Black Forest Flapjacks #GBBOBloggers2015 Week 1

There seems to be a lot of excitement around the Great British Bake Off returning for its 6th series and its easy to see why – delicious bakes, scandals, innuendos and gossip – the show is a must see for every baking fan! I mentioned last week that I wanted to start baking again after a bit of a break, and of course taking part in the #GBBOBloggers2015 is the perfect start, hosted yet again by the lovely Jenny of Mummy Mishaps. So the first week was cake week, and I have already veered from the theme – I fancied making something quick and easy which will actually get eaten (plus I have a lovely cake recipe coming up for you later in the week – I don’t want to overdo it now!) I decided that I would make something which I can take along with us on picnics, which we seem to be doing a lot of recently and I came up with this delicious Black Forest Flapjack recipe! What better a combination than chocolate and cherry!

Black Forest Flapjacks

black forest flapjacks


  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 80g soft brown sugar
  • 4tbsp golden syrup
  • 250g oats
  • 75g milk chocolate chunks
  • 75g dried cherries
  • 50g white chocolate to decorate

black forest flapjacks


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/gas mark 4
  2. Over a low heat melt the butter and stir in the sugar and golden syrup, while continuing to heat gently
  3. Add the oats and mix until they are all coated then stir in the cherries and the milk chocolate chunks
  4. Put the mixture into a baking tin, lined with baking paper. Push it down and bake in the preheated oven for around 25minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and let it cool for around 10 minutes before cutting into slices.
  6. Leave to cool completely in the tin. Melt the white chocolate and drizzle over the top – let it cool before removing the flapjacks and serving.

I was compensated by Tesco for the ingredients for this bake – for more inspiration visit the baking recipes section of their website

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  1. Oooh hubby would love these, I must make a batch and earn myself some good wife points 😉
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  2. Oh wow! Yum! These sound and look so good x
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  3. I love the sound of these flapjacks, what a tasty combination! Excellent for picnics. Thanks for linking up with #Bakeoftheweek!
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  4. I love the idea of flapjack with these flavours, they look fab x
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  5. Ooh – those look YUM – and easy enough for my kids to make err.. and me! x
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  6. Loving your take on black forest cake, these look gorgeous
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  7. Hmmmm, I’m not sure how impressed Paul and Mary would be if they asked for a black forest gateaux and you turned up with flapjacks! 🙂

    I however would be more than happy as I love flapjacks, chocolate and cherries so I think these sound delicious.

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  8. mmmmmm Andrea I think these look and sound soon yummy! I love flapjacks and with the flavour of cherries and chocolates too well yum! thank you for linking up xx
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  9. They look lovely, I can never get my flapjacks to the right consistancy so will have to try this recipe!
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  10. How clever! You know you have to bring some of these to London now, don’t you? 😉
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  11. What an amazing idea!! I don’t like black forest gateau but I am certain these would go down a treat. Great recipe
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  13. oh my, they look GOOD!!
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  14. What a delicious idea, Black Forrest Flapjacks sound totally yummy! #MondaysParentingPinItParty
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  15. What a unique take on a traditional Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte! I absolutely love cherries, anything Kirsch in fact, but am not such a massive fan of lots of cream so these are right up my alley. Must dash… to buy some cherries and chocolate chunks so I can make these xx
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  16. I will have to give these a go, my flapjacks are always a failure! These however look yummy!
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  17. Yum, I love the idea of these. The OH hates flapjacks being doctored, but I reckon I’d get away with these.
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  18. I always have trouble with flapjacks, but for a black forest version, I’d be willing to give them another go – they look fantastic!

    Thanks for linking to #cookblogshare.
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  19. Oh they look lovely – haven’t made flapjacks for a long time
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  21. Wow, your black forest flapjacks are genius, they look amazing, what a flavour explosion. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

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