White Chocolate Raspberry Fat Bombs
I have a confession: I’ve been leery of fat bombs for a long time. Don’t know what fat bombs are? They’re little treats that are mostly made of healthy fats, like coconut oil, and are super popular in the low carb – high fat camp.
My hesitation came from my experience with oil pulling. (My hippie-dippie is really showing now.)
What’s oil pulling? Rolling coconut oil around in your mouth for several minutes at a time. It’s supposed to be excellent for your teeth/gum health among other things. I read about it online and in The Coconut Oil Miracle. (Excellent book, by the way!)
I had a hard time with it. And I may have accidentally swallowed some of it on one occasion. Eating straight coconut oil isn’t my cup of tea, and I wondered if fat bombs would be a similar experience for me.
Nope. Not even close. It’s closer to eating candy than oil pulling, I’m happy to announce.
This recipe came from The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen by Carolyn Ketchum who blogs all kinds of low-carb goodness over at All Day I Dream About Food. If you’re wanting to explore a ketogenic (keto) diet, this book is a must-have.
I’ve been tinkering with keto the past few weeks, and I have some thoughts on it that I’ll share later. Meanwhile….
This recipe is easy and simple — only 4 ingredients. But… they might not be ingredients you have on hand all the time.
Coconut oil – You probably have this? I get the big tub at Costco.
Freeze-dried raspberries – I LOVE freeze-dried berries and get them at Target or Trader Joe’s. I don’t eat them straight, but I use them in things. Like, Strawberry Cream Nut Butter. Or Strawberry Cream Larabars. (I like the strawberries, can you tell?) I also pulverize them and mix them with buttercream when I make macarons — out of this world delicious. But we’re talking about low-carb stuff, so forget I mentioned macarons. Or buttercream.
Cacao Butter – This was a new one for me. I’ve seen it used here and there and was curious about trying it. It’s an incredibly nutritious superfood — basically pure oil cold-pressed from cacao beans. It IS pricey, but you don’t use much in this recipe. I got some cacao butter on Amazon, but I think you can find it at healthy grocery stores or hippie supplement shops. OR you can probably substitute more coconut oil instead. The fat bombs might not stay hard for long at room temperature or be as portable if you do that, though.
Sweetener – I admit, I was most curious about using erythritol and/or xylitol in sweets, so of course I headed to the dessert section of Carolyn’s book. She recommended Swerve, so I ordered a package of confectioners Swerve on Amazon. (Can we have a moment of gratitude for Amazon? Amen.) I have mixed feelings about erythritol, but I felt like it was ok in this recipe.
I did a little math (gasp) and estimated that a batch of these fat bombs costs roughly $6.50, and about 55-65 cents each, depending on how many you make. That’s less than a Reese’s pumpkin. And you’ll feel a lot better after you eat one. Or even if you eat three. (Yep, did that. They’re really that good.)
I’m just going to walk you through this real quickly. First, melt the cacao butter and coconut oil together.
Then, pulverize the freeze-dried berries. You can use a food processor or a blender. I like to use a coffee grinder that I grind spices with, too. I don’t actually use it for coffee. If you grind coffee beans, it’s recommended that you have a separate grinder for spices or your coffee will have some interesting added flavors.
Add the pulverized berries and sweetener to the pot and stir it around until the sweetener has mostly dissolved.
Divide it into silicone or paper-lined muffin tins.
I made 12 fat bombs because I can’t read directions. And I like it when my muffin tin doesn’t have any vacancies.
After an hour or so in the fridge they’ll look like this. The raspberry powder will sink to the bottom creating a layered effect. Pretty, right?
You can store these in the fridge and, if you’re feeling generous, let your kids have one. Mine went bonkers for these. My 2yo asked for them ALL DAY LONG. And I didn’t mind giving him a few because I knew he was getting some good, healthy fats.
I can tell you I’m excited to have these when the kids come home with their trick or treat candy in a couple of weeks. Reese’s are my biggest weakness, and I think these fat bombs might keep my face out of their trick or treat buckets.
Also, be sure to grab a copy of Carolyn’s book, The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen! I’ve tried several of her recipes, and we’ve loved every one of them. (Including the other fat bombs — the Salted Macadamia Chocolate. DE-lish.)
White Chocolate Raspberry Fat Bombs
Yield: 10-12 fat bombs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes + 1 hour chilling time
Freeze-dried raspberries give these fat bombs such a burst of berry flavor and sweetness! You’ll love this creamy truffle-like combination.
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 ounces cacao butter
- 1/2 cup freeze-dried raspberries
- 1/4 cup powdered erythritol sweetener (like Swerve)
- Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Or use a silicone muffin pan.
- Heat the coconut oil and cacao butter in a small saucepan over low heat until completely melted. Remove the pan from the heat.
- Grind the freeze-dried raspberries in a food processor, blender, or a coffee grinder.
- Add the pulverized berries and sweetener to the saucepan. Stir until the sweetener is mostly dissolved.
- Divide the mixture among the muffin cups. The raspberry powder will sink to the bottom — no worries. Just keep the mixture stirred as you pour them into each mold so each one has some of the raspberry powder.
- Chill for an hour or until firm. They’ll keep in the refrigerator for several weeks. (My guess is that they won’t last that long before they’re all eaten.)
Shared with permission from The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen by Carolyn Ketchum.
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