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Hedgehog Slice! Aka The Best Chocolate Slice Ever!


Hedgehog Slice! Aka The Best Chocolate Slice Ever!

Hedgehog Slice

the ‘biscuit’

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey*
  • pinch of salt

the slice

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 14 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, seeds removed
  • 3 tablespoons cacao or cocoa
  • pinch of salt
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

the extras

  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughy chopped 

the chocolate

  • 3 tablespoons cacao or cocoa 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  1. Line a loaf tin with baking paper over hanging the sides. Mine measures 19.5cm x 9.5cm.
  2. Place the coconut and almond meal for the biscuit layer into your processor and blend until the mixture resembles a flour consistency. Add the remaining biscuit ingredients and blend until the mixture is very well combined and sticking together. Pour the mixture into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Place the slice ingredients into your processor and blend until the mixture is well combined and sticking together. Place the biscuit and chocolate mixture into a bowl with the extra walnuts and roughly combine. Press the mixture firmly into your prepared tin.
  4. To make the chocolate topping mix together the maple and cacao or cocoa powder, stir in the coconut oil and spread he mixture evenly over the slice. Place the slice in the fridge to set.
  5. Eat and enjoy!

*you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.
notes – I placed the slice into the freezer for 20 minutes prior to cutting. Once cut you can store the slice in the fridge or freezer.
I teamed up with Natural Delights to bring you this delicious recipe. I have been using the Natural Delights Medjool Dates for many years now and I was thrilled when I was asked to create a selection of recipes for them. I have long been a huge fan of their product and their dates are by far the best that I have come across. If you have not yet tried them be sure to get your hands on some!

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Sherie October 9, 2017 - 12:57 pm

This receipe is absolutly amazing!! Everyone that tried it loved it. I cant believe how much it taste like the original Hedgehog Slice my Mum used to make years ago. Thankyou so much for your amazing recipes!! I have a few favorites from your site but this one is now our number one!

Belinda June 19, 2019 - 8:06 pm

Even with less honey and less dates, this recipe is an absolute winner!! Thanks Bianca, your site is a godsend – so glad that you do what you do. Your recipes help me stay on track with clean eating AND help me get more use out of my thermomix so I can regularly justify it’s purchase to hubby!

Georgie June 26, 2019 - 11:09 am

This hedgehog slice is heavenly. It ticks all the boxes. A favourite in our household, even the sceptics!

Nicky July 5, 2020 - 5:46 pm

OMG! Yummy! I absolutely love your work!!! So easy to make.


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