Tasty Lunchbox Treats - Veronica's Snacks
Tasty lunchbox treats
Tasty Lunchbox Treats
Well we are back to school and we are slowly getting our pattern into place. I enjoy planning my kids lunches, My Eddie is a complete sporto so It is really satisfying watching him finish his meals , clear his lunch box and watch him grow – we chat about what is your favorite sandwich, we recently discovered the pepperoni sticks from Gubeen are a complete winner
Every couple of weeks the request comes for Flapjacks, now I love Flapjacks I am not sure really how healthy they are but they are crunchy and yummy. They also make a good treat for the lunch box and they are very simple to make.
- 250g Good quality Oat Flakes ( You can use the GF ones here too – available everywhere now – Aldi/Tesco/Supervalu/Dunnes)
- 125g butter
- 75g Golden Syrup
- 75g sugar
Melt the butter with the golden syrup and sugar in a heavy bottomed pot keep the heat low to medium the kids love measuring out Golden syrup it is a beautiful food (caramel sugar) when it is all melted add in the oats stir it very well make sure all the oats are well covered.,
Spoon the mixture into a lined baking tray, I always lightly oil the paper with butter or vegetable oil – to prevent the flapjacks from sticking.
Kids are a great help here in this step. For this mixture I use a 12 inch baking tray and this makes quite thin flapjacks.
When the mixture is nicely flattened place into heated oven at 175degree Celcius for 12- 15 mins ( keep a close eye after 10 minutes to avoid burning)
Take the nicely browned flapjacks out of the oven and cut into even squares. I personally like flap jacks nice and thin rather than too thick but you can play away with that.
Alternatively, They work really well crumbed over fruit and yogurt for breakfast or lunch.
For an extra treat we sometimes melt chocolate over the baked flapjacks and decorate them with raisins or nuts or chocolate buttons!!