Hedgehog Slice

Hedgehog slice


Makes 24


  • 250g packet Scotch Finger biscuits
  • 3/4 (three quarters) of a 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


  • 1.5 (one and a half) cups of icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2-3 tablespoons water


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).

Crush biscuits (by hand or in a food processor), leaving some lumps.

Add nuts, sultanas (if using), cocoa and coconut.

In a small saucepan, melt butter, then stir in sugar, and vanilla.

Stir through biscuit mixture and then stir in egg.

Press into tin with the back of a spoon.

Put a bit of cold water on your fingers to press down the top so it is smooth.

To make icing, combine icing sugar and cocoa in a bowl and stir in enough water to form a spreadable paste.

Spread icing over slice and refrigerate overnight (this makes slicing much easier).

Cut into squares.


  • I have never been a fan of shop-bought Hedgehog slice, but love the simple ingredients in this one.
  • Was even tempted to take a bite of this chocolatey, Scotch Finger biscuit, non-gluten free slice!
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot.

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One Comment

  1. kymmage 14/10/2017 at 4:19 pm

    Oh man, I think I have to make this. None of my family like nuts! But chocolate and pecan sounds delicious!!

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