Tiffin is something I really loved as a kid, I used to make it with my mum for bake sales or just for a treat at home. I vividly remember making it for a Red Nose Day bake sale at my primary school – we put cherries on the top and through the biscuit mix. I liked the cherries so much, that from then on we never did them without.

When I became gluten free I was worried I would never get to eat a piece of tiffin again. But little did I know it is just as easy to make them without gluten and you cannot taste the difference. You just need to replace the biscuits with a gluten free alternative. Job done. Take a look:


  • 140g butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 3 teaspoons cocoa
  • 320g gluten free digestive biscuits (I used Sainsburys own. Approx 2 packs)
  • 170g of raisins (*optional: mixed with chopped glacé cherries)
  • 350g mix of milk and dark cooking chocolate – approx 2 bars (using 200g for the top layer)



  1. Crush the biscuits to form crumbs. I put mine in a plastic bag and bashed with a rolling pin.
  2. Melt the butter, sugar, cocoa and golden syrup in a pan, along with 150g of the chocolate (mix of dark and milk).
  3. Once completely melted, take off the heat and add the biscuit crumbs, raisins and chopped cherries into the pan. Mix well to combine.
  4. Grease & line the base of a standard square tin (or a swiss roll tin will do). Pat down the mixture evenly to form the base.
  5. Melt the remaining chocolate (200g) together over a bowl of boiling water and keep mixing until smooth.
  6. Pour the mixture into the tin and level out with a spatula. Cut some extra cherries in half and place into the chocolate where you would cut it into squares.
  7. Leave to set in the fridge for atleast an hour.
  8. Take out of the tin and cut into sqaures. Tip: heat the knife up first with boiling water, this will help cut through the solidified chocolate.
  9. Enjoy!


Its quick, easy and super indulgent. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!




1 Comment

  1. 18th February 2016 / 9:48 pm

    These look delicious! Added to my list of gf treats to try. 🙂

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