Flapjacks have long been an easy little sweet treat for me to throw together to pop into lunchboxes for the children. However I find sometimes the same ol’ same ol’ gets a little… well, samey! So, in dreaming up new ways to shake up this easy little bake, I came upon these beautiful little cherry bakewell flapjacks. Yum!
If I had to name my top ten all time favourite flavours, chocolate would feature at least five times in there. I hope you know that by now! But there are other flavours I love too: carrot cake, hot cross buns, and anything resembling a cheesecake. In amongst that selection too happens to be cherry bakewell.
I’ll be honest, I’m not too big a fruit fan in baked goods, truth be told. I prefer chocolate (no surprises there!), and nuts, but won’t often crave raisins and such. However, cherry bakewell as a flavour, and so these cherry bakewell flapjacks make me so happy. Just a little bite makes me do a little happy dance! 🙂
Also, I’ve always loved ANYTHING with almonds in. As a child, I would eat marzipan by the handful, often scooping it off my parents’ plates if they weren’t quick enough to stop me! There is something so comforting about the warming smell of almond-y goodness that is totally unbeatable.
Cherries being paired with almonds is wonderful too (as well as chocolate, of course, ha!). The sweet comfort of almonds goes so well with the delectable tang of cherries. It is a truly heavenly combination!
When it comes to my flapjack though, I’m actually rather particular. I like it to have a crunch on the outside but be chewy in the middle. Moist and sticky but not underbaked and slimy. Oh, and of course they have to be delicious.
Not asking much, am I?!
Guys! These flapjacks are THE BOMB!! They are crisp on the outside, chewy in the middle, and packed full of delicious almond and cherry flavours. Total winner!
Go and make them, you absolutely will not regret it! And then come back and thank me for introducing you to this recipe 😉
Happy baking friends!