You don’t need to be Irish to enjoy the top o the morning when you bake a batch of Irish Oat Flapjacks.
Irish Oat Flapjacks
2 1/4 cups Irish quick-cooking oats or Scottish oats
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup golden syrup
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1 tsp *matcha powder, sifted
1.) Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Place the butter, sugar, syrup, and salt in a large pot. Set the pot over low heat and gently mix with the spatula. Let all the ingredients meld together until the sugar is completely dissolved. This will take about 10 minutes.
2.) When all the ingredients have melded together, add the oats into the pot and mix until everything is thoroughly incorporated. Place this mixture into the prepared baking pan and smooth it out evenly with the back of the spatula.
3.) Bake the flapjacks for 30 minutes until the top is golden brown. After removing the pan from the hot oven, immediately scatter the dark chocolate chips evenly over the surface of the flapjacks. Wait for a few minutes, then use an off-set spatula to smooth the melted chocolate over the surface of the flapjacks evenly. Set aside to cool.
4.) For a festive finish, melt the white chocolate chips in a small bowl, in the microwave. Melt the chips for 10 seconds at a time, mixing thoroughly after each 10 second interval. After the chips have melted completely, mix in 1 tsp of matcha powder. Drizzle this green tea chocolate over the top chocolate layer of the flapjacks using a small spoon, fork, or sandwich bag (with an edge snipped off).
5.) Wait for the flapjacks to completely cool before cutting with a large, sharp knife. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
* finely milled green tea powder