Once again returning to my inability to leave well enough alone and have to add things,having not made the fruit cake I said I'd make for my mum - and in need of making more flapjack - I threw in half a bag of fruit mix into this batch to see what happened.
The verdict? I think it's really quite nice. Chewey, oat-y and fruity. A good mix all round.
Very low fat, low carb and low sugar too, of course (by which I mean not at all).
(recipe adapted from my dad's adapted recipe by Linda Collister)
160g unsalted butter
230g golden syrup (or honey will work)
185g soft brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
zest of 1 orange
250g fruit mix
100g molasses and 130g golden syrup
250g dried cranberries/raisins/apricots (I usually use all three, and I don't weigh them. Apparently I measure it in handfuls)
Melt butter, syrup and sugar in a pan over a low to medium heat until the butter has melted.
Mix oats, spices and fruit together then add to the pan and stir until well incorporated.
Spoon into a foil or greaseproof paper lined tin (or it'll be a bugger to get out), pressing the mixture down.
Bake for 30 minutes at 150C
Make sure to firmly press/smooth the flapjack down again once it's out of the oven, this helps it from falling apart when you cut it once it's cooled down.