Healthier Hedgehog
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Serves: 16
  • 2¼ cups (30 grams) puffed brown rice or other puffed grains
  • ⅓ cup almonds, chopped
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 large (50 grams) dried figs
  • ⅓ cup (85 grams) peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • ⅓ cup (110 grams) honey, or maple syrup
  • 2 heaped tablespoons (20 grams) cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla essence
  • 50 grams dark chocolate, optional
  • 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil, optional
  1. Heat oven to 150 degrees.
  2. Place rice puffs, almonds and seeds all on separate baking trays lined with greaseproof paper and toast in the oven for 10 minutes
  3. Note - I like my almonds REALLY crunchy, so I toasted mine for 15 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, line an 8-inch square pan with greaseproof paper.
  5. Cut up figs and place in a large bowl
  6. Place the peanut butter, honey and cacao powder in a small saucepan ready to heat.
  7. When the puffs, nuts and seeds are toasted, add to the bowl with the figs.
  8. Place saucepan over medium heat and stir constantly until it JUST starts to boil.
  9. Remove from heat, add the vanilla essence and quickly pour over puffs and seeds and mix well to combine.
  10. Transfer to prepared pan and using a spatula press down firmly so it will hold together.
  11. If you are topping with chocolate: Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds, mix together until smooth and spread evenly over the top.
  12. Allow to cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before cutting into squares.Enjoy!
Recipe by Healthy Home Cafe at