Chocolate Flapjacks

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Soya-free, Nut-free, Refined sugar-free, Vegan

Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword chewy flapjack
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 305 kcal
Author Vicki Montague, The Freefrom Fairy


  • 200 g oats gluten free if required
  • 200 g dates soaked in 200ml boiling water
  • 70 g coconut oil melted (or butter if not dairy free)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g sugar-free chocolate optional - check allergens, melted
Metric - US Customary units


  1. Place the dates in a bowl with the boiling water and leave for about 20 minutes
  2. Transfer the dates and water to a blender or small chopper and blend until a paste is formed
  3. Transfer the date paste into a large bowl then add the melted coconut oil or butter, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and oats
  4. Mix well, then place the mixture into a greased tray measuring approx. 15cm x 25cm
  5. Spread the mixture out and smooth the top before placing in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees, 160 degree fan, gas mark 4 for 25 minutes
  6. Leave to cool before topping with melted chocolate or cutting into slices

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information is for guidance only and includes the chocolate topping

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Flapjacks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 285mg8%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.