Hikers slice is another nostalgic recipe from my childhood. I really have no idea why it is called hikers? I could understand calling it hikers if it contained components of trail mix, but it really doesn’t. A quick google search of hikers slice also reveals very few recipes that actually contain the name ‘hikers’. Many reference chocolate fudge slice which is a much more literal and I guess obvious name. Nevertheless, this recipe is a super easy and tasty no-bakes recipe that is perfect to make with kids.
Hikers slice ingredients
- Granulated sugar
- Cocoa powder
- Crushed plain, dry biscuits/cookies
- Basic chocolate icing for topping (optional)
Back home in New Zealand we have a biscuit called Super Wine that is used in a lot of baking recipes. According to Kiwi Corner Dairy back in the 1930s when the biscuit was created the flour was store in empty wine barrels, hence the name. Unfortunately, super wines are not sold here in America. As a substitute I used Gamesa Maria’s cookies which worked well.
Basic chocolate icing
These hikers slice are great as is, but are even better when topped with my basic chocolate icing. For this recipe I used 2/3s of my basic chocolate recipe to coat the top. Another great option to top this hikers slice is a simple chocolate ganache. YUM!
Making hikers slice
As I mentioned earlier, this hikers slice is an easy no-bake recipe. What I didn’t mention, is that it is also a one bowl recipe (well, one pot technically), WIN! Start by melting the sugar, butter and cocoa in a large heavy bottomed pot over medium heat, stirring constantly until well combined. Remove the pot from the heat and quickly beat in the eggs one at a time. The key here is to MOVE QUICKLY! As soon as the egg hits the hot mixture you want to vigorously beat the batter. This will help prevent large chunks of cooked egg floating in the batter.
Finally, add crushed biscuits to the pot and stir to combine. Turn the mixture out into a lined 8×8 pan and leave to set at room temperature. This will take about an hour or so depending on the temperature and humidity in your kitchen. Once the slice is set, top with icing if including. Once the icing is set, remove from the pan and slice into squares.
Looking for other slice recipes?
Check out these recipes from my archives.
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Hikers Slice – Chocolate Fudge No Bake Slice
A classic kiwi recipe, hikers slice is an easy, one-bowl, no-bake chocolate fudge slice.
In a large heavy bottom saucepan melt butter, sugar and cocoa powder over medium heat, stirring constantly
Once ingredients are well combined remove saucepan from heat and vigorously beat in eggs one at a time
Add crushed biscuits to pot and stir to combine
Turn batter into a 8x8 parchment lined pan and press into an even layer and leave to set (approx. 1 hour)
Once set top with basic chocolate icing (optional)
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Wednesday 8th of June 2022
How many eggs? You've left that out on the recipe
Wednesday 8th of June 2022
Thank you for pointing that out Bonne! The recipe uses two large eggs.
Thursday 6th of January 2022
Hi Mandy, I love your website. It is tantalizing from the get-go and now you have a huge fan for life! All of the recipes look divine and I can't wait to try them. I am literally praying I have all the ingredients to the Hiker's Slice - Chocolate Fudge No Bake Slice. I've wanted brownies for the last 2 days but I think the Hiker's Slice will take care of my sweet craving. Only thing I would mention is that it wasn't easy finding the link to your chocolate frosting, it didn't stand out - but all is good, I finally found it. I haven't made the recipe yet but when I do I will leave a follow-up reply with a rating.