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  • 150g butter

  • 2 tbsp golden syrup

  • 250g porridge oats (the cheap type, not large ones)

  • 1 tbsp demarara sugar

  • 1 half a tin of condensed milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 160C
  2. Line the baking tin (no bigger than about 18cm x 28cm) with baking parchment.
  3. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the sugar and syrup. Keep gently heating and stirring until all is melted and mixed. If it starts to boil take it off the heat!
  4. Add the condensed milk and mix. Bring to the boil for about a minute.
  5. Remove from the heat and gradually add the oats, folding them in. All the oats should be coated, and the mixture quite dense, but still sticky. Don't add so many oats that the mixture becomes dry.
  6. Pour the mixture into the tins and spread about so that it lines the tin to a depth of 2-3cm. Don't squash the mixture in, just spread it evenly.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 15mins.

Handy Hint

You should take them out when they just start to go brown round the edges, don't leave longer than this. If they're still squidgy in the middle that's fine, they set on cooking.

Additional Information

  • Kids party

  • Kids can help

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

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  • whatsleepwhen 03/02/14 17:54

    Condensed milk! Who would have guessed? I'm going to try these. Always good for a journey and they keep... for a bit!

  • Bobthatsafunnynameforagirl 17/01/14 06:35

    I make these without the sugar and they are always snapped up wherever I take them. I also stir in nuts/seeds/dried fruit. I think this is Soupdragon's wonderful recipe, and I am always grateful for discovering it on Mumsnet. I am always asked for the recipe! Thank you Soupdragon!