Chocolate Mincemeat Flapjacks – Easier To Make Than Mince Pies

Chocolate Mincemeat Flapjacks

Christmas, Flapjacks | 11th December 2014 | By

Not long back from my trip to London and I’m off on another jaunt. This time I’m in Birmingham, sampling hot chocolate at the Christmas Market. Hot on the heels of this I’m going to stay with friends at my old stomping grounds in Leamington Spa. Flapjacks are a firm favourite of one of my hosts, so I thought I’d crack open a jar of last year’s homemade mincemeat and make him some chocolate mincemeat flapjacks – with a little kick.

Chocolate Mincemeat Flapjacks

These festive flapjacks are made with honey, apple and mincemeat. They make a good alternative to the ubiquitous mince pie, are great for lunchboxes and they’re also excellent served warm from the oven with custard. Flapjacks are incredibly easy to make and these chocolate mincemeat flapjacks are no exception. It’s pretty much a case of stirring everything together, pressing into a tin and baking.
The surprise in these flapjacks are the nubbles of chocolate that come from my homemade mincemeat, along with a gentle hit of chilli. Feel free to try whatever mincemeat you have to hand, but I’ve added a few links to my homemade mincemeat recipes at the bottom of this post in case you feel like trying one of them. Mincemeat is also incredibly easy to make and so much nicer than shop bought. Plus you can add chocolate to it – just saying!

Chocolate Mincemeat Flapjacks – The Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Chocolate Mincemeat Flapjacks
Chocolate Mincemeat Flapjacks
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Festive flapjacks made with honey, apple and mincemeat. They make a good alternative to  mince pies and are excellent served warm from the oven with custard.

Course: Afternoon Tea, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keywords: Christmas, easy, flapjacks, mincemeat, oats
Servings: 16 flapjacks
Author: Choclette
  • 150 g unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • 100 g demerara sugar
  • 300 g rolled oats
  • 8 heaped tbsp mincemeat
  • 1 cooking apple – peeled, cored and finely chopped
  1. Melt butter in a pan over gentle heat with the honey.
  2. Place sugar and oats into a mixing bowl and stir.
  3. Stir in the butter mixture, mincemeat and apple until well combined.
  4. Press mixture into a 9″ sq. cake mould and sprinkle with a little demerara sugar.
  5. Bake at 180℃ for 25 minutes when the top should be golden and firm to the touch.
  6. Leave to cool, then cut into 16 pieces.

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    Angie Schneider
    11th December 2014

    Minicemeat is definitely top of the list of festive treats along with chocolate. These flapjacks look scrumptious!

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    Alicia Foodycat
    11th December 2014

    I made some mincemeat flapjacks following Dominic’s “mince pie flapjack” recipe, but subbing in my homemade cherry mincemeat. It’s such a good idea! I really like your apple addition though.

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      Choclette Blogger
      12th December 2014

      Ooh cherry mincemeat sounds good Alicia. Homemade mincemeat is a revelation, even mincemeat hating CT will eat mine.

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    belleau kitchen
    12th December 2014

    Oh wow these look good! I hadn’t thought of adding chocolate but these look amazing. I’m think another batch of these beauties may need to be baked this weekend x

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      Choclette Blogger
      12th December 2014

      They are so easy and so delicious. Much as I love a good mince pie, I’m not at all sure I will find the time to make any this year, so these flapjacks are ideal.

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      Choclette Blogger
      12th December 2014

      Haha, I did have one straight from the oven with custard and yes it works brilliantly well Caroline.

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    Kate Glutenfreealchemist
    12th December 2014

    What can I say? These look perfection and a great way to use mincemeat. After my recent foray into chilli in flapjack, I am hooked. That ‘little kick’ makes all the difference!!

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      Choclette Blogger
      13th December 2014

      Ah, you are a woman after my own heart Kate – that chilli makes the difference between a mean flapjack and a wicked flapjack 😉

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    Emma Julia
    13th December 2014

    Ooooh, these are super clever – and a good way I suspect to use left over mincemeat too!

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    Phil in the Kitchen
    15th December 2014

    I love a flapjack or two and these would be just right to sustain me while wandering around in the December cold.

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    2nd January 2015

    Lovely idea and I wish I had some with me right to for morning breakfast ! Happy New Year !

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