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Best High Energy Snacks – Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe

We’ve got a lot of growing bodies to feed in this house so we’re always on the hunt for the best high energy snacks.

Costco carries one of our favorites and we decided to see if we could make them ourselves.

I’m so excited to give you our recently perfected Aussie Bites copycat recipe.

Copycat Aussie bites stacked on a table.

Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe

If you’ve never tried Aussie Bites, they’re quite amazing. They are surprisingly sweet, buttery, and very satisfying. They are the ultimate pre- or post-workout snack; but my family loves snacking on them pretty much all the time.

You see, my 14 year old son is a bottomless pit, my daughter can’t seem to keep any weight on her, and Evan (my SO) has the highest metabolism I’ve ever witnessed.

These little snacks pack quite a nutritious punch so they’re perfect for school lunches and just grabbing throughout the day.

Two Aussie bites next to each other.

We can’t seem to get enough of them at Costco so we got to work in the kitchen coming up with Aussie Bites copycat recipe:

Aussie Bites Ingredients:

Here’s what you need to make this copycat recipe. The measurements are in the printable recipe card below.

  • Dried apricots
  • Golden raisins
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Rolled oats
  • Oat flour
  • Quinoa
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Coconut sugar
  • Honey
  • Coconut flakes
  • Canola oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Baking soda
  • Sea salt
  • Sugar (optional) — this was an update because the original recipe wasn’t sweet enough for our taste


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Precook the quinoa as per the instructions on the package.

Soften the dried fruits by heating in a pan. Place the butter, apricots, raisins, vanilla, and water in a pot and heat over medium until the butter is melted.

Dried fruit mixture in a sauce pan.

Add the mixture to a blender. I highly recommend the Blendtec blender if you can splurge for one!

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Blend on low for about 8 seconds or until the fruits are about the size of grains of rice.

Fruit mixture in a Blendtec blender.

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir until fully mixed.

Place tablespoon sized scoops into a silicone mini muffin pan. Press down to flatten them into the pan. This is important so they stick together while baking.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Let the bites cool for at least five minutes before removing from the pan.

Gently pop them out of your muffin pan.

Make sure they completely cool before storing them in a sealed container. Ours lasted about a month in a sealed, plastic container.

Aussie bites in a tupperware bowl.

If your family has a need for grab and go snacks, I highly suggest getting Aussie Bites at Costco or making this Aussie Bites recipe. Everyone loves them!

If you love homemade snacks and energy bites, here’s a list of several recipes for energy balls.

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Copycat Aussie Bites Recipe

Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe - the best high energy snacks!

If you love Costco's Aussie Bites, give this recipe a try. Packed with nutritious ingredients, this is the perfect high-energy snack for your family.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1/3 cup quinoa (precooked)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Precook the quinoa.
  3. Combine the butter, apricots, raisins, vanilla, and water in a pot. Heat over medium until the butter is melted. (This softens and moistens the dried fruits so they're easier to blend.)
  4. Put this mixture into your Blendtec. If you don't have one, you should 😉
  5. Blend on low for about 8 seconds or until the dried fruits are about the size of grains of rice.
  6. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir until fully mixed. (UPDATE: we added an additional 1/4 cup of regular white sugar because these weren't quite sweet enough for our taste.)
  7. Put tablespoon size scoops into a silicone mini muffin pan. Flatten down the mixture into the muffin pan (important).
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing.
  10. Cool completely before storing in a sealed container. (Ours lasted about a month in a sealed plastic container.)

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 159mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Holding an Aussie bite with more of them in the background.

Can you tell which one was made using the Aussie Bites copycat recipe?

Taunt Lu

Monday 25th of November 2019

These are delightful! I actually like the flavor better than Costco. They do fall apart easily so i think i will add an egg or two next time i make it. These really are fabulous! Thanks so much for posting!


Sunday 1st of December 2019

So glad to hear that! Thanks for letting us know!

Tiffiny Nguyen

Saturday 28th of September 2019

Do you know macros for these? Any nutrition facts?


Saturday 28th of September 2019

This post needs to be updated and put into a recipe card! I will do that ASAP and that will calculate the macros. Apologies and thank you for bringing it to my attention. :)

P. Haas

Sunday 19th of May 2019

While I appreciate the recipe, it may actually be a little flawed in the directions. You must precook the quinoa and you must flatten down the mixture into the mini muffin sheet. Two very important things not shared. I came out with a crumbly expensive and time consuming mess! I hope you all are reading reviews!!


Thursday 18th of July 2019

I'm very sorry about this. I hate to hear you wasted expensive ingredients. I've update the instructions to precook the quinoa and flatten into the pan. Please know that I appreciate your comment and feedback, and again, apologies for your experience.


Thursday 18th of July 2019

I wish I had read your comment before I made these! The same happened to me. Good flavor, but just crumbs. Though, I still want to make them.


Wednesday 12th of September 2018

Can this recipe be made as bar treats, using a rectangle or square sheet pan?

Shelley VanWitzenburg

Friday 14th of September 2018

Hi Mary,

I don't see why not, they just might crumble a little easier in that shape. Maybe add something sticky like applesauce or more honey to help hold them together?


Monday 15th of January 2018

I had Aussie Bites from Costco a few weeks ago and almost cried when I found your copy cat recipe on Pinterest! I was SO happy! That’s how good they are! I’ve made this recipe twice - one following the recipe fully and once with half the butter it calls for and the other half applesauce as a substitute. Both ways came out great! Next time I’ll try using all applesauce and no butter. Thank you!

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