Dan’s Chocolate and Raisin Tiffin

Dan Beasley-Harling, a participant in last year’s Great British Bake Off and Get Together campaign ambassador knows the importance of getting children involved in the kitchen, so has created this easy to make tiffin recipe to inspire you to get into the kitchen with your little ones.

“This chocolate tiffin is perhaps my favourite treat to make with the children. The recipe is so simple that even very young children are able to take part, and feel that they made something delicious all by themselves. The ratios are quite forgiving, so it doesn’t particularly matter if some of the ingredients inevitably end up in little people’s mouths! And because all the ingredients are completely safe, nobody is going to get sick either from eating them in their raw state – in fact, there is no cooking involved at all, just some melting and refrigerating.”

Dan Beasley-Harling
Tiffin on a two tier cake stand


  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 2 tbsp soft light brown sugar

  • 3 tbsp golden syrup

  • 100g unsalted butter

  • 100g raisins

  • 200g digestive biscuits, crushed

  • 200g milk chocolate


  1. Lightly grease an 8-inch square cake tin, and line with baking parchment.

  2. Add the cocoa powder, brown sugar, golden syrup and butter to a medium sized saucepan.

  3. Heat gently until everything has melted.

  4. Stir in the raisins and crushed digestive biscuits and mix well, ensuring everything is evenly coated.

  5. Press the mixture into the lined baking tin, and use the back of a spoon to smooth and level the mixture.

  6. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

  7. Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave, in short bursts, stirring well as you go.

  8. Pour the melted milk chocolate over the biscuit base, and shake the tin to level everything out.

  9. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, then lift everything out of the tin, and cut into 16 neat squares.

  10. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

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