Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs

By | November 2, 2016

As far as I’m concerned, biscuits, especially hobnobs are the best thing ever. A biscuit (pack of) and a cup of tea are my ultimate weakness. I eat about 7, then decide I must finish the packet the hide the evidence.

At one point, I tried to stop buying them, I went cold turkey. This absolutely failed. Instead, I learnt to make them myself. So, they didn’t cost me a fortune, and there weren’t any of those horrible nights when the kids are in bed, Hunky Husband is at work, and mummy’s got no biscuits and no way of getting any!

You will need:hobnob ingredients

  • 125g Soft light brown sugar
  • 80g Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Golden syrup
  • 100g Oats
  • 100g  Plain Flour
  • 1 Tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 150g Chocolate
  • 15g Butter

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and lightly grease a large baking tray.

I often find brown sugar is really lumpy and hard, so after you’ve weighed it out, use a spoon, or your fingers to break any big bits up, so that it’s more like granulated sugar. Cream this together with the butter. You’ll find this is a lot runnier than when you cream sugar and butter together for a cake. This is fine, don’t worry.

Add golden syrup, and mix in well. Then pour in the oats, flour, baking powder and salt. Stir them all together until it’s an even mixture.

biscuit dough

This mixture should make around 20 biscuits. With your hands, take out small balls of mixture (smaller than a golf ball, but not much) and roll them in your hands. Then place the ball on a baking tray and flatten them into a biscuit shape. I find if I press them, or try to sculpt them, they stick to my fingers. I tap them quickly, but lightly, until they get into shape. About half a cm thick. Make sure you leave a little bit of space between them, they will grow a little in the oven,

Bake for 12 minutes, until the edges have started to brown. When they’re cooked, use a spatula to take them off the tray and put them on something cool. A wire rack if you’ve got one. I use a large chopping board. They will feel soft, don’t worry they crisp up as they cool down.

Leave the biscuits to cool while you melt the chocolate.

Set a pan of water to boil and break the chocolate into squares, putting it into a mixing bowl with the butter. Place the mixing bowl into your saucepan, and allow the hot water to melt your chocolate, stirring often to get it nice and even.

Spread the chocolate on top of the biscuits and leave to set. I generally eat a few before it has chance!

Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Makes 20

Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs

Gorgeously oaty chocolate biscuits. Great dipped in tea.


  • • 125g Soft light brown sugar
  • • 80g Butter
  • • 2 Tbsp. Golden syrup
  • • 100g Oats
  • • 100g Plain Flour
  • • 1 Tsp. Baking powder
  • • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • • 150g Chocolate
  • • 15g Butter


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and lightly grease a large baking tray
  2. Cream together the sugar and butter
  3. Add golden syrup, mix together
  4. Pour in flour, oats, salt and baking powder. Mix it all together until it's all even.
  5. Divide the mixture into 20 even balls, place on baking tray, and flatten to 0.5cm.
  6. Make sure you leave space for them to grow
  7. Bake for 12 minutes
  8. Leave to cool
  9. Melt the chocolate and butter together over a pan of simmering water
  10. Spread chocolate on to biscuits
  11. Leave to set
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26 thoughts on “Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs

  1. The Mum Reviews

    Those look so tasty with all the chocolate on! And if you’ve made them yourself, they surely aren’t unhealthy then 😉 #foodiefriday

  2. Twin Pickle

    I miss choc hobnobs so much… I can get them in special international shops here but they cost a fortune! Defo giving these a go 🙂 #FoodieFriday

  3. stressymama

    These look sooo nice. I suddenly have an overwhelming urge to run to the biscuit tin.
    I’m a useless baker but these look too nice for me to not give it a go ☺

    1. donna Post author

      They’re so easy! It doesn’t matter if you put things in the wrong order or anything. Still works. The only thing to watch, is if they’re a bit too thin, the edges start to burn.

      1. stressymama

        Hmmmm, I tend to burn things A LOT! I currently have a pan soaking in my sink from tonights tea… Maybe I’ll have the OH on standby when i try it just in case haha. They seriously look so nice. I could just eat one (or three) now, with a nice cup of tea. Ha.

        1. donna Post author

          Cook them in a lower temperature, and just check them every few minutes. As soon as the edges are browning, done! I’ve seen your pie! You can cook!!

          1. stressymama

            Haha. I think I’ll give them a try this weekend. I’ll let you know how I get on with them. I do make a good pie. My cheese and onion pie is lovely too. I seem to have things I can make and everything else goes horribly wrong ha.

          2. donna Post author

            I can’t make lasagne. I don’t know why. Whatever I do, it just doesn’t not work!

          3. stressymama

            Me either. Surprise surprise. My OH makes a lovely lasagne though. All this talk about food is making me so hungry ha.

  4. alifeinpracticeblog.com

    Oh my god these sound incredible! I don’t buy biscuits often because Husband will literally eat an entire pack in one sitting, I could absolutely see myself keeping this dough in the freezer and pulling out a few at a time! x #foodiefriday

    1. donna Post author

      I’m as bad as your husband! So is mine. We’re a crazy biscuit eating family!

    1. donna Post author

      Hunky husband has pointed out to me that the cooking chocolate I use is £1. A pack of hobnobs is also £1…but these are better. And bigger!! Please do have a go, you’ll love them!

  5. sparklymummy

    Omg so many packets of hobnobs was consumed when I was breastfeeding under the guise of “they have oats in them and so help boost my supply!” Lol can’t wait to have a go at making these


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