If you're on the keto diet, these 3-Ingredient Fat Bombs need to be on your radar. Not only are they made with healthy fats, but they're a great way to curb your sweet tooth, too. These make the perfect snack, and the best part is that you really only need three ingredients.
No matter what time of the day it is, it's always time for this low carb dessert. I can't tell you how many times it's curbed my sugar cravings and helped me choose it as a healthy snack. These no-bake treats prove that you can enjoy a sweet craving in a delicious way without using a ton of sugar or unhealthy ingredients.
I think that one of the best things about these sweet treats is that they're a great addition to a snack or dessert table, even if people aren't on the ketogenic diet. They're the perfect keto sweets without giving away the fact that they're a healthy alternative!
If you're looking for more flavors and recipes that are low in carbs, be sure to check out my Keto Cookie Dough Brownie Fat Bombs. These are so good and easy that you won't believe that they're actually low carb!
Almond butter - I love using almond butter because it's a great healthy fat, but you can honestly use any type of nut butter that you prefer.
Cream cheese - This is a great low-carb option that helps to make these treats rich and creamy.
Powdered sweetener - Perfect for adding a bit of sweetness to the fat bombs without being overpowering.
How To Make 3 Ingredient Fat Bombs
Step One: Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl until smooth.
Expert Tip: This mixes much easier if all the ingredients are at room temperature.
Step Two: Make small balls of dough and then place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Step Three: Place the sheet in the fridge to firm.
One of the best things about fat bombs is that they can be customized to suit your taste preferences. You can add different flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, coconut, or even fruits like berries. Make sure that you're aware that any type of variation that is used in this keto recipe also means that the carb count and calorie counter will change.
Add dark chocolate chips - Adding a little bit of dark chocolate can be a great way to fulfill that chocolate craving. You can even coat these in sugar free chocolate like I do with my keto peanut butter balls.
Add cocoa powder - If you want to give these 3-ingredient fat bombs a darker coloring and more flavor, add cocoa powder to the mix.
Use peanut butter - I've made these using creamy peanut butter or crunchy peanut butter as well. It makes super yummy peanut butter balls that still make a great keto snack. Make sure the peanut butter you choose does not have added sugar.
Use monk fruit sweetener - Another natural sweetener to use for a low carb diet is monk fruit sweetener. Just add and stir. Powdered sweeteners do work better in this recipe than granular sweeteners.
Add protein powder - If you want to give yourself a boost of energy during the day, increase your protein intake! You can add a flavored protein powder but if it is sweetened you may need to cut back on the sweetener in these to compensate.
Add berries - If you want to add a fruit flavor I recommend using freeze-dried berries that have been crushed such as raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries.
What are fat bombs?
Fat bombs are high-fat, low-carb snacks made with just a few simple ingredients. They are designed to provide a quick energy boost and keep you feeling full for longer periods.
Are fat bombs healthy?
While fat bombs are high in healthy fats, they should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. They can be a useful tool for those following a low-carb or ketogenic diet.
How many calories do fat bombs have?
The calorie content of fat bombs can vary depending on the ingredients used. On average, they range between 100-200 calories per serving. These 3 ingredient fat bombs have 67 calories each. I consider a serving to be 2.
How long do homemade fat bombs last?
When stored properly in an airtight container in the refrigerator, homemade fat bombs can last up to two weeks. If frozen, they can remain edible for up to three months.
Can I use different nut butter for this keto fat bomb recipe?
Absolutely. You can use cashew butter, sunflower butter, keto friendly peanut butter, and any other types of nut butter that you would like. All work well with this fat bomb mixture and are a great way to vary the taste.
How do I store fat bomb keto desserts?
Due to the ingredients used, these need to be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. If you're not a fan of these keto fat bombs being chilled or cold, you can set them out for a few minutes to get to room temperature before enjoying them.
Can I freeze these fat bombs for later?
You can! The biggest thing to keep in mind when freezing is that you dont' want to stack them on top of each other. The texture might actually cause them to stick together and then break apart when you try and separate them.
Once you freeze them, be sure to move them to the fridge to thaw. Let them thaw completely, and then eat them. This will ensure that they have the best texture.
How do I make uniform sizes when making?
The best way to make this great snack similar in size is to use a cookie scoop. That way, you'll get a big batch out of one mixture and be able to make a lot of little treats to enjoy over the course of the week.
These are perfect for anyone who lives the keto lifestyle because they're made with healthy fats that are still considered low carb recipes.
If you don't have a cookie scoop, simply pinch at little bit and then roll it in the palm of your hand. Eyeball the other sizes and then do your best to get them as close in size as possible.
- Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix until smooth.
- Scoop small balls of dough onto a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. You will get between 15-20 balls.
- Refrigerate to set. Store in the fridge.