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Treat yourself to Chocolate Tiffin

Homemade chocolate tiffin, a delcious no-bake treat

Chocolate Tiffin is a no-bake biscuit cake, the kind of sweet treat that sells well at fairs and bake sales.  An essential ingredient for Chocolate Tiffin is a digestive biscuit such as McVities Digestives to give the texture and crunch to the tiffin base.  This version is very rich and best cut into small squares of chocolatey goodness.

An easy to make no bake chocolate biscuit cake

There are many tiffin recipes, this one contains hazelnuts and dried figs. I love dried figs, but if they are not to your taste then any dried fruit would add a delicious sweet chewy texture, choose your own favourite.  You could also easily replace the hazelnuts with almonds or pecans or even peanuts.  

I changed the McVitie’s recipe slightly using a thicker layer of white chocolate on the top of the tiffin and using an additional 50g of hazelnuts to decorate the top.  It was totally delicious, but as it was so rich, we kept it in the fridge and have managed to restrain ourselves to make it last about 10 days!

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McVities Chocolate Tiffin
Serves 12
A rich and luscious no-bake chocolate biscuit/cookie cake, ideal for picnics and bake sales.
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  1. 250 g dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
  2. 200 g unsalted butter
  3. 2 tbsp golden syrup
  4. 200 g roasted shelled hazelnuts
  5. 200 g McVities's Digestives roughly chopped
  6. 150 g figs, chopped
  7. 200 g white chocolate
  1. Grease and line a 20cm square tin
  2. Melt the dark chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring until well combined.
  3. Fold in 150g of the hazelnuts, McVitie's Digestives and figs.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and press down firmly to remove any air bubbles, put in the fridge and leave to set for about 30 minutes
  5. Melt the white chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  6. Pour it over the chilled tiffin and spread evenly with a spatula or back of a spoon.
  7. Sprinkle over the remaining 50 g of chopped hazelnuts.
  8. Return to the fridge to set before cutting in to small pieces to serve.
  1. The figs can be replaced with other dried fruits, dried cherries would be a great choice.
  2. Instead of chopping the figs, cut them with scissors, it is much easier.
  3. In the USA, you can replace the McVitie's Digestives with Graham Crackers.
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I’m entering this McVities Chocolate Tiffin for Treat Petite, the linky for individual treats.  These little bites are certainly a treat.  This Linky is run by Cakeyboi and The Baking Explorer and hosted this month by Cakeyboi.Treat Petite Logo

It’s Afternoon Tea week at Lavender and Lovage and this is the theme for Tea Time Treats, a tea time linky run by Karen at Lavender and Lovage and her two new co-hosts  Travels for Taste and Jo’s Kitchen.   Cut carefully into squares and popped into petit four cases


And, of course, this is ideal for We Should Cocoa the chocolatey Linky run by Choclette at Tin & Thyme it’s ‘Anything Goes for the Holidays’.

Treat yourself to some sweet and crunchy chocolate tiffin

What is your favourite no-bake treat?

McVities provided me with the ingredients and recipe for Chocolate Tiffin, I was not paid and all opinions are my own. 




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      Janice Pattie
      August 3, 2016

      Always better homemade, quality chocolate and butter makes all the difference

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      Janice Pattie
      August 3, 2016

      Yes, easy to make and far too easy to eat!

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      Janice Pattie
      August 3, 2016

      Definitely brings back those childhood memories!

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      Janice Pattie
      August 4, 2016

      Thanks Karen, it’s always a winner!

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      Janice Pattie
      August 9, 2016

      Thanks Helen, the hazelnuts add a lovely crunch and you can’t really go wrong with tiffin.

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      Janice Pattie
      August 27, 2016

      Thanks Kat, we enjoyed it.

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      Janice Pattie
      August 28, 2016

      Delighted to take part, Stuart. The figs were surprisingly delicious, but I love all dried fruit.

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