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Delicious Chocolate Tiffin Recipe

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The Terrifically Tasty Tiffin is not only an easy-to-make snack but also a crowd favorite in our road trip snacks collection. Its combination of creamy chocolate and crunchy biscuits makes it a decadent treat that both kids and adults adore. And the best part? No oven time is required! Just some simple ingredients and a little bit of patience while it sets in the fridge.

In our popular articles on road trip snacks and road trip food, we’ve covered a wide range of portable and delicious recipes. Whether you’re heading out for a long journey or planning a picnic, it’s always a great idea to have homemade snacks on hand. Our terrifically tasty chocolate tiffin is a perfect addition to these assortments, offering a sweet respite among your savory treats. This British-origin gem is sure to become a travel tradition in your family, as it is in ours!

Chocolate Tiffin

Chocolate Tiffin

Recipe Author

Jenna Mecklenburgh
Prepare for a delightful treat on the go with this no-bake terrifically tasty Chocolate Tiffin. Also known as a fridge cake, this British favorite is perfect for a sweet road trip snack. It's chocolaty, crunchy, and truly satisfying!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 12
Calories 434 kcal


  • Baking Tray (approximately 8×12 inches)
  • Baking Parchment
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Microwave-safe glass bowl or jug
  • Spoon
  • Rolling Pin (optional)
  • Microwave


  • 6 oz soft margarine (or butter)
  • 6 oz golden syrup
  • 2.65 oz light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder (approx 1 oz)
  • 1.1 lbs graham crackers (or 300g digestive biscuits + 200g rich tea biscuits)
  • 7 oz milk chocolate pieces (or use dark chocolate)
  • A handful of your preferred nuts or dried fruits (optional)


  • Line an 8×12-inch baking tray with baking parchment.
  • In a large mixing bowl, break the biscuits/crackers into varying-sized pieces, either by hand or using the end of a rolling pin.
  • If you're using optional nuts or dried fruits, add them to the bowl of crushed biscuits and mix well.
  • Combine the butter, golden syrup, cocoa powder, and light brown sugar in a microwave-safe glass bowl. Heat in the microwave at 1-minute intervals on medium heat, stirring between each burst until fully melted.
  • Pour the melted mixture over the crushed biscuits (and nuts/dried fruits, if using). Mix well until all the biscuit pieces are coated in the chocolate sauce.
  • Transfer this mixture into the prepared baking tray, pressing down evenly with the back of a spoon.
  • Place the chocolate pieces in the same glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute on medium power. Stir, even if the chocolate hasn't started to melt yet. Continue heating in 30-second intervals, stirring after each one, until the chocolate has just melted.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the biscuit mixture in the baking tray, spreading it out evenly with the back of a spoon.
  • Refrigerate the tray for about 1 hour, or until the chocolate is completely set. Once set, cut into squares and enjoy!


  • Feel free to mix in your choice of nuts for additional flavor and protein.
  • To store, keep these in an airtight container. They travel well, making them perfect for road trips!
  • Remember not to over-microwave the chocolate, as it can seize and become grainy. Always use medium heat and short bursts in the microwave, stirring in between.
  • It's important to chill the tiffin until it's completely set before slicing, to prevent it from falling apart.
  • Nutrition

    Serving: 1gCalories: 434kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 4gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 412mgPotassium: 155mgFiber: 3gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 507IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 2mg
    Keyword chocolate tiffin, No-Bake, tiffin
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    • Store the tiffin in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep well for up to 2 weeks.
    • They can be enjoyed straight from the fridge, or you can let them come to room temperature before eating.


    • Add a handful of nuts like almonds, walnuts, or hazelnuts for an extra crunch and protein. You can also add dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, or apricots for a touch of sweetness.
    • For a vegan version, use dairy-free margarine and vegan chocolate.

    Top Tips

    • To make the cleanup process easier, you can use the same glass bowl for melting the margarine and the chocolate.
    • When crumbling the biscuits, aim for varying sizes to create an interesting texture in your tiffin.
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    Iain Salter

    Founder & Editor of The Road Trip Expert

    Iain founded The Road Trip Expert in 2019 and continues to manage the website to this day. The inspiration to start the blog came during an extensive road trip around Europe with two friends that spanned several months and involved over 25,000km of driving. He first developed a passion for backpacking in 2014 and has had the pleasure of exploring over 60 countries.


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