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Old 07-01-2012, 21:48   #1
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Default Fat Bomb: to up your good fat intake

I didn't see the recipe after a search so here it is.

I love these! It is a quick way to add some fat to balance out proteins or carbs if I get out of balance. I didn't do the dipped in chocolate part just the basic with almond butter, Nevada Manna Choc. chips and pecans. I made half a batch as I didn't have enough of the coconut butter (Artisana). I made them in a regular size muffin pan and spooned the recipe into 12 paper liners. With my ingredients (1/2 recipe) each cup equalled 17.03 gr fat, 3.33 gr protein, 1.5 gr carb and 178.67 calories. I did not add any sweetener to this batch, next time I will. I keep them in the freezer.


Abi Fae's Fat Bombs

• 8 oz unsweetened almond butter (or natural sugar-free peanut butter or other nut butter)
• 8 oz raw coconut butter (Artisana brand is excellent) OR virgin coconut oil
• 1 stick butter• 2 Tbsp butter
• 1 bar of 85% cocoa chocolate (Black and Greens, Dagoba, Lindt, etc...) or high cocoa chocolate chips
• Sweetener of choice to taste (I use a small amount of eryritol, but you can also use Splenda or raw, local honey if you are not super carb sensitive. Abi does not use any sweetener in hers.)

Optional add-ins
Roasted nuts
Dried sugar-free fruit like cherries or cranberries
Cocoa nibs
Unsweetened coconut flakes

In a microwave-safe bowl, soften the stick of butter, the coconut butter and the almond butter for 1-3 minutes until the are easy to stir together. Once the butters are blended, add in any extras making sure there is still enough butter blend to coat all the goodies. Taste and add sweetener if desired make sure to stir well.

The butter mix then needs to be put in some kind of form to cool. Silicone muffin cups, baking pan, chocolate molds, etc... just make sure it is flexible so you can get the fat bombs OUT of the molds. Melt the chocolate bar in the microwave in a glass dish and add the 2 tablespoons of butter to make it smooth and creamy. Dip your chilled fat bombs in to the chocolate and allow to cool on a piece of wax paper or a silicone sheet. You can also drizzle the melted chocolate over each fat bomb. Store in the refrigerator.

Because of the low melt point of the butter and coconut butter, these need to be kept cold once finished. If you plan on sticking these in a lunch box to eat later, simply put your fat bombs in small jelly canning jars and add a few low-sugar, high-cocoa chocolate chips instead of using chocolate molds and coating with melted chocolate. The thing I like about using the chocolate chips is the label shows how many carbs per chip so you can easily decide how carby or carb-free you want to make each jar full.

Wifezilla's Way: Recipe: Abi Fae's Fat Bombs


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Yummy!

I made Paleo Power Bars, yesterday -- somewhat similar recipe, not sure how the fat count compares. Filled my husband right up ...

Power Bars | Vegan and Gluten Free Power Bar Recipe | Elana's Pantry (I used walnuts, for crunch, and sub'd 1 TBS splenda syrup for agave, and added 1 tsp eryth to Baker's chocolate for the ganache ... they were not that sweet, at all, though!). WERE ... they were very tasty!!!

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These are similar to the fudge I make, but I add heavy cream to make them fudgier, and cocoa powder instead of chunks. And I do (almost) always add chopped walnuts.

I read a tip on the coconut butter. It's expensive, and someone said they got coconut flakes from an Indian grocer very cheaply and just whirled them in a blender - first slow, pulsed, then medium, pulsed, then finally fast for 4-5 minutes - and the result tasted exactly the same for a fraction of the cost.

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These are similar to the fudge I make, but I add heavy cream to make them fudgier, and cocoa powder instead of chunks. And I do (almost) always add chopped walnuts.

I read a tip on the coconut butter. It's expensive, and someone said they got coconut flakes from an Indian grocer very cheaply and just whirled them in a blender - first slow, pulsed, then medium, pulsed, then finally fast for 4-5 minutes - and the result tasted exactly the same for a fraction of the cost.
Great idea! I'm out of the Coconut Butter and you are right it is expensive. I have some unsweetened coconut flakes, think I'll give this a whirl!

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Yummy!

I made Paleo Power Bars, yesterday -- somewhat similar recipe, not sure how the fat count compares. Filled my husband right up ...

Power Bars | Vegan and Gluten Free Power Bar Recipe | Elana's Pantry (I used walnuts, for crunch, and sub'd 1 TBS splenda syrup for agave, and added 1 tsp eryth to Baker's chocolate for the ganache ... they were not that sweet, at all, though!). WERE ... they were very tasty!!!
Those power bars look yummy!! How does the agave nectar affect bg #'s??

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Great idea! I'm out of the Coconut Butter and you are right it is expensive. I have some unsweetened coconut flakes, think I'll give this a whirl!
Oops - got the directions wrong (should know not to trust my memory!) - it should be 5-6 minutes on =low= ... Here's what the poster said in Amazon's comments:

That said, I found a CHEAP, EASY alternative that tastes JUST like it. I went to my local indian food store and bought a few bags of powdered / coconut flakes for about $1.50 , threw it in the blender on pulse for a few min, then on high, then on medium, then when it started getting clumped and creamy I set it to low for about 5-6 minutes. Tastes JUST Like it, same consistency, taste, everything. No oil needed,no milk, no sugar, no heat, not even a food processor. The oils come out naturally from the dried coconut flakes/ powder. The butter came out a bit creamier than that in the can, which is a bonus for some considering consistency seemed to be the biggest complain against this product. Anyways, I just saved myself over $10 making this in 15min or less.

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Those power bars look yummy!! How does the agave nectar affect bg #'s??
No agave nectar for this termite!!! I use eryth or splenda / stevia, only!

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No agave nectar for this termite!!! I use eryth or splenda / stevia, only!
Oh, OK. I just wondered when I saw it in the recipe. I've stayed away from the agave myself.

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I made Paleo Power Bars, yesterday -- somewhat similar recipe, not sure how the fat count compares. Filled my husband right up ...

Power Bars | Vegan and Gluten Free Power Bar Recipe | Elana's Pantry (I used walnuts, for crunch, and sub'd 1 TBS splenda syrup for agave, and added 1 tsp eryth to Baker's chocolate for the ganache ... they were not that sweet, at all, though!). WERE ... they were very tasty!!!
Wow I had forgotten this recipe -- which is probably a good thing -- I likely overate them!

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