Christmas

Festive Tiffin

This recipe is great! It’s quick, doesn’t need any baking, makes gorgeous little gifts and is flippin’ tasty too! Sure what more would you want?

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Ingredients

200g Dark Chocolate
75g Butter
2 Tbsp Honey
200g Ginger Nut Biscuits
100g Dried Cranberries
50g Chopped Peanuts
Grated Zest of an Orange

Just a couple of notes about the ingredients: I’ve used Orange Chocolate instead of grating an orange; personally I prefer 70% chocolate and the orange zest, it’s just zingier – if that’s even a word!
I’ve used salted peanuts and a little bag of chopped, unsalted peanuts I found in Lidl; if you like a bit of salt, as I do, the salted peanuts are nicer.

Method

  • Line a square tin, smaller than a brownie tin, with some parchment paper
  • Melt together the chocolate, butter and honey in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  • Bash your ginger nuts or add them to the food processor and give them a good blitz.
  • Mix the broken ginger nuts, cranberries, nuts and orange zest together in a bowl.
  • Pour over the melted chocolate and stir everything together really well.
  • Tip the chocolate mixture into the lined tin, smooth it out with the back of a spoon and refrigerate for a few hours.
  • Cut in into squares and devour at your leisure.

This would be lovely for a little get together, laid out on a festive plate with a little dusting of icing sugar.

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It will also make a lovely gift either on its own, paired with a bottle of wine or added to a Christmas hamper.

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It’s also deadly with a cup of coffee in front of the fire on a chilly afternoon with lights twinkling and a Christmas film on the telly! (Research!)

 

6 Comments

  1. YUM, sounds perfect, I’d also pair it with a good tin of filter coffee as a tasty gift. Off to share this post now 🙂

    1. Thank you! That would be a gorgeous gift!

  2. Delicious. My OH loves it but we haven’t made it in ages. I like the addition of cranberries. I must give that a try.

    1. Thank you. I love cranberries. I think pistachios would be lovely too but I rarely have any to hand.

  3. Ooo this sounds amazing! Im going to give this a try xx

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