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Feeling Chocolatey

July 7th, 2010 by Penny

It seems fitting, for my first output from the kitchen table, to offer a recipe for something scrummy, quick and really quite healthy to eat when feeling chocolatey. Children (and adults!) of all ages love it. This actually comes from a friend of mine and was included in a cookbook we made for church restoration fundraising. So here it is:

Chocolate Chewies by Joanna Farrell

  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp. golden syrup
  • 75 g  butter
  • 250 g  oats, whole or rolled
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence

Melt the sugar, syrup and butter in a saucepan over a gentle heat until the sugar has dissolved. Bring the mixture to the boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the oats, cocoa and vanilla. You can add 25 g of walnuts and or 50g of raisins at this stage if everyone likes them! Mix the lot together, very thoroughly until every oat (nut and raisin) is coated in the chocolate mixture. Taste a tiny bit then spread in a buttered 20 cm square cake tin (or similar). Chill in the fridge until firm then cut into squares – your choice how big to make these. Remove from the tin with a flat knife and store in an airtight container.

If you have any recipes that have really contributed to your and your family’s well being and you would like others to benefit, please email them to me and I’ll include them on the blog.

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