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.)


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