16 October 2009

Chocolate Tiffin

















A no bake slice and a massive chocolate hit all in one scrumptious little square.

Chocolate Tiffin

225g/2 sticks butter
3 tbsp golden syrup
50g/½ cup cocoa powder, sieved
½ cup raisins
300g digestive biscuits/ graham crackers, crushed (uneven size pieces make for a more interesting tiffin slice)
400g dark chocolate, broken into pieces


Melt the butter in a pan along with the golden syrup and cocoa powder, until amalgamated. Take of the heat and stir in the the crushed biscuits until well combined.

Pour the mixture into a cake or brownie tin, which has been greased or lined. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over simmering water. Make sure the base of the bowl doesn't touch the water. Once the chocolate has melted, pour it over the biscuit mix and smooth over.

Leave the mixture in the fridge to set, before cutting into squares with a sharp knife.

These go down a treat with children and adults alike. They are so easy, they would make a good choice for Hallowe'en. The dark chocolate can be substitued with milk chocolate, if you prefer, but I love them with dark chocolate.

31 comments:

  1. That looks like a perfect dessert! It looks really delicious.

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  2. Thanks Pam. They didn't last long. Graham took them into work with him. They are just too tempting to have hanging about the house, whispering eat me, eat me!

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  3. Oh, holy heck - I want this right now!! Although, I would not be able to stop at one square.

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  4. I know what you mean Amy, that's why I gave most of it away!

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  5. yum - looks like the sort of thing that would console you with your pc problems

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  6. Funny how a person can go their whole life without knowing something like tiffin ever exsisted and then in a very short space of time it manages to pop up all over the place. My boss loves tiffin but I had never heard of it before. I'll have to make him a batch of this ;0)

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  7. They look delicious! And so simple to make too.

    Rose

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  8. MMMMMMMMM,...what a divine treat!!

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  9. how am I supposed to get to the allotment to dig now? I just want to go and get the ingredients to make these instead!

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  10. I, of course, am a big geek and looked up the word "tiffin." :) Not at all an Indian snack, like the dictionary says! But a tasty-looking mouthful indeed. I will have to bring back some real graham crackers from the states; digestive biscuits are close, but more dense. They make better chunky bits, though. This seems like a wise one to send away to work!!

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  11. Oh I love no bake desserts -- almost impossible to screw up! :) I am going to add this one to my list to try

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  12. Very rich and delicious! I would love to have some of this waiting for me.

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  13. Wow. Wish I had the ingredients for this on hand. Never heard of "Tiffin" before, but it sure does look wonderful!

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  14. I wish I could grab and munch the sinful delight from the laptop screen :)

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  15. delicious dessert! I love it...
    A kiss from spain

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  16. It is easy to see what a great temptation these would be.

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  17. You know you are a genius:-) I am in my "No oven" & restful existence now & just the thing I need. Temptations are bad:-D

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  18. Excellent idea, making this for halloween. I'm going to do just that.

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  19. This is always a winner - I used to make a similar one and add raisins to it, makes it lovely and chewy and a bit like fruit and nut!

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  20. Looks just divine,Jacqueline!

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  21. That looks so amazing!!!

    It sounds like a perfect dessert and so easy to make too. Can't wait to give it a try, thank you for sharing:)

    p.s. I love your blog!

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  22. Tiffin! God, I love this stuff! I don't have a sweet tooth but, honestly, I could eat a mountain of this. Never have made it...

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  23. Hi Johanna, I had a couple of pieces then sent the rest on to Graham's work. It's safer that way!

    Hey Chele, you will be impressed with how easy it is to make and then your boss will be impressed with you :)

    It is lovely Rose.

    It was very popular Sophie :)

    Go on, be bad then Nic, he he!

    Like the sound of it then Val :)

    Definitely T, too much temptation and while I could have the willpower to resist eating it constantly, I don't think Graham would manage.

    You won't be disappointed Sarah :)

    Hi NicI always think you can't go wrong with chocolate to cheer everyone up.

    Hi Eileen, I haven't made it for years. My mum used to make it. It was well worth revisiting.

    That is a nice compliment Barbara :)

    Hi Sheetal, I often want to reach into the screen to taste other people's dishes. Wouldn't it be great?

    Thanks Mar :)

    Hi Cynthia, oh they are, they definitely are a temptation!

    Yay! I hope you enjoy them Soma :)

    Hi TB, I got my hallowe'en treat idea of someone else's blog too!

    Hi CC, I don't think it would be as good without the raisins.

    Thanks Shri :)

    Thanks Oraphan, and nice to meet you :)

    Go on Wendy, you know you want to :)

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  24. I don't think I've ever had anything like this! I love how the biscuits are crushed up and added. Looks so good!

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  25. Hi Ashley, it is much better when you make this, not to crush the biscuits too much, so you get some good size chunks of biscuit in the mix.

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  26. This looks great and tempting. I'll have to try this for a potluck when I need to bring dessert.

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  27. This looks so chocolaty delicious!

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  28. This would be perfect for the holidays- yum!

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  29. Hi Jacqueline, I just made this (after having it bookmarked for over a year!) and am not sure if I used the right ingredient or not. I used unsweetened cocoa powder - but I added sugar as it didn't seem sweet enough with the golden syrup. Should I have used drinking cocoa - with the sugar already added? Thanks, Jane.

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