Serve your sweet tooth, it is nearly Christmas! These are a bit like millionaire shortbreads, but better. Plus they have oats in, oats are in porridge, and porridge is healthy, therefore these are healthy… There must be some logic in that.
Ok so they might not be that healthy, but they are perfect for breakfast, tea breaks, snacks and pudding. They are fairly easy to make and require minimal washing up (otherwise I would have been adverse to making them.)
The chocolate goes a bit white when it sets by the way, totally normal and is not mould! Also these take a good 5 hrs to set, so it is best to make them and leave them over night, sorry impatient people of which I am one of.
You will need:
- 350g of big oats
- 200g butter
- 200g sugar
- 2 tbs of golden syrup
- pinch of salt
- 50g chopped nuts or fruit (optional)
- 397g can of caramel (can use a tin of carnation caramel)
- 300g chocolate
1) Set the Oven to 200 degrees. Then melt the butter, syrup, salt and sugar in a pan over the hob. Stir it all until it is a smooth liquid.
2) Take off the heat and stir in the oats and nuts/fruit if you are adding any. Make sure the oats are all mixed in! Then pour into a greaseproof paper lined pan.
3) Bake in the oven for 30 mins on the middle shelf. Ensure you check every 15 mins that they haven’t burned! You want an even golden brown on top, and remember that they won’t set completely until they are out the oven, so it’s ok if it is still bubbling.
4) Leave to cool. Then pour on and spread the caramel before popping it in the fridge for 10 mins.
5) Melt the chocolate and pour it on top of the caramel, spread it evenly and then leave it all to set. If you want you could try orange chocolate, or even mint if it takes your fancy, just make sure it melts well.
Enjoy with tea and friends!