Hedgehog

Yields: 24 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 15 Mins

The classic combination of biscuits, chocolate and coconut in this hedgehog slice is hard to beat! This slice has a delicious biscuit base and a rich chocolate topping. It’s also ridiculously easy to make and doesn’t require an oven!

Ingredients

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    For the Base
  • For the Chocolate Topping

Instructions

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    For the Base
  • Grease and line a 20 x 30 cm (8 x 12 inch) slice pan with baking paper, ensuring there's at least 3 cm (1 inch) overhang for easy removal of the hedgehog.
  • Lightly crush the biscuits either using a rolling pin or food processor. There should still be reasonable chunks of biscuit to give the slice a better texture.
  • Add crushed biscuits to a large mixing bowl. Stir in coconut and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • In a separate medium heat-proof bowl, place chopped chocolate and butter. Microwave for 1 minute on high power. Stir until smooth and chocolate is completely melted. You may need to microwave the mixture in short bursts to melt the chocolate completely.
  • Add the melted chocolate and butter to the biscuit mixture and stir to combine. Add the tin of sweetened condensed milk and stir until all the ingredients are very well combined.
  • Press the mixture firmly into the slice tin. You may find it helpful to grease the back of a spoon or the base of a heavy glass and use that to help press down the mixture firmly. Set aside at room temperature while you make the chocolate topping.
  • For the Chocolate Topping
  • To make the chocolate topping, place chopped chocolate and butter in a separate medium heat-proof bowl. Microwave for 1 minute on high power. Stir until smooth and chocolate is completely melted. Once again, you may need to microwave the mixture in short bursts to melt the chocolate completely.
  • Using a flat spatula or the back of a spoon, spread the chocolate topping evenly over the slice. Sprinkle generously with desiccated coconut. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Remove from the pan and slice into 24 pieces. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can keep the slice un-refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 10 days.
  • For a double chocolate version of this slice, you can replace the plain sweet biscuits with plain chocolate biscuits.
  • You can replace the chopped blocks of chocolate with the same amount of high-quality dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips.

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