- 3 1⁄2 oz
- 3 1⁄2 oz
- dark chocolate
- 1 pk
- cookies (or biscuits or shortbread, coated in chocolate - 7 oz.)
A hedgehog is a chocolate-based, no-bake 'cake', or slice that usually uses plain sweet biscuits (cookies) such as shortbread. It often has nuts as well. I've gone for a minimalist chocolate extravaganza but feel free to add nuts if you like.
Line a 9½ x 5 in loaf tin with baking paper or foil.
Place butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat until butter is only just melted. If it starts to sizzle it will be too hot and your chocolate might split. If this happens let it cool down a bit before proceeding.
Meanwhile break chocolate into small pieces. Cut biscuits or cookies into chunks about the size of a dice, the more rustic the better. Add chocolate to the butter and stir until it melts. If the chocolate is having a hard time melting, put it back on the stove over very low heat for a few seconds at a time, stirring in between. Add the cookie pieces and stir until well-coated in chocolate, then pour into your prepared tin. Smooth the top and refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
Slice to serve.