|Chocolate hedgehog – ready to be taken to the snow|
Hedgehog was one of my favourite things to eat when I was a kid, and it’s really simple to make as you don’t have to bake it. If you have kids it would be an easy thing to make for them. If you don’t have kids then you just get more of it to eat yourself. This would also be a hit for when you have to bring something into work for a birthday or any “bring a plate” dilemma.
200g plain biscuits like Marie biscuits, broken into very small pieces
2 tbsp dessicated coconut
2 tbsp cocoa sugar
125g caster sugar
100g finely chopped pecan nuts
100g chocolate, chopped
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 egg, lightly beaten
200g dark chocolate, chopped
50g butter, chopped
|Mixing the chocolate into the dry ingredients – these biscuit pieces are a bit too big you want them smaller than this|
1. Lightly grease a shallow cake tin. Line the base and sides with baking paper.
2. Use a rolling pin to bash the biscuits into tiny pieces then combine them with the coconut, sugar, nuts and cocoa.
3. In a saucepan mix the chocolate, butter and syrup together over a low heat for 4-5 minutes until the mixture is melted and well combined. Cool it slightly then add the egg and pour the chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients.
4. Press the hedgehog mixture firmly into the tin with the back of a spoon. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes until firm.
5. For the chocolate topping melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Spread over chilled slice. Chill for at least 45 minutes until set (overnight is better).
6. Using a hot knife, cut slab into squares. Store chilled in an airtight container.
|Cooled hedgehog ready to be cut into pieces|
Serves a dozen hungry skiers.