Home > Snacks > Fat Bombs Fat Bombs May 1, 2019 | 10 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Fat bombs make for a great low-carb (Keto) snack that’s high in fat and low in carbs. These fat bombs are peanut butter chocolate flavored. These snacks are quick & easy to make, store well, and best of all taste delicious! For more Keto friendly recipes, check out this ground turkey stir fry, this Mexican chicken avocado salad, or these beef lettuce wraps (leave out the rice). If you’re not familiar with Keto or other low carb diets, you may be scratching your head at the title of this recipe. But today I’m hoping to answer all of your questions about fat bombs and leaving you with our favorite recipe (chocolate and peanut butter flavored of course!) Although I don’t personally follow a low carb or Keto diet, I have so many friends and family members that do. I’ve also gotten enough requests for low carb recipes that I’m working on incorporating more on the site. Starting today with fat bombs! Fat bomb FAQs What’s a fat bomb? Fat bombs were originally designed for followers of a ketogenic diet. They are basically a mixture of ingredients filled with healthy fats. These ingredients are mixed together and then poured in a miniature muffin tin to form delicious bite-sized treats. These chocolate peanut butter bites basically taste like a mix between peanut butter cups and fudge! They’re made up of peanut butter, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and stevia (a keto-friendly sweetener). How do fat bombs help you lose weight? First, let’s back up. To follow a ketogenic diet, it’s recommended to eat high fat and low carb foods. This is supposed to induce ketosis which is a state where the body begins to burn fat for fuel instead of carbs. So when in the state of burning ketones (called ketosis) these fat bombs will provide an extra boost of fat calories that will aid the body in remaining in ketosis. They are also a great energy booster and can help you fight sugar cravings. Why use fat bombs on keto diet? They are high in fat (and low in protein) that they allow the body to burn more fat for fuel and help the body remain in ketosis. They can provide essential healthy fats that may be lacking in a low-carb diet. They also can provide an extra boost of energy as a low-carb diet can be initially hard on your energy levels. How many fat bombs can you eat on keto? That is completely contingent on how much additional fat is needed in an individual’s daily diet. While following the Keto diet, it’s recommended that daily macronutrients (fats, carbs, & proteins) are carefully tracked. So, these chocolate peanut butter bombs can be consumed if individual fat consumption levels haven’t been hit for the day. They can also be factored into daily meal (and macronutrient) planning. Storage Because coconut oil is the base of this recipe, the fat bombs soften and melt very quickly. Keep fat bombs in the freezer and enjoy straight from there! Variation ideas Add in finely chopped nuts: peanuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, pecans, etc. Change up the nut butter: instead of peanut butter try almond butter, coconut butter, cashew butter, etc. Add cream cheese: for a more cheesecake flavored bomb, add cream cheese to the batter More low carb recipes: The BEST Grilled Fajita Chicken Steak Salad Grilled Avocado Bowls Tuna Salad One Pan Healthy Italian Sausage FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Fat Bombs 5 from 6 votes - Review this recipe Fat bombs make for a great low-carb (Keto) snack that's high on fat and low on carbs. These fat bombs are peanut butter chocolate flavored. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Fat Bombs 5 from 6 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Fat bombs make for a great low-carb (Keto) snack that's high on fat and low on carbs. These fat bombs are peanut butter chocolate flavored. Course Dessert, Snack Cuisine American Keyword fat bombs Prep Time 10 minutes Chilling Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes Servings 12 fat bombs Calories 86kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients1/2 cup natural peanut butter3 tablespoons melted coconut oil2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powderscant 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia1/16 teaspoon (just a TINY pinch) fine sea salt, optional (omit if salt is added to peanut butter) InstructionsLine a miniature muffin tray with mini cupcake liners and set aside. You can use coconut oil cooking spray, but we found they did not come out very easily/clean.Add the peanut butter and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in bursts of 15 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until oil is melted.Add in the remaining ingredients: cocoa powder, stevia, and salt. Stir until combined and smooth. Pour the fat bomb "batter" into each cupcake liner to fill about 3/4ths the way full. You should be able to fill 12 cavities.Stick in the freezer for at least 1 hour before enjoying. Store fat bombs in an airtight container in the freezer. No need to thaw before eating 🙂 Fat bombs get melty very quickly when out of the freezer. Nutrition FactsCalories: 86kcal DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.