A few weeks ago while researching how I could add more fat into my diet, I came across this recipe for Fat Bombs.
That, my friends, is a Fat Bomb. They look like something terribly naughty. But instead, they are full of so much good nourishment! Your day just took a turn for the better. You have no idea how happy I am to share these with you!
Have you ever even heard of Fat Bombs? I sure hadn’t. But the biggest question is: why would I try to see how I could add more fat to my diet?
Well, I’ve been reading and studying more about regulating my hormones and blood sugar and keeping my adrenals functioning well – you know. Just a little light reading. Everything keeps pointing me back to “eat a lot of protein” and “eat a lot of good fats.” Hey, you don’t have to tell me twice.
Now, protein is an easy one for me. I love and crave meat most of the time. But I have been realizing that getting plenty of fat is a little bit more difficult (beyond what is naturally in the meat I’m being forced to eat). I’ve tried eating spoonfuls of coconut oil, but it’s just weird and I don’t love it.
See here’s the funny thing: I find that I mostly use butter and coconut oil in baked goods. But I’m no longer eating many baked goods. I can stir some butter into my veggies, but that’s still not very much fat. Cream in my coffee? Sure, but I’m trying to cut back on caffeine too (prayers welcome).
I’d be mad at my hormones and blood sugar and adrenals about all of this, but my quest to find wellness for all of these led me to find out about these Fat Bombs. So ALL IS FORGIVEN.
Everyone else can have their sugary cakes and cookies and I don’t even care because I get to eat Fat Bombs. They are kind of a cross between a Peanut Butter Cup and a Huge Piece of Fudge. No one feels sorry for me now. Everyone is jealous. But not to worry. I am here to share the recipe so that you, too, can make Fat Bombs.
Now, first, a warning: If you are expecting these to taste super sweet like a piece of Christmas fudge or an actual peanut butter cup, you will be disappointed. But if you appreciate the need to cut back on sugar and you prepare yourself for a lightly sweetened peanut butter chocolate treat, you will bite in and be so happy that you get to eat many bites before it’s gone. Yes, you will be so, so happy.
You will offer them to your family, saying something like, “These are so amazing!!!! You won’t like them, though.”
This is how things normally work with my family now. My husband is totally digging my sugarless, stevia-sweetened or otherwise very low sugar treats. Our boys are more skeptical. I’ve cut down the sugar drastically in our household, and they’ve barely noticed and are just fine with muffins, cookies, and cakes with the sugar cut down. But the stevia-only treats? They are not fans.
But as for me, I’m loving the Fat Bombs. So far I’ve only made a Chocolate Peanut Butter variety but a little Pinterest searching told me there are other kinds that I should try. Okay then. If you’re going to twist my arm.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
- ½ cup coconut oil (I use expeller pressed so the coconut flavor didn't overpower.)
- 1 heaping Tablespoon cocoa powder
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- ½ cup natural peanut butter
- Liquid stevia to taste (I use 1½ droppers full of NuNaturals Brand.) or 2-3 Tablespoons honey
- In a small saucepan, heat and stir together coconut oil, cocoa powder, butter, and peanut butter.
- Once melted and mixed, remove from heat and stir in stevia.
- Pour into 12 muffin lined muffin tins.
- Freeze for 20 minutes or refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Store in fridge and eat as needed.
Isn’t it happy irony that these also have protein in them? It’s like I’m getting a two for one on needed nutrients here.
Note: These do not taste as yummy when they are room temp. Keep them cold and eat them directly out of the fridge. Take it from me.
Fun Fat Fact: It’s hard to over-eat these. After two bites I always think that I will finish one and enjoy a second because I’m loving it so much. But by the time I finish the one, I am full and satisfied, ready to stop eating. Then I stay full for a couple of hours, which is great because I typically need to eat little bits all day long.
I love this about good fats. They satisfy. (As opposed to empty carbs or bad fats that tell your body that you need more in order to be satisfied, so we tend to over eat them.)
Why Good Fat is Good
- It gives us energy. (So don’t eat fat if you prefer to be lethargic.)
- It builds healthy cells.
- It helps our bodies use Vitamins A, D, E, and K.
- It helps us have healthy skin, as well as helps our other organs to be protected. (Skin is an organ. I always forget this, but I think it’s so cool.)
So there you go. We all need to be eating good fats. These Fat Bombs make eating good fats extremely fun and happy, and they only take a few minutes to stir together.
Oh how I hope you like the Fat Bombs as much as I do. Best treat ever. (So says the girl who hasn’t had a cookie for a very long time.)
Simple Meals is where it’s at, my friends! You will love this!!
Could you use honey to sweeten rather than stevia or would that defeat some of the purpose of the fat bombs? Just wondering as I tend to keep honey in the house but not stevia. Thanks.
I’m not sure how the texture would turn out since I haven’t tried it yet, but I do think it should work. I would say adding just 2 teaspoons or so of honey wouldn’t make them so sweet that they would defeat the purpose of keeping them healthy!
A while back, I found a recipe for “constipation candy” that I bookmarked for a perpetually (ahem) backed up little one. It didn’t sound very tasty though, so I put off trying it. When I read this, I decided to give it a try with the honey. So far so good! I just dumped it in a jar and keep it in the fridge, and every day I scoop a little out with a spoon. She loves it!
Could you use Pb2? What are your thoughts on pb2?
I’m not convinced pb2 is a great option because it isn’t a whole food. Much of the fat and nutrients have been removed to create it. Those are my thoughts without looking into it too much! But I’d stick with natural peanut butter! Here’s my favorite recipe for homemade peanut butter: https://www.heavenlyhomemakers.com/super-creamy-peanut-butter-step-aside-skippy :)
Gonna try these this week! My thryoid issues have recently flared up and I’m trying to cut sugar way way way down but increase my fat intake so your timing is perfect. I’m the same way as you with coconut oil. I love using it IN things but haven’t quite mastered the art of eating a spoonful a day no matter how many times someone tells me it tastes good. I’ve made something similar with maple syrup but haven’t tried using stevia. I’m still working on figuring stevia out but its sitting in my cabinet so I need to keep trying!
These sound like they will be little rock stars in your quest to help your thyroid!!
Kristin Frank says
Any idea on if I could use all coconut oil or a substitute for butter? Yippy for dairy sensitivity. :(
Most definitely, just use all coconut oil instead of butter. :)
Would almond butter work in place of the peanut butter?
I think I’ll try the honey option since my husband and I are both allergic to stevia. We tried skinny chocolate, but the stevia gave us terrible headaches and my husband doesn’t like the side effects of xylitol.
Bummer on the stevia allergy, but yes, honey should do it!
YUM! I have made fat bombs before using some unsweetened shredded coconut, coconut cream, and coconut oil. After that hardened, I melted some more coconut oil and added some stevia and cocoa powder to put on top. Tastes like a Mounds bar!
Have you gone Keto on us? Welcome to the keto world, my friend! I love this lifestyle!
Mitzi Layton says
I had a question about the bundle extras. Do I have to pay separate shipping to get these, or are they sent automatically?
You do have to pay shipping. So I selected only the ones I really wanted and jumped on those! Even with shipping they were amazing deals!
My stevia comes in a bottle with no dropper. How do I know how much to use? Can you count the drops?
My guess is that you’d use about a teaspoon for this recipe. :)
Thank you for the reminder–and all your info that convinced me! Just ordered the Bundle. I’m so happy FOR you that you’re finding so much relief from symptoms/health issues!!
Sure do enjoy your sense of humor, too….and will talk to the Lord about helping you with your quest to give up caffeine. :-)
Great, I know you’ll love it!!
Erin Fugal says
Are you changing your diet in other ways or just adding in the fat bombs? i’m trying to decide what i could do in my life and advice would be appreciated.
I’ve cut out almost all carbs for now, and added in all the fat, protein, and vegetables I can eat every day!
To cut back on caffeine while still enjoying the delicious taste of coffee, you can try date seed coffee from http://www.dateseedcoffee.com. Out of all the “coffee alternatives” out there, this one is our favorite! We think it really tastes like coffee! The ingredients listed are 92% palm date seeds, 5% Arabica coffee, and 3% roasted sugar.
Bethany V. says
Have you really given up all carbs, even fruit? I’ve been trying to cut back on sugar, so I think I’ll try this recipe with a bit of honey (no stevia here) to help satisfy my dessert cravings.
I don’t know if I could live without fruit.
I haven’t given up carbs completely, and I really don’t think this will be a forever thing but I haven’t been feeling well when I eat carbs. Even fruit. Sad, huh? It’s all a part of the healing process for me. Someday, I will eat a strawberry again! :)
Bethany V. says
I’ve thought about doing the Whole 30, but I honestly don’t want to give up dairy. Or peanuts. (Well let’s be honestly, I don’t want to give up anything. But I’m usually a fan of moderation. Then I feel less deprived). But if you feel better not eating carbs then I can definitely understand. I know when I eat sugar in the afternoon I feel worse, but I still crave it and mostly try to avoid it.
Last night I desperately wanted something sweet and I settled for some cashews and 20 chocolate chips (10 carbs, I counted) and it was surprisingly satisfying.
If you sub for stevia maple syrup works much better than honey.
OMG! I love you! … Almost as much as I love these fat bombs.
So simple and delicious. Thank you!
I love these! I’m breastfeeding and having a hard time keeping my supply up. I’ve been trying to get more fat and protein in my diet to see if that helps so I made a batch of these the other day and have been eating several a day for the last couple days. I hate the aftertaste of stevia, so I used a couple teaspoons of honey to sweeten and they are delicious! I like these better than reese’s peanut butter cups!
I used a silicone mini-cupcake mold and this made a perfect dozen with a little bit leftover which I ate right out of the pot before it hardened.
If I’m trying to lose weight by cutting out carbs and dairy, do you think these fat bombs would be counterproductive?
I really feel that these will be beneficial to weight loss, as they are so nourishing and filling. If you want to continue to avoid dairy, you could skip the butter in these and add in extra coconut oil. :)
These look great! I keep freshly-ground natural peanut-butter (can grind it at our co-op) and raw cacao powder on hand. My before bed drink while practicing (piano) has become milk with tsp. of cacao and about half tsp. evaporated cane sugar. Just to throw in my two cents, I have found for us the evaporated cane juice sugars (also honey, of course) and freshly-milled grains to be foods with excellent health benefits. Obviously overuse of the sugar is not good, but these types have a lower glycemic index. I guess agave nectar could also work in this recipe, as long as it’s healthfully produced. Thanks, as always, to Laura and to all those commenting! I appreciate everyone’s individual health needs, concerns, and search for their own personal best nutrition journey.
Corrie Johnson says
I’m a type one diabetic and was so excited about stevia for a while, but it led to strange headaches and tingling feelings on my arms – so weird. I’m bummed about that allergy in my life! But I might try these with xylitol or honey.
Do you have the macros for these? Love them btw!! Thank you!!!
No, I’ve not ever done a nutrition break-down; I just love how much they’ve helped my health improve! :)
Do you just eat one of these as your entire breakfast??
Do you just eat one of these for breakfast?? Anything else?
I do find that just eating one of these for breakfast keeps me satisfied for a few hours. I often eat a little something mid morning too. :)
I made these yesterday to test the recipe. I shouldn’t have quartered down the recipe! My husband & I ate all of it in 1 day & now he told me on the way out the door “please make more of those chocolate peanut butter things – they were so good!!” Thanks!
Carol Small says
Sticking to Quito but I wish Stevie I wasn’t so darn better! Have you heard of any other variations of Stevia that are better or leave a bitter aftertaste?
I use NuNaturals brand, the liquid version, which is pretty good though all stevia has a bit of an aftertaste. :)