Honey Nut Cornflake and Caramel Bars Recipe

Honey nut cornflake and caramel bars

  • makes 16 squares
  • Easy

Just pour a glass of milk and call this breakfast – we won’t tell. These honey nut cornflake and caramel bars are easy to make but look impressive

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Ingredients

  • salted butter 200g
  • Hobnobs 200g, whizzed in a food processor to fine crumbs
  • honey nut cornflakes 125g, plus a handful more for topping
  • Carnation caramel 397g tin
  • smooth peanut butter 100g
  • golden caster sugar 100g
  • golden syrup 2 tbsp
  • dark chocolate 250g, broken into chunks

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Line a 22cm square tin with baking paper. Melt 100g of the butter and stir through with the Hobnob crumbs and the cornflakes, crushing them slightly. Push the mixture into the base of the tin with the back of a wooden spoon to create a firm, flat base. Bake for 10 minutes on a high shelf, then cool completely.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile put the caramel, the remaining 100g butter, peanut butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan and boil for 6-8 minutes, stirring so it doesn’t catch on the bottom. When it’s thick and a rich fudge brown colour, pour all over the base. Leave to cool, then pop in the fridge to chill for another hour or until set (it won’t set completely hard).

  • Step 3

    Put the chocolate chunks into a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, and melt. Cool off the heat for a couple of minutes, then drizzle over the top of the cooled caramel layer and tilt to cover evenly. Leave for another couple of minutes to partially set, then sprinkle over a few more honey nut cornflakes and leave to completely set somewhere cool or in the fridge. Slice into squares.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 413
  • Fat 24g
  • Saturates 12.3g
  • Carbs 42.6g
  • Sugars 33g
  • Fibre 2.6g
  • Protein 5.3g
  • Salt 0.5g
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