Thursday, 13 February 2014

Milk Chocolate Homemade 'Hobnobs'

It's Valentine's Day. A day to celebrate love, greeting card manufacturers and growers of red roses.

Whether you are spending this evening in an overpriced, candlelit restaurant a deux complete with a novelty heart shaped menu or if you are studiously avoiding all romance by conscientiously completing next year's tax return I promise you'll love these biscuits. 

A classic oaty biscuit, smothered in milk chocolate and baked in a heart shape for February 14th. 

NB: In the research for this post, I discovered you can get CHOCOLATE CREAM HOBNOBS! Forget a dozen red roses, I just want a pack of these for Valentine's Day. 

Milk Chocolate Homemade 'Hobnob' Hearts

100g porridge oats
100g plain flour
100g golden caster sugar
100g butter
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

100g melted milk or dark chocolate
1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/Gas Mark 4
2. Put the oats, flour and sugar in a bowl
3. Melt the butter over a gentle heat in small pan and stir in the golden syrup. Add the bicarbonate to 2 tbsps of boiling water then stir into the syrup and butter mixture
4. Make a well in the middle of the dried ingredients and pour in the butter and syrup mixture. Stir to incorporate all the ingredients
5. To make the heart shaped biscuits I used a silicone heart shaped mould: dollop 1 tbsp of the mixture into each heart. 
6. Bake in batches for 8-10 minutes until golden

7. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes then remove from the mould and dip half of each heart into the melted chocolate. Place on a wire cooling rack to set

Baker's notes...

  • If you'd prefer to make the traditional Hobnob rounds: Put dessertspoons of the mixture onto buttered baking sheets, allowing space for spreading of the biscuits
  • In an airtight container, these last ages. Well, in theory.
  • Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Did you just say milk chocolate homemade hobnobs?? Yuuuum. I would prefer a tin of these to an engagement ring any day! Haha.

  2. Wow, that would win my heart over. Have you seen the Peter Kay sketch about hobnobs?

  3. I love oaty biscuits - these look great!

  4. These are lovely - the shape has stayed so crisp and perfect. I am a sucker for a hobnob!

  5. Oooh I forgot about hobnobs, not made in far too long! Love the heart shaped ones!

  6. I've not seen the Peter Kay sketch....until now! Brilliant!

  7. Glad the heart shaped ones were met with approval- cheesy, I know, but it IS Valentine's Day!

  8. That blog is nice! Your idea is so great. I like the milk chocolate. This chocolate is so cute!

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