Would it be cliché to say fat bombs are the bomb? Maybe, but if truth-telling is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Low carb and full of (fatty) flavor, fat bombs are so ridiculously good looking—err, tasting—we can hardly snack on anything else. If you find yourself in a similar predicament, we say keep up the keto and keep things interesting with these 19 fat bomb recipes.
1. Mocha Fat Bombs
One of our favorite things about fat bombs—aside from how freaking good they are—is how simple they are to make. This five-ingredient recipe only requires whipping the mixture, filling it into tin cups, and popping the espresso-filled bomb into the freezer. Is this what they meant when they said “breakfast of champions”?
2. White Chocolate Raspberry Fat Bombs
Who said coffee grinders were only good for coffee? This recipe uses the multifaceted device to blend freeze-dried raspberries into a chalky powder and then layers it with a coconut oil and cacao butter topping. Cheap, easy, and filling… this is what we’d categorize as a dream snack.
3. Bacon Barbecue Chicken Bombs
Not all fat bombs need to include coconut oil and nut butter. These meat-based bombs use chicken, bacon, cream cheese, and jalapeños to spice up your (fat bomb) life. The only modification required is sticking to sugar-free barbecue sauce or substituting a similar sauce, like peri-peri—which you should also make sure is sugar-free.
4. Pecan Pie Fat Bombs
Bye bye, crusty pecan pie. We’re trading in the sugar-filled holiday staple and turning to these beauties. Made with pecans (naturally), shredded coconut, coconut butter, a handful of seeds (chia, flax, and hemp), and some simple flavorings (like vanilla extract and cinnamon), these are a great substitute for classic holiday cookies—or simply an awesome everyday snack.
5. Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
These peanut butter fat bombs have us all buttered up. Taking only five minutes to make, these freezer-friendly nibbles are the perfect thing to make on the weekend and enjoy throughout the week. If you want to keep the recipe strictly keto, swap vanilla extract for the maple syrup and skip the dark chocolate. (Honestly, they’re satisfying enough without any sweetener.)
6. Keto Burger Bomb
Beef eaters, this one’s for you. Balls of ground beef are layered with butter, cheese, and even more beef, and cooked in a muffin pan to create hardy balls of burger joy.
To amp up the flavor, add onion or garlic powder to the ground beef, and to avoid any spillage—it can get pretty oily—place the muffin pan on top of a baking dish while it’s in the oven. We say, “Oh heck no,” to oil overflow.
7. Cookies ‘N Cream Fat Bombs
It’s hard to believe this melt-in-your-mouth cookie crumble qualifies as a healthy snack. Start with the cookies, which requires quickly toasting almond flour—a non-negotiable step—and mixing in cocoa powder, sweetener, and coffee. Once the first layer is frozen—and the extra crumbles placed aside—whip up the vanilla cream and wait for the final product to freeze. Patience really is a virtue.
8. Piña Colada Keto Fat Bombs
Take a break from the ultra-rich, dessert-like fat bombs and sail away—metaphorically speaking—with a bite of these summery piña colada balls. Though coconut oil often steals the keto diet spotlight, coconut manna—also known as coconut butter—gets to take all the credit for the creamy texture and frosting-like flavor in these tropical treats. Live every day like it’s a vacation day… ?
9. Crab Rangoon Fat Bombs
This recipe is the perfect antidote for the days you’re feeling extra crabby. Mixed with cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic, and spices and rolled in crispy bacon, these crab bites are the perfect example of just how versatile the keto diet can be.
Though fresh crab often costs a pretty penny, this recipe keeps things on the more affordable side with canned crab—and honestly, with all that garlic and cheesy deliciousness, you can’t even taste the difference.
10. Pumpkin Butter Slice Fat Bombs
Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin oatmeal… We know there’s no shortage of ways to eat pumpkin—especially come fall—but this is the one we can’t get enough of.
Aside from its amazing flavor—and secret boost of collagen (though feel free to skip it if you don’t have it on hand)—we love that this recipe moves away from the tradition ball and opts for slices. Whether enjoying as a snack or serving at Thanksgiving as a healthier pumpkin pie, this recipe is sure to steal your pumpkin-spiced hearts.
11. No-Bake Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Fat Bomb Bars
Finding the right keto-friendly sweetener is no easy feat. Not only can they be hard to find—let alone to pronounce!—but some can leave recipes with a grainy texture and an artificially sweet taste. Thanks but no thanks.
These almond butter bombs use monk fruit sweetener, one the most natural tasting and easy to find (thanks, Amazon!). But the perfect sweetness is hardly the best part when it comes to this recipe. We also love the 100 percent cacao chocolate chips and amazing amount of almond butter and coconut oil.
12. Cheddar Jalapeño Smoked Sausage Bombs
This twist on jalapeño poppers has our taste buds poppin’. A great party appetizer or snack to keep for yourself (it can be our little secret), these cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped bombs are everything we want when craving something savory.
We’re all for using whatever sausage you please, but if you want to keep things strictly keto, make sure the variety you buy isn’t hiding any sugar. (We know, sausage with sugar?! Yup, these things happen.)
13. Keto Candy Bar Fat Bombs
A candy bar that boosts energy? Sure, store-bought candy bars can certainly give you a sugar high (followed by that infamous crash), but these candy bar fat bombs give you a boost that lasts—and a healthy one at that. Made with butter, almond flour, coconut, sweetener, sugar-free chocolate chips, and a bit more butter and almonds, these bombs give candy a way better rep.
14. Matcha Mint Fat Bombs
Sick of chocolate-coconut fat bomb combos? (OK, we aren’t either, but who doesn’t like to change things up?) These minty matcha bombs are a nice—and refreshing—departure from other super-sweet varieties. With creaminess from coconut butter, earthiness from matcha powder, and minty freshness from peppermint extract, we’ve been downing these bites as though they were breath mints. (TBH, they work just as well!)
15. Baked Brie and Pecan Prosciutto Savory Fat Bombs
These savory prosciutto bombs are simply Brie-lliant. Made with only four ingredients—prosciutto, pecans, Brie, and black pepper—and taking less than 20 minutes to make (most of which is the baking), these fat bombs are a great way to get your fat boost from savory flavors instead of sweet. Another great holiday app, this recipe is a foolproof people-pleaser. (Seriously, you can’t mess it up.)
16. Gingerbread Fat Bombs
Gingerbread cookies, meet gingerbread fat bombs. Though we do miss the decorating, the flavor of these ginger bombs really does nail the cookie-like flavor: They’re spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, and bulked up with butter, almond flour, and sugar-free sweetener. When you turn up the holiday tunes while making them, you won’t even taste the difference. Bonus: When you eat these, you don’t have to behead anyone.
17. Cashew Butter Fat Bombs
If you’re a sucker for caramels, try these cashew bites on for size. Made with cashew butter, actual butter, vanilla extract, honey (use sugar-free sweetener to make them keto), and a pinch of sea salt, these fat bombs not only look the caramel part, but they taste like it too. Whether using muffin tins to freeze or popping them in ice molds, we say don’t skip the cooling process, as that’s what makes them extra chewy.
18. Savory Fat Bombs
We don’t even know where to begin when it comes to these balls of cheesy goodness. Made with cream cheese, garlic, olives, and Parmesan cheese, these savory fat bombs are great as is or even greater turned pizza-style, with an added slice of pepperoni and touch of basil. Though cream cheese holds well in the fridge, we say eat the lot in one go (and share them with others if you dare), as they taste much better the day of.
19. Maple Almond Fudge Fat Bombs
These four-ingredient fat bombs are extra awesome because you likely already have all of the ingredients on hand—meaning you can make them as soon as hunger strikes. Made with almond butter (cashew butter tastes great too), coconut oil, butter, and either maple extract or sugar-free maple syrup, these fall-like bites make for a perfect afternoon pick-me-up or late-night snack when you’re craving something sweet.