Fruity Flapjack Recipe

Perk up your flapjack with berries, cherries and seeds! This easy fruity flapjack recipe is a great teatime treat.

There’s nothing complicated involved, just a bit of melting and mixing before they go in the oven.
Serves: 16
  • 150g buttery baking spread*
  • 55g dark brown soft sugar
  • 397g can Carnation Condensed Milk
  • 1tbsp golden syrup
  • 250g porridge oats
  • 80g dried cranberries and cherries (40g each)
  • 200g ready-to-eat apricots, sliced
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g sunflower seeds

You will also need...

18 x 28cm baking tin lined with baking parchment
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  • Prep time
    20 mins PT20M

    Cook time
    25 mins PT25M

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Each serving typically contains

  • Energy 1254kJ 299kcal 15%
  • Fat 12.8g 18%
  • Saturates 3.6g 18%
  • Sugars 27.9g 31%
  • Salt 0.27g 5%

of an adult's Reference Intake (RI)*
Energy per 100g: 1594kJ/380kcal
*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal).
Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

Here's how easy it is...
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 180C (160°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4.
  2. 2. Melt the buttery baking spread and sugar in a large saucepan over a low heat. Add the condensed milk and golden syrup. Remove from the heat and stir in the oats, dried fruit and half of each of the seeds.
  3. 3. Press the mixture into the prepared tin and lightly press on the rest of the seeds, bake for 25-30 minutes until golden. Allow to cool and then cut into 16 bars. Keep in an airtight container.
  4. Have you made these easy fruity flapjacks? Let us know by clicking ‘I made it!’, or give us your tips and tricks on the discussion board.

    *recipe is based on 70% fat buttery baking spread.

    For allergens, always check the ingredients list of each product used.

    Recipe contains gluten and milk.

Discussion Board

  • Fayecarnell
    July 27, 2016
    I made these for the competitors in a mountain bike orienteering event that me and my partner organised and they were fab!! Just what they all needed after a 5 hour ride on exmoor. I've made another batch today just for my partner as he complained that they ate the lot!! Going to try the key lime pie next week 😊
  • GailBrads
    March 17, 2016
    Great recipe, will definitely make again. I added the milk for a more moist bar. Just like the ones you pay a fortune for at Costa
  • GailBrads
    February 28, 2016
    Made these for the first time today, I was looking for a recipe that compared to the flapjacks in Costa, I must say they are very similar. I added milk as suggested to make them soft. Will definitely be making again
  • shazza
    March 01, 2014
    Love these have made them a lot of times delicious with a hot cup of tea after they have been in the fridge
  • pantha
    October 13, 2013
    I've made these but without the fruit but added dessicate coconut and a teaspoon if baking powder. My family lives it!

    Carnation says:
    Hi Janice, sounds deliciously nutty!
  • Gulliver
    May 31, 2013
    I had followed these step-by-step instructions. The flapjacks are golden, but too crunchy, Is there any way I can soften them?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Gulliver, you could try adding a 2-3 tbsp of fresh milk to the recipe before baking - this should keep them softer. Also make sure they are in the specified tin - so they are nice and deep and give them 5 minutes less baking time (remember if you have a fan oven to turn down the temperature as provided in the recipe). Happy baking!


Fruity Flapjack Recipe is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 14.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like soft flapjacks and these are perfect Ive added 1 tbsp of peanut butter and taken the sugar way. Delicious.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO EASY! This has to be one of the easiest fool proof recipes ever! These flapjacks are really tasty and the recipe lends itself to being 'tweeked'. Ie you could swap the apricots for chopped dates or switch seds for nuts. Either way...DELISH!!
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Try caramel codenced milk I have been making these for years and never fail to.please, ran out of codenced milk and had a caramel one in the cuboard, it makes really rich flapjack just remember to add couple tablespoons milk as it is slightly thicker, I don't normally add milk to the original, I see lot comments about flapjack being not so soft, I have found the porridge oat effect this so can highly recommend Asda cheap 1kg is works perfect every time. Happy baking
Date published: 2019-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just right! I've made this for the family an the flashbacks come out just like the picture an with the condensed milk, they taste devine!
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good flapjacks! This is a brilliant recipe. I've made it a couple of times and those that tasted them went on to make more batches themselves. I substituted some of the dried fruits for different kinds as I didn't have enough on the cupboard, added the milk ad suggested. I added a drizzle of dark chocolate on the top too, lovely!
Date published: 2019-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple,easy and delicious This recipe has now become my 'go to' recipe for the much under rated, humble flapjack. I made the recipe exactly as it appears here and they were really delicious, soft and chewy. Next time I'm going to try chocolate chips with nuts and fruit, or dates or caramel chips, the list is almost endless.
Date published: 2019-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Recipe I made these fruity flapjacks and was amazed how easy they are. I made mine with the caramel Carnation as it was the only one they had in and they were absolutely delicious! I'm doing these for a Macmillan charity bake next week!
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dangerously Delicious So easy to make and easy to adapt.I did not have any cherries so substituted blueberries,for example.My mind has come up with so many variations that I may need bigger pants if I am not careful.
Date published: 2019-01-28
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