What are Fat Bombs and Why Should I Be Eating Them?

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First of all, “Fat Bomb” just sounds like a dangerous (and disgusting) concoction to be avoided like the plague. I have a bit of an adoration for chocolate and healthy snacks. Enter Fat Bombs….What are these little candied goodies? They are small candy sized bites of healthy fat certain to keep you feeling great and looking gorgeous. Read on for why they may be the perfect snack for you!

Why Should You Be Eating Fat Bombs?

Fat Bombs are loaded with healthy fats to support thyroid health, boost metabolism and they also increase energy.

What are coconut fat bombs? 

Coconut fat bombs are bombs that include coconut oil in the recipe.

Remember this post on why coconut oil totally rocks? Here’s a quick recap of coconut oil benefits:

  • Slows signs of aging and reduce Alzheimer’s
  • Boosts immunity through antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties
  • Prevents cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory (take that arthritis)
  • Helps burn fat and build lean muscle
  • Boosts memory and brain function
  • Improves liver function and digestion
  • Helps balance hormones

Are fat bombs healthy?

“When added to a balanced diet, coconut oil slightly lowers the cholesterol level, which is exactly what is expected when a dietary change raises thyroid function. This same increase in thyroid function and metabolic rate explains why people and animals that regularly eat coconut oil are lean, and remarkably free of heart disease and cancer.”Ray Peat

It may sound counter intuitive to eat fat, especially if you want to lose fat, but because coconut oil contains MCT’s (medium chain triglycerides) which rev up metabolism.

Finally, the oh so easy recipe…..

5 from 9 votes

Fat Bombs Recipe

Paleo, Vegan option 

Course Snack
Keyword fat bombs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 36


  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 T ghee omit if making vegan
  • 2 T almond butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 T favorite liquid sweetener (raw honey,  maple syrup )
  • 1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan salt 
  • 4 T raw cacao powder


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl or food processor until smooth. I like putting all of the ingredients in a 2 cup measuring cup, mixing and pouring into the molds from there. 

  2. Drop on parchment paper or add to candy molds and pop in fridge for about an hour or two, until solid. 

Recipe Notes

I am highlighting my favorite brands I like to use below:

coconut oil


raw cacao 

pink salt 

almond butter 

Here are the non-toxic candy molds I used. I like this non-toxic parchment paper

Where to store fat bombs? 

Refrigerate until solid and store in fridge.

Enjoy your Fat Bombs!

This post was originally posted 2/16/17


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Author: Melissa Schollaert

I'm Melissa—Holistic Health Coach & loving mama. My passion is to help others thrive through strategic eating (not dieting), living a toxic free life & creating healthier families.

25 thoughts on “What are Fat Bombs and Why Should I Be Eating Them?”

  1. I made a batch of these last night. They are amazing, and I am hooked! No doubt these will be a regular snack in my house for a long time to come!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi always have a statue of fat bombs in the freezer to snack on between meals. Love your version and I love that you added Himalayan sea salt!

  3. 5 stars
    This is a really easy to follow recipe – I don’t make these often enough, but are such a great way to satiate hunger without shooting blood sugar up.

  4. 5 stars
    I need to make some of these ASAP! I’m not feeling so well these days and I know my body is needing more fat right now. Having that healthy fat bomb to snack on sounds perfect and I love your version – so yummy!

  5. 5 stars
    Great article! People are always asking me what is the point of eating fat bombs and why should I eat them? I think they feel like it is a “fat will make you fat” situation. I like the way you explain it here.

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