Christmas flavors combine in this easy Christmas Chocolate Tiffin (Refrigerator Cake). Crushed cookies, holiday spices, dried fruit are combined with melted chocolate. It’s a no-bake dessert that's rich, decadent and full of flavour. A perfect edible gift.
This Christmas Chocolate Tiffin (Fridge Cake) is super easy to make and full of festive flavours.
Tiffin is a great way to use up leftover cookies and chocolate and turn them into something special.
It's cookies, dried fruit and melted chocolate - what's not to love?
Chocolate Tiffin can be made with any firm cookies that you can crumble. I used ginger ones for a little extra Christmas taste. Combined with spices and dried cranberries, it's a fun and decadent taste of the holidays.
Slabs of Christmas Refrigerator Cake makes a really great edible gift for Christmas as the no-bake fridge cake is quick, easy and delicious.
The decadent treat just needs a bit of melting, cookie crushing, mixing and then waiting as it all sets.
Cut squares and put them into little bags or boxes for a lovely homemade edible Christmas gift.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Christmas Chocolate Tiffin is quick and easy.
Great to make with kids as they can bash, mix, melt and stir.
Make with whatever chocolate, biscuits and dried fruit you have in the kitchen.
Perfect to give as a gift.
Full of spiced festive flavors.
Simple, no-bake recipe.
Not Christmas? Simply leave out the cranberries and it's just a Chocolate Tiffin that you can enjoy any time of year.
Ingredients and Tools
You only need simple ingredients for this incredible no bake Christmas Tiffin (refrigerator cake)!
Ginger cookies - use gingersnaps or any other flavor! Anything firm that you can crush, such as chocolate chip, graham crackers etc...
Butter - or swap to dairy-free butter.
Light corn syrup / Golden syrup - this sweetens and helps to bind it all together. Swap for agave or maple syrup if desired.
Chocolate - this is melted into the crushed cookies and dried fruit, then it hardens when it chills. There's also white and milk chocolate for the swirled topping.
Raisins & dried cranberries - this adds flecks of colour and pops of flavor into the Christmas Tiffin.
Orange zest, cinnamon and ginger - for festive flavor! You can swap the spices for Pumpkin Spice.
So, let's talk about Christmas gifts for teachers. I don’t know about you, but I sort of dread it.
Don’t get me wrong, I completely appreciate all that they do.
My kids are in primary school and love going each morning. It’s a nurturing and fun environment and their teachers are doing an incredible job.
I’m sure a note in a card from parents and children would very welcome and enough, but what about something else… it’s so hard to come up with what to give them to show that appreciation!
That's when we love to get into the kitchen together so the kids and I can make them edible gifts. This Christmas Fridge Cake is perfect - it's quick, easy and everyone loves it.
Here are some great edible Christmas gift ideas:
Icelandic Pepper Cookies - like gingersnaps, but chewy with a subtle heat from the dash of pepper.
Icelandic Christmas Cookies - made with meringue and cornflakes, they are really easy and taste divine.
Try some homemade Jammie Dodgers
Mini Dark Chocolate Tarts make a sophisticated gift.
Rosemary Maple Roasted Nuts
Coconut Bliss Ball Snowmen
Salted Chocolate Honeycomb
Ginger Pecan Brittle
Can I freeze chocolate tiffin? Yes, after it has set, wrap the whole slab of tiffin well and freeze for up to 2 months. Put it in the fridge for 4 hours to thaw, then cut into slices.
How long does chocolate tiffin last? Store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Chocolate tiffin is also known as refrigerator cake.
Feel free to substitute any dried fruit you like.
I've used gingersnaps, but you could use any hard, crushable ones that you love - digestive biscuits, graham crackers and chocolate chip are great, as are many others.
Can I make gluten free chocolate tiffin? Yes, just use gluten free cookies.
Can I make it vegan? Yes, use dairy-free butter, cookies and chocolate.
How to make Chocolate Tiffin
It's easy to make this Christmas Chocolate Tiffin in just a few easy steps. This no-bake recipe is perfect to get kids to help with.
Follow these step by step instructions, then scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredients list and method.
Crush the gingersnaps.
Melt the butter and syrup together (in a pan or microwave).
Add the chopped milk chocolate and stir to melt.
Mix the crushed biscuits, raisins, cranberries, zest and spices.
Add the melted chocolate mixture and stir well to combine.
Press the Christmas chocolate tiffin mixture into the pan evenly.
Melt the dark and white chocolate separately.
Pour the melted dark chocolate over the tiffin, then drizzle the white chocolate over it and use a cocktail stick or knife to create swirls.
Chill in the fridge for 1 hour to set, then cut into small bars.
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Christmas Chocolate Tiffin
- 1¾ cups (200g) ginger cookies
- ½ cup (100g) butter
- ½ cup (150g) golden syrup (corn syrup)
- 10 oz (300g) milk chocolate chopped
- ¾ cup (125g) raisins
- 5 tablespoons dried cranberries
- Zest of ½ an orange
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
For the topping:
- 7 oz 200g) dark chocolate
- 3½ oz (100g) white chocolate
- Line an 8inch (20cm) square baking pan with baking parchment paper.
- Place the cookies onto a clean tea towel or in a bag and bash with a rolling pin to crush up into small pieces. You could also crumble them by hand.
- Melt the butter and syrup in a large pan. Add the chopped milk chocolate and stir to melt.
- Mix the crushed cookies, raisins, cranberries, zest and spices and mix well, then add to the melted chocolate mixture.
- Press the mixture into the pan evenly.
- Melt the dark and white chocolate separately. Pour the melted dark chocolate over the tiffin, then drizzle the white chocolate over it and use a cocktail stick or knife to create swirls.
- Chill in the fridge for 1 hour to set, then cut into small bars.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.