Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites.

Eggless cookie dough stuffed between two salty pretzels and dunked into chocolate. Addicting!

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting & so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

I made today’s sweet & salty cookie dough treats on a whim last week.  I had just finished shooting my Cookie Dough Lovers Ice Cream Pie, and I just had to another cookie dough treat.  I mean who doesn’t love cookie dough? Sticking your fingers into that forbidden mixing bowl for a “taste.” Then another taste, and again and again.

We’re all addicted to cookie dough, I just know it.

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting & so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

These little decadent gems are the brainchild of these cookie dough truffle pops and these chocolate covered peanut butter pretzel bites. So yeah, these cookie dough pretzel bites are pretty amazing.

All you have to do is make a batch of cookie dough. Replace the egg with cream or milk. Roll the dough into a ton of balls, about 2 teaspoons of dough per ball. Try to resist taste testing the cookie dough. I dare you!

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting & so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Press the cookie dough between two salty pretzels.

These cookie dough bites are the epitome of salty/sweet!

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting & so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Freeze the cookie dough/pretzels before dipping into the chocolate. Chilling them for about 20 minutes makes them MUCH easier to handle when you are dunking them in the chocolate. Otherwise, the cookie dough will separate from the pretzels and fall apart.

Chill, chill, chill the pretzels/dough! Don’t miss this important step.

Time for some chocolate. Because the only thing to make cookie dough better is… more chocolate.

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting & so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Perfect.

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting & so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Perfectly sweet, indulgent cookie dough stuffed between two salty pretzels and dunked into a bath of chocolate.  These are so sinful and you will NOT be able to stop at one. My friend Erin came over and after tasting one, the only thing she could say is “oh my God.”

Yeah, these decadent cookie dough bites will practically make you speechless. I love that they are no-bake. And ready in under 45 minutes.  Dangerously amazing!

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting & so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Stop what you are doing and make these NOW. You’ll thank me later. 😉

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

Safe-to-eat cookie dough stuffed between two salty pretzels and dunked into chocolate. Addicting!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (measured correctly)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 40-50 pretzels
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, such as Ghirardelli
  • 1 teaspoon shortening, optional

Directions:

  1. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together on medium speed until light and creamy. Add the milk and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Turn the mixer off and add the flour and salt. Mix on low speed at first, then turn the mixer up to medium speed and mix until combined. The dough will be thick and crumbly, just keep mixing until it comes together. Mix in mini chocolate chips.
  3. Roll the dough into balls, about 2 teaspoons of dough per sandwich. The amount of dough per sandwich may vary; it depends how thick you want each dough filling. Sandwich balls between two pretzels and place on prepared baking sheet. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  4. While the pretzel bites are chilling, break up the chocolate and melt with the shortening for about 1 minute in mircrowave, stirring every 20 seconds. The shortening is used to thin the chocolate out. Dip the pretzel bites halfway into the melted chocolate and place bites back on baking sheet. Refrigerate the dipped bites for at least 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. Cover and store pretzel bites in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Ok, who loves cookie dough??

Try my Cookie Dough Lovers’ Ice Cream Pie!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie. Loaded with EXTRA cookie dough!

and these Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting.

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Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting and so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com
Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites. Addicting and so easy! Recipe found on sallysbakingaddiction.com

136 comments

  1. I actually chilled the dough after I plopped them on a baking sheet. Only for 5 minutes, enough time to be able to roll the dough so it wasn’t sticky. Worked wonders! And instead of using regular pretzels, I used chocolate covered pretzels to skip one step. Thank you! They taste amazing@

  2. These look great! Is there a way to incorporate peanut butter into the cookie dough?

  3. I made just the dough part and tried a bit of it…it was pretty gritty and unappetizing. I decided not to finish the recipe as I did not like the gritty/ sugary mixture. Thanks!

    • Did you use really soft butter? Cold butter probably wouldn’t cream with the sugar very well and leave the dough feeling gritty. I just made the recipe and it turned out awesome! It is definitely worth another try.

  4. I made these for a NYE party, along with the chocolate covered pretzel peanut butter bites. They were a hit! Thanks for sharing! Your recipes are always my favorite!

    • Hey Anna – love to hear that! Both of the pretzel bite recipes are always a hit, especially at parties. Happy New Year!

  5. I can’t believe I haven’t had these in my life sooner! I just made them and they were super easy and even tastier than I imagined! Thank you so much for this genius brainchild. I ended up using a 1/2 TBSP to measure as I was having a bit of trouble with consistent sized balls and it worked great. And it made about 30 bites so can’t go wrong there! I’ve been making your salted caramel chocolate chip cookies for a few months now. I can’t wait to try more recipes!

  6. I can’t wait to try these! I was wondering how long they’ll keep after making them? a few days?

    • Hey Danielle! You’ll love them. I haven’t met someone who doesn’t! I note in the recipe… Refrigerate the dipped bites for at least 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. Cover and store pretzel bites in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

  7. Lovely!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last week my friend Trace came over to my house, and we had practically nothing to do after we chatted for hours.
    So since we’re both baking addicts, I said, “Well, why not bake?”
    And, well, we were out of ideas so we stumbled upon this recipe…
    How! Did! You! Do! This!
    It’s such a lovely snack, and it doesn’t even require the oven!
    Thanks, Sally!

  8. These look amazing, but so do the peanut butter ones, I cant make both, urg first world problems, which ones would you say are the most favored lol

  9. THIS IS THE BEST SNACK EVER! I wonder if you could make it with snicker doodle dough? Sorry, but I really like snicker doodles, so I couldn’t help asking!

  10. I didn’t have any of the classic pretzel shape but I had stick pretzels so what I did was I made the cookie dough and used the pretzel as the stick and dipped the cookie dough in chocolate like normal. It looked like a cake pop and it was delicious!

  11. Okay seriously?!! Your website is ridiculous! I’m obsessed and drooling and pinning everything. Also I’m really upset that you’re so skinny! lol 😉

  12. What if you dont have a mixer?? Will this recipe still work I wonder. I really want to make it!

    • Hey Tracy! It’s very hard to cream butter without a mixer. You can try, but it will take quite a bit of arm muscle!

  13. I have done these before with a peanut butter filling, but I absolutely love the cookie dough idea! Can’t wait to try it, thanks!

  14. Just found this recently! Used white chocolate and food coloring to bring to a 4th bbq! Thanks!

  15. I was wondering if you can freeze them?

  16. I love these! I’m making them for a family get together and I know they will be a hit. I did however, add a little bit more vanilla to kill the flour taste as well as some cinnamon. It tastes wonderful, thanks for the recipe.

  17. Which recipe is the one that is cupcake shaped with a pretzel on top? Not the cookie dough bites dipped in chocolate but another one with just a pretzel on top and chocolate layered with something else, unless they are the same recipe and they look different. I saw the pic on your cookbook page near the bottom.

  18. Hi Sally, is it possible to double this recipe? Thanks!

  19. It’s not as good as Ghirardelli, but would Candyquik work for the chocolate?

  20. I just made these Monday night to take to work on Friday and OMG! I tasted the dough a little as I was making them and I thought it tasted a little floury and was a little worried about them overall. I tried 2 last night and they were so much better than I expected them to be.  The only change I made was I used chocolate candy-quik instead of melting chips and I doubled the batch. Right now my brother is threatening to not let me take them out of the house for my work lunch on Friday. 

  21. We made these twice in a week  – once for a bridal shower sweet table (rave reviews,) and another time just because they are so delicious and easy.  Great no-bake treats  for warm weather

  22. So, I didn’t have time for dipping, but the cookie dough, alone, was fabulous.  My daughter keeps begging me to buy the egg-less cookie dough featured on Shark Tank; Harris Teeter sells it for $7.  This is much cheaper and totally delicious!  I plan to freeze it and use it in my cookie dough cupcake recipe next.  

  23. Do you need the brown sugar for the dough or can you skip it?

    • I’ve started making my own brown sugar! I kept running out of it, so I looked up its ingredients to find a more efficient way. All it has in it is white granulated sugar and molasses. One TBS molasses to every cup of sugar. Let it mix in a mixer for about 5 minutes. 

      My personal preference is that a chocolate chip cookie without brown sugar simply is not a chocolate chip cookie. In some of her other posts, Sally talks about the brown sugar having to do with the texture of the dough. However, I suppose that doesn’t really matter here. 

  24. I made this for school potluck and everybody love it! So yummy and easy! Thank you for sharing!

  25. Love this receipe and have mad it twice now.  But on my second try I mad a second batch and for some reason the dough came out darker.  Any idea why?   I used the exact receipe both times.   

  26. Wow, you’re right, raw cookie dough is just my kryptonite! I feel like these would be awesome a choc chip cookies with a pretzel pressed into the top before baking and dipped into chocolate afterwards!

  27. I’m think I’m going to add a sprinkle of crushed candy cane on top of the melted chocolate and add them to my Christmas Cookie plates! Yum!

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