I’m sure you have all seen posts about all the amazing benefits to coconut oil? While coconut oil may be the “trendy” thing right now, I’m buying in! I love it! Not only do a cook and bake with it, but I also use it to remove my makeup, slather it on my skin and use it as a carrier for essential oils! This recipe with satisfy a sweet tooth while giving you a healthy dose of coconut oil goodness!
This recipe came to me after making chocolate treats with coconut oil! I’m SUPER sensitive to caffeine, sensitive so I absolutely cannot have chocolate before bedtime, but I love sweet treats in the evening! Enter the peanut butter fat bombs!
This recipe is SUPER flexible – so you could easily use any type of nut or seed butter or protein powder! I choose unsweetened peanut butter (just peanuts – no extra sugars, oils or salts) due to trying to cut out all excess sugars in my diet and my protein powder is stevia sweetened!
Dairy & Sugar Free – Peanut Butter Fat Bombs!
1/4 + 2 TBSP cup coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened peanut butter (or nut/seed butter of choice)
1 tsp vanilla extract (caramel extract is yummy too!)
3 drops of NuNatural vanilla stevia (optional)
Sprinkle of salt (optional)
Silicone moulds or you could spread onto parchment paper for a slab piece.
While getting ingredients ready, put small pot on the stove on high. Let the pot get nice and warm and remove from heat. Add in ingredients and stir until smooth and fully melted together!
Pour into silicone moulds or as an alternative use a cookie sheet with covered parchment paper and pour mixture onto parchment – spreading it out to desired thickness. Place into freezer and let sit for 3 hours or until it has hardened. If you used the moulds – pop the fat bombs out and place into a ziplock baggie in the freezer. If you used the parchment paper – break into pieces and store in a ziplock baggie in the freezer.
My kiddo LOVES these & they are such a great source of fat and protein for their growing bodies! I also find for myself they really satisfy my cravings for sweets and I only need 1 or 2 to get to happily satisfied!
Swaps and Alternatives!
Of course you could use any nut or seed butter you have! There shouldn’t be any issue with the swap! Tahini is what I’ll be trying next time!
Feel free to add sweetener of your choice ~ honey or maple syrup would be awesome. The amount will depend on your protein powder’s sweetness!
Don’t have protein powder or want chocolate? You could easily take out the protein powder and add a tablespoon or 2 of cocoa powder! Get creative – this recipe is very forgiving!
Did I mention this recipe is FAST and easy to whip together? If you know where all your ingredients are – I’d guess it will take you less than 5 minutes! So find that coconut oil and get on it!
Hope you enjoyed this and please let me know what else you’d like to see from Dairy Free Betty!