Indulgent chocolate truffle tiffin

    3 hours 18 min

    Lots of recipes for tiffin (often called chocolate refrigerator cake), but this is the best I've found. My nephews adore this, and it's so easy to make, they can help.


    Oxfordshire, England, UK
    12 people made this

    Makes: 1 tray of tiffin

    • 120g margarine or butter
    • 25g sugar
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1 tablespoon golden syrup (or honey)
    • 250g broken biscuits (digestives or rich tea are the best)
    • 2 tablespoons drinking chocolate
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    • 50g raisins
    • 25g chopped glace cherries (optional)
    • 25g chopped nuts (optional)
    • 125g chocolate

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr18min 

    1. Over a gentle heat, melt butter, sugar, milk and golden syrup in a pan.
    2. Whilst butter is melting, break up the biscuits into small crumbs. Add half to the melted butter, along with the drinking chocolate and cocoa powder (OK to use just one of these if that's what you have in the cupboard). Once mixed well, add rest of digestives. Add in the raisins (and cherries/nuts if using) and mix through.
    3. Tip into a greased tray and press down well. It should ideally be around 2cm thick. Leave in fridge to set for 1 to 2 hours.
    4. Melt the chocolate, pour over the biscuit base and return to the fridge for another 30 minutes to 1 hour to set, before cutting into squares.

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    I am diabetic (no med) so obviously had to adjust this a little but the result is delish. I did not use sugar, syrup, biscuit or sweetner but could have added a suger substitute if anyone had a sweet tooth. 85% cocoa chocolate, no additions cocoa powder, butter, double cream instead of milk (a low carb rule thing) and used nuts instead of fruit. Since no one was looking I "accidently" let some raisins and sultanas from the packet of fruit and nut fall in to the mix. If I ever have some low carb biscuits I will certainly add them too. They disappeared very quick, before the children finished their table (I suspect even the non diabetic in laws had a sample) so I will suggest with my alterations they are an adult indulgence.  -  28 Oct 2017