Hobnobs are a happy thing.

Anyone that attends any event I host or go to will know that there is a high chance that hobnobs will be present. The lovely Steph from theloveofit.co.uk made them first, gave me the recipe, and then created International Homemade Hobnob Celebration Day in their honour. (7th of January this year hobnob fans!)

The recipe is simple, cheap, and quick, requiring little equipment beyond a pan, a bowl, scales, and a spoon.


Homemade Hobnob Recipe


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


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


I also did a variation on the recipe this year so that I could give out mixes in a jar for Christmas presents.


I put all of the dry ingredients (including the bicarbonate of soda) into a glass jar (1L IKEA SLOM jars), with the remainder of the instructions printed on labels, which were tied on to the jars.



  1. […] I also decided to mix it up a little bit…. the basic recipe is here, but instead of the 225g of oats, I substituted 50g of chopped dried apricots, 10g of each of […]

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