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Chocolate Tiffin is a no bake confection consisting of crushed biscuits, sugar, syrup, dried fruits, and cocoa powder.  It’s often covered with a layer of melted chocolate.

Chocolate Tiffin slices.

What is Tiffin?

As an English India word, Tiffin is often referred to as a light snack or light meal. But it also refers to a biscuit snack containing a selection of dried fruits, syrup, cocoa and crushed biscuits. You could go so far as to call it a Fridge Cake, Rocky Road or biscuit traybake. Call it what you like. Tiffin bars are really easy to make.

How to make Chocolate Tiffin

Grease and line an 8 inch square cake tin. It’s essential that you do this. Especially when NOT using a loose-bottomed cake tin. Place the Butter, Sugar, Cocoa Powder and Syrup in a large pan and heat gently on medium heat until melted and fully combined.
Tiffin mixture
Remove from the heat and add the mixed dried fruit, glace cherries, and crushed biscuits. Or pour everything into a large mixing bowl. Stir until well covered with the melted cocoa mixture. Be patient, this will take time. However, don’t be tempted to add any additional liquid, you’ll be sorry if you do, it just won’t set.

 

Add the mixture into the prepared square cake tin. Firmly pressing down the fruit mixture with the back of a spoon. Place in the fridge for at least an hour, to cool and set completely. While that sets, melt the milk/dark chocolate in a clean bowl over a pan of simmering water. Take off the heat and leave the chocolate to cool a little.

Once the fruit mixture has set, cover with the chocolate. Ensuring all the fruit mixture is covered. Leave in a very cool place for a couple of hours to allow the chocolate tiffin to set completely. You can place the tiffin in the fridge to set, but don’t leave it there for too long or you run the risk of fat particles in the chocolate turning white. Although still edible, it is unsightly. Once this happens, there’s no way of getting rid of them. Unless you cover with more chocolate.

Before the chocolate sets completely. You can score along the chocolate with a sharp knife to make slicing easier.

No bake Chocolate Tiffin

Why this recipe works.

  • Other than melting the butter and chocolate, there’s no baking involved.
  • It’s one of the easiest fridge cake recipes to make.
  • It’s a recipe that children can get involved with.
  • It’s a great recipe for using up the mixed dried fruit that you have left in your cupboards
  • You can use any odd biscuits that you have. As long as you have a mix of fine and roughly chopped.

Notes :

Chocolate Tiffin is the ideal no bake tray bake recipe and chocolate fridge cake. And will keep in an airtight container for several days. Avoid long term storage in the fridge to avoid white crystals forming on the chocolate.

It’s the perfect recipe for;

  • Bake sales
  • Charity event bake sales
  • Office team building snacks.
  • If the school will let you. A chocolate treat for school lunch boxes.

If you like this recipe you may also like to try other no bake recipes.

This recipe was first published on December 2015 and has since been updated in October 2019 with new photos and additional information.

Chocolate Tiffin slices.

Chocolate Tiffin

Chocolate Tiffin is a no bake confection consisting of crushed biscuits, sugar, syrup, dried fruits, and cocoa powder.  It’s often covered with a layer of melted chocolate.
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Course: Afternoon Tea, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Chocolate Tiffin, Tiffin,
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Setting time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 457kcal
Author: Lynn Hill

Ingredients

  • 200 g Butter
  • 50 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 30 g Cocoa Powder 100% cocoa powder with no added sugar
  • 200 g Golden Syrup
  • 400 g Digestive Biscuits approx 27 biscuits Very Finely Crushed Approx 27 biscuits. Roughly crushed
  • 400 g Mixed Dried Fruits such as sultanas, raisins and currants.
  • 100 g glace cherries roughly chopped. roughly chopped.
  • 350 g Dark or Milk Chocolate

Instructions

  • Grease and line an 8 inch square cake tin. It's essential that you do this. Especially when NOT using a loose-bottomed cake tin. Making it much easier to remove from the tin.
  • Place the Butter, Sugar, Cocoa Powder and Syrup in a large pan and heat gently on a medium heat until melted and fully combined.
  • Remove from the heat and add the mixed dried fruit, glace cherries, and crushed biscuits. Or pour everything into a large mixing bowl. Stir until well covered with the cocoa mixture. Be patient, this will take time. Don’t be tempted to add any additional liquid, you’ll be sorry if you do, it just won’t set.
  • Add the mixture into the prepared square cake tin. Firmly pressing down with the back of a spoon. Place in the fridge for at least an hour, to cool and set completely?.
  • Melt the milk/dark chocolate in a clean bowl over a pan of simmering water. Take off the heat and allow to cool a little.
  • Once the fruit mixture has set, cover with the chocolate. Ensuring all the fruit mixture is covered. Leave in a very cool place for a couple of hours to allow the chocolate to set. You can place the tiffin in the fridge to set, but don't leave it there too longe or you run the risk of fat particles in the chocolate turning white. Although still edible, it is unsightly. Once this happens, there's no way of getting rid of them. Unless you cover with more chocolate.
  • Before the chocolate sets completely. You can score along the chocolate with a sharp knife to make slicing easier.

Notes

If you leave chocolate in the fridge for too long. Unsightly white crystals will form on the chocolate that you will not be able to correct.
Lining the base and sides of the tin with one single sheet of baking parchment makes lifting out a lot easier before slicing. Or you could use a loose bottomed cake tin.

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 312IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg
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4 Comments

  1. I found this really easy to make and it looks spectacular. I love things that don’t involve baking when I want something in a hurry. I’ve given it 5 stars.

  2. Lynda Thompson

    Oh my. I absolutely love tiffin; it’s my favourite thing ever. I could eat it every day. It was probably the first thing my mum and I ever made together in the kitchen when I was small, working from her mum’s (my grandmother’s) hand-written recipe. I’m afraid I wouldn’t include 400g of dried fruit though; I’m not a fan of currants!

    • We are currently working through eating a batch now. Very moreish. If you don’t like currents of mixed dried fruits. Try replacing with more crushed biscuits and perhaps some marshmallows, nuts or even Maltesers. If you do, let me know how you get on.

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