Coconut, Pear and White Chocolate Flapjack Sandwich

Here’s a rich, moist flapjack variation that’s packed with a great range of flavours and textures. Combining pear and white chocolate in other recent bakes* has been quite a revelation for me. These are definitely worth trying for yourself.

Makes: 16 chunky squares

Time: 30 min. prep. + 40 – 45 min. baking (itemised below, but don’t hold me to it exactly.)

Difficulty: Wonderfully easy

Equipment: A 20cm/8” square baking tin with fairly high sides. Electric mixer not required.

Ingredients (with plenty of options)

  • 200g/7oz  butter/Stork/baking spread etc
  • 100g/3.5oz  Golden syrup + 50ml/2fl oz plum syrup (or just use 150g/5oz golden syrup)
  • 200g/7oz  golden caster sugar (or muscovado or white caster)
  • pinch of salt
  • 350g/12oz  oats + 50g/2oz Oat bran or just use 400g/14oz oats
  • 150g/5oz  digestive biscuits (Graham crackers in U.S.)
  • 125g/4oz desiccated coconut + at least 25g/1oz for covering the top
  • 300g/11oz  plums (if possible use contents of a 420g jar, including the syrup)
  • 100g/3.5oz white chocolate chips or small chunks


1. Bash or whizz biscuits into crumbs. Drain the plums, reserving 50ml/2fl oz of syrup. Grease and line the tin. Oven on to 160C/ Fan 140C/ 325F/ Gas 3. (About 10 minutes)

2. Melt butter, syrups and sugar in a large saucepan with a pinch of salt (5 mins)

3. Tip in the oats and oat bran and mix. Divide into two. Add the crushed digestives to one half; the coconut to the other half. (5 – 7 mins)

4. Press the biscuit flapjack evenly into the tin. This is the base layer. (2 mins)

5. Layer the plums over the base, either as they are or cut into smaller pieces for a better fit. Sprinkle the white chocolate around the plums. (3 mins)

6. Spread the desiccated coconut flapjack on top of the plums. Sprinkle the reserved coconut over, filling in any gaps. (5 mins)

7. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes.

* I recently did a lovely version of my Double Berry Tray Bake, replacing the berries with 125g/4oz plums and 100g/3.5oz white chocolate. The rest of the recipe was unchanged. (see below for photos):

You can also click this link for more tasty traybake recipes. Two of my special favourites that I’m sure you’ll love too are these: Coffee and Cream Brownies and Lemon Millionaires Shortbread.

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