Hedgehog slice


Hedgehog slice

This homemade hedgehog slice is a delicious alternative to the shop-bought variety. Full of crunch from the biscuits, nuts and coconut, this slice makes for a chocolate-y treat everyone will love



250g packet Scotch Finger biscuits
1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts or almonds)
1 cup sultanas (optional)
125g butter
125g caster sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg, lightly beaten


2 cups icing sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
2-3 tablespoons water


  1. Grease a slice tin with butter (I only have a 31 cm x 22cm tin and just used half of it; use a smaller tin if you have it).
  2. Crush biscuits (by hand or in a food processor), leaving some lumps.
  3. Add nuts, sultanas (if using), cocoa and coconut.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt butter, then stir in sugar, and vanilla.
  5. Stir through biscuit mixture and then stir in egg.
  6. Press into tin with the back of a spoon.
  7. Put a bit of cold water on your fingers to press down the top so it is smooth.
  8. To make icing, combine icing sugar and cocoa in a bowl and stir in enough water to form a spreadable paste.
  9. Spread icing over slice and refrigerate overnight (this makes slicing much easier).
  10. Cut into squares.

Recipe courtesy of Melissa Hughes for Kidspot  /  printable version of this recipe