One of the most recent approaches to dieting is what’s called a “ketogenic” diet. These types of diets normally consist of consuming meals that are high in fat and protein but are also low in carbohydrates. The reduced intake in carbs forces the body to primarily burn one’s fat instead of their carbohydrates.

For a new twist on a snacking staple that’s familiar to those enthusiasts that are following ketogenic diets, check out this recipe for delicious yet somewhat oddly named cannabutter fat bombs! A perfect treat for getting nicely baked while still watching your waistline.

Cannabutter fat bombs:

Makes 2 large (strong dose) or 4 small (low dose) bombs; recipe can easily be doubled

1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 teaspoons cannabutter*
3-5 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for rolling if desired
Optional: pinch of salt (this may not be necessary if your almond butter is salted)

In a large bowl, combine the almond butter, coconut oil, cannabutter, and about 3 tablespoons of unsweetened shredded coconut. Mix using a spoon or very clean hands until combined.

If needed, add more coconut to the mixture, so that you can form it into balls. This will depend on the texture of your almond butter; different brands can vary quite widely in terms of texture. You can form it into two stronger doses or four lower doses.

The balls might seem a little bit soft; if so, freeze them for about five minutes. At this point, when you take them out of the freezer, they should hold their shape as you roll them into balls.

If desired, roll the finished balls in more shredded coconut. This is not necessary for recipe success, though. Store the finished balls in the refrigerator to help them maintain their shape.

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Keto or not, here come the fat bombs | The Seattle Times