Dark Chocolate and Spice

StRuth Adventures - Mountain Munchies: Flapjacks - dark chocolate and spice
StRuth Adventures - Mountain Munchies: Flapjacks - dark chocolate and spice

Dark Chocolate and Spice Mountain Munchies: Flapjack recipe

Dark chocolate has proven health benefits and can be considered to be a Super Food.

The flavours that I find to be the most popular to compliment the chocolate are paprika, chilli powder or Garam Masala.

Other powders that work well are cinnamon and nutmeg.


Oats – 500g

Non-salted butter – 250g

Brown sugar – 150g

Pure honey – 90g

Dark chocolate – 150g

Flavouring – to taste! Paprika, Garam Masala or Chili Powder

I Recommend 1-2 teaspoons



Weigh dry mix into a large mixing bowl

Add the spice to your taste and mix thoroughly

Melt and combine the butter, sugar and honey over a medium heat in a small saucepan

Stir occasionally until the mix bubbles and rises, and then remove from heat

Pour the wet mix into large mixing bowl

Stir and allow to cool

Chop the dark chocolate into small chunks

Once the mix has cooled, add the chocolate and mix

Turn into a baking tray, pre-lined with greaseproof paper

Spread the mix for an equal cover

Firm down the mixture with a small-holed potato masher

Bake in a preheated oven, for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown

Remove from the oven and leave to cool/ harden completely before removing from tray and cutting


Note - allowing the wet mix to cool prior to adding the chocolate will create chocolate chunks in the flapjack. If you prefer an all over chocolaty taste, without the chunks, add the chocolate to the mix whilst still warm and stir until the chocolate melts

Prep time: 5 min

Bake time: 15-20 min

Oven temperature: 180°C / 356°F / Gas mark 4

Servings: 15

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