Chocolate Pistachio Hedgehog Slice Gluten Free

Chocolate Pistachio Hedgehog Slice Gluten Free

To celebrate the new year I’m sharing this incredible Gluten Free Chocolate Pistachio Hedgehog Slice! This hedgehog slice is seriously cafe quality and a MUST bake for any hedgehog lover. It contains delectable dark chocolate and that perfect nutty pistachio flavour. I plan on gifting it tonight to our neighbours to wish them a Happy New Year! They generously gave us a gorgeous box of hand selected Koko Black Chocolates for Christmas. I must say they have exceptional taste when it comes to chocolate, so I hope they like this slice.

Reflecting on the past few months of blogging (or lack of in my case…), I’ve decided my goal for 2017 is to bake and blog weekly. I know it’s a big goal to bake & blog regularly, amongst caring for a toddler, myself and heading back to work part time. But I love baking and sharing recipes with you all.

Now this is where I need your help! Can you do me a favour?

I’d really love your support and motivation to achieve my goal! This might be through inviting friends or loved ones to like my blog, sharing particular recipes, or even getting in contact with me to let me know you’ve made one of my recipes?! You might even make this Gluten Free Chocolate Pistachio Hedgehog Slice?

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Thanks so much for stopping by and any support you can offer.
The Naughty Dietitian

Chocolate and Pistachio Hedgehog Slice Gluten Free
Total Time
45 mins
Servings: 30 squares
  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 100 g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 205 g Leda Arrowroot Biscuits (Gluten Free) (can use Marie biscuits if making with gluten)
  • cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup pistachio kernels, roughly chopped
Chocolate topping
  • 100 g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 100 g milk chocolate, chopped
  • 50 g unsalted butter, chopped
  1. Line a slice tray with baking paper. Crush biscuits roughly using a rolling pin or food processor then combine in a medium size bowl with chopped pistachios, coconut, sugar and cocoa. Set aside.

  2. Place butter, chocolate and syrup in a saucepan over low heat. Stir for 3-4 minutes or until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool before whisking in the egg.

  3. Add chocolate mixture to the biscuit mix and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Using the back of a spoon, press mixture evenly into pan. Cover and refrigerate until firm.

Chocolate topping
  1. Make chocolate topping: Place chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until smooth then spread over slice. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. 

  2. Using a hot knife, cut slice into small sized squares. Then serve.

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Pistachio Hedgehog Slice Gluten Free

    • Thank you for taking the time to write to me Julie! Sorry I only just noticed your comment pop up today. Did you try making this slice in the end? I loved creating and tasting this recipe. I love sharing gf recipes that everyone can try. It gives me great motivation to continue! xx

    • Hi Sue, I haven’t used granita biscuits in my recipes (as I haven’t sourced any gluten free versions) but I would imagine they would work just fine. Happy baking!

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