Chocolate Tiffin

Lets all start by pretending that we've maintained giving up chocolate for lent.

If you have, you're a braver person than I. And, if you haven't then yes my friend, this recipe is for you. Another one of those simple ones, no baking and very versatile. I unashamedly LOVE Costa's tiffins, so much so I've always meant to recreate them myself at home.

Its taken until now to make them...whilst I'm still off chocolate until the end of the week *ahem*. But now its been ticked off my recipe list, these tiffins will be a regular feature in my week. I'm so excited to throw everything in my cupboard at them next time.

C H O C O L A T E   T I F F I N
(Recipe from Mcvitie's, serves 12)

250g chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
200g unsalted butter
2tbsp golden syrup
150g roasted shelled hazelnuts, chopped
200g Mcvitie's Digestives, roughly chopped
150g sultanas
75g white chocolate

  • Grease and line a 20cm square tin with baking paper or cling film.
  • In a bowl over a pan of barley simmering water, melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter. Stir to combine.
  • Remove the bowl from the heat and add the hazelnuts, digestives and sultanas and fold together.
  • Pour into the prepared tin and press down firmly into each corner.
  • Melt the white chocolate in the same way as the dark chocolate. Drizzle or swirl over the tiffin to finish. Leave to set in the fridge before serving.

Thanks to the fabulous McVities for sending me the ingredients to cheer up my week! 


  1. I gave up telly & for the most part I've stuck to it! Chocolate just too hard. Those Tiffin looks fabulous. I love no bake recipes they are great when you need something but don't have the energy to bake and I love baking. Great recipe thanks. Sammie

  2. Tiffin is one of those words that seems really, really English to me. It makes me want to frolic around a may pole throwing tea in the eyes of French people.


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