Patriotic Cheesecake Pretzel Bites

When holidays come around I really love making easy holiday themed foods.  These Patriotic Cheesecake Pretzel Bites are a great treat for the 4th of July.  They are no-bake cheesecake that are stuffed in a pretzel and partially covered with white chocolate.  I found this great idea from Shugary Sweets and adapted it for the 4th of July.
 I used Duncan Hines Frosting Creations to flavor the cheesecake.  I used the Cotton Candy and Bubble Gum flavors.  These flavors are so fun for kids, but they are sweet.  If you rather have a traditional cheesecake flavor you can also use berry blue or strawberry flavored jello.
I think that these pretzel bites are so cute and are the perfect snack for your 4th of July or red, white, and blue party.  I can’t wait to make these great and easy cheesecake pretzel bites for the 4th.  I hope you enjoy these great pretzel bites!
Patriotic Cheesecake Pretzel Bites
(Recipe adapted from Shugary Sweets)
Patriotic Cheesecake Pretzel Bites

Patriotic Cheesecake Pretzel Bites


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon bubble gum Duncan Hines Frosting Creations mix (or 1 teaspoon strawberry Jello)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cotton candy Duncan Hines Frosting Creations mix (or 1 teaspoon berry blue Jello)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Mini Pretzel Twists
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, melted
  • Red, White, and Blue sprinkles (optional)


  1. In one bowl add half of the cream cheese, bubble gum mix, and 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and beat until combined into a dough.
  2. In another bowl add the other half of the cream cheese, cotton candy mix, and the rest of the powdered sugar and beat until combined into a dough.
  3. Roll the red and blue dough into one inch balls and press each ball between two pretzels. Half of the pretzels should be made with the red dough and half with the blue dough. If the dough is too soft to work with, refrigerate it for about 15-30 minutes before pressing between the pretzels.
  4. Once the pretzels are assembled, refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Then dip half of each pretzel into the melted white chocolate and then add the sprinkles on top. Allow the chocolate to set (you can refrigerate if you want) and store in an airtight container.

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  1. These cheesecake pretzel bites look fun. They make me want to take them by the tray and eat them by myself.

  2. Oh how cute these are, Alyssa! I love them! Pinned and sharing on Facebook!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  3. I love these!! Thanks for sharing!
    Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T

  4. These are just so great!! Hoping over from Moms on time out link party!

  5. Wonderful idea’s for the 4th of July! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangereines

  6. Those look waaaaay too tasty!

  7. These look so good! I love the sweet & salty!! Pinning them to try on the 4th!
    Krista@ Far From Normal

  8. What a perfect treat for the Fourth of July, so festive! We would love for you to share at our first Super Summer Saturday party here:!


  9. My kids would gobble these up! Saw these at 6 sisters and had to stop over!

    Would love for you to share these on our Super Sunday Linky Party – it’s live!

  10. Pinning!Great idea!
    Sherri @

  11. Hi, Alyssa! I’m stopping by to let you know that I featured your adorable and surely YUMMY Patriotic Cheesecake Pretzel Bites on my blog today: … Thanks so much for sharing these! I hope you enjoy a terrific upcoming 4th of July! :)

  12. These look fabulous!!! I am going to share on my FB page to kick off the challenge. This week’s challenge on my blog is Summer Desserts and Goodies so this is perfect!!! Come on over and link up. The party starts tonight!!!!

  13. Alyssa, these are fantastic for the 4th! Thanks so much for sharing them at Best of the Weekend and we are so happy you joined us! Have an awesome weekend!

  14. Love these! What fun :) Pinned of course! Thanks so much for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I hope to see you again on Monday night!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Are you supposed to put half the cream cheese in one bowl and the other half in another? All it says is add cream cheese in a bowl with cotton candy mix and in another bowl add cream cheese with bubblegum mix.

    • Sorry about that, you are supposed to put half the cream cheese in one bowl and the other half in the other bowl. I will update the recipe to reflect that. Thanks!

    • Anonymous says:

      Okay, just wanted to make sure I didn’t mess them up! Also have you tried them with food coloring instead of the jello or frosting mix in?

    • I haven’t tried them with food coloring. I’m sure that it would work just as well, it would just taste like regular flavored cheesecake.

  16. I’m totally cracking up at this recipe! You adapted these from one of mine, then I made these a couple weeks ago and posted them this week. It’s like we are twin brains right now :) LOVE LOVE LOVE it

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