Today’s post is short and sweet (but only lightly sweetened)!
I came up with this recipe when I felt impressed to add more fat to our diet, especially for our oldest who had started experiencing the joys of hormone changes and, I felt, needed a little extra support.
They turned out to be rich and delicious and are now a favorite snack around here.
Here’s how to make them.
- You’ll need these ingredients:
- ½ cup almond or other nut butter
- ½ cup coconut oil (unrefined is not as processed but it lends a coconutty taste so choose refined if you don’t like coconut flavor)
- ¼ cup cacao powder (this is less processed than cocoa but feel free to use cocoa if that’s what you have)
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of cinnamon
- 1 ½ TBS raw honey
*Please note and learn from my mistake: BEFORE you add the melted mixture to the silicone molds, make sure the molds are on something flat that you can lift and transfer to the freezer easily. A cookie sheet, a flat tray or plate… a box of freezer burritos (you use what you’ve got, okay?).
To Make the Fat Bombs:
Combine all the ingredients except the honey into a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, or even know exactly what one is (like me), you can add a couple inches of water to a small saucepan and place a metal bowl on top of it (full instructions here). This is a neat way to melt things, like chocolate, without scorching them. Add the ingredients to the metal bowl, heat, and stir until everything is all melty and smooth. Next, turn off the heat, let the mixture sit for a couple minutes to cool slightly, and add the raw honey (allowing it to cool a little helps keep the enzymes in the honey alive when you add it). Stir it well and then scoop it into silicone molds like this. I have found a tablespoon measuring spoon works well for this part. Now transfer your fat bombs to the freezer to harden up so you can eat them in a couple of hours.
If you don’t eat them as soon as they harden, keep storing these in the freezer until they are gone.