Hedgehog slice recipe

This classic chocolate hedgehog is made in minutes with crushed biscuits and walnuts. It also contains sweetened condensed Milk and melted Chocolate. This melt-and-mix cake is ready in 15 minutes.

Our classic chocolate hedgehog is a great no-bake recipe for easy no-bake slices.

This chocolate hedgehog is one of the most popular recipes I have ever made. It ranks right up there with my Jelly Slices, Malteser Slices, Peanut Butter Slices, ANZAC Slices, and Clinkers Rocky Road.

Why You’re Going to Love This Recipe

This simple and sweet hedgehog slice is an absolute delight!

No bake – there’s no need to turn the oven on with this simple melt-and-mix. Chill in the refrigerator, then cut into delicious little pieces.

Quick and easy – just 15-minute prep time for hedgehog slices.

Freezer friendly -This slice can be frozen for up to three months in an airtight container. Ideal for lunch boxes and afternoon snacks.

Classic Recipe – Chocolate Hedgehog Slice is an old favorite that’s been around for a long time.

What you need

This no-bake recipe for chocolate hedgehog slices couldn’t be more straightforward… and you only need a few pantry essentials.

Butter is fine for this recipe. Salted or Unsalted Butter can be used.

Sweetened Condensed Milk Use Total Fat – not Skim.

Dark Chocolate- Choose any Dark Chocolate or Dark chocolate Melts (cooking chocolate). You can also use milk chocolate.

Plain sweet cookies (known as Cookies in the US). Arnott’s Marie biscuits are my preferred choice, but you may use any plain biscuit/cookie.

Desiccated Coconut is finely shredded, dried Coconut.

Walnuts — omit to make a Nut-free Version.

Cocoa Powder- Choose Cadbury Hersheys, Nestle, or Nestle.

Coconut oil or vegetable oil – optional. This helps to prevent the chocolate layer from breaking after it is cut up.

Step-by-Step Instructions

This chocolate hedgehog recipe is so easy to make. It only takes 15 minutes of prep time and just a few basic steps.

Please scroll down to the recipe card below the post for the complete method and ingredient amounts.


Line and grease a rectangular slice pan.

Melt butter, Chocolate, and sweetened condensed Milk in the microwave.

Stir until the mixture is completely melted.


Mix the Coconut, walnuts, and cocoa powder with the crushed biscuits.

Stir the ingredients until they are evenly coated.

STEP 3: Press into the tin

Press the mixture into the baking pan. Smooth the surface with the back of the spoon.

STEP 4: Top with Chocolate

Pour the coconut oil/vegetable oils (optional), melted with the extra dark Chocolate, over the slice.

Refrigerate for 3 hours minimum before cutting.


Hedgehog Slice is quick and easy!

Here are a few tips to make it perfect every time:

Line the baking pan with baking paper if you want to make removing the baked goods from the tin easier.

Why use full-fat sweetened Milk?

If you use full-fat condensed sweetened Milk instead of light or Skim, the slices will be set more firmly.

Can I make it nut-free?

Yes, of course! If you prefer a version without nuts, omit the Walnuts. You can replace them with sultanas or reduce the sweetened condensed Milk by about 50g.

Why add coconut or vegetable oil to the chocolate layer?

Adding a little vegetable or coconut oil to melted Chocolate will prevent the slices from cracking. This is optional, but it’s constructive.

No-Bake Slicing Recipes

No-bake slices are my absolute specialty!

I love the simplicity and ease of preparation… and how much they are loved!

Here are some of my favorite no-bake slices recipes:

Lemon Coconut Slice-this everyone’s favorite no-bake slice. This is a sweet, creamy, lemony, and addictive slice.

Easy Peppermint Slice is a twist on the classic peppermint cookie but with no fuss.

Turkish Delight slice-if Turkish Delight is your favorite, and you will LOVE this piece!

Australian favorite – Clinkers Slice! The base is a mixture of sweet cookies, sweetened condensed Milk, and chunks of Clinkers. On top, there is a layer made from Chocolate. YUM!

Caramello Slice-if time is an issue, this recipe will help you. Quick and easy.

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Chocolate Hedgehog Slice

This classic chocolate hedgehog is made from crushed biscuits, nuts, Coconut, Condensed Milk, and melted Chocolate… it’s the perfect melt-and-mix slice!

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Print Pin Rates SweetCuisine: Slices and bars Prep time: 15 minutes chilling time: 3 hours hour total time: 3hours 15minutes minute Servings: 20 Serving Calories 384kcal Author: Lucy – Bake Play Smile

Conventional Method

Set aside an 18cm by 28cm baking tin lined with baking paper.

Put the butter, sweetened milk condensed, and dark chocolate melts in a bowl that can be heated in the microwave. Heat at 50% power for 3-4 minutes (stirring after every 30 seconds) or until melted. Stir well.

Mix well the Coconut, nuts, and cocoa powder with the biscuits.

Spread the mixture into the tin and press down firmly.

Melt dark chocolate melts with vegetable oil (or Coconut oil) in a bowl that can be microwaved on 50% power for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. You can also use the stovetop to melt this chocolate.

Pour the melted chocolate over the top and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

Slice the cucumber and store it in an airtight container for up to five days.

Thermomix Method

Set aside an 18cm by 28cm baking tin lined with baking paper.

Press Turbo for 2 to 3 seconds. Set aside.

Thermomix bowl: Place butter, sweetened condensed Milk, and Dark Chocolate Melts in the bowl. Melt for 3 minutes, 80 degrees, Speed 2.

Add the Coconut, walnuts, and cocoa powder, and mix in Reverse for 5 seconds at Speed 4. Scrape the sides of your bowl, and repeat this process for another 5 seconds.

Spread the mixture into the prepared tin and press down firmly.

In a Thermomix bowl, melt the vegetable oil and dark chocolate for 3 minutes at 60 degrees. Pour the Chocolate over the top and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours.

Slice the cucumber and store it in an airtight container for up to five days.

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