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Your New Go-To Traybake Recipes for Every Occasion

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Uncover a selection of simple traybake recipes that will help you make the most delicious treats with minimal effort

Traybakes are a classic for a reason. They’re versatile, easy to make, and the perfect way to make a variety of delicious desserts with minimal effort.

In this article, explore what sets traybakes apart from traditional puddings, and dive into some of our favourite traybake recipes (featuring Lyle’s Golden Syrup) that are sure to become your new go-to treats.

What makes a traybake so special?

Simply put, they’re any dessert made in a rectangular or square tin and then cut into squares or bars. There’s no need for complicated decorations or intricate icing, so even beginner bakers can create something delicious.

The great thing about traybakes is that you can use almost any combination of ingredients, and some traybakes don’t even require baking, using just biscuit bases and chilled fillings. Plus, they are perfect for feeding a crowd at parties, picnics or bake sales.

With traybakes, you get a whole world of flavours to choose from, making them ideal for any occasion. They’re the perfect solution when you’re short on time but still want to impress with something tasty.

Delicious traybake recipes you need to try

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, these simple traybake recipes will make your kitchen smell delightful in no time.

Ginger and treacle traybake 

With the warming flavours of ginger and the deep, rich flavours of Lyle’s Black Treacle, this traybake is the perfect pick-me-up on a chilly day. The rich, aromatic tastes combine to create a comforting and nostalgic dessert.

Vegan browned butter, chocolate chip and hazelnut traybake 

This vegan traybake recipe is a crowd-pleaser, offering a decadent mix of chocolate chips and crunchy hazelnuts, with added flavours of browned dairy-free butter. It’s easy to make and perfect for a quick snack or a dessert to impress your guests.

Ginger parkin

This traditional ginger parkin is a delight, with its soft, spiced cake and crunchy honeycomb pieces. The blend of ginger and golden syrup creates a warm and cosy flavour, making it the perfect treat for a quiet night in.

Caramel apple cheesecake bars

For a treat that combines the creaminess of cheesecake and the sweetness of caramelised apples, these bars are the way to go. With their harmonious blend of flavours, they’re sure to be a hit at any gathering.

Rocky road

Indulge in the classic combination of crunchy biscuits, chewy marshmallows, creamy chocolate, and a dusting of icing sugar. Always a winner at parties, and pairs perfectly with a cup of tea.

Cherry Bakewell flapjacks

If you love Bakewell tarts, you’ll adore these flapjacks. They combine ground almonds and raspberry jam with an oat flapjack to recreate the classic flavours of a Bakewell tart. And if you’re looking to intensify the flavours further, why not add some glacé cherries to the mixture and sprinkle flaked almonds on top for an added crunch?

Millionaire’s caramel flapjacks

Enjoy the taste of luxury with these gorgeous sweet treats, combining chewy oat flapjacks with a gooey caramel centre and chocolate topping – what’s not to like? This recipe is perfect for special occasions or when you want to spoil yourself with something truly delightful.

Start baking the perfect traybake today 

If you’re ready to bake something delicious, these easy traybake recipes are a fantastic starting point! Grab your baking tin, preheat the oven, and let the magic happen.

Before you start baking, make sure you have Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Lyle’s Black Treacle on hand. They’re the secret to turning a simple bake into something truly special.

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