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18 July 2012



Mini Mess is a weekly wednesday link up where you can share your arts and crafts or baking experiences with your children.

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The Mr had been wanting some for a while and rather than shop bought we decided to bake some ourselves while he was at work as a surprise. They are another simple recipe that is ideal for kids to do.

250g porridge oats
120g butter
120g brown sugar
3 large tablespoons of golden syrup
Chocolate for the topping (if you want)

  • Grease and line a 9" by 12" tin/baking tray and preheat the oven to 180 degrees. 
  • In a pan melt the butter with the sugar and syrup on a low heat. 
  • Once dissolved add the oats and stir thoroughly. 
  • Pour the mixture into the lined tray and flatten it down. 
  • Cook in the oven for around 20 minutes until golden. 
  • Leave to cool. 
  • Remove the flapjacks from the tray and slice into 12 pieces. 
  • Scoff!

To make them more crunchy add a little less syrup...

Tip: Warm a knife under hot water before slicing the flapjacks to make it easier.

What messy fun have you enjoyed this past week with the kids?



  1. Ooh we literally just baked a choc banana loaf cake, your flapjacks look yummy :) x

  2. These look really easy to make. My two love to help with mixing.

  3. Nice, simple recipe to make with the little ones. Lots of things you can add, too - fruit, nuts, etc.

  4. thanks for the recipe - will try this over the weekend

  5. These sound delicious, perfect for using up the oats I have in the cupboard


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