Do you know what keto fat bombs are?
Or are you fat-bomb obsessed and on the hunt for a few new recipes?
Today’s guide satisfies both those needs, kind of like a fat bomb crushes cravings and gives you a boost of energy at the same time.
Sure, that may sound like a keto unicorn, but it’s 100% true. And you’ll find out more as I dive into:
- Why you need fat bombs
- How to make keto fat bombs from scratch
- 52 amazing fat bomb recipes (both sweet and savory)
- One tiny word of caution to keep in mind
Fat-bomb veterans can skip ahead and go straight to the recipes.
But if you’re curious about the health perks or new to fat bombs entirely, this next section will give you a quick overview of their greatness.
Here’s What Fat Bombs Are & Why They’re Worth Your Time
The name is pretty straightforward but that doesn’t mean it’s completely self-explanatory.
So what exactly is a fat bomb?
Fat bombs are pre-portioned treats that deliver a very high dose of healthy fat with very little (if any) carbs or protein.
They can be both savory or sweet and you can use them in place of breakfast, during your afternoon slump or as a pre- or post-workout snack.
What are the benefits of dumping a bunch of fat in your body all at once?
Thanks to their macro makeup, fat bombs digest slower than other snacks like granola bars or homemade “energy balls” with carb-heavy sources like oats, dates and honey.
Those don’t actually give you an energy boost; they give you an insulin spike and subsequent crash. And that leaves you wanting more sweet treats and zaps what little energy you had.
Fat bombs are not like this.
Since they’re mostly fat, keto fat bombs provide steady energy and stable blood sugar levels instead of strapping your body in for a roller coaster of ups and downs.
Because of this, fat bombs are excellent for anyone following a low carb or keto diet and those craving higher energy levels without upping their caffeine intake.
They’re also perfect if you’re struggling to stay under your carbs, which can be a monumental hurdle in the beginning of your keto life.
Since fat bombs are roughly 85–90% pure fat, you can snack on them when you’re hungry or slightly less energized without worrying about your carbs.
Adding more fats to your daily eats in the form of keto fat bombs helps improve your cholesterol ratio so you have more good (HDL) than bad (LDL) cholesterol[*].
And they even help you better absorb fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K[*].
There’s also enough research to support the numerous benefits for your brain and body from fat too.
So now that you have a better idea of why fat bombs are awesome, you’re ready to learn how to make them yourself.
Fat Bomb Beginner Basics
All fat bomb recipes have three basic components:
- Base of healthy fat(s)
- Low carb or sugar-free flavors and additions for taste
- Nutritional rocket boosters to make them even more powerful
And, as you’ll see next, you may even have a few of these ingredients on hand if your pantry is already packed with keto-approved staples.
For Your Healthy Fat Base, Try One of These
The best healthy fat bomb base options include:
- Coconut oil, coconut milk and coconut cream (solid part of a refrigerated can of coconut milk)
- Almond butter
- Butter (as long as you’re not sensitive to dairy)
- Ghee (since this is mostly lactose and casein free, especially if you get cultured ghee, it doesn’t present the same problems as other dairy products)
- Cacao butter
- Coconut butter
- Avocado oil
Once you have your base, you’re ready to add some flavor.
These Ingredients Pack Flavor
This is where fat bomb recipes get fun.
So let your creative hair down and think about what you enjoy most when it comes to flavor profiles — both salty and sweet.
Fat bombs can be used to combat non-keto-food cravings with keto-friendly alternatives.
Miss chocolate candy bars, pumpkin pie or cookie dough?
You can recreate these flavors in fat bombs using keto-approved ingredients such as:
- Dark chocolate
- Stevia-sweetened chocolate chips
- Cacao powder
- Sugar-free extracts of vanilla, peppermint, orange, etc.
- Pumpkin pie spice
The same is also true if you want a savory fat bomb.
Add special ingredients like pancetta, fancy cheese or salmon to create decadent, fatty pick-me-ups.
The world of keto fat bomb flavors is as big as your own imagination.
With your base and flavor mapped out, it’s time to pump up your fat bombs with texture and extra nutrition.
*Bonus Points* for Adding These Rocket Boosters
You can also add healthy bits of texture to your fat bombs by throwing in any of these ingredients:
- Macadamia nuts
- Cacao nibs
- Chia seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Black sesame seeds
- Shredded coconut
One word of caution before moving on: make sure to measure your serving of nuts per fat bomb to make sure you don’t go over your carb count as they can add up quickly.
When you put all three of these components together, you get glorious keto fat bombs.
Full-disclosure: what you’re about to read next may cause uncontrollable drooling.
52 Crave-Worthy Ketogenic Fat Bomb Recipes
If you’re tempted to quit reading this list of recipes mid-way through and head straight for your kitchen, I certainly won’t blame you.
So bookmark or Pin this page and you can refer back to these recipes anytime.
Let’s start with the easiest fat bomb recipes to get your feet wet first.
Not Your Basic Fat Bomb (But Still Pretty Easy)
These three fat bomb recipes are so foolproof you’ll facepalm yourself for not trying them sooner:
#1: 5-Ingredient Easy Chocolate Fat Bombs
Five ingredients is all you’ll need to create these simple yet delicious chocolate fat bombs from Maya over at Wholesome Yum.
Plus, one of the five ingredients is MCT oil so you’ll have an even more nutritionally packed snack compared to other fat bombs on our list.
And if chocolate isn’t your thing and you’re more in love with vanilla, you’re in luck.
#2: Easy Vanilla Fat Bombs
Martina over at KetoDiet Blog created these simple vanilla fat bombs for anyone who wants to steer clear of chocolate and coconut flavors.
They also have macadamia nuts so they’re a close competitor to white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, which are generally not keto-friendly (as you sadly know).
#3: Meet Your Macros with this Easy Chocolate Recipe
Jason Wittrock developed these chocolate fat bombs with the goal of helping people stay under or meet their macros each day.
With five ingredients and 30 minutes of freeze time, you can have a snack that delivers 15g of fat, 1g of protein and 1g of carb (depending on your mold).
And for readers like me who love chocolate a little too much, this next set of recipes has your name on it.
Chocolate on the Brain? Reach For These Fat Bombs
Use these fat bomb recipes to combat chocolate cravings without ditching ketosis:
If you’d rather pair your macadamia nuts with delicious chocolate, look no further than this match made in heaven.
Totally guilt-free and loaded with “good fat” from monounsaturated fats, these macadamia nuts also help curb your appetite and make you feel fuller.
These nuts even contain palmitoleic acid which improves fat metabolism. #DoubleWin
#5: Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fat Bombs
You don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to enjoy the tasty combination of chocolate and raspberry.
With these decadent fat bombs, you’ll have a sweet treat that only feels like you’re cheating on keto.
#6: Dark Chocolate Fat Bombs
Don’t want to mix your chocolate with fruit or nuts?
Or don’t have anything else on hand?
Good news! You don’t have to thanks to Caitlin from Grass Fed Girl’s fat bomb recipe.
She doesn’t waste any time adding other flavors and heads straight for an all-dark chocolate experience any chocolate lover will appreciate.
#7: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
The classic chocolate plus peanut butter combo is craveworthy yet so many options on the market are anything but good for you.
Except when it comes to this chocolate peanut butter cup knock off fat bomb from Lisa at Low Carb Yum.
Not only does it have a ton of flavor, it comes in at only 88 calories (depending on the mold you use) and is sugar free, which is also what the next fat bomb shares in common.
#8: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with 11g of Fiber
They may look the same on the outside, but this chocolate peanut butter cup fat bomb recipe from Wholesome Yum differs from #7 thanks to an extra 10g of fiber.
With this addition, you’ll extend your feel-fuller-for-longer benefits without even tasting it.
After all, you’ll just be eating a peanut butter cup right?
Speaking of those…
#9: Peanut Butter Cups (Again, Yes)
Since you can never have enough peanut butter cups, here’s one more recipe for you.
What’s neat about this one is you can easily add it to MyFitnessPal. The smart creators behind Keto Connect have already done the heavy lifting for you.
So if you’re worried about tracking your fat bombs correctly, this recipe is easy peasy.
#10: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
And if you prefer your peanut butter paired with white chocolate instead of dark, you’re in for a treat.
These white chocolate peanut butter fat bombs have the best of both worlds and are also:
- Nut free
- Dairy free
- Grain free
- Gluten free
- Keto friendly
#11: White Chocolate Fat Bombs
What if you want your white chocolate on its own instead of getting it with a side of peanut butter?
These white chocolate fat bombs from Low Carb Yum are just your thing.
#12: Almond Butter Fat Bombs
These almond butter fat bombs are just as simple as the white chocolate ones above and only take four ingredients to make.
Yes, you read that right.
#13: Pecan Fudge Fat Bomb
Pecan pie may be off limits on keto, but these pecan fudge fat bombs say green lights ahead.
Make a batch of these and you’ll forget the other version ever existed.
#14: “Almond Joy” Fat Bombs
Almond Joys, another candy you may be craving during treat-centric holidays like Halloween or Valentine’s Day, don’t sound too bad in theory.
Afterall, the dark chocolate and coconut in an Almond Joy should be healthy.
But you and I both know it’s not.
Fortunately, this “Almond Joy” style fat bomb helps you beat the craving while still staying on track with keto.
Did you know you can make all of these fat bomb recipes as fudge if you didn’t have any of those cute individual molds to put them in?
Fudge is Another Option if You Don’t Have Molds
The following fat bombs were specifically designed to be fudge, not individual fat bombs.
So that means they’ll actually give you that thick, fudgy texture you’re really looking for, plus all the health benefits of fat bombs.
I’ve already said too much. See for yourself…
Chocolate. Sea salt. Peanut butter. And fudge.
What could be better?
Except, there’s one huge difference with this fudge, besides its mouth-watering taste: thanks to the addition of exogenous ketones, this fudge may help you get into and stay in ketosis, instead of kicking you out.
#16:Fat Bomb Fudge
For a simple fudge recipe including the most common ingredients you may already have in your pantry, this recipe is for you.
#17: Fudgy Macadamia Chocolate
If you’re craving a nice, fudgy brownie but don’t want to ruin your chances of reaching and maintaining ketosis, make a batch of these macadamia chocolate fat bombs and you won’t miss anything.
#18: Cream Cheese Dark Chocolate Fudge
The addition of cream cheese in this dark chocolate fudge recipe makes them creamier and even more decadent.
Plus, since they’re so rich, you’ll only need two small squares to feel satisfied and satiated.
#19: Pistachio Almond Fudge
These pistachio almond fat bombs in fudge form are a fun alternative to chocolate-heavy versions.
Plus, with ingredients like chai spice and roasted almond butter, the flavors are also completely different from traditional fudge in a good way.
Fudge is dope, but what if you’ve been silencing an inner cookie monster on keto?
Feel Like Having Cookies? These Fat Bombs are for You
Some of you may be thinking: I’m not a huge chocolate/candy eater, but if you put cookies in front of me, I’ll eat the whole batch or sleeve.
So these recipes may be able to help you replace your cookie cravings with healthy fats and tons of similar flavors:
#20: Cookies and Cream Fat Bombs
Instead of dealing with Frankenstein ingredients, too many carbs and a boatload of sugar when a craving for Oreos strikes, you can stick your hand in the cookie jar for these cookies and cream fat bombs.
You’ll only fork over 0.2 net carbs vs. the 8g found in just one Oreo[*].
#21: N’Oatmeal Fudge Bars
Leanne Vogel outsmarts carbs by using hemp hearts instead of oats to create this N’Oatmeal fudge bar that’s part fat bomb and part tiny slice of heaven.
#22: Cookie Dough Fat Bombs
Vogel also created this cookie dough fat bomb (in the shape of Easter eggs) that’s dairy, grain and sugar free.
A few bites of this and you won’t want store-bought cookie dough ever again.
#23: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fat Bombs
And if you prefer chocolate chip cookie dough over sugar-cookie versions, this recipe from Grass Fed Girl is your dream come true.
Another bonus here: they’re also dairy free.
#24: “Granola” Bar Fat Bomb
Many new ketoers often miss granola. But that doesn’t have to be the case thanks to this “granola” bar fat bomb recipe from Wicked Stuffed.
And since it mirrors a granola bar (with far better ingredients) in texture, you may never touch a processed version after eating one.
This next set of keto fat bomb recipes takes its cue from your morning cup of Joe, but they can be enjoyed any time of the day.
Coffee Lovers Rejoice
What if you could enjoy the same great coffee flavors you love in a delicious and poppable fat bomb?
You can if you try these recipes:
#25: Mocha Fat Bombs
Thanks to these satisfying ingredients and their delicious flavors, you may be able to finally break free of your coffee shop addiction and you’ll have a nice boost in energy, fats and ketones while doing so.
What’s not to love here?
#26: Bulletproof Fat Bombs
If you’re addicted to Bulletproof coffee, these fat bombs will be your happy place.
Aptly named, they’ll give you a delicious and portable way to enjoy your Bulletproof on-the-go.
#27: Mocha Latte Fat Bombs
Was your go-to Starbucks drink a Mocha Latte pre keto?
Instead of sipping on loads of sugar and fake chemical ingredients, you can nosh on tasty, healthy fats with the same flavor of mocha blended with cream cheese and heavy cream in these fluffy latte fat bombs.
#28: Peppermint Mocha Fat Bombs
Peppermint mocha lattes are another staple many people crave during the holidays.
Fortunately, there’s a better version in these peppermint mocha fat bombs. And since you can make them anytime, you can spread holiday cheer to your tummy whenever you want.
If you’re looking for energy but you don’t want coffee, let me introduce you to these matcha fat bombs.
Matcha contains a cancer-fighting antioxidant known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is widely recognized as one of the most powerful catechins (i.e., antioxidants).
This makes these fat bombs an energizing, nutrient-filled powerhouse in every single bite.
When Coconut is All You Can Think About
It doesn’t matter if you’re dreaming of your next tropical vacation or you’re just coconut-obsessed like I am, these six coconut-centered recipes will satisfy your cravings:
#30: Coconut and Cinnamon Fat Bombs
These fat bombs from Grass Fed Girl look like little homemade doughnut bites except they’re free of all the carbs and sugar that ruins those from being keto.
You also won’t find any dairy in these fat bombs and the next ones, which are also from GFG.
#31: Chocolate Coconut Fat Bombs
If you take the cinnamon out of the previous recipe and replace it with chocolate, you get these chocolate coconut fat bombs, also from GFG.
They closely resemble those carby energy balls blowing up your Pinterest feed but they’re actually good for you.
#32: Blackberry Coconut Fat Bomb
And for a sweeter taste pairing coconut with blackberry, try these fat bombs from Low Carb Yum.
On top of the vibrant color, they also give you just enough berry flavor to keep you safely in ketosis.
#33: Coconut Cacao Fat Bombs
If you think Almond Joys need a heavier coconut-to-chocolate ratio, these fat bombs are the one for you.
Just look at these adjusted proportions:
#34: Vegan Coconut and Cacao Fat Bombs
These vegan-approved, gluten-free cacao bombs are easy enough to make since they only require three ingredients.
Plus, by using raw cacao powder, you’ll shave off unnecessary sugars and carbs too.
#35: Strawberry Filled Coconut
The last coconut fat bomb option on the list uses strawberries to create a sweet pink treat perfect for a happy pick-me-up.
These next two fat bombs also share that same sweet, fruity characteristic.
When Life Gives You Lemons, You Make Lemon Fat Bombs
Try one of these two fat bombs if you’re craving lemon cake or lemonade sans sugar spike:
#36: Easy Lemon Fat Bomb
Make this once and you’ll get requests to make it again.
#37: Lemon Macadamia
Before going low-carb, I used to love the lemon macadamia combination of a popular granola bar on the market. But nutrition-wise it was closer to eating a piece of cake than an energizing snack.
Finding these lemon macadamia fat bombs brings back the same flavors without all the sugar and carbs.
Up next, what’s one thing ketoers and the Golden Girls can agree on?
The good news is cheesecake isn’t completely off-limits on keto (as long as it’s done right).
So these fat bomb recipes offer a portable option for on-the-go cheesecake bites instead of sitting down to a whole slice:
Another sweet summertime staple, these peaches and cream fat bombs are turned up a notch with a hit of ketones thanks to the addition of an exogenous ketones supplement.
These are a good way to satisfy your peach craving when the fruit itself is too carby for your macros.
#39: Strawberry Cheesecake
And if you’re craving a more traditional cheesecake flavor, these strawberry fat bombs won’t disappoint.
PS: Since they’re also delicious frozen, they make for a fantastic treat to beat the summer heat.
This next fat bomb also helps combat those brutal summer days.
#40: Raspberry Lime Cheesecake
For a sweet and refreshing fat bomb combining juicy raspberry and tart lime, make this recipe and savor it in bliss.
Did you know many of the fat bombs on this list can be frozen?
These next three recipes are actually better after spending time in the deep freeze zone.
Frozen Fat Bombs
If your former ice cream habits have a tendency to creep up on you, these fat bombs should be kept handy at all times to keep you on keto track:
#41: Spiced Cocoa Coolers
For times when you want to enjoy the spices of fall in the middle of summer and without having to drink a hot latte, these spiced cocoa cooler fat bombs may be a lifesaver.
#42: Frozen Blueberry Coconut Fat Bombs
And if you prefer sorbet over ice cream and you’ve been missing that on your new keto diet, you can use these blueberry coconut fat bombs as a delightful replacement.
#43: Frozen Strawberry Fat Bombs
Like most of the fat bombs on this list, these frozen strawberry ones look almost too good to eat… keyword being almost.
Up next we have two recipes for that small yet crowded window of time known as Pumpkin Pie Everything season.
Pumpkin Pie Fat Bombs Two Ways
If you can enjoy pumpkin flavors all year round, I’m right there with you.
And with the next two fat bombs, you don’t have to limit your pumpkin obsession to just two months out of the year.
This fat bomb is loaded with pureed pumpkin, a highly nutrient-dense superfood rich in vitamins and minerals. It’s even low in calories.
Plus, each bomb only has less than one gram of net carbs!
And fun fact: Did you know you can use pumpkin puree to substitute butter? Try it in your recipes next time or if you’d rather not use ghee.
#45: Pumpkin Pie Fat Bomb
Made with coconut butter and topped with crunchy pecans, this fat bomb looks and tastes like a mini version of a classic pumpkin pie.
Our next fat bomb is kind of unique…
Spiked Fat Bomb
Surprised to see a spiked fat bomb on the list?
While it does contain a bit of booze, this keto fat bomb is also loaded with healthy coconut oil, MCTs and avocado.
These fat bombs are a definite must-have every once in awhile — if you’re old enough to drink of course.
#46: Salted Almond Bourbon Fat Bomb
I’m not suggesting you pop these fat bombs while at work or that you share them with your kids.
However, the amount of booze in this recipe is fairly negligible (read: you won’t be drunk or even close to it). So they’re great for a fun adult treat here and there.
Now so far I’ve mentioned mostly sweet fat bombs, but that doesn’t mean those are your only options.
Keto Fat Bombs For Savory Taste Buds
Savory fat bombs are almost like having a mini keto meal to hold you over.
They also work well as appetizers or happy hour snacks, as you’ll see next.
#47: Bacon and Eggs
Similar to egg cups (i.e., scrambled eggs baked in a muffin tin) these bacon and egg fat bombs are a quick grab-and-go option for busy people.
You can make a bulletproof coffee to start your day and bring one of these to keep you powering through meetings that overlap your normal afternoon lunch time.
#48: Salmon Fat Bombs
#49: Mediterranean Fat Bombs
You can also enjoy these Mediterranean-style fat bombs in the same way as the salmon fat bombs above.
With sun-dried tomatoes and kalamata olives, you’ll feel transported to a serene Mediterranean dining experience in just one bite.
#50: Olive Pecan Dip
These olive pecan dip fat bombs turn a regular party snack into a keto-friendly joy.
But you don’t need to host a party to whip them up; they work well as an afternoon snack too.
#51 Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Fat Bombs
Another fat bomb that doubles as an appetizer or afternoon snack: keto-friendly jalapeno poppers.
These colorful and eye-catching fat bombs are packed with incredible anti-inflammatory ingredients like turmeric.
Turmeric is a root that combats inflammation and supercharges your brain and immunity. It’s also a great source of curcuminoids, which are powerful antioxidants that can help you fight off illness and disease[*].
You’re probably itching to make one (or more) of these recipes by now.
But before you run off to buy a bunch of cool fat bomb molds, keep this in mind…
Before You Nosh Away, One Word of Caution
Just because you have keto-safe fat bombs available doesn’t mean you should fill your day with five of them.
Depending on your macros, one or two is all you may need to ward off cravings. Anything more and you could sabotage your daily calorie goals, cause a stall in weight loss or (gasp!) gain weight.
Practice moderation; it’s far too easy to go overboard with fat bombs.
So with that PSA out of the way, which keto fat bomb recipe are you trying first?
Devan’s obsession with health and fitness started early and there’s been no stoppin’ her. When she’s not writing for PK, you’ll find her curled up with one of the many health books she’s devouring or outside looking for her next adventure.