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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

Yield: 20 - 25 pretzel bites

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


  • 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


  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.


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

134 Responses to “Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites.”

  1. #
    Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smileposted August 9, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Ok stop Sally, just stop 😉 You’re making me fat! Actually, it’s my fault that I never can seem to stop eating your delectable treats. These look so good I can’t even…..WOW! I am certainly one of those people who takes “a taste” of cookie dough recipe that’s supposed to make a dozen cookies and then by the time I get them in the oven, it only yields 8 cookies because I ate the equivalent of 4 in dough! 😉 Lol. I’m sure these are super addicting.


    • Sallyreplied on August 9th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      Oh gosh Maggie – these are SO addicting! Haha and I am just like you when it comes to cookie dough.


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    Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepperposted August 12, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Such a great idea!


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    Erin @ Texanerin Bakingposted August 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Lots of fun font colors tonight in your posts! Never change. It always makes me smile. 😀

    And this looks fun! I’d love to make this for a party or something because I would just overdose on it if I were alone.


    • Sallyreplied on August 12th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      You are probably the only one who notices my font colors. I’m a bit obsessed. 😉


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    Kara Cposted August 12, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Hope u had an awesome vacation Sally, just wanted u to know that I went to yet another block party this weekend & I brought these as one of four desserts (all from your amazing recipes,by the way :)). I received the best compliment from my BFF’s husband & wanted to forward his praise: u get the crunch & saltiness of the pretzel,the sweet chew of the cookie dough & a taste of the chocolate,none of the flavors over power the others. I told him I’m now addicted to baking treats for everyone to enjoy cuz I found the perfect website that can satisfy every craving, I have you to thank for that


    • Sallyreplied on August 13th, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Kara – that is amazing to hear! And your bff’s husband is so right. You get everything in one bite! So glad these were a huge hit, as well as a few of my other recipes! You have to let me know which other recipes you made. Or will make in the future! :)


      • Kara Creplied on August 13th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

        So I made funfetti cupcakes w.milk choc frosting – kids love cupcakes :)(I substituted that for the vanilla buttercream), made a pretty cookie pizza w.your cake batter choc chip dough recipe, and i made s’more crinkle cookies, those were a nice compliment to end a beautiful summer day, u know?
        As I type this a fluffernutter cake is cooling on my kitchen counter & the cream cheese is softening in a bowl next to it, expecting the inlaws later so wanted to try a new cake for them to enjoy, plus I enjoyed making the cake batter with my sons, the little bakers 😉
        Enjoy the rest of ur day Sally, I’m gonna be in peanut butter & fluff heaven tonight!

        • Sallyreplied on August 13th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

          Kara, you have made a few of my very favorite recipes! I love those s’more crinkle cookies – and the funfetti cupcakes too! Oh and the fluffernutter cake. Oh my heavens, it is so good. I hope you enjoy!!

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    Abbie @ Needs Saltposted August 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    *screams* I love these.
    I need these in my life.
    Pinning!! 😀


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    Kate @ The Dinner Diariesposted August 15, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Oh, how foolish I was to think I could sample just one. These are insanely addictive! I just made them this afternoon as a little gift for my niece and I am concerned they won’t make it until saturday. One note: I added a little more salt (about 1/4 tsp instead of 1/8) to the dough recipe and used the Snyder’s brand “snaps” pretzels.


    • Sallyreplied on August 15th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      Hi Kate! I know what you mean – these are SO addicting. Impossible to eat only one! So glad you love them. I’m pretty sure it’s impossible not to!


  7. #
    Luv What You Doposted August 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I made these and I LOVED them…so addicting!


  8. #
    Nutmeg Nannyposted August 17, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Oh wow, definitely addicting! These bites look absolutely incredible :)


  9. #
    Kimposted August 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Made these today…love your recipes!


  10. #
    Gayatriposted September 18, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Sally, would I be able to bake this eggless cookie dough?


  11. #
    Nicolle Trujilloposted November 15, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    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@


    • Sallyreplied on November 16th, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Just love the idea of chocolate covered pretzels! I’ll try that next.


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    Sharonposted December 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm

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


    • Sallyreplied on December 11th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Sure! Maybe add 1/2 cup of PB into it.


  13. #
    Valarieposted December 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    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!


    • Catrynreplied on January 11th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      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.


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    Annaposted January 4, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    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!


    • Sallyreplied on January 4th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

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


  15. #
    Catrynposted January 11, 2014 at 11:39 am

    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!


    • Sallyreplied on January 11th, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      I’m happy to hear that you made and loved these! You’ll have to let me know which recipes you try next Catryn.


  16. #
    Danielleposted February 8, 2014 at 5:48 pm

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


    • Sallyreplied on February 9th, 2014 at 9:40 am

      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.


  17. #
    Emilyposted February 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    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!


    • Sallyreplied on February 21st, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      Hey Emily! I’m very happy that you guys made and loved these bites! They’re so simple to make.


  18. #
    Andreaposted February 22, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    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


    • Sallyreplied on February 23rd, 2014 at 10:37 am

      I’m a hardcore PB lover, I make those more often.


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    Catherineposted March 4, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    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!


    • Sallyreplied on March 4th, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      Perhaps without the eggs in that dough, yes!


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    Rosieposted March 25, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    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!


  21. #
    Monicaposted March 29, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    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 😉


  22. #
    Tracyposted April 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm

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


    • Sallyreplied on April 2nd, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      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!


  23. #
    Annieposted May 31, 2014 at 12:38 am

    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!


  24. #
    Samposted July 3, 2014 at 11:47 pm

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


  25. #
    Angelposted December 10, 2014 at 3:33 am

    I was wondering if you can freeze them?


    • Sallyreplied on December 10th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      They freeze pretty well. I froze them = for about 1 month before and they were great! The pretzels stay crunchy.


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    Autumnposted December 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    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.


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    Alexposted December 21, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    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.


    • Sallyreplied on December 22nd, 2014 at 8:13 am

      My pretzel peanut butter cups? Yep, that recipe is in my cookbook.


  28. #
    Elizabethposted March 27, 2015 at 3:43 pm

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


    • Sallyreplied on March 27th, 2015 at 3:55 pm



    • Darlenereplied on May 20th, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      I doubled it when I made them on Monday and they turned out great. I used a hand mixer and a larger bowl.


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    Darleneposted May 5, 2015 at 4:06 pm

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


    • Sallyreplied on May 5th, 2015 at 4:48 pm



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    Darleneposted May 20, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    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. 


  31. #
    GGposted July 3, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    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


  32. #
    Jenny Hayposted October 10, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    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.  


  33. #
    Myaposted November 20, 2015 at 12:28 pm

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


    • Amandareplied on January 8th, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      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. 


  34. #
    Hoaposted December 19, 2015 at 12:32 am

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


  35. #
    Larry Jordanposted December 23, 2015 at 7:42 am

    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.   


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