Every December I always look forward to the Christmas tiffin bars from Pret (please don’t judge me for how sad this is, but I get really excited). Obviously this year everything looks a little different, including no longer going into central London where there is a Pret on every block! I’ve really missed these no bake Christmas bars (again, no judgement please) so had to give the recipe a go myself!
If you’ve never had one of these bars before, which in the UK is called a tiffin, it’s a mixture of crushed cookies, chocolate, syrup, and is usually covered in a layer of chocolate. These particular no bake Christmas bars have a bottom layer of chocolate, ginger cookies, and orange zest. The top layer is made up of white chocolate, pistachios and dried cranberries – all the flavours of Christmas!
Ingredients for No Bake Christmas Bars
- Syrup I use golden syrup to keep the bottom layer of these no bake bars together, but you could substitute it for honey or maple syrup!
- Ginger Cookies crushed up a sleeve of ginger biscuits for the bottom layer, but you could also substitute it for digestive biscuits!
- Chocolate this recipe uses a mix of dark chocolate and white chocolate, but if you aren’t a fan of dark chocolate you could substitute it for milk chocolate
- Pistachios & Cranberries are sprinkled on top of the white chocolate layer, but go crazy with your toppings! Sprinkles, more crushed cookies, nuts – so many options!
Other recipes to try
No Bake Christmas Bars
- 100 grams unsalted butter
- 250 grams ginger cookies, crushed
- 150 grams golden syrup
- 300 grams dark chocolate, chopped
- zest 1 orange
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 300 grams white chocolate, chopped
- 20 grams dried cranberries
- 25 grams pistachios, chopped
- Line an 8inch rectangular baking tin with parchment paper.
- Melt the butter and golden syrup together in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Once the butter has melted, add the chopped dark chocolate and stir together until it has melted.
- Add in the crushed cookies, orange zest and spices. Mix well and then pour into your prepared pan. Press down evenly using a silicone spatula, and then put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Melt the white chocolate in a microwave or over a double boiler, then pour over the dark chocolate layer. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios and cranberries. Put in the fridge for at least one hour, then cut into small bars.
It was so lovely to find this recipe. Living abroad it has been impossible to go home and stock up with these tiffin bars this year.
Yours tasted better than the shop bought ones.. Thank you
These are just the BEST! So easy to make and so so yummy I am going to have to make these again not just at Christmas because they are toooo good. Such a satisfying creation.
This makes me so happy!
The No-Bake Tiffin Bars are fabulous! So easy to make and even easier to eat!!
thank you so much Heidi!