Continuing my craving for peanut butter I made these chewy flapjacks. I saw a basic recipe in a free supermarket magazine, made a few changes, changed it into cup measures and voila!
Cooper and I also shared a peanut butter and nutella sandwich as a snack this afternoon, it was very yummy. You can see him eyeing up the flapjacks.
I now need to re-stock my peanut butter. This can't be good! I better give these flapjacks away before they expand my waistline.
Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Flapjacks
1⁄3 cup unsalted butter
1⁄3 cup crunchy nut peanut butter
½ cup demerara sugar
¼ cup golden syrup
3 tbsp honey
3 cups porridge oats
a pinch of salt
½ cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 130c fan/150c/Gas Mark 2.
Line a 20cm x 20cm square tin with greaseproof paper. I rub a little margarine on the tin, so the paper will hold in place.
Before measuring out the peanut butter, syrup and honey, rub a little olive oil over your measuring cup and they will slide out easily. It makes the process so much easier.
In a pan, gently melt together the butter, peanut butter, sugar, syrup and honey.
In a large bowl sprinkle a pinch of salt over the oats and mix in.
Pour the melted peanut butter mixture over the oats and stir until well combined. Leave to cool before adding the chocolate chips to retain their shape. I was in too much of a rush, so I have smeared chocolate instead of chocolate chips.
Pour into your prepared tin and smooth out with a spoon.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 25-30 minutes until golden.
Leave to cool for a few minutes before scoring out the squares. Leave the flapjacks in the tin to cool completely.
If you generally use metric when baking, I would urge you to give cup measures a go. It makes baking so quick and easy. Even if you aren't quite ready to let go of metric, you might like to treat yourself to a set of these colourful cup measures from Colourworks. They are only £1.27 from Amazon. I ordered myself a set yesterday, along with dinosaur sandwich cutters. The spoons are dishwasher friendly (a must in my book) and come with a five year guarantee.
My measuring spoons arrived, they are great, but quite huge. I don't know what I was expecting. I think I will be finding a hook for them.