Chocolate hedgehog slice

    1 hour 20 min

    This is a fun recipe to make with children!

    16 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 250g chocolate cream biscuits (like Chocolate Hobnob Creams), finely crushed
    • 8 tablespoons desiccated coconut
    • 120g pecans, roughly chopped
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, sifted
    • 100g plain chocolate, chopped
    • 80g unsalted butter
    • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • Icing
    • 100g plain chocolate
    • 40g unsalted butter

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Line base and sides of shallow 30x20cm rectangular tin with foil.
    2. Combine biscuit crumbs, coconut, pecans and cocoa in medium mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre.
    3. Combine chocolate, butter and syrup in small heavy-based pan (or in a double boiler). Stir over low heat until chocolate and butter have melted and mixture is smooth.
    4. Pour chocolate mixture and egg onto dry ingredients. Using a wooden spoon, stir until well combined.
    5. Press mixture evenly into prepared tin. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set.
    6. For the icing: Put chocolate and butter in small heatproof bowl. Stand over pan of simmering water. Stir until chocolate and butter have melted and mixture is smooth. Cool slightly.
    7. Spread mixture evenly over base. Refrigerate until set.
    8. Remove from tin. Cut into small squares with sharp knife.

    Cook's note

    If you like your slices thick then double all the ingredients. Also instead of the chocolate biscuits you can use plain biscuits like shortbread.

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    i will try it tommorrow for a fanily reunion thanks for the idea  -  17 Sep 2013


    i used milk arrowroots, as that was what I had in the cupboard. I also didn't have enough dark choc so used milk choc in the base and also added some sultanas. I wanted the topping to be quite soft so it wouldn't crack when I cut it so I added extra butter. I think I used 150g choc and almost 100g marg. I found that it served many more than 8. It was so deliciously rich that I cut it into bite sized pieces. I have since had two requests to bring it to other functions.  -  14 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    This was great.. I substituted sultanas for the nuts & used plain biscuits, added 150grms of chocolate and 60 grms of butter for topping.. Did all heating/melting in microwave.. Just like the bakers ones.. Thanx  -  31 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)