Chocolate Hedgehog Slice

READY IN: 20mins


  • 1
    lb broken biscuits (shortbread) or 1 lb cookie (shortbread)
  • 1
    cup butter
  • 2
    cups sugar (fine grain)
  • 1
    cup sultana (raisins)
  • 14
    cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3
    eggs, beaten
  • Icing
  • 4
    tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2
    tablespoons melted butter
  • 2
    tablespoons milk (or enough to get a good spreading consistency)


  • Break up biscuits into bits. Not crumbed, just pieces no larger the size of a quarter.
  • In large pan melt the butter, then add the sugar, sultanas and cocoa. Heat and keep mixing until hot but not boiling.
  • Take off the heat.
  • Mixing very quickly, add the beaten eggs in small amounts incorporating each lot before adding the next.
  • Fold in broken biscuits.
  • Press mixture into a foil lined tray (30x25cm).
  • Refrigerate to set for a couple of hours.
  • To make the icing / frosting:
  • Mix the icing sugar, 4 T cocoa and 2 T melted butter with enough milk to give a spreadable consistency.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Spread over the hedgehog and leave until it has set.
  • I store this slice in the refrigerator.