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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.

Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe - the best high energy snacks!

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.

Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe - the best high energy snacks!

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:

  • 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)

Instructions:

For a 2 minute rundown, watch this video:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Precook the quinoa.
  • 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.)
Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe - the best high energy snacks!
  • Put this mixture into your Blendtec. If you don’t have one, you should 😉
  • Blend on low for about 8 seconds or until the dried fruits are about the size of grains of rice.
Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe - the best high energy snacks!
  • 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.)
  • Put tablespoon size scoops into a silicone mini muffin pan. Flatten down the mixture into the muffin pan (important).
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before removing.
  • Cool completely before storing in a sealed container. (Ours lasted about a month in a sealed plastic container.)
Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe - the best high energy snacks!

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.

Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe - the best high energy snacks!

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!

Jennifer

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?

Jennifer

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!!

Jennifer

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.

Marielos

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.

Mary

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?

Tiffany

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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