These yummy keto Peanut Butter Fat Bombs are so easy to make, are the perfect snack or dessert, and will squash your peanut butter cravings. Add chocolate chips for chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs!
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Raise your hand if you love peanut butter! I definitely do, and I also love all things flavored like peanut butter. These fat bombs actually do not use peanut butter, but peanut butter powder. (If you are a peanut butter fan who hasn’t heard of peanut butter powder before, you might be having an “OMG!” moment. I definitely did when I first heard about peanut butter powder!)
I talk a little more about peanut butter powder later in the post, but the short version is peanut butter powder is a great way to add peanut butter flavoring to a recipe.
You can also add some keto friendly chocolate to these keto Peanut Butter Fat Bombs if you’d like. I just added a single 100% cacao chocolate chip to a few of my fat bombs, but you can get a little crazy and add more chocolate to your preference. More about some of my favorite keto friendly chocolate below!
Ingredients Needed for Keto Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
To make these fat bombs, you’ll need the following ingredients (all of which I consider staples of the keto diet):
Some peanut butter powders add sugar, but this stuff is just pure roasted peanuts. It’s low in net carbs and has a decent amount of protein in it!
This stuff is seriously amazing and a must-have for the keto diet! It’s naturally sweet, and it turns into a deliciously creamy treat when it’s warmed.
I used macaroon coconut in this keto fat bomb recipe because it’s finely ground, giving the end result a better texture. If you don’t want to purchase this kind, you can put regular unsweetened coconut flakes in a food processor or coffee grinder to get a finely ground texture.
Stock up on a bottle (or five) of this… it is heavenly! Best of all, two tablespoons contain only 1g net carbs after you subtract the fiber and sugar alcohols.
My favorite stevia that isn’t bitter at all.
A nice vanilla extract with a good flavor.
I love this 2-pack of mini fat bomb molds! They’re shaped like mini Reese’s Cups and, thanks to the silicone material, whatever you put in them pops out easily.
How to Make Keto Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
Note: Feel free to double or even triple this recipe!
To start making keto Peanut Butter Fat Bombs, you’ll need to melt your coconut manna. There are two methods depending on your preference:
Method #1: Place your jar of coconut manna in a bowl of hot water for at least 20 minutes to soften the contents. After 20 minutes, open the jar and carefully mix to combine the manna and oil. Remove what you need and place it in a bowl. If it’s not fully smooth, you can quickly microwave it (10 seconds) to smooth it out before mixing in the rest of the ingredients.
Method #2: Microwave the jar (lid OFF) in 10-second bursts, stirring between each burst. You want to get to a drippy consistency. I usually get there within 30 seconds.
Combine 7 tbsp melted coconut manna with every ingredient except the maple-flavored syrup. Once you’ve combined all of the other ingredients, add the maple-flavored syrup last. Mix one last time to combine, then evenly distribute it across your fat bomb molds.
Funny story: I’ve discovered that adding Lakanto’s maple-flavored syrup to coconut manna changes the texture instantly, which is why you’ll want to add it last to a recipe like this where you want a powder to combine well. My guy Jonathan, my keto partner-in-crime and behind-the-scenes blog guy, discovered this one day while making fat bombs. I hear from the kitchen… “OH MY GOD! JESSICA! Come see this! What did I do?!” Hah! It happened to me the week before, so I was prepared. Science, I guess? 😉
Stick your mold in the freezer for 30 minutes or the fridge for 60 minutes before digging in.
How to Eat Keto Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
These are pretty small fat bombs. Each fat bomb contains 0.77g net carbs and 4g fat, so I suggest eating at least two at a time to give yourself a proper “bomb” of fat. (Trust me, that will be easy to do!)
Want Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs?
Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven, so feel free to add some keto friendly chocolate (chips or chopped pieces) to these. I just added a single chocolate chip to the bottom of a few of my keto Peanut Butter Fat Bombs, but you could add the chocolate to the batter too.
Where Can I Get Keto Friendly Chocolate?
Here are the chocolate chips I use. They’re “hardcore chocolate” 😉 with no sweetener and 100% cacao. They have an intense chocolate flavor without a lot of bitterness (which can be a problem with some 100% cacao chocolate). I pick them up at Meijer, a grocery store in my area, but they can also be purchased on Amazon:
You could also chop up a small amount of a 100% bar like this:
Lastly, you could chop up a small amount of a bar with keto friendly sweeteners, like this bar from Lakanto:
(Remember to subtract fiber and sugar alcohols from the total carb count on the label.)
Why Use Peanut Butter Powder in These Fat Bombs?
I know you might be thinking: “Ummm, these are fat bombs. Why would I use peanut butter powder, which contains less fat than traditional peanut butter?”
The answer is that peanut butter powder does a great job of infusing a peanut butter flavor — a better job, in my opinion, than actual peanut butter! If you want to make peanut butter muffins, peanut butter cake, peanut butter fat bombs… peanut butter powder will do a great job. Plus, since it’s a powder instead of a dense butter, it acts much more like a flour in recipes.
Is Peanut Butter Okay on a Keto Diet?
Some “keto purists” may say that you shouldn’t eat peanut butter on keto because peanuts aren’t actually nuts, they’re legumes (the same plant family that includes beans), and legumes are pretty high in carbs.
I believe the keto lifestyle is best lived with a bit of flexibility. If you’re craving legumes one day, whether it’s peanuts or kidney beans or lentils, and you can fit a small amount into your macros for that particular day, then go for it. The great Keto God is not going to come down and strike you with lightning for doing so.
So yes, peanut butter (or peanut butter powder) is okay on the keto diet. Just be smart about it!
If you want another keto peanut butter recipe, try my Keto Muddy Buddies (aka Puppy Chow) recipe.
More Fat Bombs Recipes That Use Coconut Manna and Coconut Flakes
Give these a try:
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Keto Peanut Butter Fat Bombs
- Melt coconut manna. (See recipe notes for two methods.)
- Add 7 tbsp coconut manna to a bowl. Add all ingredients except for maple-flavored syrup and stir to combine. Then add maple-flavored syrup and stir to combine again.
- Add to fat bomb molds. The molds I used made 15 fat bombs (if your molds make more or less, adjust nutrition information accordingly).
- Chill in fridge for 60 minutes or freezer for 30 minutes
Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.