A classic baking recipe found in Marguerite Patten’s
“Cookery in Colour” published in 1960
A flapjack, muesli bar, cereal bar, or granola bar is a sweet tray-baked oat bar made from rolled oats, butter, brown sugar and golden syrup.
The item is known as a “flapjack” in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and Ireland and as a “muesli bar” or “cereal bar” in Australia and New Zealand. In other countries, including Canada, the United States, and South Africa, such products are referred to as “oat bars”, while the word “flapjack” is used to describe a pancake. In the UK, the term “cereal bar” is often used to describe products which contain fruits, nuts, other cereals apart from oats, and, occasionally, chocolate.