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: 12
  • 150g butter
  • 55g dark brown soft sugar
  • 397g can Carnation Condensed Milk
  • 1tbsp golden syrup
  • 250g porridge oats
  • 100g dried cranberries and cherries
  • 250g ready-to-eat apricots, sliced
  • 85g pumpkin seeds
  • 85g sunflower seeds

You will also need...

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

    Cook time
    25 mins

Each serving typically contains

  • Energy 1876kJ 448kcal 22%
  • Fat 21.4g 31%
  • Saturates 9.4g 47%
  • Sugars 39.5g 44%
  • Salt 0.36g 6%

of an adult's Reference Intake (RI)*
Energy per 100g: 1623kJ/388kcal
*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal).
Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

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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 butter 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 12 bars. Keep in an airtight container.
  4. Have you made these easy fruity flapjacks? Let us know my clicking ‘I made it!’, or give us your tips and tricks on the discussion board.

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!