Chocolate tiffin is the easiest no bake treat you can make with children. Full of biscuit, dried fruit and chocolate, kids will love making (and eating) this tasty treat!
Chocolate tiffin is the easiest no bake treat you can make with kids. It’s a great recipe for getting young chidlren involved in the kitchen.
This is one of the very first recipes I made with my kids when they were toddlers as it’s so simple. You can also add anything you like to it – if you and your kids like raisins add some of those, if you like nuts add some of those. Likewise if you’re nut free you don’t have to put them in. It adapts perfectly to your tastes and preferences.
It’s also a great bake for cake sales and school fairs as it’s so quick to do (although you do need time to chill it), and you can divide it into individual portions really easily. Not to mention it’s really popular so won’t hand around for long!
What is the difference between tiffin and rocky road?
Good question! There’s not a lot of difference between rocky road and tiffin – they’re both essentially a no bake chocolate slice filled with pieces of biscuit, and dried fruit etc. I think a lot of the difference comes from where you’re from, with rocky road coming from America, Tiffin being a more common term in the UK, (and even being known as hedgehog slice in Australia.
The difference between our rocky road and tiffin recipes, comes from the chocolate mixture that binds it all together. Our tiffin recipe uses condensed milk and cocoa powder to hold it all together and adds chocolate on top. Our rocky road on the other hand uses melted chocolate and syrup to hold it all together. Why not try them both and see which one you prefer?!
How can kids help make a chocolate tiffin?
There’s no actual baking involved which makes tiffin a great ‘bake’ for preschoolers, and there’s even a bit of biscuit bashing so really young children can get involved.
Kids can get involved in measuring the ingredients out, and mixing them all together. There’s no need to be too accurate or measure out tiny tea spoons so it really is great for little kids.
What can I add to the tiffin?
The recipe is really flexible – we used malted milk biscuits as I think they’re plain enough to go with the other bits you add in. Some recipes can include shredded coconut or nuts or miss out the raisins, so once you’ve got the basic tiffin recipe done you can really just add in whatever you like.
How long does homemade tiffin keep?
You can keep tiffin in an airtight container either at room temperature or in the fridge for up to a week. If you want to keep it for longer, wrap each piece in clingfilm and freeze it. It will keep in the freezer for a few months.
You might need the following baking tools/gadgets to make this chocolate tiffin
Time: 30 minutes plus setting time
Serves: approx 20 slices
250g (1 ½ packets) plain biscuits (we used Nice and Malted Milk)
200g unsalted butter
3 tbsp cocoa
397g tin condensed milk
300g milk chocolate
How to make chocolate tiffin
Line a 20cm x 20cm* (8 inches x 8 inches) baking tin with baking/greaseproof paper.
*If you don’t have a tin exactly this size you might just need a little more/less chocolate to cover the top of your slice.
Crush the biscuits
Get your kids to pop the malted milk or any other biscuits you’re using in a bowl and then give them a rolling pin to bash them until they are nicely crushed! Even the smallest children should be able to help with this.
Alternatively you can put one packet in a food processor until they are finely crushed before adding the second packet and whizzing them until they have broken into large pieces.
If you don’t have a food prcoessor but want to save the mess of doing it in a bowl, you can also put them in a large freezer bag and let your kids bash them in that.
Set the bowl aside for now.
Make the butter/milk mixture
Get your children to weigh the butter then cut it into small pieces and then add them to a small saucepan. Use a measuring spoon to count the cocoa into the pan. Finally, pour in the condensed milk then melt over a low heat stirring it until everything has combined. If you have older children who you can trust around a cooker, they can do the stirring.
Mix everything together
Pour the melted ingredients into the biscuit bowl. Your kids can help you stir it all together until the butter mixture has coated the biscuits.
Add the raisins or anything else you are using (try shredded coconut, nuts, mini marshmallow) and give it all one last mix.
Pour it into your tin and flatten down with the back of a spoon.
Top the tiffin with chocolate
Break your chocolate into pieces and add to a small microwavable bowl. Your child might be able to help with this but young children might find it a little hard. Cook in the microwave for 30 second blasts (stirring in between) until it’s all melted. Pour over the top of your slice.
Alternatively, if you don’t have a microwave, put them in a heatproof bowl and put that on top of a pan of simmering water (be sure that the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Heat it gently until it’s melted, stirring all the time.
Put it in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight.
Once it’s set, using a sharp knife, cut it into squares.
Serve and enjoy!
- 1 ½ packets of plain biscuits eg Nice and Malted Milk
- 250 g unsalted butter
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- 1 tin condensed milk
- 300 g milk chocolate or a mixture of milk and white
- 100 g raisins
Line a 20cm x 20cm* tin with baking/greaseproof paper.
Crush the biscuits
- Pop the biscuits in a bowl bash them with a rolling pin until they are nicely crushed. Set the bowl aside for now.
Make the butter/milk mixture
- Cut the butter into small pieces and then add them to a small saucepan. Use a measuring spoon to measure the cocoa into the pan. Finally, add the condensed milk then melt over a low heat mixing until everything has combined.
Mix everything together.
- Pour the melted ingredients into the biscuit bowl and stir it all together until the butter mixture has coated the biscuits.
- Add the raisins or anything else you are using (try shredded coconut, nuts, mini marshmallow) and give it all one last mix.
- Pour it into your tin and flatten down with the back of a spoon.
Add the melted chocolate.
- Break your chocolate into pieces and add to a small microwavable bowl. Cook in the microwave for 30 second blasts (stirring in between) until it’s all melted. Pour over the top of your tin.
- Put it in the fridge to set (4 hours+).
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