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Cheesy jalapeño fat bombs recipe from the Sweet & Savory Fat Bombs Cookbook by Martina Slajerova. A delicious savory snack to boost fat intake.
If you’ve been on a low carb keto diet for a while, you’ve likely heard of fat bombs. These high fat snacks are used to boost your healthy fat intake. They are perfect for a quick energy boost.
Fat bombs can be sweet or savory. They can be frozen, spoonable, drinkable, or bite sized. And, they are usually delicious treats that help keep you satisfied on a low carb diet.
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I’m big on snacks because I’m always super busy. So, I am in love with Martina’s new fat bombs cookbook. Since I’ve been cutting back on sweets, I chose to try out the cheesy jalapeño fat bombs recipe from the book. These tasty savory fat bombs were inspired by the popular jalapeño poppers appetizer. However, the fat bomb version is much better!
Like all of the recipes in the Sweet & Savory Fat Bombs Cookbook, these cheesy jalapeño fat bombs are a cinch to make. You’ll need four slices of bacon baked crisp along with the bacon grease that drips out during baking.
The filling is a mixture of unsalted butter and high fat cream cheese. Chopped jalapeño peppers, shredded cheese, and bacon grease are mixed in. The mixture is chilled for less than an hour to firm it up, then you form balls that are then rolled in crumbled bacon.
Although jalapeño peppers are used, the seeds are removed before chopping so the these cheesy jalapeño fat bombs are very mild. I like them much better than jalapeño poppers. And, they are so easy to make.
There are so many great fat bomb recipes in the Sweet & Savory Fat Bombs cookbook. I’ll be trying a few more in the coming weeks. This is one of those cookbooks that will be referred to often.
What kind of recipes are in the book?
There’s creamy butters including a chocolate chip cookie butter. There’s sweet candy like fat bombs including red velvet truffles and almond bliss bars. There’s also recipes for making your own dark chocolate and white chocolate.
You’ll also find a few fudge recipes, sweet bark recipes as well as frozen treats. There’s some hot beverage recipes including a creamy white hot chocolate and some fruit smoothies.
Some of the savory fat bomb recipes in the cookbook include pepperoni pizza fat bombs and Waldorf salad fat bombs. With so many choices, it’s tough to choose which recipe to try next.
If you’re a big snacker like me, you are going to love this fat bomb cookbook. The recipes are all quick and easy to make. And, you’ll get the important healthy fats needed for a low carb diet without excess protein or carbs. With such a great variety of fat bomb recipes, you’ll certainly find a few that will become regular treats.
You can find this cheesy jalapeño fat bomb recipe in the Sweet & Savory Fat Bombs cookbook available at Amazon and local bookstores.
Low Carb Cheesy Jalapeño Fat Bombs
Cheesy Jalapeno Fat Bombs - Sweet & Savory Fat Bombs Cookbook Review
- 3.5 ounces full-fat cream cheese at room temperature, 100 g
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter or ghee at room temperature, 55g/2 oz
- 4 slices bacon 120 g/4.2 oz
- 1/4 cup grated Gruyère cheese or Cheddar cheese 30 g/1.1 oz
- 2 g jalapeño peppers halved, seeded, and finely chopped, 29 /1 oz
In a bowl, mash together the cream cheese and butter or ghee, or process in a food processor until smooth.
Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C, or gas mark 3).
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Be sure to use a rimmed sheet to contain the bacon fat, as you'll need it for the recipe, too.
Lay the bacon slices flat on the parchment, leaving enough space between so they don't overlap.
Place the sheet in the preheated oven and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until crispy. The exact amount of cooking time depends on the thickness of bacon slices.
Remove from the oven and se aside to cool. When cool enough to handle, crumble the bacon into a bowl and set aside.
To the cream cheese and butter mixture, add the Gruyère or Cheddar cheese, jalapeños, and bacon grease. Mix well to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until set.
Divide the mixture into 6 fat bombs and place them on a parchment-lined plate. If serving immediately, roll them in the crumbled bacon until well coated. If serving later, refrigerate without the bacon coating in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Roll the fat bombs in freshly cooked or reheated bacon crumbs just before serving.
Shared with permission from Sweet & Savory Fat Bombs