Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

Cookie dough pretzel bites are spoonfuls of edible chocolate chip cookie dough smashed between salty pretzels and dipped in creamy dark chocolate. Basically the perfect desert.

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Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

My grandmother always said it was important to mix your salty with your sweet. Seemed like strange nutritional advice, but in regards to dessert-Grandma knows what she’s talking about!

These cookie dough pretzel bites are where it’s at. They mix sweet soft cookie dough with salty and crunchy pretzels and then dip it in creamy dark chocolate. But not the whole thing, just half so you can hold on to these two-bite squares of deliciousness without getting chocolate on your fingers. The best part? They are no-bake and easy enough a kid can make them (I know because I had a kid help me make them).

What is edible cookie dough?

Technically, all cookie dough is edible. But what I mean about edible cookie dough is cookie dough not intended to be baked. This edible cookie dough is made without eggs, leavening agents, and we cook the flour a little bit to eliminate any bacteria hiding in there.

pretzel cookie bites

What kind of pretzels do I need?

I personally like the “window“* square pretzels to make these. Are the “window” pretzels necessary? No. You can really make them with whatever kind of mini pretzel you want. Except for maybe the salt-less ones, that sort of defeats the purpose.

How should I store them?

Store cookie dough bites in an airtight container. I personally think they are best the day they are made and maybe for 1 day after. Beyond that, the pretzels get soft and aren’t as good. You can make the edible cookie dough 3-4 days ahead of time though, so you’re prepared.

chocolate chip cookie dough pretzel bites

How to make cookie dough pretzel bites:

  1. Make edible cookie dough (see recipe below). Chill dough for 15-20 minutes to make it easier to handle.
  2. Take small pieces of cookie dough and press between two pretzels. I like to do this for all of my cookie dough before I dip them in chocolate. You should have at least 3 dozen bites.
  3. Melt your chocolate. Be sure to use melting chocolate* rather than chocolate chips so it will dry hard.
  4. Dip 1/2 of your pretzel bite into the chocolate and lay on a piece of wax or parchment paper to dry.
  5. Wait for the chocolate to dry and enjoy!

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
chill time 20 minutes
Servings 36 bites
Author Heather

Equipment

  • Mixer

Ingredients

Edible Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Pretzels

  • 4 ounces window pretzels

Chocolate

  • 10 ounces melting chocolate

Instructions

How to Make Edible Cookie Dough

  • Take flour and put into microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave for 1 more minute to kill any bacteria. You want the temperature of the flour to reach 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow to cool.
  • If using a stand mixer, fit with paddle attachment.
  • Cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in vanilla and milk. Beat to combine.
  • Mix in flour until just combined
  • Fold in mini chocolate chips.

How to make Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

  • Make edible cookie dough. Chill dough for 15-20 minutes to make it easier to handle.
  • Take small pieces of cookie dough and press between two pretzels. I like to do this for all of my cookie dough before I dip them in chocolate. You should have at least 3 dozen bites.
  • Melt your chocolate. Be sure to use melting chocolate rather than chocolate chips so it will dry hard.
  • Dip 1/2 of your pretzel bite into the chocolate and lay on a piece of wax or parchment paper to dry.
  • Wait for the chocolate to dry and enjoy!

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