These keto fat bombs are flavored with elderberry with a satisfying cream base. I love these all year long but it is a freezer candy which makes it especially premium in hotter weather or when you are doing some intense exercise. The more I make these, the more I also like the candies thinner, maybe even on the order of half the thickness in the picture here. It is a soft candy but it has a better mouth feel, bordering on a “crunch”, if you are biting through the candy itself.
Elderberry juice can be a bit difficult to find. I actually make my own from berries we forage here in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. You can buy it online, often sold as a flu-fighting remedy. If you have difficulty finding it or do not want to pay the premium price it gathers out there on the market, you really can use any berry for this recipe. In fact, if you start with the whole berry and just mash it up, you will have a candy with low effective carbs because the berries will still have their fiber attached. Juices will strain that fiber out. My own homemade juice is lightly strained and so it still has some of its fiber.
The carbs in this recipe come from the elderberry itself and from the cream cheese. A full fat cream cheese will be a little lower in carbohydrates than a low fat or non-fat cream cheese.
This is a delightful and refreshing freezer candy, creamy and berry-licious. 🙂
By the way, I lost 140+ pounds in case you missed it. You can learn more about what I eat and when I eat, including weight loss with the keto diet and intermittent fasting. Do not miss the before and after photos!
Amanda Rose, Ph.D. lives in the Giant Sequoia National Monument with her husband and two sons. She founded the Eat Like A Bear website to support the awesomely inspiring community on Facebook, Eat Like A Bear!
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