Caramel Hedgehog

Caramel Hedgehog

Another winner from the Magnificently Simple Marvellous Slice Recipes Cook Book.

Sigh. I suppose it is obvious that I am getting fatter as I work my way through the recipes in this book.

Mum and my sister E asked for this recipe the instant they tasted these, which is a sure sign of a great recipe.

125gm butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 table spoon golden syrup
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 packet of crushed Marie biscuits

Melt the butter, brown sugar, golden syrup and sweetened condensed milk together in a suacepan.

Caramel 2

Bring to the boil, add the vanilla extract then take off the heat and leave to cool slightly.

Mix the caramel mixture into the crushed biscuits then press into a lined slice tray.

Caramel 3

Refrigerate slightly before marking into squares, then leave in fridge until set.

Muesli Bar Slice

Muesli Slice 3

I took a few pieces of Muesli Bar Slice for Mum and my sister E to try, (only a couple of pieces because I didn’t think they would like it), but they both went crazy for it. Mum said it was very similar to a slice that her mother, Nana C used to make and asked me to write her out the recipe. E loved it and also had me write it straight into her recipe book in my best writing. Her recipe book is a fat old exercise book stuffed with loose recipes which I would love to get my hands on.

This recipe for Muesli Bar Slice is from the Magnificently Simple Marvellous Slice Recipes book and is another easy to make, no bake recipe that tastes really good.

1 Cup rolled oats
1 Cup Rice Bubbles
1 Cup coconut
4 crushed Weet Bix
1/2 Cup mixed fruit (I picked out the mixed peel, no one likes mixed peel. You could use sultanas or dried apricots or whatever you like).

Mix these ingredients together in a large bowl.

Muesli Slice 2

3/4 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup honey
1/2 Cup peanut butter
125gm butter

Place the butter, sugar, honey and peanut butter into a saucepan and mix together over a low heat until everything is melted. Bring to a simmer and continue stirring for about five minutes until the mixture starts to thicken.

Muesli Slice

Mix the toffee mixture into the dry ingredients and press the mixture into a lined slice tin. Refrigerate until set, then cut into squares or bars.

Cream Cheese Slice


Cream Cheese Slice is the third offering from the Magnificently Simple Marvellous Slice Recipes Cookbook.

1 packet Arnott’s Lattice Biscuits
1/2 Cup caster sugar
1 tspn gelatine dissolved in 1 Tblspn hot water
125gm cream cheese
125gm butter
2 tspns lemon juice

Line a square cake tin with baking paper, then line with nine of the biscuits.

Cream the butter and cheese together really well. (Check for lumps. I didn’t, but wish I had).

Gradually beat in the sugar, then add the remaining ingredients. Spread over the biscuits, then top with another nine biscuits. Refrigerate, Cut into nine pieces.

You should have two biscuits left over, perfect for taste testing the cream cheese mixture before you wash out the bowl.