Chocolate Hobnobs Recipe

Good Morning/Good Afternoon everyone, hope you’re all Ok 🤞🏼. It has been a strange week in the United Kingdom, what with the Hairdressers and Pubs reopening, I know a lot of people were happy about that, but there was also quite a few people who weren’t as excited, which if I was being honest…I see their reasonings, I wasn’t overly thrilled to hear that Pubs were opening. But I did get some Good news this past week, which was very much needed 😃

Anyway, back to today’s post which if you’ve already gathered from the title is about…Chocolate Hobnobs. Now I’m a huge fan of Hobnobs (especially Chocolate ones) and when I found this recipe I just had to share it with you, so on with the recipe…

Chocolate Hobnobs

Chocolate hobnobs on a cooling rack set over newspaper dipped in chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 125g (1/2 Cup + 1 tbsp) Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 125g (1 Cup) Self Raising Flour
  • 125g (1/2 Cup + 1 tbsp) Light Brown Soft Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 125g (1 + 1/4 Cups) Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 100g (3.5 oz) Milk Chocolate, cut into chunks (Optional)
  • 150g (5.3 oz) Milk Chocolate, for dipping

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 170°C/Fan 160°C/356°F.

In a small saucepan over a low-medium heat (or in bowl in 10 second intervals in the microwave) melt together the butter (125g | 1/2 Cup + 1 tbsp) and golden syrup (1 tbsp) then set aside to cool.

Next, in a large bowl, mix together the flour (125g | 1 Cup), brown sugar (125g | 1/2 Cup + 1 tbsp), salt (pinch), oats (125g | 1 + 1/4 Cups) and bicarbonate of soda (1/2 tsp).

flour, sugar, oats, salt and bicarbonate of soda in the bowl of a stand mixer

2. Then, if you are using them, add in the chocolate chunks (100g | 3.5 oz) and mix briefly to distribute.

flour, sugar, oats, salt, bicarbonate of soda and chocolate chips in the bowl of a stand mixer
3. Now, pour in the cooled butter and mix until everything is evenly blended and it all comes together nicely to form a crumbly dough. chocolate hobnobs dough in the bowl of a stand mixer

4. Next, divide the mixture into 16 equal pieces and roll into balls.

Chocolate hobnobs cookie dough balls on a chopping board
5. Flatten them slightly and space them out onto a large baking sheet. Make sure you allow room between each one for spreading though. (You may need to cook them in batches. Chocolate hobnobs cookie dough balls on a lined baking tray

6. Then bake your hobnobs in the centre of the preheated oven for 14-16 mins until golden brown. You may wish to turn your tray round half way through to get an even bake if your oven has hot spots.

Baked chocolate hobnobs on a lined baking tray

7. Allow your hobnobs to sit on the tray for a couple of minutes to firm up then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before moving on to the next step.

How To Coat Chocolate Hobnobs in Chocolate:

When the biscuits are cooled, melt the milk chocolate (150g | 5.3 oz) in one of the following two ways.

  1. In a bowl in the microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring really well after each time. When it’s two thirds melted, stir until completely melted.
  2. In a bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water. When it’s two thirds melted, remove from the heat and stir until completely melted.

The next part is entirely up to you. You can ‘paint’ the chocolate onto the top of each biscuit with a teaspoon/silicone brush or, like me, you can just dunk one half straight into the chocolate.

Whatever you choose, once coated – place them onto a wire rack over a piece of newspaper to set at room temperature.

Chocolate hobnobs on a cooling rack set over newspaper dipped in chocolate
To keep these little beauties nice and crunchy, store in a metal tin at room temperature and consume within 5-7 days. Chocolate hobnobs on a cooling rack set over newspaper dipped in chocolate

If you want a video tutorial on how to make them, watch it below! Check out https://kitchenmason.com/ for more recipes. I love trying their dishes out, and hopefully you will too.

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoy the rest of your week, I will see you next time.

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