Fat bombs can be a lifesaver for people on ketogenic diets. They are ideal for those moments when the cravings hit. Instead of reaching for a bar of chocolate or a banana, you can reach for the keto fat bombs. Generally, they will only have around 1 gram of carbohydrate per bomb. This makes them the idea keto snack.
Snacking can be a problem on Keto. Some feel they need a little extra something to get them through the gaps between meals. Having a delicious munch on these very low-carb, sugar-free keto fat bombs will curb that craving. Given that they are almost entirely fat, they will not spike your blood glucose either. It’s a win win situation!
How to make Keto Fat Bombs
Not only are keto fat bombs a great resource for anyone on a ketogenic diet, they are also incredibly easy to make. With some of the recipes, you may need to use a mixer to mix the ingredients first. For the most part, though, it is simply a matter of melting the fat, stirring in the extra ingredients, and pouring them out into whatever moulds you choose to use. Simples!
Being a little lazy, I tend to heat the oils and fats gently over a very low heat. Others prefer the slightly more fussy method of use a glass bowl over a saucepan with a few inches of water in it. This creates a double boiler. Many think this is the better method but it adds an extra layer that we feel is probably unnecessary. Having done both over the last few weeks, we have not noticed any particular difference.
Store the Keto Fat Bombs
Once cooked and thoroughly mixed, simply let them cool off for a few minutes before consigning them to the fridge for half an hour or so. Et voila … a batch of delicious keto fat bombs to be consumed and devoured.
If you plan to keep them longer (barely possible for us), you can store them in the freezer in an airtight container. They will last for months. Just be careful to wait long enough for them to thaw when you attempt to consume them. This can be a challenge …
As for moulds, we prefer the silicone variety made especially for chocolate. It’s not a necessity, almost anything will do to be honest, including ice cube trays from your fridge (make sure that they are free of BPA’s though). With the chocolate moulds though, the keto fat bombs can be simply popped out by pressing from beneath. Very convenient.
Keto Fat Bomb Recipes
There are a huge amount of possibilities here. Care should be taken to ensure that your recipes remain keto friendly. After all, we are looking to enhance your keto life, not sabotage it…
Beyond that warning though, simply allow your creativity free rein. Not only are these delicious, but they are also pretty cheap to make. If you do manage to create a concoction that is less than ideal it’s really not too much bother , or too expensive, to simply start again on a new batch.
On the subject of economy, we tend to use Coconut Oil rather than Coconut Butter. It seems to make perfectly acceptable Keto Fat Bombs and cost a fraction of the price. If you wish to replace the Coconut Oil in these recipes, then simply use the same amount of Coconut Butter.
Maybe start with a few of the simplest at first, then simply allow yourself to express your own culinary desires!
(Unless stated otherwise, all these recipes will create a dozen, fairly generous keto fat bombs).
Keto Fat Bomb 1: Simple Choc
These were our first-ever keto fat bombs. To be honest, it was just a simple step from making chocolate to creating these little gems.
50 g Cocoa powder, 50 g Coconut Oil, plus a keto appropriate sweetening agent such as Monk Fruit, Erythritol or Stevia.
Gently cook the coconut oil until liquid, add an equal amount in weight of cocoa powder, stir in well. Add Keto appropriate sweetener if required.
If you prefer it more ‘chocolatey’ then simply add more cocoa powder. We find 50/50 just about perfect, but it is a matter of personal preference.
Keto Fat Bomb 2: Simple Choc with Coconut
50g Cocoa powder, 50g Coconut Oil, 25g Dessicated Coconut. Plus a keto appropriate sweetening agent if required.
Gently cook the coconut oil until liquid, add an equal amount in weight of cocoa powder and about half the amount in desiccated coconut. Stir in well. Add Keto appropriate sweetener if required.
Keto Fat Bomb 3: Peanut butter and Choc
Peanut butter (in Palm Oil – do NOT use any butter that utilises vegetable seed oils), 50g Cocoa Powder and 50g Coconut Oil.
As for a Choc keto Fat Bomb, but when you pour the mixture into the moulds, only half fill it. Add a layer of Peanut Butter, then top off with more of the Choc Keto Fat Bomb mix. Leave to cool.
(We will make no recommendation for the peanut butter as excellent and economic varieties, using palm oil, are available from such outlets as Aldi and Lidl).
Keto Fat Bomb 4: Savoury Cheese and Bacon
This one is for those who prefer a more savoury treat.
Bacon (about 4 slices), Cream Cheese (80 grams), Butter (80 grams), Cheddar Cheese (about 40 grams), and coriander leaves. As options, you can add in a little garlic, peppers or lime, according to your own preferences.
Cook the Bacon in the oven until reasonably well done. Melt the Cream Cheese, Butter, and Cheddar Cheese together in a pot. Add whichever options you prefer to the melted Cheese mix at this stage (we prefer it straight, but each to their own). Put Cheese mix in the fridge and let it cool for ten minutes. Next, roll the mix into balls (the amounts given will allow for around 6 balls altogether). Chop the Bacon and Coriander leaves and place them in a bowl. Drop a single ball into this mix at a time and roll it around, thus coating the ball in the Bacon and Coriander. Do the same for the remaining balls.
Serve cold. Enjoy!
Keto Fat Bomb 5: Macadamia Nut
Macadamia, Pecan, and Brazil nuts are generally considered to be the best of nuts for those of us on a keto diet. Even these nuts, however, can be inappropriate if your goal is weight loss or trying to reverse type 2 diabetes. If this doesn’t apply though, enjoy these very tasty fat bombs!
50g Cocoa Powder, 50g Coconut Oil, and about 20 Macadamia Nuts, plus a little Sea Salt to taste, if required.
Gently melt the Coconut Oil, add the Cocoa Powder and stir in well. Add the salt if you like that slightly edgy taste. Place 3 Macadamia Nut halves in the mould. Pour the choccy mix over the nuts. Leave to cool in the fridge for half an hour.
With most of these recipes, you can use MCT Oil in place of the Coconut Oil, if you so desire. It would work out quite a lot more expensive however but, if money is no object, but all means try.
Keto Fat Bomb 6: Choc, Peanut Butter and Sea Salt
Peanut butter (again, be sure they are in Palm Oil – do NOT use any butter that utilises vegetable seed oils), 50 g Cocoa Powder, 50 g Coconut Oil, and Sea Salt (we prefer Celtic, but you can add whichever tickles your fancy).
As for a Choc Keto Fat Bomb, but add the Sea Salt into the mix as well. When you pour the mixture into the moulds, only half fill it. Add a layer of Peanut Butter, then top off with more of the Salty Choc Keto Fat Bomb mix. Leave to cool.
With this recipe, we are planning to use it in combination with Himalayan Rock Salt next. We want to do this because firstly, we like the taste, and secondly, because of the wide range of minerals available in that type of salt. We like our indulgences as healthy as possible!
Keto Fat Bomb 7: Mocha Coffee Special
This keto fat bomb is a development of Dave Asprey’s idea of Bullet Proof Coffee. It adds a little caffeine kick to the gap-filling benefits of a keto fat bomb.
225 g block of Cream Cheese. It’s often best to soften it first to make the task of mixing it a little easier. 225 g Butter. You can use salted or unsalted depending on personal taste. Again, make sure you soften it a little before mixing. 50 g of Cocoa Powder. Add Espresso (pre-brewed, not just the powder) to the strength preferred. You can add Erythritol or keto sweetener of choice, if required.
First, thorough mix the Cream Cheese and the Butter in a mixing bowl until it is nice and smooth. Add the Cocoa Powder and the Espresso to the mix and stir in thoroughly. Add the sweetener once the mixing of these ingredients is complete. Stir a little more.
Now, roll the resulting mixture into ping-pong size balls. Place into freezer for half an hour or so until they become nice and firm. If you wish, you can then dust with the balls with some cocoa powder. This adds a certain aesthetics touch, but is not absolutely necessary.
Consume and devour when desired!
Keto Fat Bomb 8: Almond Butter
50 g Almond Butter, 50 g Coconut Oil, 50 g Cocoa Powder, plus your preferred keto sweetener (Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Stevia) if required.
Melt the Almond Butter and the Coconut Oil in a pan. Once liquid, stir in the Cocoa Powder. Add sweetener, if you wish. Pour the hot liquid into your moulds. Leave to cool in a fridge for 30 minutes. So Simple!
Keto Fat Bomb 9: Pecan Choc Delight
This is very similar to the Macadamia Nut Keto Fat Bomb, but very pleasant for those of us who enjoy Pecans (me!).
50g Cocoa Powder, 50g Coconut Oil, and 12 Pecan Nuts, plus a little Sea Salt to taste, if required.
Gently melt the Coconut Oil, add the Cocoa Powder and stir in well. Add the salt if you like that slightly edgy taste. Place a single Pecan Nut in each mould. Pour the choccy mix over the Pecans. Leave to cool in fridge for half an hour.
A slightly fussier alternative is to grind the Pecans down first and sprinkle them into the moulds before adding the melted mixture.
Keto Fat Bomb 10: Coconut and Cinnamon Temptation
100 g Coconut Oil, 100 g Coconut Milk, 100 g Dessicated Coconut, 1/2 tsp Cinnamon. and 1 tsp Vanilla Extract . You can add nutmeg and a Keto appropriate sweetener, if required.
Slowly melt the Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk. Add the Dessicated Coconut, Cinnamon and Vanilla Extract to melted mixture. At this stage you can add the optional ingredients if you wish.
Pour into moulds, let cool for a few minutes, then pop them into a fridge for half an hour or so.
All these ingredients should be readily available from a well-stocked supermarket, so we have no recommendations for this particular recipe.
An Expensive Alternative
If you really have no opportunity to cook, or completely lack the skills, then there are more expensive alternatives. These are not at all bad and can be very useful on keto. We think it is probably wiser, though, to learn the very basic skills involved. It really is little more complicated than making a hot chocolate drink. Give it a go!
We hope that at least one of these lovely keto fat bombs recipes will hit the spot for you. These delightful snackettes are so easy to make and store. Our first few batches were so tasty that it was difficult to keep our carbs down despite each containing only one or two grams worth. The first plate of 12 lasted just three hours, though the intention was to spread them over the day. Sometimes, keto can feel a little strict but, with the addition of these little wonders, life starts to feel very indulgent once more.