Cherry and Dark Chocolate Flapjacks

Flapjacks are good, aren’t they? Especially when the oats are really soft and chewy. I like to use plenty of butter so that you get a soft and sweet oaty flapjack. I’m not as keen when they’re a bit drier and more biscuit like. I also think that oats work exceptionally well with a fruity addition. My Bakewell Flapjacks with cherry jam and white chocolate are always a big hit, so I thought I’d change it up a little bit for these Cherry and Dark Chocolate Flapjacks.

Baked Cherry Flapjack

I’ve kept the crushed almonds from the Bakewell’s, just because I love that flavour combination. But, I’ve got rid of the ground almonds and the almond extract. So, it’s not overwhelmingly almondy like the Bakewell’s; there’s just a hint in the background.

Chocolate topped Cherry Flapjack

Then, I’ve added some chopped glace cherries, which I love, and topped them with a thin layer of melted dark chocolate. Cherry and dark chocolate is such a fabulous combination, it works well in loads of recipe, and the added sweetness from the glace cherries really needs a bitter chocolate topping.

Sliced Cherry and Dark Chocolate Flapjack on paper

To be honest, I had intended on a drizzle of dark chocolate on my Cherry and Dark Chocolate Flapjacks. I’m a big fan of a drizzle. You get a bit of chocolate in every mouthful, but not too much. Bobsy, however, wanted to help. So, a drizzle quickly turned into huge splodges which I decided to spread. It still tastes wonderful though! But, I wouldn’t do a thick layer. This is honestly that thin you can see the shape of the oats underneath.

Bitten Cherry and Dark Chocolate Flapjack

If I’m being good, I chop my flapjacks into 20 small squares, each with about 110 calories. Today, I was not good. They made 12 bigger flapjacks which is around 185 calories a slice (if your slices are considerable more even than mine!!). It’s up to you! A little one gives you a bit of a treat. A big one is lovely with a cup of tea after a busy school run. A proper filling, keep you going snack. I wouldn’t recommend eating all of it in one go though.

Inside Cherry and Dark Chocolate Flapjack

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Cherry and Dark Chocolate Flapjacks are fruity, sweet, sticky and covered in a light layer of dark chocolate for the perfect flavour combination!

My Dark Chocolate and Cherry Flapjack Recipe

Dark Chocolate and Cherry Flapjacks

A gorgeous sticky treat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: British
Keyword: cherry, Flapjack, traybake
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Donna


  • 200 g Oats
  • 60 g Plain Flour
  • 50 g Ground Almonds
  • 150 g Butter – Melted
  • 5 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 100 g Glace Cherries – Chopped in half
  • 80 g Dark Chocolate – Melted


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease and line an 8”x 8” deep baking tin or sheet with greaseproof paper.
  • Mix the oats, flour and almonds in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the butter, syrup and cherries and mix together well so the oats are all wet.
  • Tip into the baking tin and press down so it’s compact.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Leave in the tin to cool slightly while you melt the chocolate.
  • Drizzle over or pour and spread.
  • Remove from the tin and leave to cool fully before slicing.

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