These Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites are the ultimate no-bake treat!  Made with classic, egg-free cookie dough sandwiched between two salty pretzels and dipped in dark chocolate, they won’t last long!

stack of Easy Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites, egg-free cookie dough sandwiched between pretzels and dipped in dark chocolate

I consider myself to be extremely fortunate to live in an age where eating cookie dough has become so widely accepted.

Because, once upon a time and yet not very long ago, eating raw cookie dough was frowned upon.  It was mostly eaten only secretly in the shadows of the pantry, stealthily swiped from mixing spoons, and pilfered from bowls of dough chilling in the refrigerator (or maybe that was just in my house). Even the nagging fear of consuming raw eggs wasn’t enough to keep the most devoted cookie dough fanatics (such as myself) from snagging a bite or two (…or ten).

Easy Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites, egg-free cookie dough sandwiched between pretzels and dipped in dark chocolate

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But recently there has been a cookie dough liberation!  We have elevated eating cookie dough up to an egg-free art form, and now it can be devoured out of the shadows and without shame*.  What was once just a precursor to dessert has now become the main attraction, and today I’m turning it up just another notch with these sweet and salty cookie dough pretzel bites!

This cookie dough is absolutely egg-free; a few tablespoons of heavy cream stand in for the eggs and give this filling a creamy texture without sacrificing that wonderful cookie dough taste we all know and love so much.  It’s then sandwiched between two pretzels (because who doesn’t love that salty/sweet combo) and then dipped in dark chocolate for good measure.  Bonus points if you dress them up with sprinkles or nonpareils for a little extra texture.

Sweet and salty, punctuated with pops of chocolate chips and dressed up in dark chocolate dresses, these cookie dough pretzel bites are the ultimate (and maybe even the easiest!) little snacks.

plate full of Easy Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites, egg-free cookie dough sandwiched between pretzels and dipped in dark chocolate with a glass of milk in the background

Easy Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites, egg-free cookie dough sandwiched between pretzels and dipped in dark chocolate
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Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

Salty pretzels filled with egg-free cookie dough and dipped in chocolate make an irresistible snack.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 pretzel bites
Author Samantha
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Ingredients  

  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cups light brown sugar tightly packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cups all-purpose flour + 2 tablespoons, heat treated
  • 2 ½ tablespoons heavy cream
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • Approximately 50 small pretzels

For dipping

  • 1 ½ cups dark chocolate melting wafers
  • 2 tablespoons nonpareils for sprinkling (optional)

Instructions 

  • In a stand mixer (or using a hand-mixer), cream together your butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Sprinkle in salt and stir well.
  • With mixer on medium-low speed, gradually add in your all-purpose flour until all ingredients are completely combined. Be sure to stop your mixer periodically to scrape down the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl with a spatula.
  • Gradually add heavy cream to mixture until completely combined (again, pausing to scrape sides and bottom of bowl).
  • Stir in mini chocolate chips
  • Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll it in your hands to form a ball*. Slightly flatten with your palm, and place it on top of one pretzel. Sandwich with another pretzel, and set aside on a wax-paper-lined cookie sheet.
  • Repeat until all of the cookie dough has been sandwiched.
  • Melt your chocolate according to the instructions on the package.
  • Once chocolate has melted, take your pretzel-sandwiches one at a time and dip them halfway into the chocolate. Return to wax paper and immediately sprinkle with nonpareils or sprinkles, if using.
  • Repeat until all sandwiches have been dipped and sprinkled.
  • Allow chocolate to set before eating.

Notes

*If dough is too sticky, allow it to set in the refrigerator for up to 5 minutes until it is firm enough to roll. Do not allow it to chill for too long, though, or it will become too hard and you may break your pretzels trying to sandwich them around the cookie dough
How to Heat Treat Flour
It’s not just eggs in cookie dough that can pose a health risk, raw flour can contain dangerous bacteria like E. Coli too.  It’s really easy to heat treat flour! Bake it on a cookie sheet in the oven at 350°F for 5 minutes. Let the flour cool completely, so it doesn’t melt the butter.
Flour can also be heat treated by placing in a microwave for 30 second intervals until the flour reaches 165°F. Stir after each 30 seconds.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 70 | Carbohydrates: 13g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 13mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

*(Some people are wary of eating raw flour because of possible links to E. coli.  I don’t let that stop me, but please use your best judgment.  Also, eating 10 lbs of cookie dough may result in a little bit of shame, but I don’t let that stop me, either)

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  1. This would be a worthy item for a Bake Sale! But the description…”Salty pretzels filled with creamy peanut butter and dipped in chocolate make an irresistible snack.” makes me question, where is the peanut butter? Thanks!

    1. Oh my goodness Connie, you are so right! But that would be delicious. It has been updated to better reflect the recipe :)

  2. This is brilliant X100! Not only a mouthful of deliciousness, but they’re presented so beautifully.

  3. Oh my! These look incredible. They wouldn’t last very long in our house, not around my husband anyway!

  4. In the words of my housemate: ‘Oh Lordy!’ – These look like heaven on a plate and I’m not just saying that because I am a total closet cookie dough eater. Oooh ooh, and just had an idea! Do you think these would be good heated up slightly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream? I’m totally going to find out! Hahah, thanks for sharing! :D

  5. Thank you for making these egg free! I have raw egg…issues…so that is great news. It means I can have some of this awesome pretzel bites! They look delightful. Yum!