Looking for the Best Hedgehog Slice recipe? Well you’ve found it! This easy Hedgehog Slice is a family favourite and best of all, it so simple to make!
When I was browsing through my old recipe books a few weeks ago (as you do!) I came across a recipe for ‘Jumbo Hedgehog Slice’ and realised I’d never actually made a Hedgehog Slice before! This easy Hedgehog Slice recipe is a little different to traditional Hedgehog Slice as it doesn’t contain any walnuts and is packed full of the fabulous combination of condensed milk, biscuits, coconut and cocoa – yum!
Both of my little helpers were very eager to join in the fun of putting this easy Hedgehog Slice together and I had to intervene when their biscuit crushing antics turned into trying to bash each other with rolling pins – fun times. Thankfully they can easily be distracted and in no time they had moved on to ‘making’ using wooden blocks and my electric mixer – which was unplugged of course!
This allowed me to finish off putting this Hedgehog Slice together in no time at all and it was done and in the fridge starting to set by the time I needed to break up their next fight.
Be warned, this recipe does make quite a big slice and you really do need to use a 20cm square tin or alternatively a small slice tin with high sides. Regardless of whether you make this the old fashioned way or using a Thermomix, it takes no time at all to put together. Also if you are looking for a slice that’s even more decadent – make sure you also try my Tim Tam Hedgehog Slice – yep, you read that right!!!
Easy Hedgehog Slice
- 2 packets of plain biscuits - Marie or similar
- 250 g of butter
- 3 tablespoons of cocoa
- 4 tablespoons of shredded coconut
- 1 tin of condensed milk
- 200 g of milk chocolate
- Line a 20cm x 20cm square tin with baking paper. Make sure you leave plenty hanging over the edges to help you remove the slice once it has set.
- Place one pack of biscuits into a food processor and blitz until finely crushed, add the second pack and blitz again until they have broken into large pieces. Alternatively you can just use a rolling pin to crush your biscuits! Place the crushed biscuits into a large bowl and set aside until needed.
- Pour the condensed milk and butter into a small saucepan and add the cocoa. Cook over a low heat until the ingredients have combined.
- Pour the melted ingredients into the bowl with the crushed biscuits and add the shredded coconut. Using a large metal spoon, mix until the ingredients are combined. Pour the mixture into your prepared slice tin and flatten the surface with the back of a spoon.
- Place the milk chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and cook for 30 second spurts (mixing in between) until it's just melted. Pour over the top of the slice and place in the fridge for four hours or until set.
How to make Hedgehog Slice in the Thermomix:
- Line a 20cm x 20cm square cake tin with baking paper, making sure you leave plenty hanging over the edges to help you remove the slice once it’s set.
- Place one pack of the plain biscuits into your Thermomix Bowl and crush for 3 seconds on speed 4. Add the second pack and crush for a further 3 seconds on speed 4 – use your spatular/ wooden spoon to roughly break up any large biscuits and pour into a separate bowl and set aside until needed.
- Pour the condensed milk into your Thermomix Bowl and add the butter (3cm pieces) and cocoa. Cook for 2 minutes on 60 degrees speed 1 or until the butter has completely melted.
- Add the biscuits and shredded coconut to your Thermomix Bowl and mix for 10 seconds on speed 4 REVERSE or until the mixture has combined.
- Pour the mixture into your prepared slice tin and flatten the surface with the back of a metal spoon.
- Clean your Thermomix Bowl and make sure it’s completely DRY before adding the chocolate pieces. Cook for 2 minutes on 50 degrees speed 3 or until the chocolate has completely melted.
- Pour melted chocolate over the top of your slice and place it in the fridge for 4 hours or until set.
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