tiffin cake slices on a plate

Chef Kieron Hales shares his recipe for no bake chocolate fridge cake, otherwise known as tiffin! This simple, no-bake recipe leaves room for lots of improvisation (that’s right, you can pick and choose the ingredients you like best!) and is a perfect way to have fun with kids in the kitchen.

Easy No Bake Chocolate Tiffin Easy No Bake Chocolate Tiffin


  • 2 cups (300g) dark chocolate
  • ¾ cup (75g) mixed nuts
  • 1 stick (120g) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (150g) dried fruit
  • ¼ cup (90g) honey
  • 6 (30g) maraschino cherries
  • 16 (250g) digestive biscuits or graham crackers
  • ½ teaspoon (0.5g) vanilla extract
  • (150g) alcohol (we like whiskey, creme de cassis and cointreau)

Alternate Kid-Friendly Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (70g) mini marshmallows
  • 2 (29g) KitKat bars
  • 7 (118g) cookies of choice
  • 8 (62g) vanilla wafers
  • 10 (74g) Oreo cookies
  • Sprinkles to top


  1. Use cling film to line a 9 inch, shallow cake pan. Make you have a large enough piece of cling film that it can hang over the sides.
  2. Melt chocolate, butter, and honey in a heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over a pan of simmering water to melt the chocolate and butter. Stir occasionally.
  3. Add your chosen filling ingredients into a plastic bag.
  4. Using a rolling pin, bash the biscuits into pieces.
  5. Remove the bowl of chocolate from the heat and stir in the broken filling ingredients.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the tin. Level the surface by pressing it down.
  7. Once cool, put in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours to set.
  8. Turn out the cake and peel off the cling film. Cut the cake into 12 squares and enjoy!

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