A chocolate lover’s delight, this recipe for hedgehog slice is a rich, velvety, crunchy dream come true. Warning: You won’t be able to stop at one piece.
Who doesn’t love a no-bake recipe? Just follow the steps below for this ultimate crowd-pleasing dessert or nibble – that’s super easy to make. Melt and mix is the name of the game today, folks!
250g packet plain biscuits such as Arnott’s Scotch Fingers
½ cup desiccated coconut
½ cup pecans, chopped
2 tbsp cocoa
150g dark chocolate Nestle Melts (or chopped dark chocolate)
100g butter, cubed
395g tin condensed milk
For the topping
200g dark chocolate Nestle Melts (or chopped dark chocolate)
50g butter, cubed
- Grease and line the base and sides of a slice tin with baking paper and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, heat the dark chocolate, butter and condensed milk, stirring over a low heat for five minutes or until the mixture has melted and is silky smooth. Set aside for a few minutes to cool.
- In the meantime, put the biscuits into a zip lock bag. Be sure to squeeze any excess air out before sealing the bag. Place between a folded tea towel, gently hit with a rolling pin to crush biscuits. Make sure you have some bigger pieces in there!
- Add the crushed biscuits, coconut, pecans and cocoa to a large mixing bowl.
- Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix well for everything to combine.
- Press firmly into the prepared slice tin. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
- To make the chocolate topping, place the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, double-boiler style. Stir regularly for around five minutes (don’t let the chocolate seize!) until it has melted completely and combined.
- Pour the chocolate mixture over the slice. Place it back in the fridge for at least an hour to set. Do not be tempted to cut it before then. I repeat, do not CUT IT!
- Once completely set and you’ve dutifully waited an hour, get ready to cut the slice. Leave in larger slices for dessert portions, serving with vanilla ice cream. Alternatively cut into smaller bite-sized morsels to feed a crowd.
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