Christmas Food

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?



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.


  • 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.


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


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!)


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