Recipe

Gluten-free hedgehog slice

Get creative in the kitchen with this decadent hedgehog slice. Sweet, chocolatey and delicious - the perfect after school treat.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking
  • Makes 16 piece
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Ingredients

Hedgehog slice
  • 150 gram gluten-free coconut-flavoured biscuits, crushed
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 200 gram dark eating chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 100 gram butter, chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
Chocolate icing
  • 150 gram dark chocolate melts
  • 50 gram butter, chopped

Method

Hedgehog slice
  • 1
    Grease a 26cm x 16cm (base measurement) slice pan and line with baking paper, extending paper at long sides. Combine biscuit, almonds and apricots in a large bowl.
  • 2
    Place chocolate and butter in a medium heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don't let base of bowl touch the water). Stir for 4 minutes or until melted and combined. Remove bowl from heat; cool slightly. Stir in egg.
  • 3
    Stir chocolate mixture into biscuit mixture. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Cover with plastic food wrap; chill for 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Make chocolate icing: Place ingredients in a small heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don't let base of bowl touch water). Stir for 5 minutes or until smooth. If using a microwave, place ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on High (100%) in 30-second bursts, stirring, until melted and smooth.
  • 5
    Spread icing over slice. Chill for 1 hour or until set. Lift slice from pan; cut into 16 rectangles.

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