, Lyle’s Golden Syrup and rolled oats. You can easily transform these into chocolate flapjacks by adding chocolate chips or a melted chocolate topping.

Don’t forget Lyle’s Golden Syrup

So, there you have it – the wonderful world of chocolate flapjacks awaits your exploration. But before you embark on your flapjack adventure, make sure you stock up on Lyle’s Golden Syrup – the key ingredient in baking the perfect flapjack!

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