Slice of Wednesday: no-bake Hedgehog recipe





Oh my goodness, this slice. *Respectful silence*

My mouth is watering just flicking through the photos. My fingers are itching to go get a piece out of the fridge. And you know what, I CAN'T. Because I had the foresight to give the entire thing away after sampling one (OK, two) pieces, (yes OK maybe two and an edgy bit) and knowing that unless it was in someone else's fridge I was bound to nibble at least another three pieces while writing a rhapsodising post about it. 

I made it up, so this sounds totally egotistical, really.

Am so besotted with my own slice I might give it it's own webpage. 

It's the combination of roasted, salted peanuts, dark chocolate and chocolate digestive biscuits. It's just a hedgehog-y thing, you've seen them before. 

But you HAVE to try this. Then seriously, give it to the canteen ladies or something, because if you have the self control to just nibble a tiny peice at a time, you deserve to be canonised.










(You may notice that from a girl constantly banging on about 'from scratch' that there's a lot of not from-scratch ingredients here. Bought bikkies. Condensed milk. Pre-salted and roasted nuts. It just means it takes approximately four minutes to make this way.)


100g butter

100g dark chocolate

1 tin (395g) condensed milk

⅓ cup cocoa

200g packet chocolate digestive biscuits, chopped

1 cup salted and roasted peanuts


Ganache for the top:

50g butter

100g dark chocolate


In a saucepan melt the butter, chocolate and the condensed milk together until they are smooth and amalgamated. Add the cocoa, the chopped up biscuits and the nuts. Combine well then press into a greased and lined slice tin (I think mine is 13cm x 27cm). Stick in fridge for 1-2 hours or until firm.

To make the ganache just stir the butter and chocolate over a low heatfor a couple of minutes until melted then spread over the cold slice. Set (again) in fridge for 1-2 hours until hard.

Sprinkle with cocoa to serve.

Cuts into about 12 or in my case two and an edgy bit then into a container and out the door before I find myself eating the whole thing. 





Oh chocolatey biscuity peanuty slice.

How I love you. I miss you. And without you I am a lesser person (hopefully, say, two to three kilograms lesser.)


13 Comments on “Slice of Wednesday: no-bake Hedgehog recipe

January 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm

My mouth is watering just looking at the beautiful pictures – now this is what I call eye candy! Will definitely try this soon, as my mother in law is over staying from the UK and she LOVES anything sweet (a woman after my own heart). Thanks for sharing xx

January 19, 2012 at 12:01 am

Yes I too would have to give it away after a few slices because…My name is Anny and I am an addict….of anything that yummy ha ha. Love your recipes and the photos of your food 🙂

January 19, 2012 at 1:25 am

This looks amazingly good. As (unfortunately) a no-nut household, how do you think the hedgehog would go with just the biscuits? Would I need to adjust quantities? I think it would be rude not to try it 🙂 x

January 19, 2012 at 1:42 am

Yum! Oh how I miss peanuts. My youngest has an allergy, like serious get-the-epi-pen-now kind of allergy but dang, I’ve GOTS to try this slice. I’ll just use macadamias instead and hope it taste as good as it looks! Thank you for sharing 🙂

January 19, 2012 at 6:17 am

Thanks, this looks so yummy, we’ll have to try it. AND I learned a new word! Or rather, a new use of the word hedgehog. In Germany, we have a similar type of no-bake “cake”, the version that my mother used to make is called Kalter Hund (Cold Dog). Terribly sweet and sticky, loved it as a child but don’t think I’d be too wild about it now.

January 19, 2012 at 6:34 am

Absolutely would work without the nuts. I used a 200g packet of digestives just because that was the size of the packet. You should be able to get a larger pkt of McVities in the UK? Maybe up the bikkies to 250g? (and come home soon) xx

January 19, 2012 at 8:54 am

It’s safe to say I’m more than a little excited about this recipe. And it’s also safe (for my hips) that I’ll resist making it until I have a whole bunch of ladies coming over to consume it next Friday. Can’t wait!

January 19, 2012 at 8:56 am

THE most professional Hedgehog slice I have ever seen. Obvious that you are a professional bikkie baker!

January 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

After my dinner disaster last night I swore I wouldn’t try anything new for a while. But four minutes…I’m tempted!

January 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Those pieces look pristinely perfect. I’m not a realy hedgehog fan, but I think I am tempted!

And just so you know: even us ‘from-scratch’ girls have a few recipes that the family couldn’t do without, and use pre-made/processed ingredients. It’s just the way it has to be sometimes.

Ella d
January 20, 2012 at 8:08 am

YES! Been wanting a ‘dream’ headgehog slice for a while and me thinks this will be it. Thank you so much. Just beautiful! lol, hate when you give it away and then regret it later!

January 21, 2012 at 7:21 am

Oh how amazing does this look! I reckon even, I, who am rubbish, could maybe get this right! I also completely fell in love with your rainbow cake, it’s quite simply fantastic! I only found you yesterday and I’ve loved reading everything. Vanilla extract, here I come!

January 23, 2012 at 10:57 am

Condensed milk + chocolate + butter = drool!

That looks really yummy, I wish I had some to go with my coffee.


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