Anyone who’s ever been stuck in a long meeting or a killer traffic jam knows the power of a good, satisfying snack—especially one packed with healthy fat. Just a few bites later you’ve got a sweet boost of energy and a full, happy belly.
The perfect lifesaving fatty snack: fat bombs. These alarmingly-named bite-sized snacks hail from the ketogenic (high-fat, low-carb dieting) community—but you don’t have to be a keto-eater to try them out. Think of them like energy bites or protein balls, but lower in protein and carbs and way higher in fat. Most fat bomb recipes involve combining coconut oil, nut butter, or other fat sources with tasty flavors like chocolate, vanilla or caramel.
Fat bombs can help ketogenic dieters meet their high daily fat needs, but they also make for satiating eat-and-run snacks or low-carb desserts. We rounded up six of the most popular recipes on the good ‘ole internet so you can try these treats for yourself!
Coconut Oil Fat Bombs
These chewy treats from PaleoHacks will remind your taste buds of coconut macaroon cookies. Made with honey and drizzled with dark chocolate, they’re perfectly sweet and fun to eat.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
Perfect for when you’re craving a PB cup, these fat bombs from Divas Can Cook are like a party in your mouth. You can make them with whatever nut butter your heart desires, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and agave or stevia. Instant sweet tooth satisfaction!
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Lemon Fat Bombs
These super-satisfying snacks can also be refreshing! KetoDiet’s lemon fat bombs incorporate fresh lemon zest into a base of coconut oil and coconut butter. (Noticing that coconut trend yet?)
Sea Salt Chocolate Fat Bombs
Keto and non-keto dairy lovers alike will appreciate these indulgent-tasting fat bombs from Dirty Floor Diaries. They combine whipping cream, cream cheese, and grass-fed butter with other ingredients, including cocoa powder, cinnamon, sea salt, and sunflower butter, for truly dessert-worthy bites.
Chocolate Peppermint Fat Bombs
Move over peppermint patties: These decadent fat bombs ooze candy-level flavor and will actually keep you full. Don’t Mess With Mama’s recipe uses peppermint essential oil and coconut oil.
Blackberry Coconut Fat Bombs
Another option for fans of fruity flavor, these fat bombs from Low Carb Yum add blended blackberries, vanilla extract, and lemon juice to a coconut oil and coconut butter base. They make a good alternative to super-rich chocolatey recipes, and they’re pretty to look at, too, thanks to their purple color.