What Are Fat Bombs?
Fat bombs are healthy, high fat snacks and desserts that help you lose more weight. These high fat low carb recipes keep you full and satisfied for hours. Each fat bomb has only 0-3 net carbs.
Most fat bomb recipes are sweet, but there are also spicy and savory fat bombs with ingredients like cheese and bacon. We searched the web for the healthiest fat bomb recipes and made a few changes to lower the carbs even more.
- Instructions for making simple fat bombs
- 15 low carb fat bomb recipes perfect for keto and Atkins
These printable recipes are perfect for adding healthy fats. Atkins and low carb diets are roughly 2/3 healthy fat – a ratio that’s a challenge to achieve.
An easy solution is finding a concentrated, yet delicious high fat meal or snack.
What’s in a Fat Bomb?
Fat bombs are low carb recipes (think cream cheese, macadamias) with a high amount of fat, usually 85% or more.
Fat bombs satisfy the most intense cravings for something sweet, and keep you full for hours if you are short on prep time. Keep the fat bombs in your fridge or freezer for an easy grab-and-go low carb snack.
Eating fat by itself doesn’t always taste great, and doesn’t provide additional protein or fiber. This is where fat bomb recipes come in. Fat bombs provide all the healthy, high fat you need to stay in ketosis with heightened nutrition and unbelievable taste.
How to Make Fat Bombs
Low carb fat bomb ingredients are mixed well and poured into containers like baking pans, glass dishes, candy molds, muffin tins or cupcake liners.
The fat bombs are cooled in the fridge or freezer until firm and ready to slice, pop out or serve. The ingredients may be layered (gorgeous!) or simply blended together.
Fat Bomb Ingredients
Note: Because fat bombs are 85% fat, they MUST be kept cold or they will quickly melt. Making a fat bomb requires three types of ingredients:
- Fat base that becomes solid (coconut oil, flax oil, MCT oil, grass-fed butter, cream cheese)
- Rich flavors (spices, cocoa powder, sugar-free sweeteners, flavors)
- Add-Ins (nuts, seeds, low carb fruit, shredded coconut)
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is one of the healthiest sources of fat for your low carb diet. It’s also your new rapid fat-burning secret.
Coconut oil is essential for fat-burning. Fats from coconut oil aren’t stored. Instead, these fats are used immediately for energy.
Left Coast Performance MCT Oil
Triple filtered, pharmaceutical grade, BPA-free container, USA-made, identical quality to the popular ‘Bulletproof’ brand.
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MCT oil is an easy way to increase your healthy fats. Add to salads, smoothies or buttery Bulletproof coffee for immediate, all day energy.
Sucralose Liquid Sweetener
EZ-Sweetz liquid sweetener is made of sucralose and has no bitter aftertaste. Zero carb, zero calories, zero impact.
De-Bittered Liquid Stevia
EZ-Sweetz’s de-bittered stevia blend has no unpleasant aftertaste. EZ-Sweetz’s blend has none of the characteristic bitterness of typical stevia sweeteners.
Healthy Fat Bomb Recipes
These fat bomb recipes have all the signature flavors: ginger, nutmeg, clove, allspice, pumpkin, cinnamon, mint, lemon, chocolate, coconut, vanilla and bacon.
Bacon fat bombs? YES!
Bacon Maple Butter Fat Bombs
24 Servings | Per Serving: Cal 115, Net Carbs 1
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup grass-fed butter
- 4 tsp bacon fat
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup Sugar free maple syrup (or maple extract and Splenda to taste)
- 8 strips cooked crispy bacon, crumbled
Combine all ingredients, setting aside some crumbled bacon, and melt slowly in the microwave for 10 second intervals until smooth.
Pour into a dish or pan and place in the freezer until firm, about 15 minutes.
Remove from freezer, sprinkle with more crumbled bacon, slice and serve.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Fat Bombs
(Shared from Maria McWhinnie)
- 1/2 cup grass-fed butter
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 4 tbsp Truvia, or desired sweetener
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1/8 tsp salt
Melt butter over medium high heat, stirring often.
Add pureed pumpkin and continue whisking. Add cream cheese, sweetener, chopped pecans and spices. Whisk until smooth, then add vanilla extract.
Mix completely and remove from heat. Line a 9 inch pan or dish with wax paper and pour fudge mixture into the pan.
Sprinkle with more pecans if desired and place in the freezer for 24 hours. When ready to slice, remove it by pulling out the wax paper and cut into pieces.
Store in a container with a lid in the freezer until ready to serve.
10 Sec Orange Butter Pecan Fat Bombs
Serving Size: 2 | Pecan Sandwiches: Cal 89, Net Carbs 1
- 4 pecan halves, toasted
- 1/2 tbsp grass-fed butter, unsalted
- 1/2 tsp finely grated orange zest
- 1 pinch sea salt
Toast the pecans at 350° in the oven for 8-10 minutes, set aside and allow to cool.
Soften butter, add the orange zest and mix well until smooth and creamy.
Spread half of the grass-fed butter-orange mixture between two pecan halves. Sprinkle with sea salt and enjoy.
Stacked Chocolate Coconut Bombs
12 Servings | Per Serving: Cal 168, Net Carbs 1
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- liquid Splenda to taste
Heat coconut oil until melted. Divide among three bowls.
In one bowl, stir in the cocoa powder until completely dissolved. Add liquid Splenda to taste, about 6 drops.
In another bowl, add peanut butter to the coconut oil and blend until smooth. Add Splenda to taste.
In the last bowl, simply add Splenda to taste.
To make single-serving fat bombs, use a square mold or muffin cups. Divide the chocolate flavored oil among 12 small cups. Set the mixture into the refrigerator until firm, about 10 minutes.
Spoon the peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate layer. Return to the refrigerator to set. When firm, remove the molds from the fridge and pour the remaining clear layer over the peanut butter.
Chill until ready to serve.
15 Printable Fat Bomb Recipes
These low carb fat bombs are perfect for getting (or staying) in ketosis, and losing more fat – which is excellent, but they are also colorful, decadent desserts to serve on Atkins that everyone will enjoy.
You won’t need excuses. These desserts are actually ON your diet! Serving sizes vary by recipe, but each serving has 0-3 net carbs.
24/7 LowCarbDiner, KetoAdapted, MariaMindBodyHealth, LittleBittyBakes
Official Atkins Diet Program
Fat Bomb Accessories
Fat Bomb Pop Mold with Sticks
Silicone fat bomb pop molds are an ingenious way to make melt-able fat bombs easy to handle. Also available in flower, heart and star designs.
- 100% Food-grade silicone is oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe.
- Works in temperatures from -40 degrees F to 450 degrees F.
- Measures 9.5″ x 3.7″ x 0.6″. Sticks included.
Silicone Fat Bomb Tart Mold
Freshware’s fat bomb mold makes 12 perfect fat bomb tartlets. Two-inch cavities are generously wide enough for layering effects.
- Microwave, oven, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher safe.
- Professional quality food-grade silicone. BPA, PVC and Phthalate free.
- Size: 13.4″ x 10.8″ x 0.8″
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