Learn how to make Fat Bombs, a quick no-bake, keto-friendly, and vegan snack with only 4 grams of net carbs.
This easy fat bomb recipe requires only 4 ingredients and tastes just like real chocolate fudge to fix all your chocolate cravings.
Are you constantly looking for a quick and sweet keto treat that’s both chocolatey and somewhat decadent? These no-bake chocolate fat bombs with peanut butter are the answer, and you can make them in only 15 minutes!
What are fat bombs?
Fat bombs are high-fat sugar-free bites eaten as snacks that are one of the best tools to have in your Keto toolbox. Made to be high in fat, low in carbs, a 30-gram fat bomb typically reaches over 20 grams of fat content.
So a fat bomb is exactly what its name suggests, a concentrated amount of fat. Therefore, it’s very important to make sure that the fats used in fat bombs are healthy fats.
Saturated fats, in particular found in coconut oil or peanut butter, might actually be very good for your blood pressure, increase good cholesterol, and lower blood sugar.
Why should you eat fat bombs?
The Keto diet is all about adhering to your calculated macros – a set amount of carbs (low), fat (quite high, generally), and protein to eat every day in order to both stay in ketosis and yet feel full.
Too much sugar, and you’re out of ketosis. Not enough fat, and you feel extremely hungry at the end of the day.
But if you are getting close to reaching your carbs macros, it can be extremely challenging to get to your fat requirements while not adding too many carbs. Fat Bombs are the answer to that problem!
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They are the best macro filler to inject a large amount while eating something absolutely delicious. So fat bombs are the best single serve food that you need to eat when you want to reach your macros or just to fix your sweet craving quickly, with very few carbs.
How to make fat bombs?
Fat bombs are very easy to make low-carb snacks with only a few pantry ingredients. To make these no-bake chocolate peanut butter fat bombs, you need:
- Peanut butter – you are probably wondering, ‘is peanut butter keto?’ Well, not all peanut butter brands are keto, so always make sure you are using peanut butter with no sugar added. Actually, real, pure peanut butter would generally have oil on top. A natural separation occurs when peanut butter stays still for a while. This is a good sign, just stir the peanut butter, and it’s ready to be used! If not sure, you can also make your own peanut butter at home! You can use another nut butter such as almond butter if you’re allergic to peanuts.
- Coconut oil – or butter. Coconut oil contains a lot of MCT (Medium-Chain Triglycerides), which are great to boost the fat-burning ability of your body on a keto diet.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder – for the delicious chocolate flavor.
- Powdered erythritol – not crystal, or the fat bomb will be gritty. If you prefer to use stevia drops or other sugar-free keto sweeteners, use my keto sweetener converter to find out how much you need.
Making this Fat Bomb batter is the easiest thing. Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl until you reach a smooth texture.
Then transfer the batter to a mini-cupcake tin and leave it in the freezer to set.
It’s best to store this recipe in the fridge or freezer as it’s made with coconut oil which softens at room temperature.
Can you freeze fat bombs?
Yes, you can freeze these keto fat bombs. They defrost very quickly, usually in less than 30 minutes, but you can also enjoy them frozen or half-frozen for a refreshing twist.
Are these Fat Bombs allergy-friendly?
These fat bombs are naturally:
You can make it Peanut-free by swapping the Peanut Butter for Almond Butter and decorating it with chopped almonds.
If you are allergic to Coconut, you can replace the coconut oil with melted butter.
Can I change the flavor?
You can vary the flavor and taste by adding other flavorings like Vanilla Extract or Hazelnut Extract.
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- Lay a 12-muffin pan with muffin cases. Set aside.
- In a medium-size mixing bowl, add runny peanut butter, melted coconut oil, powdered erythritol, and unsweetened cocoa powder.
- Combine with a spoon until the batter is smooth and consistent. Taste the batter and adjust sweetness to your liking. You can add up to 4 tablespoons of powdered erythritol, or a few stevia drops to boost the sweetness. This won't impact the net carbs per serving.
- Fill each muffin case evenly with the fat bomb batter. One fat bomb will be the size of about 2 to 2.5 tablespoons of batter.
- Freeze the whole muffin tray for 15 minutes or until the fat bombs are solid.
- Remove from the freezer, and store the fat bombs in the fridge, in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or keep in the freezer and defrost 30 minutes before eating.
- You can eat these fat bombs frozen, half-frozen, or cold, straight out of the fridge. They soften at room temperature, so you must store them in the fridge or freezer. I recommend a pinch of salt on top of the fat bombs for adding taste!
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