homemade hobnob-biscuits


I can officially say with hand on heart that these Home-Made Chocolate Hobnob Biscuits are even better than the shop ones.

These are buttery, nobbly little rounds of hobnob heaven.  With just a few ingredients  including the goodness of  wholemeal flour and oats you can have freshly baked hobnobs on the table in 20 mins.  So delicious served with with a “cuppa”  be it tea or coffee or even ice-cold milk!  These are a seriously yummy, oatey, wholesome treat just perfect for dunking.


homemade hobnob-biscuits



homemade hobnob-biscuits


Of course everything tastes better with a little chocolate.  So I smothered the top of these with melted milk chocolate and used a fork to give the lines. They looked like the shop hobnobs only much more scrumptious.

I understand from my brother who is now an out and out Bostonian that you can’t get golden syrup in the US so you could substitute it with corn syrup which should work as well



Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 20

Calories per serving: 100


A delicious homemade chocolate coated HOBNOB thats tastes even bettet then shop bought biscuits


  • 100g wholemeal flour
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 80g brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g quick oats
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 100g chocolate


  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and line a tray with some baking paper.
  • In an electric mixer mixer beat the butter and sugar until pale and smooth.
  • Add the golden syrup and beat until it's mixed in.
  • On a low speed, mix in the oats, flour, soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Roll small tablespoons of dough into balls and flatten on the tray, until they are about 2 inches in diameter. Leave room between the cookies for spreading. ( I used my baking measurement spoons here)
  • Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool on trays.
  • Melt the chocolate then spoon a teaspoon of chocolate onto one side of the biscuit & use a fork to make the lines in the chocolate.


US READERS: If you can't find golden syrup subsitue with corn syrup


homemade Hobnob-biscuits


For my overseas readers I have included  a conversion tool below !!  You can use it to convert grms to cups etc. It’s an experiment so please let me know if you find it helpful.


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  • Katy April 5, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    The milk chocolate hob nob is my favourite.I must have a go at making these they look amazing.

    • Karyn April 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Katy.. they are so easy to make and to eat Lol I always end up making two batches!

  • Joan Tanguay April 7, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Can’t wait to try these cookies! I can’t get over the fact that your kids get 2 weeks off for Easter. We get a 3-day weekend! Hope you and your family are all well. I can’t believe that my trip to Ireland was almost 2 years ago. I would have loved to have met you. I met another FB friend in Dublin over dinner. By the way, I just became a grandmother. Oliver was born March 4th. I just came back from spending a month in Alaska with my daughter, waiting for the arrival and then keeping busy with preparing meals and doing laundry to help her. A new chapter in our lives has begun. Hope you have a nice Easter.

  • Sarah May 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I’ve never heard of hobnob biscuits, but they look fantastic! I agree, everything is better with chocolate, and I would totally dip these in coffee!

    • Karyn May 13, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Yes,, they are perfect for dipping.. I’ve no idea why they are called hobnobs but they are yummy

  • Veena Azmanov May 12, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    I love how cool these cookies look. Yum! Can’t wait to try. I have never made whole wheat cookies yet.

    • Karyn May 13, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      Appreciate that.. the wholemeal flour gives them a lovely flavour

  • Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife May 13, 2017 at 12:29 am

    I’m in the US and have no idea what hobnobs are but these cookies look absolutely delicious! Perfect for an afternoon coffee snack!

    • Karyn May 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Ah thank you.. they are very easy to make.. 😉

  • Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy May 13, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Ok I have never heard of Hobnob biscuits. In Canada we have a very hard time getting golden syrup…it used to be really easy. My husbands grandparents were from England…so I know all about this delicious syrup. I really need to make these tasty treats!!

    • Karyn May 18, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Hi could try using maple syrup..would give a lovely flavour to them 😉

  • ManilaSpoon May 13, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    I don’t think I have ever tried chocolate hob nob biscuits and now I think I ought to try them as they look scrumptious! Perfect with a cup of tea!

  • Kylee from Kylee Cooks May 13, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I’m in the US, but lived in the UK for a while. I LOVE hobnobs. I must make these soon.

    Actually, we CAN buy golden syrup here – you just need to know where to look, and what it looks like. For anyone reading – check the international section of your grocery store (Lyles is the brand available to me), or hit up Cost Plus World Market!!

    • Karyn May 26, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Hi Kylee so glad you liked the hob nobs recipe.. I wasn’t sure if you could get golden syrup in the US.. glad you can.. We have an shop in Dublin where we can sometimes pick up American ingredients like vanilla pudding and corn syrup

  • Amanda May 14, 2017 at 1:02 am

    I’ve never heard of these, but oatmeal cookies are my favorite. I love the chocolate on them, too.

  • Adriana Lopez Martn May 14, 2017 at 6:35 am

    That’s what I am talking about a delectable cookie drenched in chocolate my kind of treat, yummy!

  • Uma May 15, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Sounds interesting! Home made is always best. We get full satisfaction and these looks simple too:)

    • Karyn May 19, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      I totally agree with you Uma;) homemade over shop bought any day of the week

  • Christine McMichael May 15, 2017 at 12:37 am

    These look heavenly! I could really go for something sweet like these right now 🙂 Looking forward to trying them soon!

    • Karyn May 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Hi Christine.. They’re perfect with a cup of coffee or dipping in a cold glass of milk

  • swathi May 15, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Chocolate coated Hobnob biscuits is delicious, I have golden syrup in my hand I am going to try it, chocolate is my kids weakness.

    • Karyn May 19, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      everybody deserves a chocolate treat now and again Swathi 😉

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan May 15, 2017 at 1:55 am

    I have not tastes hobnob biscuits but they sound so delicious. I think every cookie tastes better when we make at home and a cookie smothered with chocolate cannot go wrong at all.

  • valmg @ From Val's Kitchen May 15, 2017 at 2:27 am

    I’ve never heard of a hobnob biscuit before. It looks like it has a great texture. It sounds like it would go well with milk or tea,

    • Karyn May 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Absoloutely Val, perfect with a coffee too 😉

  • Jessica (Swanky Recipes) May 15, 2017 at 4:26 am

    I just had to stop by and say that these cookies sound amazing! The glazed topping sounds absolutely delicious and like something I’d make. Adding this to our cookie list, yum!

    • Karyn May 15, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Jessica.. They are a lovely treat 😉

  • Daniela Anderson May 15, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Oh yes please. I had some Hotnobs the other day, l would have loved the chocolate version, they are so yummy. The problem is l tend too eat way too many, that’s so naughty!

    • Karyn May 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Me too Daniela lol Always the way with the naughty stuff 😉

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way May 15, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I’ve never heard of these cookies before. I believe I’ve been missing a real treat! They look delicious and I can’t wait to make a batch. My grandsons would love them, I’m sure.

    • Karyn May 15, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Hi Marisa.. If your grand kids love cookies as much as my kids, these will be a huge hit 😉

    • Karyn May 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Hi Marisa 😉 I’m positive your grandsons will love them.. My boys are huge fans and request them nearly every week

  • Priya Srinivasan May 15, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Ohh hobnobs are my favorite, i always pick a pack when i do groceries. Love the way you described them, buttery, nobbly little bites of heaven, ohhh yummm!! that chocolate coating looks delicious!!

    • Karyn May 19, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      Thanks Priya.. they are addictive and this home made version is just as yummy

  • traditionallymodernfood May 15, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    My son loves chocolate anything with choco is hit in our home. Hobnob is new to me with chocolate frosting this will be a big hit in our home

    • Karyn May 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      It’s a great after school treat with a glass of milk x

  • Anvita May 16, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I haven’t heard of these before, but I am sure these biscuits will always be a hit with kids. My kiddo love biscuits but I don’t usually make a whole lot of creamy or chocolatey biscuits for him

    • Karyn May 19, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      I’m sure they will Anvita.. my kids love them;)

  • Han May 26, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    These look great. How long do they keep for? Thanks

  • Amanda Hopkins March 3, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    I just found your recipe on Pinterest, and luckily had all the ingredients in the cupboard! They are amazing and best of all egg free for my daughter who has an egg allergy. Thank you!

    • Karyn March 6, 2018 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks Amanda for taking the time to comment ! Glad you liked the recipe My nephew has an egg allergy also and loves these biscuits

    • Karyn March 14, 2018 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks Amanda for taking the time to comment.. SO glad you and your daughter like the must be so hard trying to bake when a family member has a food allergy especially eggs which would be used a lot in baking


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