Published on February 25th, 2016 | by Kristen Swain1
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
What? what in the heck is a fat bomb? A fat bomb is a yummy sweet treat that is lower in carbs and sugar then regular chocolate. Even if you aren’t living a low carb/diabetes/keto life style, they are still delicious and I hope you will stick with me while I explain the benefits of making and eating them.
I know many people who love to eat frozen chocolate candy. Peanut butter cups and other candy. Wouldn’t you love to try a less sugar version, where you don’t have the guilt of eating one or two of your favorite peanutty treat? My kiddos tried these and fell in love, so you know if two teens like them, they don’t taste ‘diet’ like at all!
We began eating low-er carb over the summer. For better health of course. I have found that it’s a relatively easier diet to live with. We eat less bread, less pasta, less white potatoes. However in Dec. I had a physical done and some of my numbers were up, so a real change was needed. I cut out sugar and have made a real effort to eat less carbs.Well, me and myself, the rest of the brood, not as much.
One great reason to eat these is that instead of being full of bad fats and oil, they contain a lot of coconut oil. Coconut oil has a lot of health benefits. We began taking capsules as part of our vitamin diet and have noticed better hair, nails, and just general feeling better. The lauric acid in coconut oil helps to fight infections, keeping us healthier. It’s great for fighting off yeast infections and can help fight bacteria, viruses and fungus. It can help lower bad cholesterol, give you energy, and potentially help you lose weight. There are many websites out there that can help you get more inclusive answers if you want to learn more about the benefits of coconut oil.
The only sugar in these fat bombs comes from the dark chocolate itself. My peanut butter is organic and only includes peanuts and salt.
I’m explaining this because I want to tell you it’s not easy when you have a sweet craving. Typically a lower carb lifestyle is eating less then 200 grams of carbs a day, breaking that into about 50g of carbs a meal and less then 25 g for snacks. The Keto diet goes to less then 50g of carbs daily, in order to have a higher rate of fat burning. I stick between those two numbers, less then 80g of carbs daily. So when you are just craving a piece of chocolate- eating a regular serving of chocolate is about 25g of carbs, and that is a lot to remove in other meals. These fat bombs have about 5.7 g carbs each. So with the coconut oil, it’s like I’m taking my vitamins and getting a piece of chocolate at the same time, while not over eating on carbs. YUM!
You will need- makes 18 fat bombs
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
optional- dark chocolate melting wafers
mini muffin cup pan and liners
Add your liners to your mini muffin cup pan.
In a microwave safe bowl, add your peanut butter.
Now add your coconut oil. Heat on high for about 1 minute. Stir well, until all the coconut oil is melted into the peanut butter.
Once your peanut butter mixture is smooth, add your chocolate chips.
Microwave again for about 30 seconds and stir. Continue microwaving in 15 seconds intervals until all the chips are melted. Then add your vanilla.
This is why I like to use a large pyrex measuring cup, it easily pours into the cup liners. Fill all your cups up with the mixture.
This is an optional step- I added a Ghiraardelli Dark Chocolate melting wafer to the top of each of my fat bombs.
Freeze these until solid, then remove and store in a freezer safe ziploc baggie, and keep in the freezer. They do not store well at room temperature because coconut oil has a low melting point and keeping them cold is the best way to store them.
They will keep for a couple of months. But me and my minions enjoy them a lot and no fat bomb has lasted that long!