These peanut butter chocolate chip fat bombs are the best easy keto snack to fix your sweet craving and reach your fat macro. In fact, one fat bomb contains only 1.1g of net carbs and 8.8g of fat! Who said you can’t enjoy sweet things on keto?
Peanut butter lovers, this recipe has your name on it! These delicious melt-in-your-mouth Peanut butter chocolate chip fat bombs taste like cookie dough. Or should I say peanut butter cookie dough. But first, let me explain what fat bombs are and when you should eat fat bombs on a keto diet.
What are fat bombs?
Fat bombs are sugar-free single serve keto snacks to fix your sweet cravings on a keto diet. They are mainly made of fat like butter, cream cheese and/or nut butter. Fat bombs are sweetened with sugar-free keto sweeteners like Monk fruit, erythritol or allulose. Therefore, fat bombs are keto-friendly snacks to help you reach your fat macro while enjoying a sweet treat.
When should I eat fat bombs?
Fat bombs should be added to your daily keto meal plan for two main reasons:
fix a sweet craving while staying in ketosis
reach your fat macro – it is not always easy to reach 70%-80% of fat intake from food especially if you just started your keto diet journey. Fat bombs are perfect little treats to add to your night snack and reach for extra grams of fat with only few carbs.
How to make fat bombs?
Fat bomb recipes are generally very easy 1-bowl recipes made with less than 10 ingredients and ready in 15 minutes. They are easily customizable based on your food cravings. While this Peanut butter chocolate chip fat bomb recipe is made with butter you can also swap it for cream cheese or vegan cream cheese. If you are craving:
Cookie dough flavor – use softened butter or vegan butter if you are vegan
Cheesecake – use softened cream cheese
It is up to you to use choose your favorite fat in this peanut butter chocolate chip fat bombs recipe.
Keto chocolate chip cookie dough fat bombs
Here I am sharing with you a chocolate chip cookie dough fat bomb recipe using butter. Of course, it is an easy recipe to make but you should still follow my tips to make the most delicious fat bombs.
Softened butter – it is crucial to use soft butter, not melted butter. If you don’t have an electric beater at home, buy soft spreadable butter, the recipe will be super easy to combine with a spatula. Otherwise, you can use regular butter, but place it out of the fridge for 2 hours before making the recipe and use an electric beater to whip the butter first.
Peanut butter – use a fresh jar, with oil so that the fat bombs stay moist. Also make sure there is no added sugar, no added oil in the jar. You will be surprised to see how many peanut butter brands include vegetable oils (not keto) or sugar
Coconut flour – coconut flour is a great keto flour, safe to eat raw. It adds a delicious cookie dough texture to the balls
Sugar-free powdered sweetener – I like to use Monk fruit stevia blend from Lakanto but powdered erythritol works well too
Sugar-free chocolate chips – I like to use stevia sweetened dark chocolate chips
More keto snacks recipe
We all need some sweet sugar-free snacks on our keto journey and I am here to share with you some tasty options:
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Place the soft butter in a bowl and beat with an electic beater for 1 minute until fluffy and light. If you don't have electric beater use soft spreadable butter from the store.
Add peanut butter, coconut flour and sugar-free powdered sweetener and beat again until combined. You can use a spatula too if you don't have an electric beater.
Stop the beater and stir in the sugar-free chocolate chips. You can also knead the dough with your hands to make sure the chocolate chips are evenly distributed through the batter. The dough should be soft, buttery and smooth.
Test a piece of dough and adjust sweeteness if desired, adding either few vanilla stevia drops (this adds a lovely vanilla flavor too) or more sugar-free powdered sweetener - up to 1/4 cup. Stir to combine. This won't impact the net carbs per serve as this is one of the sugar alcohols that don't affect your net carbs.
Use a cookie scoop to shape 18 fat bombs of same size. I am using the small scoop from my set of cookie scoops
Scoop out each ball into your hands and roll into a smooth round fat bomb.
Place each fat bomb onto a plate covered with parchment paper or onto mini muffins paper cups. The balls are soft and may flatten at the bottom but that is easy to reshape them into a round ball after they spend 20 minutes in the fridge.
When all the 18 fat bombs are formed, pop the plate into the freezer for 10-15 minutes to set the balls.
Storage & freezing
Store the fat bomb in an airtight container in the fridge, for up to 4 days.
You can freeze the fat bomb and defrost at room temperature, 1 hour before. Otherwise defrost in the fridge the day before.
Sweetener: to make powdered sugar-free erythritol at home, blend the crystal erythritol on high-speed until a powder form.Coconut flour : you can swap coconut flour by 1/4 cup almond flourButter : you can replace butter by soft cream cheese