So florentines it was. I did change his recipe a little so have my version below.
50g light brown sugar
15g golden syrup
50g sultanas, chop any big ones
30g dried apricot, roughly chopped
100g salted peanuts, roughly chopped
25g plain flour
50g dark chocolate
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C FAN and line two/three baking sheets with baking parchment.
Mix the dried fruit, nuts and flour in a bowl. Gently melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup, when fully melted tip into the dry ingredients and stir until fully combined.
Drop heaped teaspoons of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets.
Bake in the oven for 7-8 minutes until golden. Leave to cool on the baking sheets.
Once cool they can be peeled from the baking paper. Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the florentines.
My first ever florentine did taste pretty good. Personally I think I would prefer my fruit, nuts and chocolate in an actual cookie but that is personal preference I guess.