Saturday, 30 November 2013

Chocolate Tiffin Recipe (no bake)

Chocolate Tiffin

I first discovered chocolate tiffin at a Costa Coffee cafe in the UK and fell in love with it instantly. I've made this a few times and think I've finally found the perfect balance of ingredients.

This recipe serves around 10 depending on how big you cut the squares (the bigger the better in my opinion).

It's really simple and requires no baking, just a cook-top and a fridge (or log fire and cold box if you happen to be camping).


125g butter (or hard margarine) cut into small chunks
3 heap tbsp cocoa powder
3 heap tbsp golden syrup (I like to add an extra squeeze for good luck)
2 tbsp caster sugar
200g broken digestive biscuits (ideally you want mainly small chunks with some crumbs)
2 handfuls sultanas or raisins
200g of your favourite chocolate for topping

You'll also need; a saucepan, small-medium size baking tray lined with either grease-proof paper or cling film and a medium size bowl.


Melt the butter, syrup, sugar and cocoa powder over a low-medium heat, stirring regularly until smooth, taking care not to burn the mixture.

Once smooth, remove from the heat, add broken biscuits and sultanas (or raisins) and mix until the biscuits are well covered.

Spoon the mixture into your lined baking tray and press down to flatten, you can make the tiffin as thick as you like, it doesn't have to fill the tin completely.

Allow the mixture to cool a little now while you melt your chocolate, you can either do this in a microwave (spurts of 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between to ensure the chocolate doesn't burn) or over a bain-marie as shown in my Mars Bar Cornflake Cake recipe.

Now simply pour the melted chocolate over the mixture and pop it in the fridge for 1-2 hours. 

Then cut the tiffin into chunks and eat!

Chocolate Tiffin

This photo is a last minute addition - I've just had a piece and yep... Best recipe yet! Delicious!

Chocolate Tiffin

If you like this recipe, why not check out my new recipe for Jaffa Cake Cupcakes!

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