I've finally found some time to do some Valentine's baking this month! This is a gift for my boyfriend as his absolute favourite thing are flapjacks. I hope he doesn't read this post before getting them...look away now if you are!! I've made flapjacks before, so I decided to make these special and Valentine's appropriate by making them pink and heart shaped! These flapjacks are a super simple to make and a sweet and tasty romantic gift for your beloved.
I melted 2 tbsp golden syrup, 225g butter and 225g soft brown sugar on a low heat until smooth.
I then mixed in 350g porridge oats and some dried fruit. I didn't measure the dried fruit, just put in how much I thought looked enough. You could add chocolate chips, but remember they are getting covered in chocolate too!
I didn't know the best way to get the flapjacks heart shaped so I did this method first. I use heart shaped cookie cutters and pressed the flapjack mixture into them on a lined baking tray. I baked for 30 minutes on 150C/300F/Gas Mark 2.
I also made a small batch of flapjacks in a seperate dish and baked on the same temparature for the same time, I used the cookie cutter to cut the hearts in it when it was still warm.
Turns out both these methods worked! The ones made in the cookie cutters were more shaped and crispy round the edges, whereas the ones in the dish were a lot more moist. So it depends what you prefer.
I melted some white chocolate and mixed in some red food colouring, I put in quite a lot, but it stayed pink rather than the red I was aiming for, so I went with it.
I dipped the flapjacks in the chocolate and left them to set.
I thought they looked really yummy and cute!
I packed them up and sent them to my Valentine, they look a bit girly I admit, but this is Valentine's Day after all!
I am entering these into February's Calendar Cakes Challenge - My Achy Cakey Heart, hosted by Dollybakes and Laura Loves Cakes.