It’s funny that many of us spent years avoiding fat at all costs when, these days, we’re understanding more all the time about the benefits of a high-fat, low-carb diet, also known as the keto diet. In this low-carb diet, 70 percent to 80 percent of your daily calories come from fat, 15 percent to 20 percent are protein and just the remainder, about 5 percent, comes from carbohydrates. For many of us, it’s a huge shift in how we were brought up eating.
If you are following a high-fat diet, then keto fat bombs are about to be your new favorite snack. So what are fat bombs? They’re similar to energy balls. But instead of relying on the carbs that make up the bulk of energy treats, like grains or rice, fat bombs are packed with — you guessed it — fat. They’re usually made up of about 80 percent fat, making them handy for a quick breakfast, pre- or post-workout snack or a little afternoon treat.
But what if you’re not on the keto diet? You can absolutely still enjoy keto fat bombs! Healthy fats should still make up between 20 percent to 30 percent of your diet, and a fat bomb is a good way to get those calories in. Bonus: Because fats break down more slowly in the digestive tract, they can actually keep you feeling full for longer!
Keto fat bombs are pretty simple. You’ll want a mix of healthy fats, like avocado, nut butters, coconut oil, cheese or butter, a low-carb flavor of some sort (think cacao powder or spices) and perhaps a low-carb ingredient that adds texture, like nuts or seeds. But to make chowing down on fat bombs easier still, I’ve rounded up my favorite fat bomb recipes from around the web. Whether you’re keto or not, you’ll love these bombs!
24 Keto Fat Bombs
If you’re a coconut fan, you’ll love these no-bake treats. Made with coconut oil, coconut milk and coconut flakes, there’s no denying that tropical flavor. Topped with a chocolate coating and almonds, these chewy fat bombs are great for satisfying a sweet tooth.
Photo: Keto Connect
I love this keto-friendly take on fudge! This version is made from cacao butter and firmed coconut milk. It has no added sweeteners, but has a ton of flavor thanks to the vanilla extract, chai spice and almond extract — yum. Topped with pistachios, this fat bomb could double as a healthy dessert.
Photo: The Healthy Foodie
Love deviled eggs? You’re going to enjoy these fat bombs. In this version, you’ll mix avocado chunks with egg yolks and process them along with mayo, lemon juice and seasoning for a smooth filling. Spread these onto veggie slices or, even better, fill those discarded egg white halves for some extra protein. These keep for up to 5 days, so they’re great to make and enjoy for a work week’s worth of breakfast.
Enjoy the flavors of a caramel apple pie minus the hassle with this easy fat bomb recipe. You’ll saute the apples with cinnamon while blending coconut cream, oil and butter along with toffee-flavored stevia. Pour into a silicon mold, set in the freezer and you’re done!
Try a new take on chocolate chip cookie dough with these fat bombs. They’re packed with butter, cream cheese and MCT oil, plus your favorite nut butter and chocolate chips. Best of all, they’re ready in under an hour and no baking is required!
Photo: Fit Mom Journey
Forget a long ingredients list or complicated instructions. These chocolate fat bombs are made with just five ingredients you likely already have: coconut oil, cocoa powder, raw honey, vanilla extract and salt. Even better? These keep indefinitely in the freezer. Make a massive stash and have fat bombs on hand all the time.
You’d be forgiven for thinking this is a sugar-laden dessert. After all, these fat bombs include not one but two types of icing! Have no fear, though. These bomb bars are super keto-friendly and made just with coconut oil, almond butter and cinnamon. Try them next time you’re in the mood for a cinnamon bun!
Sweet refreshing coconut finished with chocolately goodness? You won’t want to skip these coconut oil fat bombs. They’re made with just a handful of ingredients, including shredded coconut, coconut oil, raw honey, dark chocolate and vanilla. Combine all the ingredients except the chocolate together to form the balls. As for the chocolate? You’ll melt that and drizzle over your fat bombs. Heck. Yes.
Photo: Paleo Hacks
Berries and coconut are always a good combo and these fat bombs are no different. Made with just four ingredients, they’re a lovely way to sweeten up an afternoon without hidden nasties.
If you’re struggling to curb sugar cravings or give processed foods the boot, these tasty fat bombs can help. Made with just three ingredients, they’re like a sugar-free version of an almond butter cup. I also love that this healthy recipe includes a 1-serving option for those times when you just need a quick fix!
Photo: Living Well Mom
This low-carb dessert recipe is so good, even family members who aren’t following a keto diet will love it. These cheesecake bars are made with cream cheese, butter, coconut oil and all things lemon (juice, extract and zest) and are crazy easy to prepare: just blend all the ingredients, pour into cupcake tins, freeze and enjoy.
You can’t go wrong with pumpkin-flavored treats, and this fat bomb recipe is no exception. It’s made with pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, coconut oil and shredded pumpkin and even adds collagen for an extra health boost. It’s a pumpkin lover’s dream.
Photo: Healthful Pursuit
When you need a frozen treat, these chocolate whips are hard to beat. Essentially frozen chocolate whipped cream, they satisfy ice cream cravings while sticking to a healthy, low-carb diet. Make and share a batch, or keep them in the freezer for a cooling snack on those hot summer nights.
14. Fudge Fat Bombs
Most of us already think of fudge as fat bombs, but with this keto recipe, they’re good-for-you fat bombs! Made with almond butter, coconut oil, cacao powder, coconut flour and stevia, these fudgey bites are a great snack — kids will love them, too.
Photo: Real Balanced
15. Ginger Fat Bombs
This one is for the ginger fans. The spice adds a refreshing zing that some fat bombs lack, while ensuring you get enough healthy fats to keep you satisfied. And did I mention this is ready in 10 minutes? There’s no reason not to snack on these now.
Are these truffles or are they fat bombs? And when they taste this good, does it matter? These cacao and cashew fat bombs will be one of your go-to recipes. You need only five ingredients but the winning combo — including chopped cashews — give these a decadent feel.
Photo: Kettle and Fire
These fat bombs are the ones to reach for when you’re craving a pecan pie. Made with dark chocolate, butter, heavy cream and, of course, chopped pecans, they taste like the filling you’d find in your favorite pie, without all the hassle of baking — and lots more fat!
If you enjoy a morning cup of coffee, why not add a little fat to it? These fat bombs were designed especially to enjoy in a mug with your favorite brew. With the addition of peppermint extract and unsweetened chocolate, there’s no way you’ll be sleepy after having a cup with these bombs in it!
Pretend you’re in the Florida Keys with these lime fat bombs. Not only is this recipe keto-friendly, it’s also vegan, making it easy to share with others. If you can get your hands on them, definitely opt for fresh key lime juice for an even more intense flavor.
Need something sweet but eating low-carb? These maple almond bombs will do the trick! They have just four ingredients and you don’t even need to turn on the stove. Just melt your ingredients in the microwave, pour into a muffin tin and freeze until hardened. It doesn’t get easier than that!
Photo: Buns In My Oven
21. Mocha Ice Bombs
These ice bombs are the perfect pick-me-up on warm days. The mocha filling is made from cream cheese, cocoa, powdered sweetener and strong coffee, and then covered with a chocolate coating. Each bomb has just the right amount of coffee taste and chocolatey goodness.
These keto fat bombs look like chocolate bars but, because they’re full of so much goodness, they’re actually better! This recipe uses walnuts and almonds, but you could swap in your favorite nuts, like macadamia. I love the berry flavor and gorgeous color the raspberries add — don’t be surprised if the kids want a bite of this one!
Photo: My PCOS Kitchen
Inspired by everyone’s favorite Girl Scouts cookies flavor, these fudge bombs are tough to resist. The caramel coating is what really takes these over the top. Made with molasses, butter, heavy cream and vanilla, these are a treat you can feel good about. There are several options, too, whether you’re just keeping Paleo or going full keto.
These sweetener-free fat bombs combine some of my favorite ingredients, like vanilla, cinnamon, cacao powder and sea salt, for a simple fat bomb that will both satisfy cravings and leave you feeling good.