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Cranberry Flapjacks with White Chocolate

Squares of cranberry flapjacks with white chocolate drizzled on top on a cake stand.
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Moreish and satisfying, these White Chocolate and Cranberry Flapjacks are a real crowd-pleaser. Equally liked by adults and children, they are a perfect sweet treat to pack for a work or school lunch! But they are certainly good enough to serve with coffee for your fanciest guests!

Flapjacks are one of the easiest things to make, in my opinion. But here’s a thing: you can make them as fancy as you like with some intricate piped patterns or flaked almonds for decoration.

These Cranberry and White Chocolate are in a regular rotation of flapjacks and granola bars I make for Seb to take to work. But to be honest, I feel like I normally eat more of these myself. Even worse, I pick out the squares with the most white chocolate on them.

Cranberry flapjacks with chocolate drizzled all over being cut into squares.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • oats: porridge oats work best in this recipe.
  • plain flour: also known as all-purpose flour in the US.
  • dried cranberries: use large unsweetened cranberries if you can. White chocolate and golden syrup will provide enough sweetness.
  • butter: use unsalted butter.
  • golden syrup: can be substituted with runny honey.
  • light brown sugar: or brown and caster sugar in equal measures. We find that brown sugar caramelises the edges better and gives the cranberry flapjacks a lovely molasses flavour.
  • white chocolate: broken to pieces and melted.
  • oats: porridge oats work best in this recipe.
  • plain flour: also known as all-purpose flour in the US.
  • dried cranberries: use large unsweetened cranberries if you can. White chocolate and golden syrup will provide enough sweetness.
  • butter: use unsalted butter.
  • golden syrup: can be substituted with runny honey.
  • light brown sugar: or brown and caster sugar in equal measures. We find that brown sugar caramelises the edges better and gives the cranberry flapjacks a lovely molasses flavour.
  • white chocolate: broken to pieces and melted.
White chocolate and dried cranberries.

Method

Start by pre-heating the oven to 170°C and lining your baking tray. I use 24x24cm square tin for the perfect thickness of the flapjacks that are easy to pick up and eat. Line the tray with baking parchment.

Put your butter, syrup and sugar in a pan, and slowly melt on low heat. You don’t have to watch it all the time. But make sure to stir once in a while, making sure your sugar isn’t catching.

Whilst your butter, golden syrup and sugar melt on low heat, you can prepare your dry ingredients. Just mix oats, flour and dried cranberries together in a large bowl.

Once your butter mixture is ready, pour it into the dry ingredients. Mix well ensuring no oats are left uncoated. Then tip into the lined baking tray and press down firmly with the back of a spoon or silicone spatula. The harder you press, the less crumbly your flapjacks will be when cooked.

Bake at 170°C for 25 minutes in the centre of the oven until the edges of the flapjack are starting to colour. Then take it out and leave it to cool in the tin.

Decorating With White Chocolate

When your flapjack is cool, break up your white chocolate into smaller pieces and melt in a microwave (in periods of 30 seconds, stirring in between, until melted) or in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. I personally always do it in a microwave – quick and easy!

Now it’s time to be creative – you can go wild with the chocolate decoration: pipe flowers, geometric shapes or your loved ones’ names to create a special flapjack. If you’re anything like me though, and cannot wait to tuck in, you might opt for an erratic trickle of white chocolate all over.

White Chocolate on top of the baked cranberry flapjack.

Make sure you wait for your chocolate to set completely before you cut your Cranberry and White Chocolate Flapjacks into squares.

Recipe FAQs

How To Store Cranberry Flapjacks?

Store the flapjacks in an airtight container for up to 5 days. If you are stacking them, make sure to place a sheet of baking parchment in between to make sure chocolate doesn’t stick to the bottom of the top layer.

Can I Make These Flapjacks Without White Chocolate?

Yes, absolutely! They taste lovely without any chocolate at all, but you can make them with dark chocolate too!

Other Flapjack Recipes

If you fancy more of a granola bar with a more oaty and less cakey texture, why not try our:

Squares of cranberry flapjacks with white chocolate drizzled on top on a cake stand.

Cranberry Flapjacks with White Chocolate

A real treat with your coffee or to take to work as a sweet snack! The texture of this flapjack is nice and soft, and less crumbly and the combination of dried cranberries and white chocolate work extremely well!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Baking, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Servings 16 flapjacks
Calories 320 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 250 g porridge oats
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 150 g dried cranberries
  • 250 g butter unsalted
  • 200 g golden syrup
  • 100 g light brown sugar or 50g brown and 50g caster sugar
  • 100 g white chocolate broken to pieces

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line the 24x24cm tin with baking parchment.
  • Place the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a pan and put it on low heat. Stir once in a white until the butter has melted and sugar has dissolved. Don't let the butter bubble.
  • In the meantime, mix the oats, flour and dried cranberries together in a large bowl.
  • Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well until there're no dry ingredients left. Tip the oat mix into your lined baking tray and press down firmly.
  • Bake for 25 minutes on the middle shelf until the edges of the flapjack are starting to colour.
  • Leave to cool completely in a the baking tray.
  • When your flapjack is cool, melt your white chocolate in a microwave (in periods of 30 seconds, stirring in between, until melted) or in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  • You can either spread white chocolate on your flapjacks with the back of the spoon, use a piping bag for an intricate pattern or simply trickle it erratically all over.
  • Wait for the chocolate to set before cutting your flapjack into 16 squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 109mgPotassium: 98mgFiber: 2gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 392IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cranberry and White Chocolate Flapjacks, Cranberry Flapjack, Flapjack, Oat Bars, White Chocolate Flapjack
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8 Replies to “Cranberry Flapjacks with White Chocolate”

  1. 5 stars
    Yum! These were gobbled up by the whole family. I used coconut sugar because that is what I had on hand and it worked well. Thanks!

    1. Thanks, Sharon! I can imagine coconut sugar would have worked brilliantly – much healthier too! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    So unique and delicious. My kids loved them!

    1. So good to hear, Kris! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    This is a great snack. Easy to make, full of tasty bits from cranberries and chocolate, and looks pretty enough for gifting.

    1. Thanks, Anita! It is a great gift, isn’t it? Perfect to take with you when you’re going over to a friend’s house for coffee too!

  4. 5 stars
    What a hearty and delicious snack; I made some last week, and the kids loved them. Thanks for the easy-to-follow steps.

    1. Lovely! Thanks for trying these flapjacks and the lovely feedback, as always 🙂

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