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Chocolate Mincemeat Flapjacks – Easier Than Mince Pies

Chocolate Mincemeat Flapjacks

Christmas, Flapjacks, Gluten Free | 11th December 2014 | By

Festive flapjacks made with honey, apple and mincemeat. Try these chocolate mincemeat flapjacks as an alternative to mince pies. They’re excellent served warm from the oven with custard too.

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  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. They’re also great for lunchboxes. Try them warm from the oven with custard, they are truly excellent served this way. 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. So much easier than making pastry.
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 use whatever mincemeat you have to hand, but I’ve added a couple of 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!

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Chocolate Mincemeat Flapjacks

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Afternoon Tea, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Christmas, easy, flapjacks, mincemeat, oats
Servings: 16 flapjacks
Calories: 207kcal
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


  • Melt butter in a pan over gentle heat with the honey.
  • Place sugar and oats into a mixing bowl and stir.
  • Stir in the butter mixture, mincemeat and apple until well combined.
  • Press mixture into a 9″ sq. cake mould and sprinkle with a little demerara sugar.
  • Bake at 180℃ (350℉, Gas 4) for 25 minutes when the top should be golden and firm to the touch.
  • Leave to cool, then cut into 16 pieces.


Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg


  1. Angie Schneider

    11th December 2014 at 3:06 pm

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

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th December 2014 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks Angie – homemade mincemeat is the business as is chocolate of course 😉

  2. Alicia Foodycat

    11th December 2014 at 3:48 pm

    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.

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th December 2014 at 7:28 pm

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

  3. belleau kitchen

    12th December 2014 at 8:53 am

    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

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th December 2014 at 7:29 pm

      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.

  4. All That I'm Eating

    12th December 2014 at 1:06 pm

    These sound so good, I bet they are good fresh from the oven with some custard! Lovely bit of chilli too.

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th December 2014 at 7:30 pm

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

  5. Nayna Kanabar

    12th December 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I love the christmassy touch ou have given these.

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th December 2014 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks Nayna – everything has to have a Christmassy touch at this time of year 😉

  6. India Benjamin

    12th December 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I’m not really a mince pie fan, but I’d like to try these as they look delicious!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    • Choclette Blogger

      12th December 2014 at 7:31 pm

      Homemade mincemeat is altogether different and might change your mind.

  7. Kate Glutenfreealchemist

    12th December 2014 at 10:25 pm

    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!!

    • Choclette Blogger

      13th December 2014 at 8:42 pm

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

  8. Emma Julia

    13th December 2014 at 9:18 pm

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

  9. Phil in the Kitchen

    15th December 2014 at 10:47 pm

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

    • Choclette Blogger

      17th December 2014 at 9:56 am

      Thanks Phi, hope you are wrapping up warm in this December cold 🙂

  10. ManjiriK

    2nd January 2015 at 2:01 am

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


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