Chocolate Hedgehog

We think our recipe for Chocolate Hedgehog is without a doubt the best, but why not try it for yourself? It’s a great slice to keep refrigerated and snack on during the week when you get the 3pm stomach grumbles.

Serves: 24

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 175g butter
  • 2/3 cups caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cups pistachios, shelled
  • 250g milk coffee biscuits, broken into pieces

Chocolate topping

  • 250g dark cooking chocolate
  • 50g butter


In a saucepan, melt the butter, sugar and cocoa over medium heat for three minutes and remove from heat. Add coconut, egg, pistachios and biscuits and combine. Press mixture into a baking paper lined 28cm x 18cm slab pan. Chill for one hour. Melt butter and chocolate over simmering water. Spread over slice and place in the fridge to set for 20 minutes.

Also read: Chocolate fudge slice

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