Sweet treats don’t get much better than Malteser tiffin! Crunchy, chocolatey and incredibly moreish, these Malteser tiffin bars will be gone in 60 seconds… so enjoy them while they last!
So, you want to know how to make chocolate tiffin? It’s simple! Here’s how…
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Minimal prep time
- Irresistible taste that will please the whole family – especially the kids!
- This recipe produces a lot of tiffin
- Much better to make your own sweet treats than to buy them
- Can be adapted to your own tastes
- They’re great for parties and family gatherings
- They set in the fridge, so no baking required
Equipment needed to make this recipe
There are a few important kitchen items you’ll need before you start making your Malteser tiffin.
- Kitchen scales – make sure you get your measurements right by using digital kitchen scales
- Baking tin – a non-stick baking tin is needed for this bake malteser tiffin recipe. Make sure it’s a 20 x 20cm tray
- Saucepan – you’ll need a quality saucepan to melt your chocolate, syrup and butter
- Wooden spoon – a trusty wooden spoon is a must for any baker or sweet maker
- Mixing bowls – essential for getting your tiffin mixture to tip top perfection
- Airtight container – store your Malteser tiffin an airtight container to keep it fresh for longer
- Chopping board and knife – once your malteser tiffin is ready, you’ll need a good chopping and a knife to portion it up
Do I have to use Maltesers?
You don’t have to, but Maltesers are so well suited for this recipe that it would be a shame to leave them out.
How do I store leftovers?
Malteser tiffin bars should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Cake bars stored in the fridge will keep longer.
How long will this food last in the fridge?
The Malteser tiffin will last in the fridge for around 2 weeks.
Can I freeze this recipe?
Absolutely! If you want to make a big batch of malteser tiffin, you can store it for a longer period of time by freezing it.
Freezing Malteser slice is simple. You can either freeze the whole Malteser tray bake before you chop it – use an airtight container – or you can freeze individual slices.
To freeze individual slices, flash freeze your Malteser tiffin by placing them on a baking tray in the freezer. Make sure there’s space between each slice.
Then, once the slices are partly frozen, place them all in an airtight container.
How do I thaw tiffin?
The best way to thaw Malteser tiffin is to transfer it from the freezer to the fridge and let it defrost overnight.
Can this recipe be scaled?
The measurements in this recipe are specific to the size of the baking tray. If you want to make a bigger batch, you can use two baking trays and double the recipe amounts.
Can this recipe be made in advance?
Yes. If you’re making this tiffin for a bake sale or some other kind of event, it can be made up to two weeks in advance. To get the best results, make it a few days in advance.
Is homemade tiffin better than the store bought stuff?
Most definitely. Homemade tiffin tastes so much better, plus it’s always more satisfying to eat something you’ve made yourself. Another advantage is that you can make your own personalised tweaks, to make it even more special.
What’s the difference between tiffin and Rocky Road?
Tiffin is the British word used to describe this delicious dessert. The word comes from the term ‘tiffing,’ meaning to take a little snack, and became used in the British Raj in India, specifically referring to the time when tea would be taken.
Later, the name tiffin was given to the chocolate and dried fruit biscuit that became popular in Britain in the late 19th century.
What to serve with Malteser tiffin
Malteser tiffin bars taste fantastic on their own, but let’s make an event of it shall we? I suggest enjoying your chocolate tiffin as a mid-morning snack with a cup of tea or coffee. Perfect!
Popular substitutions for this recipe
Here are a few ideas when it comes to swapping ingredients:
- If you don’t like dates then you can substitute them for equal quantities of raisins or even leave them out all together
- For the crushed biscuits in this malteser tiffin recipe, you can use rich tea biscuits if you prefer them to digestives
- You could also use ginger nuts if you fancy bringing a little subtle spice to your Malteser tiffin bars
Variations to this recipe
- This recipe will work with whichever combination of milk and dark chocolate you choose. If you only want milk or dark that will work but I prefer the equal mix. Unfortunately, this recipe will not work if you try to substitute the chocolate with white chocolate
- You can use chocolate chips instead of chopped chocolate
- If you want your Malteser tiffin bars to be extra rich, add a dash of condensed milk into the melted chocolate mixture
- If you like a nutty crunch to your tiffin, add chopped hazelnuts or almonds into the mixture. You could also use chocolate that contains either hazelnuts or almonds
- Make cuts to the corner of your greaseproof paper when lining your baking tin. This allows it to fit more snugly.
- Make sure you give the tiffin mixture a good stir to get all the crushed biscuits nicely coated.
- Allow it to cool completely before you divide up the tiffin. If it hasn’t set properly, your tiffin might crumble. Four hours is ideal, but overnight is the best way to ensure your tiffin has set properly.
Other dessert recipes you’ll love
Once you’ve mastered this irresistible tiffin recipe, try your hand at one of these:
- Maltesers cheesecake – Malteser recipes are divine and this one is no exception. If your Malteser obsession hasn’t been sated by this Malteser tiffin, make this mouthwatering cheesecake
- Biscoff Rocky Road – similar to tiffin, this big bold tasty American quick bake treat is irresistible
- Biscoff cookies – another big beautiful Biscoff recipe, these cookies are a truly tantalising treat!
- Biscoff cupcakes – these little cupcakes are so irresistible. Great for the whole family
- Mini Egg brownies – Easter calls for some proper indulgent treats and these brownies tick every box
- Chocolate orange cupcakes – some more delicious cupcakes, these ones are for those who love a mix of chocolate and orange
- Chocolate flapjacks – flapjack fans will absolutely love these wonderful chocolatey treats
- Oreo cupcakes – for Oreo fans, this cupcake recipe is a real treat. An unbelievable taste means that you won’t be able to have just one
- Chocolate fairy cakes with Amarula buttercream – these little chocolate delights are pure heaven! The secret is Amarula… a wonderful South African liqueur that has a unique taste
- Drizzled lemon curd cupcakes – the perfect zesty treat that goes down perfectly well in the spring, this lemon curd cupcake recipe is truly sensational. Simple, quick and deliciously moreish, these cupcakes are wonderful
- Creme Egg cupcakes – what’s better than a Cadbury’s Creme Egg at Easter? These cupcakes! They are so good though, that you’ll want to eat them all year round
- Dessert tortilla wraps – a viral recipe that started on TikTok and became an internet sensation, these dessert tortilla wraps are truly delicious. The best thing is that they’re so adaptable… you can use your favourite fillings
- Cherry brownies – deliciously decadent, these cherry brownies are gooey, chocolatey and rich. Make them once and you’ll be hooked
- Halloween brownies – perfect for kids and adults alike, these brownies are frighteningly delicious… they’ll have you screaming with delight
- Chocolate and pistachio brownies – more marvellous brownies, these nutty chocolatey treats blend gooey chocolate with crunchy nuts for a divine treat
- Peanut butter and pecan brownies – brownies don’t get much more wonderfully indulgent. Absolutely irresistible!
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 16 servings 1x
Crunchy, chocolatey and incredibly tasty this Malteser Tiffin is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- 150g (⅔ cup) unsalted butter
- 125g (5 tbsp) golden syrup
- 200g (1½ cups) milk chocolate, chopped
- 200g (1½ cups) dark chocolate, chopped
- 200g (2 cups) digestive biscuits, roughly chopped
- 200g (7oz) Maltesers
- 100g (¾ cup) dates, pitted and finely chopped
- 200g (1½ cups) milk chocolate, chopped
- 100g (¾ cup) dark chocolate, chopped
- 50g (2oz) Maltesers, chopped
- 50g (2oz) Maltesers, whole
- For the Tiffin: Line a 20x20cm (8x8in) baking tray with parchment paper and set aside for later.
- Place the unsalted butter and the golden syrup into a saucepan. Melt the ingredients over a low heat. Once the liquid has started to bubble, remove from the heat and add the chopped milk and dark chocolate and stir until melted.
- Place the digestive biscuits, maltesers and dates in a large mixing bowl. Pour the chocolate mixture over the top and mix together thoroughly.
- Pour into the lined baking tray and set aside.
- For the Topping: In a different bowl place the milk and dark chocolate and melt in the microwave on 30 second blasts until fully melted. Pour over the top of the tiffin mixture and level out.
- Sprinkle over the chopped and whole maltesers and then place in the fridge to set, this should take about 4 hours.
- Once set, remove from the fridge and turn out onto a chopping board. If you are serving it as a dessert then you should get 8 good sized pieces out of this. As a small treat, slice it up into 16 portions. Enjoy!
- If you don’t like dates then you can substitute them for equal quantities of raisins or even leave them out all together.
- This recipe will work with whichever combination of milk and dark chocolate you choose. If you only want milk or dark that will work but I prefer the equal mix. Unfortunately, this recipe will not work if you try to substitute the chocolate with white chocolate.
- The Malteser Tiffin will last in the fridge for around 2 weeks.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Boil
- Cuisine: American
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