Cherry Cheesecake Pretzel Bites

Want an easy, delicious Valentine’s Day treat? How about whipping up a batch of these Cherry Cheesecake Pretzel Bites?

Cherry Cheesecake Pretzel Bites: delicious, easy bite sized treats! The perfect recipe for Valentine's Day or a girls birthday party!

So here we are the week of Valentine’s Day and in true Shugary Sweets form I am going to explode in pink and sprinkles this week! Starting out with these super easy, super cute pretzel bites.

I’ve seen peanut butter pretzel bites like these all over pinterest and I wanted to do something for Valentine’s Day. Something PINK.

Cherry Cheesecake Pretzel Bites: delicious, easy bite sized treats #Valentines

I love using JELL-O gelatin and puddings to add extra flavor to recipes. Today I used 2 teaspoons of cherry gelatin mix to not only add flavor to these cheesecake bites, but also give them their pink color! I found these to taste best cold, right out of the refrigerator!

Cherry Cheesecake Pretzel Bites: delicious, easy bite sized treats #Valentines

 As for the leftover gelatin, I have plenty more ideas. Stick it in a ziploc bag marked with the flavor so you can use it for more great treats, such as these….

Cherry Vanilla Puppy Chow: this is highly addictive and so fun for Valentine’s Day too!

Cherry Vanilla Puppy Chow

 Vanilla Bean Donuts with Strawberry Glaze: delicious baked donuts topped with strawberry frosting made with a little bit of gelatin powder!

Vanilla Bean Strawberry Glazed Donuts: baked donuts that are ready in under 30 minutes #copycat dunkin donuts #strawberry @shugarysweets

Meringue Roses: why not use gelatin to flavor your meringue cookies? These are so pretty too!

Meringue Roses

Lemon Crunch Cookies: a box of lemon gelatin not only keeps these cookies moist, but makes them irresistible.

Lemon Crunch Cookies

Strawberry Swirl Fudge: This would be pretty not only for Valentine’s Day, but a girls’ birthday, baby shower, Mother’s Day…

Strawberry Swirl Fudge

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Cherry Cheesecake Pretzel Bites

Yield: 4 dozen

Want an easy, delicious Valentine's Day treat? How about whipping up a batch of these Cherry Cheesecake Pretzel Bites?


  • 4oz cream cheese,softened
  • 2 tsp cherry gelatin mix
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 96 mini pretzel twists
  • 8oz vanilla Candiquik, melted
  • sprinkles


  1. In mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add in cherry gelatin mix and powdered sugar. Beat for 5 minutes. Roll dough into one inch balls and press between two pretzels.
  2. I refrigerated my pretzel bites for about 30 minutes at this point. Dip half of each pretzel into melted candiquik, add sprinkles immediately. I found that having the pretzel bites cold, the vanilla candiquik hardened quicker. You don't HAVE to refrigerated your bites though before dipping.
  3. Allow chocolate to set, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for 3 days. ENJOY!

Cherry Cheesecake Pretzel Bites: delicious, easy bite sized treats! The perfect recipe for Valentine's Day or a girls birthday party!

65 comments on “Cherry Cheesecake Pretzel Bites”

  1. Such cute and fun treats for Valentines! I keep scrolling up and down, trying to decide which one to make. If only I could make them all!

  2. Yay – I am all about pink and sprinkles and hearts this week! I love these cute pretzel bites. And they are no-bake – so even I can make then 🙂

  3. Anything pink and sprinkle-y wins my heart! Sweet & salty is a bonus. 😉 I love cheesecake pretzel bites! I’ve never made a cherry version though!

  4. Love the sweet and salty and they are so cute!

  5. these look awesome! i might make them with raspberry or strawberry jello cause i’m not a cherry person, but what a cute idea!

  6. These are so cute, and such a unique idea for Valentine’s Day!!

  7. These look so great! Great way to spruce up pretzels! YUM!

  8. I love this twist on pretzel bites Aimee! Perfect, and I love the pink!

  9. YUM! I love the super salty with the super sweet. Pretzels and cream cheese pudding mix, would be delish!

  10. I am so excited for pink sprinkle week!!! These are so cute and I love the fun flavor of cherry cheesecake with the pretzel! Yum!!!

  11. These are so cute & look yummie too! Wanted to know where you bought the little Chocolate Heart Sprinkles? Thanks 🙂

  12. I busted out my heart sprinkles today.

  13. Liz

    What a great idea Aimee! Love the sweet & salty combination 🙂

  14. Ive been playing in pink sprinkles all weekend. These are just more for the making 🙂 So adorable!

  15. Oh my Aimee! These are perfect…love the salty and sweet combo and they are so cute!

  16. I love these! What a great idea! And so pink and pretty!

  17. These are so fun! Great idea to use jello to mix up the flavor!

  18. These look so good and sound like they come together pretty easily! I’d have to swap out the gelatin, but it doesn’t sound like that’ll be a problem 🙂

  19. You must know that I am in love with these because of their pinkness right? Well I do!

  20. You just did what now? Cheesecake bites? Stuffed between pretzels? Is this real life?

  21. Seriously pretzel cheesecake bites are a thing of pure genius!

  22. Using Jello is the BEST idea! Love little treats that I can munch on throughout the day!

  23. I bet these are yummy! And they look so darn cute too : )
    Thanks for sharing!


  24. Carrie

    I attempted to make these tonight, but my cream cheese mix was more like icing 🙁 I couldn’t roll it into a ball. I used reduced fat cheese, could that have made a difference? It tastes great, just can’t roll it.

  25. Eek! Loving the cherry cheesecake filling., I made red velvet pretzel bites this past weekend, too! Great minds think alike 🙂 though I totally am craving cherry cheesecake now!

  26. These look terrific!! Pinned 😉 Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Valentine’s Day <3

  27. Oh my goodness, these are so cute! I want to go this with lemon or yellow mix for a birthday party … Or red and blue for Fourth of July! That’s what I’ll do:) Thank do much for this revi

  28. I am now ditching the phone and turning on the computer. SOOO sorry about all those unfinished comments – feel free to delete them.
    Anyways, thanks for this recipe! Found it on Pinterest and definitely repinning! (Though now that i am on the computer I could just pin it from your website … 🙂 Can’t wait to try it! Pretzels are one of my all time favorite snacks!

  29. Judy

    Do these really have only 4oz. of cream cheese, and 3 cups of powdered sugar?

  30. What a combination of flavors! This look too tempting!

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