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Fat Bombs (Keto, Vegan, No Bake)

Quick and easy homemade chocolate fat bombs – with just 3 ingredients and NO baking required!

Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs

What Are Fat Bombs?

Low carb, keto and vegan friendly no-bake treats, fat bombs are typically made with ingredients such as nut butters or coconut oil, cocoa powder, cream cheese or avocado, and little to no sugar.

You might have recently been seeing fat bombs trending ALL over facebook and social media, and so many of you have commented or emailed me to ask if I have any fat bomb recipes here on the blog.

It turns out that I’ve actually been a fan of the concept since long before it became popular.

One of my favorite snacks a few years ago was to simply freeze balls of coconut butter – I called them coconut melties, which I still think sounds like a much more appealing name than fat bomb. Oh well.

And one of my current favorite snacks is to mix peanut butter with chia seeds and cocoa powder then roll it into balls.

Or just eat the dough… depends on how lazy I feel!

Also Try This Popular Keto Cake Recipe.

Fat bombs are the perfect snack for anyone who tends to like desserts that are extremely rich but not super sweet.

Since they’re so low in sugar,fat bombs are great for eating any time of the day, either on their own or as part of a meal – breakfast, afternoon, post-workout, or as a nighttime healthy snack instead of chips or ice cream.

Keto Bombs

Are Fat Bombs Healthy?

I know people have very different views on how much fat to eat in a day, so while my own diet is pretty high in fat—as shown in the post I wrote on What I Eat In A Day—it will of course depend on your own personal views and dietary needs.

These treats are not only high in heart-healthy fat, they’re also completely free of refined carbohydrates and sugar, and the fat helps you to feel full and satisfied with just a small amount, so it’s not like cookies or candy where you could eat a ton and yet somehow still be just as hungry as before you started.

As with anything, moderation is key for these, but they’re so filling that it’s much easier to feel satisfied even after just a small amount.

If you’d prefer a lower-fat chocolate treat, I recommend these Low Fat Raw Chocolate Fudge Balls.

Fat Bomb Ingredients

Fat Bombs, Keto Bombs, Or Fat Fudge?

They’re actually just three different names for the same thing. You definitely don’t need to be on a low carb or ketogenic diet to enjoy them, and I’m not endorsing or advocating for any particular diet in this post.

Although my own diet isn’t low carb and you won’t see me giving up my Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies any time soon, I am still crazy about these high fat treats as well!

(Note: If you are on a low carb diet and find yourself craving chocolate chip cookies, be sure to try these Keto Cookies.)

One of the best parts about the recipe is that it’s so easily customizable to make different fat bomb flavors.

Try using different sweeteners, add a few drops of pure vanilla or pure peppermint extract, change up the nut butter or sub coconut butter for either the nut butter or oil.

fudge recipe

Fat Bomb Flavors – The Recipes

The above link includes recipes for different flavors such as Peanut Butter, Pistachio, Strawberry, Gingerbread, Banana, and Coconut Fat Bombs.

One of my favorites is peanut butter fat bombs because they taste like a Reese’s peanut butter cup, but if you want something lower in carbs, they are great with macadamia nut butter as well.

Chocolate Fat Bombs

These Chocolate Fat Bombs Can Be:

Vegan

Paleo

Low Carb

No Bake

Soy Free

Gluten Free

Sugar Free

*If you need the keto fat bombs to be nut free, simply use this recipe for Sugar Free Chocolate Chips instead of the recipe below, and freeze in either an ice cube tray or a small container, then cut up into squares. Store leftovers in the freezer, because coconut oil melts at room temperature.

Secretly Low Carb Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs
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Fat Bombs (Keto, Vegan, No Bake)

Quick and easy homemade chocolate fat bombs, with just 3 ingredients.
4.96/5 (81)
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 recipe (depends on shape)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup nut butter of choice or coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • stevia to taste, or 1 tbsp liquid sweetener of choice
  • optional, I like to add 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Stir all ingredients together until smooth. If too dry (depending on nut butter used), add additional coconut oil if needed. Pour into a small container, ice cube trays, candy molds, or this silicone mini cupcake tin. Freeze to set. Because coconut oil softens when warm, it’s best to store these in the freezer.
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Notes

For coconut-free, try these Keto Chocolate Brownie Bombs.
 

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Published on July 23, 2018

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  1. ReRe says

    Hmm, fats can definitely be healthy, like nuts and olive oil, but I don’t think you can call a coconut oil based food specifically “heart healthy” because coconut oil is one of the few plant saturated fats and does cause atherosclerosis. I mean the American Heart Association recommends against eating it.

    • Maddi says

      Unrefined coconut oil is in it’s natural state and is a healthy fat. Any oils that are heat pressed are not healthy. Of course, balancing with other healthy fats and proteins and veggies is important.

      I made these with 6 T of powdered swerve. They’re awesome! My husband likes them, too!

    • Brit says

      Recent studies are showing saturated fats are good for you. The AHA will catch up (eventually). However, I always suggest to take the time to check out Pub Med for recent medical studies. Enjoy the coconut oil!

    • Laura says

      Fake news by the American Heart Association. Check out the first episode of The Real Skinny On Fats 2018 on youtube, you will be shocked…

    • KTM says

      My cardiologist recommends keto — a high fat way of eating, including coconut oil. And my lab work doesn’t lie – even my cholesterol is down. Please educate yourself before slamming something that has helped a lot of people.

    • Sandi Healey says

      That is outdated information. The American Heart Association is incorrect. The above comment about his labs being great with coconut oil is fact. I am the same way. Labs are great.

      • Sarahaha says

        The comment about labs being great may or may not be fact – since the lab results aren’t posted, they can’t be actually proven, only assumed that poster is telling the truth. And please see above, re: anecdotal evidence. Irrelevant to anyone other than yourself.

        • KR says

          If you follow the AHA diet, you will get heart disease. They are funded by big Pharma and do not offer the best advice.

        • JEN says

          Sarahaha, why are you on a kept blog ignoring you don’t believe in it? If you research keto diet you will see that more and more every year people are turning their health around by switching to this diet. Helping stave off cancer or potentially curing it, my father isn’t one of those. It’ll reverse type 2 diabetes, my friends husband is no longer on insulin or taking metformin after 6 weeks on a keto diet. He struggled for years and was about to start losing toes if he didn’t do something. I have used it to help my bipolar symptoms and am weaning myself off my medication and have never done better. Many people use it for a mood stabilizer, or help with epileptic seizures (my niece). I poo pooed this diet for years, but finally we was convinced about a year and a half ago by my doctor to just give it a try. I am a convert and 100% advocate now. I will never turn back. I coach people on how to begin their transition and how to help fix stalls in weight loss if that I that is your goal. If you have no time yet been convinced by the overwhelming research online by reputable research resources, I would suggest eat just leaving us alone until you are. Thank you.

        • AJT says

          Do you realise why the food table was created? Why the AHA are against fats and the “research” that was concluded on? There is far more to this than meets the eye.

    • Nicole says

      The AHA makes about $700 million in profit per year and has zero financial benefit from recommending coconut oil. While coconuts barely grow in the US, corn, canola and soy grow very well. Even though these are high inflammatory, rancid processed high omega 6 fats that DO cause heart disease, the AHA wont ever defame them. Sat fats do not cause heart disease, plaque formation or increases in cholesterol, which in and of itself does not predict heart disease or cardiac events.

        • Brian Henry says

          I have made them twice. Neither time did I find it necessary to add any sweetner. I am a dark chocolate fan though so the little bit of bitter doesn’t bother me at all. I think they are quite delicious.

        • MJ says

          I think they taste terrible. I am about done wasting $ on ingredients for keto recipes that are not good.
          Mine turned out super bitter. I followed recipe exactly and I used 1 TB liquid stevia so I’m not sure if the bitterness is from the cocoa or the stevia. So many keto sweeteners say “no aftertaste, no bitterness” and I have tried many and they ALL are bitter! So over it.

          • Jason Sanford says

            Sounds like you just need to use a different brand of stevia. There are many different brands, and not all of them are good haha. Out of curiosity, what brand did you use? 1 tbsp seems like a lot.

    • Lori A Moore says

      Watch The Magic Pill on NetFlix – it’s a documentary. You won’t hold the AHA in such high regard once you see it.

      • Sarahaha says

        Netflix documentaries are not reliable sources of information, so the fact you think this is a good rebuttal is amusing. Documentaries are still filmed and skewed to the bias of the person/people filming.

        • Boy says

          And so is the AHA, which you seem to be defending fiercely. You seem to be challenging everyone who supports their own personal experiences with having better health reports by taking coconut oil. You are fake news.

    • Jan E Duncan says

      Not sure I trust anything that comes from The American Heart Association. Watch The Real Skinny on Fat and then make a decision.

    • Fit over 40 says

      Ummmmmmm…..you’re in Keto space and you mention American Heart Association’s recommendation….you’re just kidding, right? Coconut oil is wonderful and also you’re not eating this as your main meal. Try it. Super yummy.

    • Deboarh says

      American Heart has been wrong on so many things. They said years ago don’t eat eggs, now you can eat eggs. They said eliminate fat from your diet, now you need certain oils and only the oils AHA recommends. They said butter was bad don’t eat it but instead eat margarine (plastic). They recommend canola oil, let me ask you have you ever seen a canola plant?

      • Amanda says

        Yeah. I’ve seen canola plants, fields of it grow where I live. Little green plant, bright yellow flowers when it blooms. Are you actually trying to say canola is a mace up thing? Like it’s done sort of conspiracy?

      • Amanda says

        Also cuz I just can’t let this go, Canola stands for Canada’s Oil. The actual name of the plant is Rapeseed, which is why it got rebranded years ago as Canola. The fact that you seem convinced that it’s exustqnce is just some sort of international conspiracy for the government/farmers to put unhealthy food into your body, is just mind boggling. Just wow.

        • MMM says

          I just have to respond. It’s sad that you can’t be dissatisfied with a recipe – or a way of life – and just leave the comment string. I think you are looking for a fight. This is apparent in your several rants about a commenter being convinced canola is a “conspiracy” – YOUR words, not theirs. No one mentioned “conspiracy” except you. Respectfully, look inward and please leave us to the fat bomb reviews.

      • Sarahaha says

        Nutrition science, including that which supports keto, is all garbage.
        Also, margarine is not plastic. I assume you got this from the pseudo-science claim “margarine is one molecule away from plastic!” This is unscientific nonsense from someone with zero understanding of chemistry. First, no, there is absolutely no part of margarine that a change of a single atom or molecule would turn it into a plastic. There simply isn’t. Margarine’s chemical makeup is an organic compound, like plastic… and like you. Margarine is as close to plastic as you are. Go look up its actual chemical makeup and that of a plastic before you repeat this trash again.
        And even if it was true, there are thousands of compounds that are drastically changed by a single change in their chemical makeup. Water (H2O) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) differ by only a single atom of oxygen, and I can assure you that one atom makes a huge difference between a liquid required by life and a hazardous bleaching agent. There are compounds that simply a change of chirality (the direction the molecule is arranged – the formula and atomic bonds are identical, simply the direction it faces changes) can turn it from a beneficial compound to something deadly. So even if it was true, it is utterly meaningless – yes, if you change molecules in a compound, it changes the compound into something else. Duh. The fact that you regurgitated this is proof you don’t research anything you read for yourself to be sure what you are reading is true. If a blogger writes something convincingly enough, you’ll parrot it. So I wouldn’t go around talking about anyone else being wrong about things.

        • Texas_Kev says

          Yeah, sounds like you don’t know quite as much as you think you do, Sarah. There have been a lot of interesting things discovered through “nutrition science”. My wife tried everything she could find to get free from her debilitating migraines. This year, keto came up in rotation. Guess what, Sarah? It worked! Was it the low blood sugar and insulin levels, the extra fat and hormonal changes that came with a fat-adapted metabolism, or just removing a food that was a trigger for her? We’ll never know. She’s lost weight, has more energy and better mental focus than before. You can add one to the claims that a ketogenic diet can greatly improve your life.
          By the way, my doctor has been encouraging me to subscribe to a ketogenic diet, too, complete with intermittent fasting. I’ll tell him you said those doing research that suggest this is healthier than eating a standard diet is all garbage so he’ll know better to keep saying such silly things.

          • Helen says

            This is a fantastic response. My obese brother just put his type 2 diabetes in remission by following a ketogenic diet, monitored and approved by his doctor.

    • Cmp says

      AHA has provided false information based on flawed studies. The idea that saturated fat causes heart disease is questionable at best

    • AniTa says

      Whatever Americans say no to that means they don’t want you to be healthy.
      This si complete nonsense. Whole Keto diet bases on healthy fats like coconut, avocado, olive oil .
      Start reading books about true natural medicines and stop eating corn syrup based food and canola oil (btw canola plant doesn’t exist)
      listen to your heart and body not some pharma directed government organisations.

  2. deanna says

    I’m curious how much stevia you add. I just bought liquid stevia, and am unsure of how much to add to a recipe. Didn’t know if you already knew the amount you add for this recipe?

    • Jason Sanford says

      It will depend on your tastebuds and whether you want more of a dark chocolate taste or semi sweet, so just use a few to start and you can taste the unfrozen chocolate before freezing it to set 🙂

    • Catherine Alleva says

      1/2 teaspoon of powdered stevia did the trick for me. (this is roughly equivalent to 1/2 tsp liquid stevia.) Good luck!

    • Brian Henry says

      Mix it up with no stevia and give it a taste. You may find that you don’t need to add any at all. The liquids are extremely sweet so you want to be careful not to add too much at a time. Add a bit then taste and so on until you get it where you want it.

  3. Andrea E. says

    I thought these were just OK. Even out of the freezer, they start to melt and make a mess the minute you start to hold one. I think they could stand to have a little less oil added. And I had to add a fair amount of stevia to give it sweetness. I added two packets of Stevia (which is a lot to me; I use <1/2 packet to sweeten tea or coffee) and a tsp of maple syrup. Aside from the mess, they tasted ok. For me it's back to the amazing Butterfinger Bars!

  4. DeDe says

    These are insane — I made my first batch, and I cannot believe how good these are. (Creamy organic pb, refined coconut oil, organic cocoa powder, touch of stevia, and maple syrup.) So eaaaaaassssy. I poured them thin in a mini muffin tin (no candy molds), popped in freezer for 10 minutes, then popped out and transferred to a glass freezer container. I can see serving these with homemade [vegan] ice cream, cookies, bars, etc. decorated with flowers, and drizzled with a gorgeous syrup.

    I’ve used several of your recipes, Katie, and they are ALWAYS a hit with folks who are reluctant about ‘healthy’ options — they come back for seconds, without fail.

    Thanks, Katie.

  5. Katie says

    So so good! Very easy to make and perfect to eat from frozen. I used 2.5g of stevia and thought it plenty. Will definitely be making these again and again. Thank you Katie!

  6. Lyd says

    HI Katie,
    In the Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge Fat Bombs, the recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of stevia/liquid sweetner. I have Truvia spoonable granules in the house. How should I convert the recipe quantity to granules?
    Thank you!!

  7. Maggie says

    So far I’ve made this with almond butter and natural peanut butter. Both were good but the peanut butter ones were REALLY good. I even forgot to put sweetener in the peanut butter batch and they’re great without it!

  8. Catherine says

    Just made this. Crazy good! I’m on my second go round of keto, 4th day and I really wanted an ice cream sundae for breakfast. This hit the spot and kept me on the keto train…for now. I used a dust of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of stevia. The salt seemed to help cut the stevia aftertaste. Thanks for posting!

  9. Mimi Y Wan says

    Delicious! My first fat bombs. The Swerve sweetener did not dissolve well but I like the graininess along with the almond butter graininess. I only had black cocoa but it was sooooo good. Did not taste like just coconut oil. Thank you!!!

  10. Desiree Frye says

    I’ve tried three different fat bomb recipes, and this is the best, hands-down. I was dubious because they’re so simple. I used organic peanut butter and a few drops of liquid stevia in one batch (perfection). In another batch, I used almond butter, liquid stevia, some shredded 90% dark chocolate, and about 8 drops of mint extract (less perfect but still very good. I should’ve used more mint.).
    It’s a really great base, and I will be experimenting!

  11. Kgaief says

    I just made these with vanilla ghee, peanut butter, and swerve confectioners. I licked the mixing bowl clean and don’t know if I can wait for them to freeze.

  12. Marlina Byrd says

    I tried this recipe twice. The last time I did I used a tad of coconut extract and a tablespoon of chai seeds! Amazing! Like a crunch bar!! Love this ☝️

  13. Robyn says

    I only have a coconut oil product that remains liquid at room temp. Will I be able to use this for your Fat Bombs recipe or do I need to purchase coconut oil that is hard at room temp?

    • Charlotte Andrew says

      All coconut oil melts at room temp. If u see solid stuff….it just means that it’s cool. So it’s the same thing.

      • B Mackey says

        There is a coconut oil product that stays liquid all the time. It comes in a little bottle and is great for cooking or putting into drinks.

  14. Jessie says

    Just made these. They are really good. I used 3 packets of Stevia and natural peanut butter. Might be able to get away with 2 packets. They are delicious while eating them but the stevia did leave a normal after taste. Will have to play with the sweetner a bit to perfect it. All in all it satisfied my sweet tooth and gave me my fats that I needed for the rest of the day. Thank you!

  15. Donna says

    You talked about a 3 ingredient fat bomb that has chia seeds and cocoa but I never could find the actual recipe. Hey, I HAVE to have strict instructions! I’m not gifted when it comes to the kitchen! Please help!!

    • Jason Sanford says

      I think she hasn’t posted that. It’s not really a recipe, she just mixes the ingredients to taste each time 🙂

  16. Cyri Thompson says

    Ugh, YUMMY. I made these with a 1/2 tsp of hazelnut cream in place of the liquid sweetener and holy cow…. they came out amazing!!! I even poured them into my Avengers ice mold, so now i have a batch of Captain America shields, Iron Man helmets, and Hulk fists to snack on. ???

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