The Best Fat Bomb Dessert Recipes for Fall 2018

(Last Updated On: December 12, 2018)

If you’ve been browsing recipes on Instagram lately, chances are you’ve come across a trending phrase or hash tag:coc

Fat bomb desserts.

But if you have no idea what that means, you only need to look to brick and mortar restaurants to see that it’s more than a catchy phrase.

Sharp Kitchen in Panama City, at first glance, is an assuming cafe. Natural and dark wood floors pair with granite countertops, wooden and swivel chairs, and plenty of sunlight streaming in from large glass windows.

But there’s one thing that sets this cafe has apart from most others: It has a menu that’s keto-friendly.

From zucchini-wrapped enchiladas to a new take on chicken lasagna, Sharp Kitchen offers a handful of Italian dishes whose carb count would normally make them off limits to anyone following keto.

But the real game changer was when Tracey Sharp, the owner of Sharp Kitchen, decided to make fat bomb desserts. Within an hour, a dozen of her first samples was gone. Delighted with her success, she made another 266–and sold them in all of 4 days. Quite an accomplishment for a small cafe.

fat bomb desserts

What even are fat bomb desserts?

For anyone who’s ever been on a diet, or who simply is interested in healthy eating, chances are you’ve come across different ‘miracle’ recipes or hacks promising to do something amazing for your body. And unfortunately, a lot of times it is just empty promises.

With fat bomb desserts, there’s actually some logic behind it–even if the phrase itself is an exaggeration.

For anyone with a natural sweet tooth, one of the biggest challenges when it comes to following a keto diet is giving up dessert. Not only are keto diets focused on low carb counts, but those following keto are especially encouraged to avoid simple sugars. And of course, simple and refined sugars are the main component of most desserts.

Enter fat bombs: bite-sized desserts or snacks that are high in (mostly healthy) fats and low in carbohydrates. Though we are focused on desserts, there are also savory fat bombs, meant to mimic popular appetizers or smaller portions of comfort food.

Nonetheless, the idea behind fat bomb desserts is simple: allowing you to treat yourself without derailing your diet. The best fat bomb dessert recipes have a few things in common:

  • Low in net carbohydrates and refined sugars
  • High in healthy fats, such as coconut and nut oils
  • Bite-size for portion control and convenience

Are fat bomb desserts healthy? And do they actually make you “burn fat”?

Whether or not fat bombs are healthy– and especially whether or not they live up to their name–is not a simple affirmative or negative answer.

There’s no doubt there are some health benefits to incorporating both portion control and healthy fats in your diet–two components key to keto in any case. There’s also evidence that adding small sweets to your diet, no matter what diet your following, can be beneficial: adding something sweet in moderation can help sustain a diet or lifestyle for long-term.

keto fat bombs

No food alone literally ‘burns’ fat. But that doesn’t mean these treats can’t help you on your goals to attain or maintain, a healthy body weight.

Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, a weight loss and diet specialist, explains that instead, these treats can help you stay full, satisfy cravings, and even provide energy to push through workouts.

She also recommends focusing on healthy ingredients, such as:

  • Coconut, nuts, and avocado for fats
  • Lemon, dark chocolate, stevia, monk fruit, and spices like cinnamon for sweetness
  • Nuts, chia seeds, shredded coconut, and cacao nibs for add-ons and fillings

The Best Fat Bomb Desserts for Fall: Our Picks

It’s one thing to be able to eat dessert, but fat bombs open up the possibility of enjoying some of your (old) seasonal favorites. As the weather gets cooler and the leaves change color and holidays approach, there’s no reason you have to stick to a few prescribed recipes to stay on track.

In fact, the concept of fat bomb desserts has become so popular that the possibilities are virtually endless! But sometimes you really want something that brings out the spirit of fall, and we hope our list gives you a chance to have just that.

All of these recipes listed below are some of the best rated and innovative options for fall-themed desserts. Make some for yourself, and store to share with friends and family. Even if they aren’t following keto, these bites are delicious enough anyone can enjoy!

Pies

Pie isn’t for everyone, but for those who love it, they may surely miss it, especially when the cooler weather rolls around. The problem? The average slice of pie contains nearly 300 calories, with nearly 60 percent of those calories coming from carbohydrates.

These fat bomb versions of pies make eating the dessert not only possible, but keto-friendly, and none of these desserts rely on strange ingredients (in case you’re tired of the cauliflower craze).

apple pie fat bomb

1. Apple Pie Fat Bombs

This recipe, from Deanna of the Harvest Skillet, places an innovative spin on the classic apple pie–but still contains plenty of flavor. Butter, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract is about all you need. If you want to add a little more flavor, Deanna suggests using a splash of maple extract.

Preparation is simple: you caramelize the apples, add in the rest of the ingredients, and pour everything into individual silicone cups. That’s even easier than pie.

Per Fat Bomb:

  • 153 calories
  • 15g total fat
  • 7g total carbs/ 5g net carbs
  • 1g fiber/ 1g sugar alcohols
  • 0g protein

pecan pie fat bomb

2. Pecan Pie Fat Bombs

Pecan pie is one of the things you either like or don’t. But for many, pecan pie is a must-have, rich treat. It’s not only the crust that is problematic for keto dieters but also the gooey, often corn syrup filled, filling.

This recipe by on Bakerita takes the best and healthiest part–pecans–and makes it the star. The updated rendition retains healthy fats and protein and adds flavorful ingredients like ghee, coconut, vanilla bean, and flax and chia seeds.

The result? A delightfully rich, nutty, and sweet bite.

Per Fat Bomb:

  • 121 calories
  • 12g total fat
  • 4g total carbs/ 1g net carbs
  • 3g fiber
  • 2g protein

pumpkin pie fat bomb

3. Pumpkin Pie Fat Bombs

While traditional pumpkin pie is laden with carbohydrates and sugars, pumpkin itself is a nutritional powerhouse. Rich in Vitamin A, it also contains healthful fiber, other vitamins like Vitamins C, E, and B, and even iron.
This delightful recipe from Tasteaholics incorporates coconut oil, spices, and pecans, which can be roasted for an extra note of flavor. You simply melt the coconut oil (if it’s solid) and combine ingredients.

Per Fat Bomb:

  • 125 calories
  • 12g total fat
  • 1g net carbs (other carb counts not provided)
  • 1g protein

Cakes

From a traditionally moist Devil’s Food Cake to a creamy slice of cheesecake or nutty carrot cake, riches cake renditions prove it to be one of the most versatile (and of course popular desserts).

Of course, nothing about cake is keto friendly, from saccharine frosting and icing to dense layers and fillings, cakes would seem to be off the table for most keto dieters.

But these fat bombs let you have your cake and eat it too, by mimicking some of the classic and rich autumnal flavors and cutting back on the things you don’t want.

Red-Velvet-Fat-Bombs

1. Red Velvet Fat Bombs

In presentation, this recipe by My Keto Kitchen is impressive in terms of resembling the classic. The rich red hue looks like the top of a cupcake and makes for a beautiful presentation. Even cooler? That rich red comes from 100 percent natural beetroots.

Aesthetics aside, this is a rich and delightful fat bomb, with ingredients like 90 percent dark chocolate, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and even cream cheese.

These fat bombs do take a little more preparation and technique than some other recipes. A piping bag, hand mixer, and whipping canister help. The effort is worth it–and this also happens to be one of the lowest calorie fat bomb desserts out there.

Per Fat Bomb:

  • 59 calories
  • 6g total fat
  • Less than 1g carbs/net carbs
  • 0g protein

cheesecake fat bomb

2. Keto Cheesecake Fat Bombs

Cheesecake is one of those desserts that can fall into any season. Rest assured, there’s also a recipe for pumpkin cheesecake, but we like the simplicity of this recipe by Fat for Weight Loss, an Australian site.

Other recipes, the writer noted, were too heavy on coconut or butter and did not allow the creaminess of cheesecake to shine. These vanilla chocolate cheesecake fat bombs combine a creamy cream cheese filling with a crunchy chocolate layer for a perfect blend of subtle, yet rich flavors.

You can also play with different varieties. This is definitely a richer, higher calorie fat bomb, but it’s a great alternative to a slice of typical cheesecake, and we also appreciate the added protein. Make this a special holiday treat.

Per Fat Bomb:

  • 312 calories
  • 32g total fat
  • 1g total carbohydrates
  • 3g protein

carrot cake fat bomb

3. Carrot Cake Fat Bombs

Carrot cake simply isn’t carrot cake without spices and cream cheese, and this recipe by the Charlie Foundation respects that.

Grated carrots, coconut, walnuts, and cinnamon add that robust and classic fall flavor, while the cream cheese and butter make these rolled carrot cake bites rich. And it’s a surprisingly light option, too.

The food processor is your friend for even and consistent bites.

Per Fat Bomb:

  • 80 calories
  • 8 g fat
  • about 1g net carbs
  • 1g protein

Candy & Brownies

We can argue about what makes a dessert exceptional, but sometimes you just want something simple. Brownies and candies are treats we likely had as children and have fond memories of.

These recipes add a level of sophistication, but slash crab counts, relying instead on simple and natural ingredients.

martina fudgy keto brownie

1. Martina’s Amazing Fudgy Keto Brownies

While ‘fat bomb’ isn’t in the title of the recipe, these still qualify. Even better? Unlike some other fat bomb recipes, these really do come close to resembling typical brownies.

What’s far from typical is the quality of the ingredients: 85% dark chocolate, coconut oil, almond flour, and some ground chia seeds for texture. You also get a fudgy dark chocolate frosting with real whipping cream. Decadent, but still a fat bomb dessert.

Plus, you’ll benefit from both fiber and protein to help you stay satisfied.

Per Fat Bomb:

  • 202 calories
  • 20g total fat
  • 7g total carbs/ 4g net carbs
  • 3g fiber
  • 4g protein

2. English Toffee Fat Bombs

Toffee evokes cool autumn nights and fall festivals. There’s something fun and whimsical, and yet refreshingly simply about this dessert. But they also tend to be very high in sugar, and little else.

Keto Girl Blog’s spin on this is heavy of rich fats and low on carbs. Coconut oil, cream cheese, peanut butter, and just a touch of butter create a rich base. Cocoa powder and some sugar-free toffee syrup add a light and butter flavor that balances everything out.

You simply melt all ingredient together and pour into molds for convenient and delicious fat bombs.

Per Fat Bomb:

  • 142 calories
  • 15g total fat
  • 1g total carbs
  • 0g fiber
  • 2g proteinfudge fat bomb

 

3.  Fudge Fat Bombs

Maybe you used to get fudge on vacation, or as a summer treat. Maybe you purchased it homemade or bought it prepackaged. The sticky treat is still a favorite among many, but it’s also a sugar-filled carb trap for anyone following keto.

Chocolate Covered Katie, who specializes in healthy desserts on her blog, and already emphasizes healthy fats and little sugar in all of her recipes, takes on the challenge to make fudge keto friendly with her fudgy fat bombs.

Nut butter, coconut oil, and cocoa are the main ingredients for what could also be considered a take on keto Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (though this calls for any nut butter).

Feel free to also check out her other simple-to-make flavors, such as peanut butter, pistachio, strawberry, gingerbread, banana, and coconut.

Per Fat Bomb:

  • 84 calories
  • 8g total fat
  • 3g total carbs/ 2g net carbs
  • 1g fiber
  • 2g protein

Remember, no matter what fat bomb recipe strikes your eye, moderation is key. Don’t deprive yourself, but also make these recipes a treat.

By echoing classic fall flavors, rich healthy fats, and natural ingredients, there’s no reason you have to miss out when you try these recipes. And while it won’t burn fat for you, what it will do is help in your journey to a healthy and active life.

Further Read

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.