Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs

Let’s face it, hobnobs are everyone’s favourite biscuit. If they’re not, you either haven’t tried them, or don’t have taste buds. So when I realised I had all the component parts for making my own, they were in the oven within the hour and in my face within two.

And they tasted just like the McVitie’s version. That is, absolute oaty, chocolatey perfection. Obviously, these MUST be dipped in a cup of tea.

This recipe is all over the internet, so was easy to find. I wish I’d google searched it years ago.


  • 225g self raising flour
  • 225g sugar
  • 225g porridge oats
  • 225g margarine/butter
  • 1tbsp golden syrup
  • 1tbsp hot water
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda


  1. Mix the flour, oats and sugar in a bowl
  2. Add any extra ingredients such as raisins/chocolate chips if you want
  3. In a pan, melt the margarine, syrup and water
  4. Once melted, stir in the bicarbonate of soda and then add to the dry mix
  5. Mix well, then make smallish balls (the recipe makes 35 – 50 depending on size), place on a greased tray and flatten slightly
  6. Bake at 180°c for 15 minutes until golden, then cool for a few minutes on the tray before moving to a rack.
  7. Spread a layer of chocolate on the top (if you’re making chocolate ones)
  8. Enjoy the results!