I returned from a rare weekend away to find the cupboards bare of after school snack food. My children are like locusts and can clear an area of food at an alarming rate. This flapjack comes with added crunch, satisfying the growling tummy monster and keeping him quiet until teatime. It’s also dead easy to make, takes moments and is absolutely delicious.


180g Butter

180g Soft Brown Sugar

4 tbsps Golden Syrup

375g Porridge Oats

2 handfuls of cornflakes


Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup together in a large saucepan.

Stir in the porridge oats.

Add the cornflakes and stir to distribute evenly.

Press the mixture into  a 23cm x 23cm square baking dish, greased and base lined

Cook at 175° for about 20 – 25 mins until the flapjack is golden brown

Leave to cool in the tin for ten minutes. Mark the flapjack into slices and leave to cool completely in the tin.

Remove from the baking tin and store in an airtight container, if it gets that far!

What are your children’s favourite after school snacks? Do you always offer healthy options or do you indulge with buttery treats?

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