Mincemeat Flapjacks


I love a bargain, and earlier this week I heard a rumour from my OH’s Gran that Sainsburys were selling off their jars of mincemeat for just 5p each!!! Yes just 5 pennies, and not being able to resist this tempting offer, I drove over to my local store and bought myself some jars, which still had plenty of date left.


Having not made any of my homemade mince pies at Christmas, I was fancying something made with mincemeat and looking through my kitchen I found a large bag of oats and thought aha! Mincemeat flapjacks. When I experimented last year and made my Mars Bar Flapjacks, I kept the recipe really simple by using just 3 ingredients. Well, my Mincemeat Flapjacks are also just as easy to make and also use just 3 ingredients – how simple is that? So not only were they easy to make, but very cheap too – perfect!

Here is how I made them


Mincemeat Flapjacks
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 9
  • 1 jar of mincemeat
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 200g oats
  1. pre heat the oven to 160oC / 140oC (fan)
  2. grease and line an 8inch square brownie tin
  3. place the butter and mincemeat in a non stick pan over a gentle heat and melt together to make a sticky sauce
  4. once melted, add the oats and stir to coat them all with the sauce
  5. pour into the tin and bake in the oven for 30 minutes until golden brown and just cooked
  6. allow to cool and then cut into squares


Deeeeeeelicious! They reminded me a little of Christmas Pudding. This would make a lovely alternative to mince pies at Christmas time, and would be less fattening too. So if you have some mince meat going spare, then why not give these a try?

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    1. oooh please do, so easy and tasted lovely 🙂 I think I might be popping back to Sainsburys tomorroe to get some more jars (although probably sold out by now!) x

  1. Oh wow they look amazing Jenny and love how few ingredients there are to make them. I made some oat biscuits last week that were tasty and healthy, going to make flapjacks again the following, the kids love them! Love the festive feel to yours. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  2. Aw wish I had read this yesterday! Mushroom and I just ate custard with spooonfuls of leftover mincemeat stirred in as I didn’t fancy making pies… I’ll have to look out for these bargain jars (or just make the mars bars ones now that you’ve reminded me. Yum!)

  3. They look so good! I was just thinking of ways to use up the last of my mincemeat so great timing. I find Sainsburys amazing for bargains – last year I stocked up on tins of coconut milk for 20p!

  4. oo me and my daughter would love these. We love mincemeat! Will be using our leftovers to make some for her lunchbox I think!

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