Most days, I have no problems meeting my macros and by the end of the day, I’ve had all the fat I need. However, there are some days when I’ve got some calories left (I’m currently calories counting because I’ve still got at least 2.5st to lose) but I need to meet my fat macros efficiently and that is when something like these peanut and chocolate fat bombs would be a really good option. Husband obviously consumes far more calories than me in a day because he’s trying to gain muscle and there are days when he really struggles to eat enough, especially when he’s feeling sick of eggs or meat and these would also be useful for those times. If I’m honest, I just have a sweet tooth and having something ket-friendly on hand is what stops me from eating Nutella straight from the jar! These are NOT a low-calorie option, however.
The best thing about these is that they only have 5 ingredients and are SUPER easy to make. Here’s what you need and how you make them:
- 200g creamed coconut
- 90g dark (85% or higher) chocolate
- 3 tablespoons erythritol
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 300g peanut butter (we use Whole Earth because it's made with sustainable palm oil)
- Line a square pan (roughly 9x9) with grease-proof paper
- Place the creamed coconut in a saucepan and melt over a low heat until it's more liquid than solid (if you'v ever melted creamed coconut, you'll know exactly what I mean by this!)
- Add the peanut butter, erythritol and vanilla extract to the pan and combine until smooth
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second bursts until totally melted
- Pour half of the peanut/coconut mixture to the lined pan
- Add the chocolate to the remaining peanut mixture and combine completely
- Pour the chocolate mixture on top of the peanut mixture in the pan
- Freeze for about 20 minutes
- Lift out of the pan and cut into 25 pieces (obviously, if you cut it smaller it will be fewer calories per square)
Yes, you read that right, 158 calories per small square! As I said, they aren’t low-cal, but they ARE delicious and really useful for followers of keto. I’d be really surprised if you could manage more than one of these because they are SO rich, but Husband and I both agreed that they’d actually be really nice eaten as a mini-dessert with some heavy cream or a cup of strong, black coffee.
As ever, I’d love to know what you think of these if you make them for yourself so do come back and leave me a comment.
Whole Earth Peanut Butter (affiliate link)