What better way to get enough healthy fat on a keto diet, plus get your sweet tooth fix, than with dark chocolate fat bombs?
Fudge fat bomb recipes are among my favorite. Not only do you get a dose of the saturated fats you need to thrive on keto, but you also feel like you’re cheating a little. That’s because this sweet treat is eerily similar to the sugar-filled fudge that keeps your waistline plump.
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Are Keto Fat Bombs Required to Lose Weight?
You may wonder if fat bombs are necessary to lose weight with keto. While the hard and fast answer is no, why wouldn’t you include keto fudge fat bombs as part of your weight loss plan? They’re a great way to eat more grass-fed butter, which isn’t a bad thing on a keto diet.
While every other weight loss guru in the land tells you weight loss is about calories in vs. calories out, this guru says those other guys have it all wrong. Except I’m not a weight loss guru. I’m just a girl who lost 100 pounds with an easy low carb diet … and I haven’t been able to keep quiet about it ever since!
And for good reason. I see far too many women withholding the healthy fats they need to thrive with a ketogenic diet. This is mostly because the gurus who’ve never really been there, nor have they done that, keep telling them to eat less fat on a high fat diet. The next time said guru tells you to burn the fat from your thighs instead of the low carb chocolate fudge you’re about to shove into your mouth – you let said guru know where he can shove his advice 🤬
As Nikki would say, excuse me, I’m sorry, I’m really such a lady. Low calorie diets make just me angry. Mostly because of the health problems they caused after struggling through them for decades.
While I agree that fat bombs aren’t a free-for-all, you need to eat enough healthy fats (without eating too much fat) to push your body into ketosis. Not eating enough fat on keto is a common problem when it comes to weight loss stalls. That’s when this easy keto fudge recipe comes into play.
How to Make Walnut Fudge Bombs
This is a great recipe that only requires a handful of ingredients. Before you gather everything, start with the heavy cream. Measure out 6 tablespoons and set aside since this recipe works best when the cream is at room temperature.
If you skip this step, the melted chocolate and butter might curdle when you mix them together with the cream. While I suppose you could still eat the fat bombs you make, that’s definitely not the way to get the best results with this recipe.
Next, line a mini muffin tray with mini muffin tins. (A silicone mold also works well for these fat bombs). Then melt the chocolate and butter together in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir with a whisk while the fats melt together. Once blended, set aside to cool.
While the chocolate mixture cools, you can chop the walnuts. I previously used the back of the measuring cup, but my life changed when I got this easy to use nut chopper. (Don’t worry guys – this tool is much more pleasant than it sounds).
Once cooled, whisk in the heavy cream and vanilla extract. You can also add a little sea salt for a slightly different flavor. Combine well. Then add the mixture into the lined mini muffin tray in one tablespoon increments. Finally, sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the keto bombs.
Place in the freezer until firm, which takes 20 – 30 minutes. Alternatively you can allow these to firm up in the fridge, but that will take more like 2-3 hours for these to set.
Store this fat bombs recipe in an airtight container or Ziploc bag in the freezer or fridge.
What About a Low Carb Sweetener?
Now that you’re at the end, you may be wondering where’s the monk fruit sweetener? What about sugar alcohols? How the heck can you have a low carb dessert recipe without any liquid stevia drops that leave a bitter aftertaste?
Exactly my point! Why bother making a tasty keto snack if you load it up with sweeteners that leave you wanting more?
Even though sweeteners are a common ingredient in keto recipes, that doesn’t mean they’re required. Just because a “keto-friendly” sweetener doesn’t add to total carbs, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t effect blood sugars in a negative way. Furthermore, even if your sugars are stable – how are your cravings?
I previously added all of the sweeteners to keto fat bombs because I was told they were high on the list of healthy ingredients for a keto diet. It’s true that I lost weight while keeping sweeteners in, but I found that they led to cravings for other sweets.
While I don’t believe this is a black or white issue, I try to at least reduce the amount of sweetener I consume on a low carb plan. When you reduce sweeteners overtime, your taste buds adjust quickly. Eventually foods that were previously bitter will taste sweet again.
If this is your first time making fat bombs without sweeteners, taste the fat bomb batter before freezing it. Make sure it’s not too bitter to enjoy.
Get my free keto sweetener guide to learn my favorite sweeteners on a keto diet. Add enough of your chosen sweetener so you enjoy this healthy dessert.
The second time you make this recipe, you could always use less sweetener to help your taste buds adjust accordingly.
The Keto Fudge Fat Bombs Wrap Up
With only 2 net carbs per fat bomb, this low carb recipe is a great way to increase your fat intake on a keto diet. Remember – fat is your primary energy source on keto. This makes keto fat bombs the perfect snack! Take that weight loss guru telling me to starve myself so I burn the fat on my thighs 🤬
If you have a hard time eating enough fat to get into ketosis, check out some of my other keto fat bomb recipes. While I love the saturated fat from the butter in this recipe, coconut oil is my favorite way to burn more fat on keto. Check out minty melts for a great way to get this amazing fat into your plan!
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Keto Fudge Fat Bombs
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Walnut Fudge Bombs
This simple keto fudge fat bomb skips sweeteners so you can have your fudge and eat it too! (Without the cravings too many sweeteners can lead to)
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 20 mins (Freezer)
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Yield: 19 1x
- Category: Fat Bombs
- Method: Freezing
- Cuisine: Keto
- Diet: Diabetic
- 4 ounces dark chocolate (I use Endangered Species from Thrive Market)
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, room temperature
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- Line mini muffin tray with mini muffin tins (approximately 20)
- Melt chocolate and butter together over medium heat
- Once melted, set aside for a few minutes to cool to avoid curdling
- Whisk in heavy cream and vanilla extract. Combine well
- Add mixture to mini muffin tins in 1 tablespoon increments
- Sprinkle chopped walnuts over fudge bombs
- Place in freezer for approximately 20 minutes
- Place bombs in ziploc bag and store in fridge
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 92.5
- Fat: 9.5
- Carbohydrates: 2.9
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 1.2
Keywords: Keto Fat Bombs, Fat Bomb, Easy Keto Fat Bomb Recipe, Fat Bomb Recipes for Keto Beginners