Chewy chocolate oat squares

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  • Makes: 24

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Child friendly

Chewy chocolate oat squares are a cross between a cake and a flapjack and so easy to make. The kids will love making these with you. Ready in under 1hr, this simple tray bake is made with cocoa powder to give it a rich, chocolatey flavour, drizzled with melted white chocolate and packed with rolled oats. These squares are a cross between a cake and a flapjack. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Decorate with extra chocolates, such as Rolos, Smarties or Flake.


  • 75g butter, softened
  • 175g light brown soft sugar
  • 125g runny honey
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 125g rolled oats
  • 175g plain flour
  • ½tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • 125g white chocolate, cut into cubes, plus 50g melted


  1. Heat the oven to 180C, gas 4. Grease and line a 30x24cm Swiss roll tin with baking parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar and honey, then stir in the eggs, followed by the oats. Sift over the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa and chocolate; fold to combine.
  3. Pour into the tin and bake for 35 mins, until cooked through.
  4. Leave to cool in the tin, drizzle over the melted chocolate. Allow to set, then cut into squares.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Sue Huckle

Very disappointed with this recipe. The squares were dry and absolutely tasteless. Very surprising considering all the ingredients. Better to make flapjacks or cake and not try to mix the two. Just made this recipe again using 175g of butter and it is much better so I think that 75 g must be a mistake. I also added a bit more cocoa powder (heaped tablespoons) and a splash of boiling water and it enhances the flavour.

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