Energizing Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Makes: About 20 bites

Total Time: 15-minutes (plus 20-minutes for refrigeration)

Recipe developed by: Shannon Costello, RDN, LD with CFW


  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium pretzels
  • ½ cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut ½ cup unsalted, creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup chia seeds, hemp seeds, or ground flax seeds
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, softened (or sub additional honey)
  • ¼ cup honey or 100% maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional: ½ cup mini dark chocolate chips

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
  2. In a food processor or blender, pulse the oats until coarse in texture. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Next, pulse the pretzels into a roughly chopped texture. Be careful not to over-pulse into a powdered consistency. (Both the oats and pretzels should be “crushed”, not completely ground.) Place crushed pretzels into bowl with oats.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients to the bowl of oats and pretzels. Use a spatula to mix until well combined.
  5. Use a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon to divide mixture evenly. Roll portions into individual balls, gently pressing them to hold together. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet or in a reusable container.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator or freezer for about 20-30 minutes before enjoying. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Helpful Tips:

Nutrition tip: These make for a great after school snack or dessert after dinner. These nutrient-dense ingredients are filled with protein, fiber, healthy fats, and key vitamins & minerals. Just 1-2 bites satisfies any salty, sweet tooth in moments!

Substitution tip: If you're not a fan of coconut oil, sub out with another ¼ cup of honey. For an extra sweet treat, add mini chocolate chips.