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These easy chocolate fat bombs remind me so much of truffles! They are rich and chocolaty, a little sweet and a little salty, with a crunch from chopped nuts. Of all the different flavors that you could make a keto fat bomb recipe, this one is my favorite.
What Is A Fat Bomb?
A fat bomb is a little bite or snack that is:
- High in healthy fats and low in other macros (protein and carbohydrates)
- At least 85 percent fat
- Sweet or savory
Low carb fat bombs are especially popular for a keto diet plan, but anyone can benefit from them.
Quick chocolate fat bomb recipe overview:
- What do chocolate fat bombs taste like? Chocolate fat bombs taste a lot like a chocolate truffle. They are sweet, smooth, and chocolaty, with a crunch from the nuts on top.
- Is it easy to make? Yes, these are super simple to make! Just blitz the ingredients in a food processor and freeze until solid.
- How much time will I need? You need just 10 minutes to prepare this keto fat bomb recipe, then 30 minutes to let it set in the freezer.
Ingredients For Chocolate Fat Bombs
This section will explain how to choose ingredients for the best fat bombs, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Macadamia nuts – They have the highest fat content and highest levels of healthy monounsaturated fat out of all the keto nuts out there! Plus, they make your keto fat bombs ultra creamy, almost buttery, in a good way. I recommend using salted macadamia nuts, but if yours are unsalted, simply add some sea salt to taste. It really brings out the flavor!
TIP: You can use other nuts if you want. Other high fat nuts like almonds or pecans should also work.
- Coconut oil – Coconut oil has tons of benefits (and is responsible for most of the list of fat bomb benefits in the FAQs below!), plus it makes your fat bombs smooth and creamy. And of course, it’s responsible for a good dose of the healthy fats.
- MCT oil – MCT oil is great for keto for the same reasons as bulletproof coffee, but you can also swap this for more coconut oil if you like. This will make firmer chocolate fat bombs, so is a good option if you plan to take them on the go.
- Cocoa powder – Make sure it’s unsweetened.
- Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend – This is the best sweetener to keep your fat bombs smooth, not gritty, with no cooling effect or aftertaste. You can also use plain powdered allulose or powdered erythritol.
TIP: Don’t use granulated or liquid sweeteners. A granulated sweetener will be grainy, and a liquid one will make the fat bombs too runny.
- Vanilla extract – This is optional, but add it if you have it.
How To Make Fat Bombs
This section will show you how to make fat bombs with step-by-step photos and details about the technique. For full instructions, see the recipe card below.
- Process nuts. Pulse the macadamia nuts in a food processor or high power blender, until they are broken down into small pieces.
- Make nut butter. Add MCT oil, melted coconut oil, and vanilla. Puree until you get a runny nut butter consistency.
- Add chocolate and Besti. Add the cocoa powder and sweetener gradually, pureeing after each addition, until smooth.
- Freeze. Pour or spoon the batter into a mini muffin tin lined with parchment paper cups. Sprinkle with chopped macadamias on top, then place in the freezer until solid.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re wondering why you should eat fat bombs, how many to eat, or how they can fit in with fasting, I’ve got answers for you!
Why eat fat bombs?
Fat bombs with coconut oil or MCT oil have lots of benefits, including:
- Keeping you full longer [*]
- Promoting ketosis if you are on a keto diet
- They contain lauric acid, which has antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties. [*, *]
- Support metabolism and healthy weight [*, *, *]
- Improve memory and even athletic performance [*, *]
- Stabilize blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity [*, *]
Of course, homemade fat bombs have the greatest benefit if you follow a keto lifestyle. But even if you don’t, they can help you get healthy fats and stay full longer.
How many fat bombs should you eat in a day?
How many fat bombs per day will depend on your individual macros, but generally 1 or 2 per day is a good limit. You don’t want to fill so many of your carbs and calories that you don’t have room for nutritious keto vegetables and proteins.
Do fat bombs break a fast?
Yes, since fat bombs contain calories, they do break a fast. You can learn more about intermittent fasting here.
You can store these keto fat bombs either in the fridge or the freezer, but the freezer is best. They do melt fairly easily, because of the MCT oil.
You can take them on the go if you want to, just pack them with an ice pack.
Or, make the fat bombs with coconut oil only (replace the MCT oil with more coconut oil). They won’t melt as easily that way.
More Keto Fat Bomb Recipes
Many of my keto desserts are actually easy fat bombs in disguise! Try these:
- Peanut Butter Buckeyes – Cute, easy, and so satisfying.
- Cheesecake Bites – Keto mini cheesecakes make the perfect treat with plenty of fat.
- Keto Truffles – With lots of fun topping options included.
- Keto Energy Balls – Peanut butter, chocolate, and maple, what’s not to love?
Tools To Make Fat bombs
- Food Processor – This tool makes easy work of breaking down the macadamias for our keto fat bombs.
- Mini Muffin Pan – Great for all those two bite treats, including this one.
- Mini Parchment Liners – Baked and frozen goods just slide right out of the liner! No more mess or leaving half of your treat stuck to the muffin cup.
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Fat Bomb Recipe: Keto Chocolate Fat Bombs
Learn how to make fat bombs with just 5 ingredients and 1 net carb each! This keto chocolate fat bomb recipe tastes like a truffle.
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Pulse/puree macadamia nuts into a food processor or high power blender, until mostly broken down into small pieces.
Add MCT oil, melted coconut oil, and vanilla. Continue to puree until nut butter forms. (Try to get it smooth, but if you can't get rid of some stray pieces, that's okay!) Scrape down the sides as necessary.
Add the cocoa powder and sweetener gradually, a couple tablespoons at a time. Puree after each addition, until smooth.
Sprinkle crushed macadamia nuts on top of fat bombs.
Freeze for at least 30 minutes, until solid.
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Use salted macadamia nuts. If yours are unsalted, add some sea salt to taste.
Serving size: 1 fat bomb
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