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32 Recipes for the Best Fat Bombs Ever—Including Dairy-Free and Savory Options!

By Fitoru | 05 December 2018
keto fat bombs

If you’re new to keto, the phrase “fat bombs” might make you nervous. Why would anyone be looking for fat bomb recipes? But these little wonders may just be the key to long-term keto success.

First, we’ll go over the keto fat bomb basics, including how to create your own fat bomb recipes. Then we’ll get into the really good stuff—32 of our all-time favorite fat bomb recipes, ranging from ever-popular options like cookie dough fat bombs to unexpected offerings like creamy, completely vegan, completely sugar-free matcha coconut “truffles” to savory renditions like indulgent yet totally keto-compliant jalepeño poppers.

If you’re already obsessed with fat bombs, feel free to skip ahead to the recipes. If not, read on to learn why you should get into fat bombs and how to make your own from scratch.

32 Recipes for the Best Fat Bombs Ever

The Basics of Fat Bombs

It seems like every day someone comes up with an innovative new twist on the keto fat bomb formula, but all the variations share a few common traits. Most importantly, and as the name tells you, they’re loaded with healthy fats. And, since they’re keto-friendly treats, they contain minimal carbs.

Incorporating fat bombs into your diet can help you stay full longer, ensure you remain in ketosis, and even ramp up your metabolism. Since they have such high fat contents, just a small serving with leave you feeling satisfied, unlike traditional desserts and candies that can leave you hungry even after you’ve polished off way more than the recommended serving size.

What Exactly Is a Fat Bomb?

The name really says it all. But to get into it a little deeper, fat bombs are pre-portioned servings of tasty treats that deliver a concentrated dose of healthy fats with very little—if any—carbs or protein.

The majority of the fat bomb recipes out there focus on sweet flavors, but you can definitely find savory ones too. There are breakfast fat bombs, afternoon pick-me-up fat bombs, post-workout fat bombs, and late night snack fat bombs.

Because they’re mainly composed of fat, typically, between 85% and 90%, they provide your body with steady, long-lasting energy and don’t lead to a sugar crash the way many other carb-based energizers do. If you’re feeling sluggish, snacking on fat bombs can help perk you up and tide you over until your next meal without sending you out of ketosis or compromising your macros.

How to Make Your Own Fat Bombs

All fat bomb recipes will feature some combination of the following three kinds of ingredients.

  1. Healthy fat(s): The core of all fat bomb recipes. Some popular options include: almond butter, ghee, avocado oil, butter, cacao butter, and coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut cream, and coconut butter.
  1. Flavorings: Because most of us don’t want to eat just plain fats, this category is absolutely vital. Any low-carb, sugar-free flavorings are fair game. Some popular sweet ingredients include: dark chocolate, stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, cacao powder, cinnamon and other spices, and sugar-free extracts of vanilla, orange, and so on. And on the savory side, think about potent options like pancetta and salmon.
  1. Texture and/or nutrition enhancers: These additions add pleasant textural contrast, up the nutritional content, or both. We’re talking shredded coconut, chia seeds, cacao nibs, sesame seeds, MCT oil, almonds, macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts, protein powder, pumpkin seeds—you get the idea.

Within those parameters, you could devise a practically endless series of combinations, informed by your personal preferences and any additional dietary restrictions you might have.

If you do decide to freestyle a fat bomb recipe, be sure to total up the carb counts of the ingredients you use. Nuts, especially, can add up fast.

Why You Should Try Fat Bombs

32 of the Best-Ever Keto Fat Bomb Recipes

Fat bombs are especially wonderful for keto dieters whose sweet tooths have them missing desserts something fierce. And since they’re low in sugar, they’re completely appropriate to eat at any time of day.

If you have more of a savory tooth, don’t worry, we didn’t forget you! You’ll find a few options especially for you at the end of the list. Plus, some of the earlier options—like the almond butter and ginger fat bombs—really aren’t that sweet.

So, what are you waiting for? Whip up a batch of the recipe you find most exciting, then stash them in your fridge or freezer so you’ll be prepared the next time you feel your energy dropping or a craving setting in.

1. “Lick-the-Bowl-Delicious” Almond Butter Fat Bombs

A great introduction to fat bombs! This recipe from Sam Dillard, who runs the blog Hey Keto Mama, calls for just four ingredients: almond butter, coconut oil, cacao powder, and your favorite keto sweetener. These “lick-the-bowl-delicious” dairy-free fat bombs contain 189 calories, 3.2 grams of protein, and 19.1 grams of fat! With 3.6 grams of total carbs and 2.2 grams of fiber, the net carb count per fat bomb is 1.4 grams.

Get the recipe here.

2. Simple Chocolate Fat Bombs

This recipe is quite similar to the recipe above, but the increased cacao (or cocoa) powder content translates to a much more chocolatey flavor. Only fitting, since it was created by Katie Higgins, better known as Chocolate Covered Katie, the food blogger and cookbook author Glamour Magazine called “the queen of healthy desserts.”

This simple fat bomb recipe is a great one to tweak and customize if you’re feeling inspired. “Add a few drops of pure vanilla or pure peppermint extract,” Higgins suggests, or “change up the nut butter or sub coconut butter for either the nut butter or oil.”

Get the recipe here.

3. Beautiful Berry Cheesecake Bombs

These berry cheesecake bombs, devised by Aaron Day, an accredited nutritional therapist and the creator of the recipe blog Fat for Weight Loss, are easy to make and look beautiful.

“To get the gradual color gradient effect,” Day explained,”you simply create layers in the molds by using the lighter berries, like strawberries, first, then moving on to the darker, more colorful berries like blueberries and blackberries.”

Get the recipe here.

4. Refreshing Ginger Melts

Libby Jenkinson, who runs the site Ditch the Carbs, hopes to inspire and support others seeking to improve their health by adopting a low-carbohydrate/high-fat diet. “My aim is to help you make real food, real easy,” she states. She created this ginger melt recipe as “a fresh alternative to the many heavy fat bombs out there. The ginger adds a lovely zing and the coconut oil helps you feel full for longer.”

Get the recipe here.

5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fat Bombs

Have you ever eaten chocolate chip cookie dough straight out of the bowl?  If so, this is the fat bomb recipe for you! Created by food blogger Felicia Lim for the site PaleoHacks, these decadent, naturally-sweetened chocolate chip cookie dough fat bombs taste every bit as good as “the real thing” and won’t send you out of ketosis. Score!

Quick tip: according to Lim, the key to getting the perfect texture is to beat the coconut oil with a whisk until light and fluffy before adding the other ingredients.

Get the recipe here.

6. Sugar-Free Keto Peanut Butter Cups

We had to include at least one recipe featuring that iconic duo, chocolate and peanut butter. These five-ingredient, sugar-free peanut butter cups are craveably good. Oh, and they’re incredibly easy to make. Maya Krampf, founder of the low-carb recipe blog Wholesome Yum, says the hardest part is the waiting!

A single peanut butter cup contains 187 calories, 18 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein, and 3 net carbs.

Get the recipe here.

7. White Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

A fun twist on a classic combo, recipe creator Beth Manos Brickey says “These tiny little treats are magical.” Manos Brickey, a certified nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP), created the site Tasty Tummies to empower others to take control of their health and vitality by making sustainable lifestyle shifts—both in and out of the kitchen.

The key ingredient in her gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, keto, and dairy-free fat bombs is raw cacao butter (or cocoa butter), which flawlessly mimics the richness and flavor of white chocolate.

Get the recipe here.

8. Keto Mocha Latte Bars

This creamy, delicious fat bomb recipe comes from Hayley Ryczek, author of the popular healthy cooking and natural lifestyle blog Health Starts in the Kitchen, as well as the cookbooks Without Grain and Fermented Foods at Every Meal. Ryczek is also a certified holistic health coach and functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner.

“If you like that chocolate-coffee combination of a mocha, and that frothy, sweet latte foam, you’re going to love my Keto Mocha Latte Fat Bomb Bars,” Ryczek says.

The bars contain 148 calories per serving, with 15 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein, and 1 gram of carbohydrates.

Get the recipe here.

9. Copycat Cinnabon in a Mug

After a trip to the mall left her with a serious Cinnabon craving, Gretchen Lindow, who shares recipes and more on her blog Fit Mom Living, had a mission: to create a satisfying, sticky keto cinnamon roll in a mug.

After testing out different ingredient and cooking time combinations, she succeeded. And now, we can all benefit from her hard work.

Get the recipe here.

10. Melt-In-Your-Mouth Buttercream Bites

Just try looking at these recipe photos without drooling—we dare you. Created by the ingenious Paola van der Hulst of the delightful real-food focused recipe blog Gnom-Gnom, these buttercream bites quite literally melt in your mouth.

“We know many of you are already using our infamous cream cheese buttercream frosting as a fat bomb,” van der Hulst explained, so we figured we’d make it official.” To do that, they simply covered spoonfuls of keto buttercream in a light layer of chocolate.

And with a mere 0.25 grams of net carbs per serving, you’ll probably have room in your macros for more than one of these OMG-good treats.

Get the recipe here.

11. Orange Creamsicle Fat Bombs

These Orange Creamsicle Fat Bombs taste just like that beloved childhood ice cream bar. According to their creator, they have a wobbly, jello-like consistency when stored in the fridge, and firm up into a more sherbert-like treat in the freezer.

As with all the recipes on Fundamental Keto, this one is quite accessible and meant to offer an easy entry point for those new to the keto diet.

Get the recipe here.

12. Almond Joy Fat Bombs

Yet another recreation of a non-keto goodie! Rami Abramov and Vicky Ushkova, co-founders of, ketofied the Almond Joy candy bar to create these adorable, delectable fat bombs. Each heavenly chocolate, coconut, and almond nugget clocks in at just 50 calories, with half a gram of protein, half a gram of carbs, and 4.7 grams of fat.

Get the recipe here.

13. Matcha Coconut Keto Truffles

These Matcha Coconut Keto Truffles, created by Sonia Lacasse, who runs the blog The Healthy Foodie, aren’t savory, but they’re not sweet either. “My body just doesn’t seem to have a good psychological or hormonal response to all things sweet,” Lacasse explained, “so the further away I stay from sugar and sweeteners, the better off I am.”

With absolutely no added sweeteners, the naturally complex flavors of the matcha and coconut shine through.

Important note: both the coconut oil and the coconut milk should be firm when you start the recipe, so you may want to prep by placing them in your fridge overnight.

Get the recipe here.

14. Low-Carb “Granola Bar” Fat Bombs

Amanda C. Hughes, who runs the recipe blog Wicked Stuffed, which promises whole food recipes in 10 carbs or less, has been developing ketogenic and paleo recipes for over a decade. In addition to working with top nutrition coaches and for subscription meal boxes, she’s authored three cookbooks and contributed to a fourth.

She developed these low-carb “granola bars” as an alternative to premade post-workout snacks, which she found unappealing. This fat-bombtastic recipe is 75% fat, and when cut into 16 slices, delivers 3.5 net carbs per serving.

Get the recipe here.

15. Blackberry Lemon Fat Bombs

By pairing tart blackberries and lemons with creamy coconut oil and coconut milk, Summer Scolaro created perfectly balanced fat bombs that will fuel you for whatever lies ahead. Scolaro, who shares recipes on her site She Lives Wholly Co., designed the recipe to be customizable so you can adjust the ratios to suit your palate.

Get the recipe here.

16. Peaches and Cream Morsels

Since fruit is often off limits on the keto diet, we made sure to include as many fruity fat bombs as possible. These peaches and cream fat bombs, created by Roxana Lopez, aka Aunt Rocky, a member of recipe community Tasty Kitchen, make an ideal summertime treat. Or an ideal treat for any time you’re feeling nostalgic for the summer sun. There’s really no wrong time to indulge in these healthy, delicious bite-size bits of goodness!

Get the recipe here.

17. Keto Pecan Fudge

Sarah Betcher, creator of the recipe blog The Primitive Palate, created this pecan fudge recipe after just a few weeks on the keto diet. Her blog initially began paleo-focused, but then switched over to being a simple means of sharing the keto dishes she makes at home with her friends, family, and others interested in the low-carb lifestyle.

While her first attempt at a fat bomb recipe was a gritty, rock hard bust, this satiating pecan fudge has a delightfully dense, smooth texture. Plus, they have less than 1 carb per serving!

Get the recipe here.

18. Red Velvet Fat Bombs

These super cute Red Velvet Fat Bombs look like they might be complicated to make, but they’re really not! You will need a few specialized tools, however—a piping bag and a whipped cream canister.

As with all the recipes shared on My Keto Kitchen, this clever recreation take on red velvet cupcakes ensures that boredom won’t be the reason you abandon the keto diet. Gerri, a qualified chef who has worked in some of the trendiest restaurants in Eastern Australia, created the site with her partner Matt to share delicious, nutritious recipes that just so happened to be low-carb and high-fat.

Quick tip: Gerri recommends using “a natural, organic, beetroot-based food coloring.” Not only will this help you avoid potentially harmful chemicals, but it will also yield a deeper, richer shade of red.

Get the recipe here.

19. Keto PayDay Candy Bar

This recipe for a caramelly, peanutty fat bomb was dreamed up by Briana Thomas Burkholder, a cookbook author and food blogger. On the way home from a horse show, Briana tried a Payday candy bar for the first time. She liked the flavor, but not the sick feeling that descended after eating the sugar-laden treat.

So, she created a healthy, keto version! “Since I despise the taste of caramel extract, I like to use maple instead,” she notes. “I think it tastes more caramelly than caramel extract.Go figure.”

Get the recipe here.

20. Paleo Pumpkin Pie Squares

These energizing Paleo Pumpkin Pie Squares are dairy-free, gluten-free, and low-carb. This recipe comes from Kate Kordsmeier, a former freelance food and travel writer and recipe developer who founded and runs Root + Revel, “a site for people who care about the quality of their food, where it comes from, how it tastes, and ultimately, how it makes you, and the planet, feel.”

Kordsmeier’s gorgeous autumnal fat bombs are high in fat and low in carbs, but also contain a sizeable serving of plant-based protein, so you’ll want to make sure they’re a good fit with your macros. They’re also incredibly nutrient dense, containing tons of vitamin A, potassium, iron, and vitamin K. To get the texture she wanted, Kordsmeier used grass-fed gelatin, which, conveniently enough, is a phenomenal source of collagen.

Important note: as written, this recipe calls for maple syrup as the sweetner. To make these truly keto, Kordsmeier suggests substituting yacón syrup or your low-glycemic sweetener of choice.

Get the recipe here.

21. Almond Pistachio Fat Bombs

Here’s another luscious fat bomb recipe from Sonia Lacasse, creator of the blog The Healthy Foodie. And as with her matcha coconut truffles, this recipe calls for absolutely no added sweeteners! If you do find yourself wanting to amp up the sweetness, Lacasse suggests using raw honey. But she finds these little delights have the perfect level of creamy sweetness all on their own.

Keep in mind that these take at least four hours to set, and Lacasse recommends refrigerating them overnight before serving if possible. And then, she says, “Splurge!”

Get the recipe here.

22. Keto Neapolitan Ice Cream Bites

Craig Clarke, the brilliant mind behind the long-running keto lifestyle site, came up with these oh-so-pretty Keto Neapolitan Ice Cream Bites so he could enjoy the childhood flavors he missed without compromising his keto principles.

“This can feel a bit time consuming to make compared to other fat bombs,” Clarke admits, since you pour and set each of the layers individually, “but it’s so worth it.”

Get the recipe here.

23. Raspberry Lime Cheesecake Fat Bombs

Valentina Celant, who’s studying to be a physician’s assistant by day and running her recipe blog The Baking Fairy by night, didn’t set out to invent these simple, citrusy Raspberry Lime Cheesecake Fat Bombs. She wanted to test out a lemon fat bomb recipe she found, but the store was out of lemons, so she grabbed limes instead.

“What resulted,” Celant reveals, “was these totally amazing, rich, life-changing fat bombs.”

Get the recipe here.

24. The Ultimate Fat Bomb Ice Cream

We’ve included a few other creamy, frozen fat bombs on this list, but agree with Leanne Vogel that her recipe deserves the superlative “ultimate.” You may know Vogel, a passionate nutrition educator, from her popular podcast The Keto Diet Podcast, or from her best-selling book The Keto Diet, or from her YouTube channel, Healthful Pursuit—The Keto Diet.

Just to challenge herself, and to add a little variety to the keto ice cream landscape, Vogel chose to make this one without coconut milk. Instead, she used eggs, cacao butter, and coconut oil (plus a few other ingredients) to invent an unbelievably creamy, completely keto ice cream that’s also a total fat bomb.

Important note: you will need an ice cream maker for this recipe.

Get the recipe here.

25. Velvety Chocolate Walnut Fat Bombs

Katrin Nuernberger, founder of the recipe blog Sugar Free Londoner, says these easy-to-make fat bombs are “chocolatey, nutty, velvety-creamy, and just on the right side of sweet.” She also offers up a wealth of ideas on how you could adapt these, for instance, by adding a few spoonfuls of nut butter, or some orange zest.

And unlike many other fat bombs, these beauties stay firm at room temp! Though Nurenberger does warn that if you hold them in your hand for too long, you’ll have “some finger-licking to do!”

Get the recipe here.

26. Keto Cookies N’ Cream Fat Bombs

Another crazy-good creation from Paola van der Hulst of the recipe blog Gnom-Gnom! Cookies n’ cream was van der Hulst’s favorite ice cream flavor as a kid, but after she was diagnosed with celiac disease, she had to give it up. Or so she thought.

After a decade of abstaining, she decided to try creating a keto cookies n’ cream treat. The result? Her favorite fat bombs, ever.

You can whip up a batch of keto cookies to make this recipe, or you can use van der Hulst’s shortcut, which involves creating almond flour “cookie crumbs.”

Get the recipe here.

27. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Fat Bombs

As recipe creator Holly Stein put it, when it comes to these highly indulgent yet completely health-promoting fat bombs, the title really says it all. Stein created the site Journey of Self Love to share how her journey into the world of holistic living helped her to feel genuinely happy. And that means sharing amazing recipes like this with all of us.

If you like peanut butter, chocolate chips, and cheesecake, you’ll go wild for these fat bombs. They contain 6 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of protein, and 3.5 total carbs per serving.

Get the recipe here.

28. Powerhouse Pecan Pie Fat Bombs

These super filling nutritional powerhouses are loaded with healthy fats and protein. They’re compatible with just about every diet out there, since they’re gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, vegan, Whole 30-approved, and keto—just make sure to leave out the optional date!

Recipe creator Rachel Conners, who shares simple, flavorsome recipes on her blog Bakerita, finds that the combination of vanilla bean and buttery pecan eliminates the need for added sweeteners.

This easy fat bomb recipe comes together in less than five minutes, albeit, minus rolling time. “But before they’re rolled, you can grab some to snack on, so they’re pretty much done,” Conners promises.

Get the recipe here.

29. Everything Bagel and Lox Keto Fat Bombs

We’ve arrived in the savory section of the list! We’re starting with another recipe from Hayley Ryczek of Health Starts in the Kitchen, who swears that her Everything Bagel and Lox Keto Fat Bombs “give you all the feels of a naughty, carb filled bagel only without any of the diet sabotage guilt!”

These four-ingredient delicacies are brimming over with flavor: smoked salmon, scallions, and everything bagel seasoning shine against the slightly tangy backdrop of cream cheese. And to make it even better, they contain less than 1 carb per serving!

Get the recipe here.

30. Waldorf Salad Fat Bomb

The ingenious Martina Slajerova, founder of the KetoDiet blog and app and author of the KetoDiet Cookbook and Sweet & Savory Fat Bombs (in which this recipe appears!), translated a classic dinner salad into fat bomb form.

The result, which she also shared with Quarto Cooks, is incredibly good. Fingers crossed, more people start incorporating blue cheese into fat bomb recipes. You don’t need much to add a hit of pungent, decadent flavor.

Get the recipe here.

31. Keto Jalepeño Poppers

These keto jalapeño poppers were also conceived by Martina Slajerova. According to Lisa MarcAurele, who shared this recipe on her blog, Low Carb Yum, these ketofied jalepeño poppers are even better than the traditional version! If you find that hard to believe, just consider this: they’re covered in bacon.

Get the recipe here.

32. Baked Brie, Pecan, and Prosciutto Cups

The name for this recipe is quite a mouthful, as are these savory fat bombs! When Vivica Menegaz, certified whole-food nutritionist, blogger, published author, and one of the leading voices advocating for a food-based approach to healing, set out to write her book, The Everything Guide to Fat Bombs, she was committed to ensuring at least half the recipes were savory fat bombs.

In her experience, for people dealing with insulin resistance, the taste of something sweet—whether or not it’s actual sugar—can set off serious carb cravings. And there’s no need to go down that road, when the savory options are so alluring.

This is one of Menegaz’s favorites, due to the combination of the “nice, salty umami flavor of the prosciutto with the creaminess of the brie and the sweet crunch of pecans.”

Get the recipe here.

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  1. I saw a chocolate bomb that was made with Almond flour, butter, etc. That is the one I want to try and make. Do you have recipe for that?


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