If you’re a fan of chocolate and looking for a guilt-free way to satisfy those cravings, you’ve come to the right place! Today, I’m showing you how to make what will quickly become your new favorite snack…chocolate fat bombs!
These little morsels are not just absolutely delicious, but they’re packed with healthy fats and enough chocolate to quell even the most intense cravings! Even better? They are SUPER simple to make!
I recommend doubling the recipe and keeping a batch in the freezer, so you always have a healthy snack ready to go.
What are fat bombs?
Okay, at first glance, a chocolate fat bomb may not sound exactly appealing. However, if you haven’t tried these before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that these low-carb fat bombs will not only help you stay on track with your eating goals, but I also promise they taste fantastic.
So what exactly is a “fat bomb”?
Fat bombs are low-carb, bite-sized snacks meant to keep you full and satisfied throughout the day. The defining feature of a fat bomb is that it needs to be made mostly with fat—up to 90% in many cases!
Benefits of fat
If you grew up in the 90s, you likely remember when fat-free everything used to be the rage. These days, however, scientists have agreed that fat is actually not a bad thing. In fact, fat can be downright healthy, provided it’s the right kind (and amount) of fat.
A few of the benefits of consuming fat include:
- Better brain function
- Reduced heart disease risk
- Healthier immune system
- Less cravings
These chocolate fat bombs have two different sources of fat: coconut oil and almond butter, so you can reap all the rewards above. Plus, the combination tastes fantastic too!
Diet-friendly fat bombs
I personally think anyone can enjoy these guilt-free fat bombs. However, if you ascribe to a certain eating style, these will likely work for you as well! These high-fat, low-carb fat bombs are:
One note of caution: these fat bombs do have around 122 calories each (this number will vary depending on the almond butter you choose and how closely you follow the measurements), so watch that you don’t eat a half dozen and derail your eating plan!
The thing I really love about these fat bombs is they are incredibly easy to make.
This sugar-free recipe takes just 2 minutes to make and only uses 3 ingredients!
To make a batch, you’ll need:
You may notice that there are no sweeteners in this recipe (however, I have a few options for you below if you want to add some). There’s no sugar, not even natural sweetener. Each serving contains less than 1 gram of sugar, so these fat bombs are ideal for a no-sugar diet.
Also, this means if you’re expecting a sweet peanut butter cup, you WILL be disappointed.
That being said, if you’re not a fan of dark chocolate (these fat bombs are very ‘dark chocolate-y’) and/or have a sweet tooth, there are a couple of easy tweaks you can make.
If you are looking for a fat bomb with a little more sweetness, try one or both of these suggestions:
Option #1 – Try this sugar-free, no-yucky ingredients hot cocoa mix – For the Love of Hot Chocolate. This cocoa contains a small amount of stevia and erythritol for natural sweetness and contains organic, fair-trade dark chocolate. It’s low-carb and low-calorie.
You can buy the cocoa here: InJoyNow Organics When I’m not on a sugar-free challenge, I love using this cocoa for tasty results! And it’s still perfect for a Paleo fat bomb!
Option #2 – Add a few drops of liquid stevia. This vanilla creme is my favorite – a few drops will go a long way!
These craving buster fat bombs are incredibly quick and easy to make.
There are two ways to make this fat bomb recipe:
1: The fastest, I’m-in-a-hurry and want-to-eat-now method:
Stir everything together in a small bowl and eat with a spoon. Easy peasy!
2: The I-can-be-patient method:
Similarly, with this method, you will stir everything together. Then, pour into candy molds or small paper muffin cups, and freeze until firm.
I prefer this method, so I generally make a big batch ahead of time and keep my freezer stocked. However, it’s up to you!
To keep these nice and fresh, they do require refrigeration. Otherwise, the coconut oil can melt, causing a goopy mess!
I recommend keeping these in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
Additionally, you can also do what we do and double the batch, then keep some fat bombs in the freezer ready to go. To enjoy, just pull out of the freezer and let sit at room temp for 15-20 minutes then enjoy!
Can I make this without coconut oil?
Coconut oil adds vital fat and rounds this recipe out, so I wouldn’t recommend removing it. However, I’ve got another option for you!
If you aren’t a coconut oil fan, try these cream cheese Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs. They are made with 4 simple low-carb ingredients and taste like a guilt-free cheesecake!
What else can I add to these fat bombs?
Want to change it up a bit? Here are a few recipe variations and add-ins to try!
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Crushed almonds – roll the ball in finely crushed almonds for an extra crunch
- Peanut butter (instead of almond butter)
As you can see, there are so many ways to make this fat bomb recipe fit your taste preferences! Have fun experimenting and snacking. 🙂
More healthy snack recipes
- Peppermint Chocolate Fat Bombs
- 5-Minute Peanut Butter Snack Balls
- Easy, Energizing Chocolate Protein Balls
- Matcha Green Tea No-Bake Energy Bites
3-Ingredient Chocolate Fat Bombs
These quick & easy chocolate fat bombs are a great way to quickly curb cravings. With 3 ingredients, this low-carb recipe is delicious and super satisfying!
- Prep Time: 2 mins
- Total Time: 2 mins
- Yield: 32 servings 1x
- Category: snack
- Method: no-bake
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 Tbsp melted organic coconut oil
- 1/2 Tbsp organic cacao powder
- 1/2 Tbsp almond butter*
- 1–3 drops liquid stevia, optional
Single Serving Fast Method:
Melt the coconut oil, stir in the cacao and almond butter, and eat right away.
32 Servings Method:
- Melt the coconut oil and whisk in the cacao and almond butter until no lumps remain. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the mixture each into 32 small paper muffin cups.
- Refrigerate or freeze until hard.
- Store in the refrigerator.
*Be sure to use an almond butter without added sugar. Woodstock Smooth Almond Butter is my preferred brand and the brand I used in the nutritional values.
These fat bombs will melt in warm weather, so keep in the refrigerator.
Keywords: chocolate, almond butter, coconut oil, fat bombs, low-carb snack,
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