Ever wondered what to do with that little bit of Mincemeat and mince pies? Well, I have the answer, and it’s a chocolate, biscuit and all sorts of goodness of a answer! I have made Tiffin bars before and absolutely love them! However, I have never thought of making these Christmas specials. If you like mincemeat you will like these, you can also put all your leftover shortbread in, instead of rich tea, as they’re always lying around after Christmas aren’t they!

The great thing about this recipe is it’s easy to make, no bake, it’s adjustable and of course, the main thing is it contains chocolate! If you don’t have certain ingredients you can add extra of what you do have. They also keep well in an air-tight container in the fridge for about a week.

So make them, now.

Mincemeat Tiffin Bars

A delicious Mincemeat inspired Tiffin bar


  • 145 g Unsalted butter
  • 60 g Caster sugar
  • 60 g Golden Syrup
  • 10 g Cocoa powder
  • 50 g Cornflakes
  • 225 g Rich tea biscuits
  • 70 g Dried cranberries
  • 50 g Salted peanuts
  • 2 Mince pies crushed save some for
  • 2 tbsp Mincemeat
  • 1 zest Orange Optional
  • 200 g Chocolate
  • 1/2 Mince pies quarters for topping Optional
  • Golden and silver ediable sparkles Optional


  • Line 8" square/round cake tin with baking paper.
    2. In a saucepan melt the butter, golden syrup, caster sugar, and cocoa powder together in a large saucepan over a gentle heat.
    3. While they’re melting, roughly crush your biscuits small chunks.
    4. When you the butter mixture has melted to a glossy dark liquid and the sugar has dissolved, take the pan off the heat. Then add all the rest of the ingredients in, the crushed biscuits, cornflakes, cranberries, salted peanuts, mince pies, minceameat and orange zest. Mix well and make sure everything is well combined.
    5. Place all the mixture into your prepared cake tin and press it down in an even layer. Pop the tin in the fridge to chill while you melt the chocolate. Melt your chocolate either in the microwave on low heat or in a glass bowl over gently simmering water. Pour melted chocolate over the cooling base and give it all a shake so the chocolate is even, if using the Mince pies place them in place (ideally where you would like to cut the bars, so make sure there is enough space around) finally scatter the edible sparkles. Place the whole thing back in the fridge to set for around 1 hour, or until the chocolate is firm.
    6. Cut, serve, try to resist eating whole thing at once by yourself.