My husband isn’t much of a drinker, and he’s never smoked, but he is most definitely a chocoholic, so when I first made tiffin he almost did the snoopy dance. I love this recipe – so long as you have the basic ingredients, you can pretty much throw anything else in there. Great for lunch boxes, keeps for ages in the fridge, and if I have a piece alongside a cup of coffee then absolutely everything suddenly seems to be flippin brilliant.


150g butter (I use salted)

3 tbsp caster sugar

3 tbsp golden syrup

2 tbsp cocoa powder

225g biscuits

large handful raisins

2 large handfuls mini marshmallows

110g ish milk chocolate

110g ish dark chocolate


  1. Grease and line a 9″ square tin or any tin you wish to use.
  2. In a saucepan, melt together the butter, sugar, syrup and cocoa powder, giving it an occasional stir, then mix completely.
  3. Meanwhile, chop / bash up your biscuits. Use any kind you like – I used Nice biscuits because they are indeed nice, and I like the coconutty bits they bring to this sugar party.
  4. Throw in the biscuits, raisins, marshmallows, or whatever you fancy to the saucepan and mix well until completely coated.
  5. Tip into the prepared tin and press down well with a spatula.
  6. Break up both kinds of chocolate into a microwaveable bowl and heat in small bursts until melted.
  7. Pour over the tiffin mix, tipping the tin to allow it to cover the whole surface.
  8. Here’s the hard bit. Leave it to chill in the fridge until completely set, preferably overnight.
  9. Try to only eat one piece at a time. Good luck with that.

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