How to Make Copycat Chocolate HobNobs

My favourite biscuit EVER has got to be Chocolate HobNobs. Oaty biscuits are always so satisfyingly crumbly & crunchy, but with chocolate on the top? Hells bells I’m ON IT!

This incredibly quick & easy recipe will have you joining the Chocolate HobNobs addiction club in no time. Here is what you will need to make approx 16 sensationally chunky, chocolate dipped, gloriously golden, oaty pieces of heaven.

Copycat Chocolate HobNobs | Cookie | Biscuit | Oats

Copycat Chocolate HobNobs Recipe

  • 125g Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 125g Self Raising Flour
  • 125g Light Brown Soft Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 125g Porridge Oats
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 100g Milk Chocolate, cut into chunks (Optional)
  • 150g Milk Chocolate, for dipping


In a small saucepan over a low-medium heat, melt together the butter and golden syrup.

Set to one side to cool.

Preheat your oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, oats, salt & bicarb.

Chocolate HobNobs: dough mixture in a large bowl

After cutting the chocolate into chunks – add to the bowl and mix. (You can leave these out if you want to.)

Chocolate HobNobs: dough mixture in a large bowl

Pour in the cooled butter and mix until everything is evenly distributed and it all comes together.

Chocolate HobNobs: dough mixture in a large bowl

Divide the mixture into 16 equal pieces and roll into balls.

Chocolate HobNobs: dough balls on a chopping board

Flatten slightly and place as many as will fit onto a large baking sheet. Allow room in-between for spreading.

I lined mine with a silicone baking mat. In all honesty, it doesn’t really need lining – I tend to just do it out of habit.

Chocolate HobNobs: dough balls on a baking tray

Bake in the centre of the preheated oven for approx 16mins until golden.

Turn the tray around half way if your oven doesn’t bake evenly.

Chocolate HobNobs: cooked on a baking tray

Allow to sit on the tray for a couple of minutes to harden, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat the process for the remaining biscuits.

How To Decorate Your Chocolate Hobnobs

When the biscuits are all baked and cool, (which won’t take long) melt the 150g of milk chocolate in either the microwave or in a bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water.

The next part is up to you. Some would ‘paint’ the chocolate onto the top of each biscuit, I prefer to just dunk half straight into the chocolate and put onto a wire rack over newspaper to set.

Chocolate HobNobs on a cooling rack

To keep these little beauties nice and crunchy, store in a metal tin lined with baking paper. Preferably at room temperature but if it’s too warm, in the fridge will work just as well.

And there you have it! Told you Chocolate Hobnobs were quick & easy to make. Addicted yet??

Hope you enjoyed the post my lovelies!

Miss KitchenMason

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Chocolate HobNobs on a cooling rack

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14 thoughts on “How to Make Copycat Chocolate HobNobs”

  1. Robyn says:

    Great recipe! Chocolate HobNobs are a family favourite and not always easy to find here. I searched various websites and food blogs before deciding to try your recipe. I simply covered the top of each biscuit with the melted milk chocolate. I’ve now made it a number of times and passed it on to friends who loved the biscuits too. I do cook from my iPad sometimes but like a paper copy. I cut and pasted from your instructions to create a Word file of one page. Many thanks!

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      That’s lovely, thank you so much for your comment! I’m currently working on a website overhaul which will hopefully make printing much easier in the future x

  2. Diane says:

    I’m an American so I have to find conversation charts since we seem to have to use different systems for measuring and temperature than everyone else, but I can’t wait to try these. From the moment I heard about hobnobs I started searching for a recipe

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Yes they’re one of the best British biscuits (or ‘cookies’ to you) that’s for sure! I feel for you with the conversions, I’m always converting American recipes into UK! Usually worth the effort though 🙂

  3. rob says:

    print-friendly version please. this just wasted 7 sheets of paper,comments and all

    1. Noted! I’ll look into how to sort that. Thanks Rob x

  4. These look delicious, I’m always on the look out for new treats to bake for the office so will definitely be giving these a go!

    Chloe x

    1. Aww thanks Chloe that’s very sweet of you to say! X

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