Vegan Tiffin

Often short for time, I love easy bakes that I can quickly whip up and snack on whilst on the go, especially if they involve chocolate. Here is my super simple, no-bake tiffin recipe that is ready in under an hour. But be warned, they are so irresistible they won't last very long!

I first started playing about with this recipe during the lockdown. My boyfriend's dad loves his trips to Costa for a coffee and Tiffin, but due to quarantine restrictions he was unable to get any for his birthday. So hence I veganised this popular coffee shop treat and he loved it (yay) - ''better than Costa''!

I've included all of the traditional ingredients you would expect to find in a Tiffin to keep this recipe as close to a classic Tiffin as possible. I use plain vegan-friendly digestive biscuits with raisins and sultanas, all bound together in a deliciously sweet buttery chocolate base. Not forgetting covered in vegan chocolate for the ultimate combination of flavours and textures.

Vegan Tiffin


Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Total time: 60 minutes

Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 110g plant-based butter (do not use light butter as it won't set!)

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 2 tbsp golden syrup

  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 250g digestive biscuits

  • 1 tbsp raisins

  • 1 tbsp sultanas

  • 180g vegan milk chocolate

Instructions


  1. Gently melt the vegan butter in a saucepan over a low heat.

  2. Once melted, add in the cocoa powder, golden syrup, and sugar, and stir to combine.

  3. Slowly bring the mixture to a gentle boil and once bubbles start to form, remove from the heat.

  4. Crush the digestive biscuits into small pieces and put in a mixing bowl along with the raisins and sultanas.

  5. Pour the melted butter mixture into the mixing bowl and stir until everything is well coated.

  6. Line a rectangular tray with a sheet of baking paper or tin foil.

  7. Pour the mixture into the tray, and use the back of a spoon to press the mixture down to form a compact bar.

  8. Place the tray in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to cool a little.

  9. Meanwhile, gently melt the chocolate either in a microwave or in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.

  10. Remove the tray from the refrigerator and pour over the melted chocolate to form an even layer.

  11. Place back in the refrigerator and leave until set, this usually takes around half an hour.

  12. Once set, remove the tiffin from the tray and cut into the desired shape.

Notes

  • To form a swirl pattern on the top of your tiffin, melt some vegan dark or white chocolate in addition to your milk chocolate and use a cocktail stick to create your pattern.

  • Make sure to check the biscuits you are using are suitable for vegans as some contain milk.

  • Instead of digestive biscuits, you could also use rich tea or biscoff!

  • Other optional add-ins to your Tiffin can include glace cherries, nuts, or other dried fruits.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy my simple vegan Tiffin recipe. If you do try any of my recipes I'd love to know how they turn out - tag me on Instagram @josiewalshaw!


Josie xox

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