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It is March and St Patrick’s Day will quickly be upon us.  It’s time to get your Irish Oat recipes out.  When I want to remember travels to the UK and Scotland, I love having a morning English Breakfast tea with these Flapjacks.  They are the right amount of crunchy and chewy with a whole lot of sweet.  A great way to celebrate any day!

You might be thinking, “Wait, aren’t flapjacks pancakes?”  That is what we call them in the US, but in the UK flapjacks are made from rolled oats, butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup.  They are kind of like our cereal bars or granola bars but with a lot more sugar.

Recipe Tip: This recipe calls for corn syrup although Flapjacks are traditionally made with golden syrup.  Golden syrup is made from sugar cane during the refining process and thicker and sweeter than corn syrup.  A brand like Lyle’s is getting easier to find in grocery stores and online if you don’t want to use corn syrup.  You can swap the products without altering the amount.

These bars are incredibly easy to make and a great way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.  


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