Raw Paleo Hedgehog

Raw Paleo Hedgehog

I love hedgehog. What can I say? It takes me back to my teenage years – absolutely the best snack to come home to after school. I was inspired to make this tonight because my dad is (yay!!) doing a pretty strict version of paleo now, and was craving something chocolatey. He’s not having any sweetener of any kind, agave, honey, nothing (which is so good), although a little dried fruit is ok – and this isn’t the kind of slice where you have a piece and want to devour the entire thing. That’s what I love about paleo treats – they actually fill you up à la food!! It’s currently setting in the fridge and I’ll be serving him up a slice soon!


1 cup almonds

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, a little extra for the top

1/2 cup cacao powder

4 dates, chopped

3/4 cup dried apricots, chopped

1/4 cup raisins

1 medium avocado

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (at less than 40 degrees Celsius)


Place almonds, coconut and cacao powder into a food processor and process until they are the consistency of a meal, or not quite that fine. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until well combined.

Press firmly into a baking tin lined with baking paper, and top with some shredded coconut.

Refrigerate for a couple of hours until set.


5 Responses to “Raw Paleo Hedgehog”

  1. Amanda Hair says:

    Can’t wait to make this one , thank you .

  2. swisspaleo says:

    You had me at hedgehog! I would eat it for the name alone. Looks really good (similar to some date balls I make except for the avocado). I gotta quit trolling food blogs because I find too many things to try :-)

    • Carmen says:

      Ha me too such a hedgehog fan!… Avocado is great for giving it a smooth consistency. Don’t quit trolling, trying new food is the best! – Let me know how you go =)

  3. nicole says:

    Yummo, even the kids loved it. I did add a couple of spoons of honey and more dates as I didn’t have any raisins. But it’s a winner in our house.


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