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Peanut Butter 3 Ingredient Fat Bombs

If you are following a ketogenic diet and want a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth, these 3 ingredient fat bombs are the best things for you.

When following a keto diet it is important to have the perfect snack on hand so you don’t grab sweet treats when the craving hits.

These 3-ingredient fat bombs are a delicious way to enjoy a tasty treat while on your weight loss journey.

The best part is that these no bake treats satisfy a sweet craving without increasing your blood sugar.

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3 ingredient fat bombs

Simple Ingredients Needed to Make these 3 Ingredient Fat Bombs

In my opinion, the best recipes don’t call for a lot of ingredients or equipment to make.

This easy recipe for easy keto fat bombs only calls for cream cheese, peanut butter, and cacao nibs.

You will need a mixing bowl, rubber spatula or spoon, and an airtight container to store these delicious keto desserts.

Three simple low-carb ingredients boast a high-fat content which is a good thing for a keto diet.

Why Are Keto Recipes High Fat?

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, and very low-carbohydrate diet that is designed to shift the body’s metabolism into a state called ketosis.

When you eat very few carbohydrates, your body starts to use fat as its primary source of energy instead of glucose.

This process of burning fat for energy produces ketone bodies, which the body can use for fuel.

To achieve and maintain ketosis, people following a ketogenic diet typically consume 70-80% of their daily calories from fat.

This is because consuming a high amount of fat is necessary to provide the body with enough energy to function properly while limiting carbohydrates.

Without enough fat in the diet, the body may not be able to produce enough ketones to maintain ketosis.

However, it’s important to note that not all fats are created equal.

Healthy fats such as those found in avocados, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and fatty fish are recommended on the ketogenic diet, while unhealthy fats such as trans fats should be avoided.

Additionally, it’s important to maintain a moderate protein intake as too much protein can also kick the body out of ketosis.

3 ingredient fat bombs

How to Make 3 Ingredient Fat Bombs

Soften an 8-ounce brick of cream cheese and then mix it with one-half of a cup of keto friendly peanut butter.

After the two are combined, form the mixture into balls.

You can use a cookie scoop or silicone mold to make this a mess-free process or pop the room temperature mix in the refrigerator for about half an hour for an easy way to make this dough easier to work with.

Chocolate Keto Peanut Butter Balls

This last step adds the perfect crunch to these keto treats and will satisfy my chocolate craving fast.

Roll the peanut butter cream cheese balls in cacao nibs.

If you aren’t in love with the aftertaste of cacao nibs I would suggest using less than I did for this step.

I would encourage you to still give it a try this way because that crunch and chocolate flavor really pair well with the creamy peanut butter taste.

If you hate cacao nibs, these keto peanut butter balls are pretty close to perfect all on their own without the addition of keto-friendly chocolate. 

Refrigerate or freeze these balls so you can have a healthy snack anytime.

I like to make a big batch so I can get a boost of energy from this quick snack without having to make more of these little treats for a while.

Chocolate Keto Peanut Butter Balls

Variations on this 3 Ingredient Keto Fat Bombs Recipe

While this keto fat bomb recipe is super simple, it can be made with different ingredients to create a variety of low carb treats.

You can add cacao powder, MCT oil, vanilla extract, coconut oil, or coconut butter.

If you prefer to use something other than peanut butter, this recipe works great with cashew butter and almond butter.

Add in some chocolate protein powder or a small amount of cocoa powder for an extra burst of keto-friendly flavor.

You can use a natural sweetener such as monk fruit sweetener or your favorite artificial sweeteners to increase the sweet taste if you are struggling to satisfy your sugar cravings with the basic recipe.

You could use dark chocolate with no added sugar, or sugar-free chocolate chips for this low carb dessert if you prefer.

Add in some sunflower seeds or nuts to give this snack an extra crunch.

You could even melt the cacao nibs and then coat the balls with a keto candy coating if you would like but be sure to refrigerate the peanut butter balls after forming them and before dipping them in chocolate.

This will ensure they stay put together through the dipping process.

Add in some almonds to make this snack resemble an almond joy.

Freeze them in an airtight container so you can enjoy a great snack that is perfect for the keto lifestyle any time of the day.

Keep these 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls for Keto in your freezer or refrigerator for about 4 hours before serving and up to a month if stored in the freezer.

3 ingredient fat bombs

More Great Options for A Ketogenic Diet

If you are looking to up your fat intake without increasing your grams of net carbs, this keto peanut butter cups recipe is perfect.

If you are wanting to make a keto ice cream without a lot of trouble, this is the best keto chocolate ice cream recipe I have ever tried.

If you want to use your air fryer, these Air Fryer Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies are so simple to make! You will love these keto chocolate peanut butter bars that are made in the air fryer.

If you are looking for a creamy cheesecake recipe, this keto cheesecake recipe is delicious, add some fresh strawberries on top for an easy strawberry cheesecake that is sure to satisfy your craving.

Or add in some peanut butter for a simple peanut butter cheesecake.

You have to give this Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe Without Condensed Milk a try. It’s low carb and so easy to make!

You may also enjoy this chocolate chip cheesecake bar recipe that combines the delicious flavors of cookie dough with a classic cheesecake topping.

Planning your next meal? You will love this Keto Chicken and Rice crockpot dump meal. This is one of the easiest keto chicken crockpot recipes to make.

3 ingredient fat bombs

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3 ingredient fat bombs

3 Ingredient Fat Bombs Keto


  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 Cup of of cacao nibs


    Soften an 8-ounce brick of cream cheese and then mix it with one-half of a cup of keto friendly peanut butter.

    After the two are combined, form the mixture into balls.

    You can use a cookie scoop or silicone mold to make this a mess-free process or pop the room temperature mix in the refrigerator for about half an hour for an easy way to make this dough easier to work with.

    Roll the peanut butter cream cheese balls in cacao nibs.

    Refrigerate for about half an hour before eating. Freeze them for a long-lasting snack that tastes great chilled.

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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.


Wednesday 8th of January 2020

I love how easy and simple it is to make! I love peanut butter, will defintely make this soon!

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Tuesday 7th of January 2020

Keto or not these look delish! I'd love some right not with coffee!


Tuesday 7th of January 2020

Those look amazing! Even though I'm not on the keto diet, I want to try them.


Tuesday 7th of January 2020

oh, my goodness! This I can definitely make. Super easy and simple to make. I would love to try this for sure. Thanks for sharing!


Tuesday 7th of January 2020

I can't believe those are keto! They look so delicious and decadent! I hope they taste as good as they look.

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