Home > Snacks > Fat Bombs Fat Bombs May 1, 2019 | 12 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 peanut butter-chocolate flavored, high in good fats, and low in carbohydrates. These snacks are quick and 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 (just 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 leave 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. One of the key principles of a Keto diet is to have up to 70% of your daily calorie consumption consist of fat. Fat Bombs are a mixture of ingredients filled with healthy fats to help you reach that goal. These ingredients are mixed together and then poured into a miniature muffin tin to form delicious bite-sized treats. These chocolate-peanut butter bites 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 helps to induce ketosis, a state where the body begins to burn fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates. So, when in the state of burning ketones (called ketosis) Fat Bombs will provide an extra boost of fat calories that will help the body remain in ketosis. They are also a great energy booster and can help you fight sugar cravings. Why use Fat Bombs on a keto diet? They are high in fat, which allow the body to burn more fat for fuel and help the body remain in ketosis. Fat Bombs 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 initiallyhard 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, and proteins) are carefully tracked. So, these chocolate and 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. And just like all good things, moderation is key. I haven’t yet found an eating plan that encourages you to gorge! QUICK TIP Just as with all dietary changes, it’s a smart idea to consult with a dietician or your doctor before making changes. Storage Because coconut oil is the base of this recipe, Fat Bombs soften and melt very quickly. Keep them in the freezer and enjoy straight from there! Variation ideas Add in finely chopped nuts. Peanuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, pecans, etc. will all work. Change up the nut butter. Try almond butter, coconut butter, cashew butter, etc. in place of peanut butter. Add cream cheese. For a more cheesecake-flavored bomb, add cream cheese to the dough. 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 in fat and low in carbohydrates. 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 in fat and low in carbohydrates. These Fat Bombs are peanut butter chocolate flavored. Course Dessert, Snack Cuisine American, Vegetarian Keyword fat bombs Prep Time 10 minutes Chilling Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes Servings 12 fat bombs Calories 95kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients1/2 cup natural peanut butter (Note 1)3 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 (See Note 1) 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 3/4 the way full. You should be able to fill 12 cavities.Freeze for at least 1 hour before enjoying. Store in an airtight container in the freezer. No need to thaw before eating. Fat Bombs get melty very quickly when out of the freezer. Recipe NotesNote 1: To be keto-compliant, peanut butter should not contain any sugar, so be sure to check the label. Nutrition FactsCalories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg 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.