Cherry, Nutella, & Pretzel Energy Bites

   Pretzel Cherry Nutella Energy Bites

remember when i told you i was on an energy bites kick? i wasn’t kidding guys. i have made so many versions of these lately! some people call them power balls, energy bites, granola bites, energy balls – whatever you want to call them – i can’t stop making them! this cherry nutella pretzel energy bites version is one of my favorites because the cherry is so unexpected and adds just the perfect tart bite and the pretzel gives it that salty sweet taste. there has been a great response to the peanut butter oatmeal energy bites – everyone has said how much they loved them and i’m so happy to hear that!  i hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family has! this is not the most healthy of the energy bites i have made but its good!

combine all the ingredients listed in a large bowl (i love that this only gets one bowl dirty) and roll by hand into one inch balls. (i am a wierdo and don’t like things on my hands or under my nails so i wear surgical gloves… i know i know its dorky but it keeps me sane and my hands clean!). i put the rolled balls directly into a tupperware and separate the layers with wax paper and then put the lid on and they go right into the fridge. the great thing about this recipe is you can adjust to you what you have – some great add ins are sunflower seeds, chia seeds, or ground flaxseed.

Cherry Nutella Pretzel & Coconut Energy Bites

Cherry nutella & pretzel energy bites Nutella, cherry, and Pretzel energy bites

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Cherry, Nutella, & Pretzel Energy Bites
  • 1 cup ground pretzels*
  • ½ cup nutella
  • ⅓ cup dried cherries
  • ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • optional**
  1. Place all ingredients into a large bowl and mix to combine.
  2. If needed add more pretzel or nutella until the mixture has a sticky consistency.
  3. Roll and press into one inch balls.
  4. Refrigerate in an air tight container up to one week.
  5. *be sure to grind these down very small - the ones shown in the photos were actually a bit to big and I usually grind them down even further
  6. **some optional add ins: sunflower seeds, chia seeds, ground flaxseed

i hope you enjoy them as much as our family does! be sure to check out the peanut butter oatmeal energy bites and stay tuned for the other versions i am sharing!

Easy No Bake - Peanut butter oatmeal granola power bites


Cherry, Nutella, & Pretzel no bake energy bites


  1. Oh this sounds so yummy!! I will have to try it.

  2. These sound yummy! Are you using sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

  3. Any good tips for toasting coconut? I’m not sure the right way to go about it. I can only find the moist shredded coconut in the stores. ALSO – Can these no-bake bites be frozen and thawed out as needed? I would like to make them for my elder parents who need to watch their diets and stop eating the junk food and sweets they’ve been eating for years. If I was able to make these (or some version of these) ahead of time so that my parents could just thaw some out each week, that would be great. So, what are your thoughts on freezing them? Thanks for the feedback.

    • for the coconut toasting it in the oven is pretty easy — just spread the coconut out on a sheet pan (i line mine with parchment paper but you don’t have to) and put it in the oven on 300 degrees for a few minutes. i pull the sheet out and shake them around a bit so that all the coconut is getting toasted. once it starts to brown watch it closely as it will go quickly from perfectly toasted to burnt! i have not frozen them… i imagine it would work out though!!

  4. is there anything I can substitute for the coconut? I would love to try these but me and the hubby hate coconut?

    • a lot of my power bites have coconut because i enjoy the texture and flavor. there have been a few readers who have substituted ground flaxseed (not a 1:1 ratio though – you will have to add it bit by bit until you get the right consistency)

  5. I have a question, do they have to have coconut flakes? I do not like the package coconut flavor is there a substitute?

    • a lot of my power bites have coconut because i enjoy the texture and flavor. there have been a few readers who have substituted ground flaxseed (not a 1:1 ratio though – you will have to add it bit by bit until you get the right consistency)

      • Barbara says:

        Do you think you could use more finely ground coconut? I am not a fan of flakes, they make appearances hours later, usually when you’re talking to someone, lol.


        • LOL!!!! I’m sure you could use ground coconut, but I’m not sure how that would affect the ratio of wet-dry ingredients. you may have to play around with the proportions a bit but i’m sure it will work!

  6. Going to try this with some gluten free pretzels to make it gluten free… :)


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