Keto Cheesy Jalapeño Fat Bombs


Step 1In a bowl, mash together the cream cheese and butter or ghee, or process in a food processor until smooth. Preheat the oven to 160 °C/ 320 °F (fan assisted), or 180 °C/ 355 °F (conventional).

Step 2Line 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.

Step 3Lay 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.

Step 4The exact amount of cooking time depends on the thickness of the bacon slices. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. When cool enough to handle, crumble the bacon into a bowl and set aside.

Step 5To 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.

Step 6Divide the mixture into 6 fat bombs and place them on a parchment-lined plate.

Step 7If 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.