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These Muesli Bites are delicious and the perfect bite size snack for adults or kiddies. I am absolutely in love with these at the moment and would go as far as to say they are now one of my most favourite recipes. My kiddies adore these.

They are great to have to snack on, to pop into the lunchbox or to take along to your next get together as they are nut and egg free.

I have used Caramaleised Buckinis (click link to be taken to find out more about these and where to purchase) in these as I am slightly addicted to them and they are a great addition to items like these. These are purely optional.You can completely omit these.

You can vary the flavours you use and add extra goodies to the mix such as:

  • Dried sultanas or cranberries
  • Nuts of choice
  • Diced dried apricot and additional coconut
  • Choc chips or cocoa nibs
  • Brewers yeast and linseed meal to make them a great lactation type biscuit
  • Diced dried apple and cinnamon
  • Drizzle melted white chocolate over the top

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Muesli Bites
Makes 38-48 depending on size
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Gather these
  1. 100g butter, cubed
  2. 70g brown sugar
  3. 70g honey
  4. 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  5. 220g oats
  6. 40g shredded coconut
  7. 30g pepitas
  8. 15g chia seeds
  9. 50g sunflower seeds
  10. 50g caramalised buckinis, can omit
Then mix like this
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Place butter, honey, sugar and vanilla into the bowl. 3.5 minutes / 100C / Speed 2.
  3. Once completely melted add remaining ingredients. Mix on Speed 2 until just combined.
  4. Press a tablespoon of mixture into each hole of a silicone muffin form or greased muffin tin. Press down and compact the mixture. This will make 38-48 bites depending on muffin size.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool completely before removing from form/tin.
  7. Keep in an airtight container for up to a week.
Or cook like this
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Place butter, honey, sugar and vanilla into a saucepan over a medium-high heat. Stir until melted.
  3. Once completely melted, remove from heat add remaining ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  4. Press a tablespoon of mixture into each hole of a silicone muffin form or greased muffin tin. Press down and compact the mixture. This will make 38-48 bites depending on muffin size.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool completely before removing from form/tin.
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By |2017-06-12T11:21:39+00:00August 8th, 2014|Categories: Lunchbox, Sweets|36 Comments

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Peta
Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.

36 Comments

  1. Felicity August 11, 2014 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    There is nothing more to say than AMAZING!!! I can’t believe I made these!!! They’re delicious and so cost effective! Thanks again Peta xx

  2. Kate August 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    So quick & easy to make, what a fabulous recipe! I added macadamia, craisins, pistachios, pepitas & sunflower seeds and drizzled with milk chocolate. And the kids love them! These will become a regular in our house.

  3. Fiona September 1, 2014 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    These were a huge hit! I made a couple of variations. I used coconut oil instead of butter and a drizzle of orange juice. I didn’t use any sugar at all as I found the honey sweet enough for me. I was a bit low on rolled oats so made up the quantity by adding psyllium and extra coconut. Thanks for a great treat!

  4. Del September 2, 2014 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Hi, are the chia seeds assesntial or could they be replaced with something else?

    • Peta September 3, 2014 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      Not essential at all.

  5. Nadia September 3, 2014 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Hi had anyone ever tried making these with coconut oil instead of butter? If so did they still turn out? Thanks

    • Peta September 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm - Reply

      I find they don’t stick together as well with coconut oil.

  6. Raelene Henley September 3, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Made the muesli bites with quinoa flakes instead of oats so they were gluten free – yummy! Will be making these regularly. Thanks Peta.

  7. Helen Wise September 6, 2014 at 8:12 am - Reply

    I added craisins and pistachios, baked it in a large silicon tray, drizzled with white chocolate and cut into 48 pieces. Although could have cut into about 18 squares, save me going back for just one more piece! Fantastic recipe, thanks.

  8. Sandra September 11, 2014 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Hi, would love to try out these muesli bites but I am not able to get buckinis in the UK. Any suggestions please? Thank you

    • Peta September 15, 2014 at 9:58 pm - Reply

      Just leave out. No need to add anything extra πŸ™‚

  9. Keri Morris September 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    I’ve perfected my sticky date version of these and added it to the Recipe Community. I have added a link to your original recipe, acknowledging that mine are a variant of yours. My recipe is quite different, but I wouldn’t have discovered it without yours.
    http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/baking-sweet-recipes/sticky-date-muesli-bites/189079

  10. Sabine October 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    PETA, these musli bites are an absolute hit! My health food shy teenagers indulge them and suddenly eat all the ‘bird food’. I took a bit less sugar and butter, added cranberries and linseed and had them in mini muffin tins for 10min. Perfect

  11. Bree October 13, 2014 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    I added dried apricots and dried cranberries; in our house the grownups loved them but not the toddler so much. Cooked them in silicon muffin tins but found they were quite crumbly and softer too, than I imagined despite extra cooking. May have added too much extra stuff without increasing the binding agents.

    • Peta October 14, 2014 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      Yes the extra goodies would have affected it. It would have made it a drier “glue” and therefore crumbly.

  12. Jessica October 19, 2014 at 10:00 am - Reply

    I have to be honest…..I was a bit unsure if I was going to like these but made them anyway just to give it a go…I am so glad I did! They are so delicious!!! I added macadamia nuts in mine and I didnt have enough oats so I added puffed rice to make up for the oats and OMG I love them! Even my husband who said they look to healthy to be yummy, likes them!! Not to mention my kids who want to eat them now and not wait till school lunches. lol Thank You!

  13. Susan October 19, 2014 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed this recipe. I accidentally got the deluxe buckini which has nuts in it and the kids weren’t keen on the goji berries in the mix. I have now got the normal buckini so will definitely give them another go and send them in kindy lunch box.

  14. Katie October 20, 2014 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    i have made these about 5 times for my family. Successful each time. I just substitute the ingredients with whatever I have on hand using the approximate amounts suggested in the recipe. Soooo tasty! I also made them for a pregnant friend who devoured them!! Thanks for this recipe.

  15. Kirra October 21, 2014 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Peta!! Thank you for this creation.. absolutely delicious!!
    I didn’t have buckinins on hand so put sultanas in instead and the kids love them!

  16. Debbie October 23, 2014 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Hi, thanks for this recipe, it is fantastic! I’ve made them twice now & find they are very crumbly. I did reduce the sugar in the second batch, would that make a difference to the texture?

    Thanks, I love your recipes!

    Deb

    • Peta October 23, 2014 at 10:28 pm - Reply

      Thanks Deb. I find if I reduce the sugar mixture in anyway it affects the final result as it is the “glue”

  17. Debbie October 23, 2014 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Hi Peta

    Thanks for your reply, I will have another go with the required about of sugar. My children love them, so these will become a regular in our house!

    Thanks again for your reply & recipes.

    Deb

  18. helen potter November 21, 2014 at 11:35 am - Reply

    what took so long for me to make these. some in mini muffin tins, these are soft-centred. my mumsy likes these the best. some in normal sized pans, narrower and crunchy. these are my favourites. seriously peta, everything i make from your recipes is perfect.

  19. Kate November 23, 2014 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    OMG I made these today and they are absolutely awesome, they will definitely be a lunch box regular! Thanks Peta πŸ™‚

  20. Fiona January 19, 2015 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Whole family loves these! do you think these would freeze ok for school snacks?

    • Peta February 5, 2015 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      I dont but others said they have successfully πŸ™‚

  21. Carly January 20, 2015 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Can i vacuum seal and freeze these? id like to make a big batch for lunches but i don’t want to have to use them within a week?

    • Peta January 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm - Reply

      Ive never tried sorry! What clever idea though!

  22. The Bush Gourmand March 12, 2015 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    These were delicious! I used a pan loaf muffin pan and put 2 Tbsp of the filling in to make bars. I also added slivered almonds.

  23. Meredith March 15, 2015 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I have typed the recipe (with a slight variation) into the recipe database at sparkepople.com so I could get a nutritional value for it. I’ve credited you and provided the link so others can discover your page.
    http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2894958&ff=1
    I hope that’s ok.

  24. Nicole March 17, 2015 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    LOVE these – They are the best muesli snack I have found. Thanks for the great recipe!

  25. Erica March 23, 2015 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Simple and delicious. Quite like honey joys but I’m sure a little healthier. Very version recipe to change to whatever is available in your pantry.

  26. Bec June 4, 2015 at 11:55 am - Reply

    HI There,

    i don’t have any buckinis. Do you think i could use puffed rice??

    Thanks!

  27. Kate March 31, 2016 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    These are so yummy, and very versatile. I didn’t have buckinis, but threw in some craisins. Delish.

  28. Alicia April 13, 2016 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    We all loved these!!! They went so quickly – especially with a teenager in the house. So the next time did a double batch!! Also added linseed and sultanas – good for fibre!!

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