Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4 & melt the butter in a large saucepan over a low heat
Stir in the sugar and syrup and turn off the heat
Stir in the oats and dried mixed fruit
Line a baking tray roughly 25cm x 35cm with baking paper or a reusable oven liner and tip the mixture in. Spread it evenly using the back of a spoon, ensuring you spread right up to the corners of the tray. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Once cool store in the fridge then when it is hard, it can be cut up into squares.
For a bit of variety, you could also add some mixed seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds along with the dried mixed fruit. Glace cherries also go well. Dried apricots, dates or even chocolate chips are also great to add. Flapjacks are also a great way to reduce food waste. The crumbs at the bottom of cereal boxes that no one wants to use up can be saved and added to a flapjack recipe for a bit of extra crunch!
Store your flapjacks in the fridge to make sure they keep their shape. They will keep for about 10 days. You can also freeze flapjacks. Separate each slice with some greaseproof paper and freeze in an airtight container. They will freeze well for 3 months.