Have you ever had those Aussie Bites from Costco? They are such a great healthy snack on the go and now you can try our Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe!
Those dang Aussie Bites at Costco are so good!! I’ve tried a bazillion recipes lately and while these are admittedly not the perfect Aussie Bites copycat recipe they are just like them and so delicious.Even the hubby was snagging bag fulls for work which is always a good thing.
I really am entirely intrigued by them though. What makes them so delicious and how in the heck are they made? Again, I think these are totally awesome and definitely a copycat recipe, but let’s be honest most copycat recipes still aren’t the exact same as the real thing.
Either way this is a healthier snack that keeps me out of the candy, junk and treats and in the house and they are easy to take in my purse for on the run. Even if I’m only out and about for 2 hours I still like to have a little something in my purse so that I don’t get overly hungry and come home and pig out. Because that’s what happens, if I don’t eat lots of small, healthy things all day then my main meals always end up bigger and not as healthy because I’ve let myself get too darn hungry.
Even as a kid I couldn’t wait for snack time. I remember watching the clock like a hawk (ha! I’m a poet) and as soon as it was 10:15 I busted out my Kudos bar (yes, I made a copycat of that as well) or gushers. Which by the way I didn’t not make a copycat recipe of those. Are they even real food? I cannot stand to eat them now and it’s not just the pretend flavor, they hurt my teeth!
Aussie Bites Copycat
- ¼ cup quinoa
- 1 cup dried apricots
- 3½ cups Old Fashioned rolled oats, divided
- 1 tablespoon sun flower seeds
- ⅓ cup raisins
- 1 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 Tablespoons Flax seed
- 2 tablespoon coconut flakes
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup canola oil
- pinch of sea salt
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick spray.
- Heat a nonstick skillet over high heat. Once hot, add ⅓ of the quinoa at a time, they should start popping in a matter of seconds. Only allow them to cook for a few seconds and quickly remove to a bowl, and repeat until all of the quinoa is cooked. Set aside.
- In a blender, process 2 cups of oats into a flour. Remove to a large bowl.
- In a food processor, pulse the apricots until smooth.
- In a large bowl, combing all remaining ingredients and stir to combine, switching to your hands if it's easier. Press the dough into the muffin holes and bake for 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough and store in an airtight container.