This Recipe is Dangerous… Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Granola Tiffin

Sometimes there just isn’t time in the day to bake. However much I want there to be, there just isn’t with a Little Button in tow. When this happens, I like to make a fridge cake (a.k.a. tiffin) to get my sweet fix.

I like to experiment with whatever I can find in the cupboard when it comes to a tiffin, which is how I came up with this dangerous recipe. One bite is never enough. There will be a lot of variations on this recipe on the web, but this is what I used:

  • 100g melted unsalted butter
  • 360g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 heaped tsp of golden syrup
  • 4 heaped tsp of crunchy peanut butter
  • A handful of granola
  • 250g digestive biscuits, crushed

I began by greasing and lining a squared baking tin.

Next I melted the butter on a medium heat. Once it had melted I added the golden syrup and chocolate and stirred the mixture.


Once the chocolate had melted I removed the pan from the heat and added the crushed biscuits, granola and peanut butter. For the granola I used a brand that had raisins, honey and nuts to give the mixture extra sweetness.

I stirred the mixture until it was fully combined and spooned it into the prepared baking tin. I used the back of a spoon to pat the mixture flat.


I popped the mixture into the fridge to chill and chopped into pieces to serve.

The all-important final stage is wrapping the tiffin up and giving it away to friends as soon as possible, otherwise the whole thing will be gone before you can say “fridge cake!”.

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