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Christmas Tiffin


If chocolate wasn't good enough, Chocolate Tiffin is an amazing treat. It's easy to make with the kids (no oven required), it's quick & easy, and it always wins fans. This recipe has proved to be the nemesis of many a dieter.

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  • 100g salted butter (not marg)
  • 25g soft brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 225g crushed digestive biscuits
  • 150g dried cranberries & macadamias (or other dried fruit)
  • 1 large bar of milk or dark chocolate


servings 12
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 5mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Pop the butter, sugar, cocoa & syrup in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and if lumpy pop back in for further 10 second bursts. You should have a smooth, shiny, chocolatey syrup.

Step 2

Take out some aggression and smash up some digestives (I put mine in a plastic bowl and let the kids hammer it with a wooden spoon). Don't break them down into crumbs, you want some decent size chunks of biscuit.

Step 3

Stir in the syrup with the biscuits, nuts & berries and spread the mix into a brownie or square cake tin.

Step 4

Finally, pop the chocolate in a bowl and microwave for 20 second bursts until it has melted (if you are using milk chocolate I tend to add a good teaspoon of cocoa to richen it up). Then pour over the top of your mix.

Step 5

Allow to cool and then transfer to the fridge. After an hour turn it out and cut into cubes using a sharp knife. I then normally give it a tiny dust of icing sugar....Enjoy.


All the ingredients are supermarket basics, with exception of the cocoa, that has to be good quality.

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