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A quick and easy classic dark chocolate hedgehog slice made with crushed biscuits, walnuts, coconut and condensed milk... the perfect melt and mix slice!

Chocolate Hedgehog Slice

A quick and easy classic chocolate hedgehog slice made with crushed biscuits, walnuts, coconut, condensed milk and melted chocolate... the perfect melt and mix slice!
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Course: Slices
Cuisine: Chocolate, slices and bars
Keyword: chocolate hedgehog slice
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 20 serves
Calories: 384kcal

Equipment

  • Microwave, stove-top or Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 100 g butter
  • 395 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 150 g dark chocolate
  • 250 g plain sweet biscuits crushed (like Arnotts Marie)
  • 1/2 cup (50g) desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup (65g) walnuts roughly chopped
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 290 g extra dark chocolate
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil or coconut oil optional

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Grease and line an 18 X 28cm slice tin with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Place the butter, sweetened condensed milk and dark chocolate melts into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on 50% power, 3-4 minutes or until melted. Stir well. 
  • Add the crushed biscuits, coconut, walnuts and cocoa powder and mix together well. 
  • Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared tin, pressing down firmly. 
  • Melt the dark chocolate melts and vegetable oil (or coconut oil) in a microwave-safe bowl on 50% power, 3-4 minutes (stirring every 30 seconds), or until just melted. Alternatively, you can use a stove-top for this step.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the top of the slice and refrigerate for a mimimum of 3 hours.
  • Cut into slices and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Thermomix Method

  • Grease and line an 18 X 28cm slice tin with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Crush the biscuits by pressing Turbo for 2-3 seconds. Set aside. 
  • Place the butter, sweetened condensed milk and dark chocolate melts into the Thermomix bowl. Melt on 80 degrees, 3 minutes, Speed 2. 
  • Add the crushed biscuits, coconut, walnuts and cocoa powder and mix on Reverse, Speed 4, 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 5 seconds. 
  • Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared tin, pressing down firmly. 
  • Melt the dark chocolate and vegetable oil in a clean and dry Thermomix bowl on 60 degrees, 3 minutes, Speed 2. Pour the melted chocolate over the top of the slice and refrigerate for a mimimum of 3 hours.
  • Cut into slices and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
General Ingredients Information:
  • butter – salted or unsalted butter are both fine to use
  • sweetened condensed milk – use full fat – not skim as it wont set as well
  • dark chocolate – you can use any type of dark chocolate or dark chocolate melts (cooking chocolate). Alternatively, you can replace the dark chocolate with milk chocolate.
  • plain sweet biscuits – (known as cookies in the US). I generally use a variety such as Arnott’s Marie biscuits, but you can use any type of plain biscuit/cookie you like
  • desiccated coconut – which is finely shredded coconut 
  • walnuts – you can omit the walnuts for a nut-free version – either replace with sultanas or if omitting entirely, reduce the amount of sweetened condensed milk by approximately 50g
  • vegetable oil or coconut oil - adding a little vegetable oil or coconut oil to the melted chocolate that is poured over the top of the slice will help it to stop cracking when cut into pieces. This is entirely optional. 
Line the baking tin with baking paper and allow the paper to hang over the edges – this will make it much easier to remove from the tin once set
Take your slice out of the fridge at least 20 minutes before cutting into pieces – this will help the chocolate from cracking. 
Store the slice - in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3.4mg