Friday, 3 March 2017

Scrummy chocolate oaties

We love this old school favourite, Chocolate Oaties! YUMMY!!!!!

The girls decided to bake one afternoon after school and set about gathering the ingredients. This is a fairly simple recipe so I let them get on with it, just supervising whilst they use the stove and the oven, aside from that, they just get on with it.

Here's what you'll need:

225g/8oz Self-raising Flour
225g/8oz Margarine
225g/8oz Sugar
140g/5oz Porridge Oats
55g/2oz Cocoa 
25g/1oz Chopped Nuts
Chocolate for covering

You will also need:

A mixing bowl, wooden spoon, greased deep edged baking tray, scales and a saucepan.

Step One:
Preheat the oven at 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
Set your prepared baking sheet aside.

Step Two:
Melt and margarine and sugar over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
Whilst this is melting, place the self-raising flour, oats, cocoa and chopped nuts into a large mixing bowl.

Step Three:
Pour the melted margarine and sugar mixture into the dry ingredients and stir thoroughly.

Step Four:
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking sheets and spread out evenly.
Press the mixture down firmly.

Step Five:
Place in the centre of the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Once ready allow to cool completely before turning out.

Step Six:
Melt the chocolate and drizzle or spread over the top of the oaties. Then using a very shape knife, cut into serving sized pieces. This recipe made 16 large rectangular oaties, these proved quite "rich" so I ended up cutting the triangles in half.

Store in an airtight container and these will keep for several days, not sure how long as we ate them pretty quickly! Yum!


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