HEDGEHOG SLICES // The Kitchy Kitchen

One of my favorite Aussie ideas, this is a super simple dessert made up of crumbled shortbread cookies, nuts, coconut and whatever additions you like, covered in chocolate, and served like a little bar.  There’s no actual cooking, and is so easy to play with and adapt to whatever mood you’re in.  I might try my next batch with savory flavors like potato chips and pretzels, but add nutella to the chocolate chips. It’s hard not to make these slices not awesome.

HEDGEHOG SLICES // The Kitchy Kitchen


8 ounces unsalted butter

1 cup white sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 cups shortbread cookies, broken into pieces

1 1/2 cups chopped almonds

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, melted

1/2 cup flaked coconut


In a medium pot over medium-low heat, melt together the butter and sugar until the sugar is dissolved (about 3-4 minutes). Whisk in the egg and cocoa powder, and continue stirring until just simmering. Take off heat and add the shortbread and almonds, stirring to combine.

Pour into a buttered 9 x 7 glass dish. Chill in the fridge until cooled (about 2 hours).  Spread the melted chocolate on top and sprinkle with coconut.  Pop back in fridge.  Once the chocolate is cooled, slice and serve straight from the fridge.

6 thoughts on “HEDGEHOG SLICES

  1. Beth

    They look amazing! Definitely going on my baking list!
    On another note, how do you get your photographs to look so delicious?

  2. dana

    Loved staring at this recipe on my screen so much that I had to try it. My one issue while making them- is it normal for the egg to cook up super fast when you add it into the melted butter/sugar? The whole thing got super crumbly while it was cooking. Just checing to make sure I didn’t do something wrong!

    1. TheKitchyKitchen Post author

      Hi Dana, When adding egg to something hot you have to act super quickly otherwise the egg will cook. You can temper the eggs so they don’t cook by whisking the eggs in a bowl, adding a little of the hot liquid (in this case the butter and sugar), whisking that together, adding a little more hot liquid, whisking again, and then adding the egg mixture to the rest of the hot mixture. Hope this helps! xo


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