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Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites are salty, sweet, crunchy, and the perfect treat! Only 5 ingredients and ready to eat in under an hour!

A SALTY SWEET COMBO TREAT

If you’ve never had a Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites then you’re certainly in for a tasty treat! These sweet and salty bites of deliciousness are the perfect treat to satisfy those cookie dough cravings. The combination of buttery pretzels, smooth cookie dough, and melted chocolate just can’t be beat. Enjoy them after dinner or have them as an afternoon sweet treat. I promise you won’t be able to eat just one!

A pile of Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites on a plate.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’S):

What is heat treated flour and how do I make it?

Heat treated flour is raw flour that has been heated to a certain temperature that makes it safe to eat. Place flour in an even layer on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes at 350F. Flour should reach temperature of 165°F degrees
You can also heat treat flour with a microwave by microwaving flour in 30 second intervals (stirring after each interval) until it reaches 165°F. It usually takes about 4 intervals (about 2 minutes) for my microwave to reach this temperature.
After being heat treated, you can store your flour in an airtight container at room temperature like usual. Some specialty stores even sell heat treated flour now.

Can I use different baking chips?

For a richer pretzel bite, use dark chocolate chips. You can create a sweeter bite by using milk chocolate chips rather than semi-sweet chocolate chips. Some other ideas would be butterscotch chips or even peanut butter chips.

Can you freeze these?

You can store these bites for up to 2 months in the freezer, but you should let them soften a little in the fridge before serving them. Make sure they are stored properly to protect against freezer bites.

How to store these chocolate chip cookie dough pretzel bites?

Leftover bites can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

A tower of fun Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • salted butter – the butter needs to be fully at room temperature (not melted.) If it isn’t at room temperature it won’t mix in well with the other ingredients.
  • light brown sugar – when measuring light brown sugar, you want to pack it into the measuring cup. You could also use dark brown sugar if you want a deeper molasses flavor.
  • heat treated flour – this just makes it safe to heat. See my FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) above on how to do it.
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips – you could use dark chocolate, milk chocolate or even white chocolate.
  • mini pretzels – you could use unsalted pretzels but I think the salted adds a nice contrast to the sweetness in the cookie dough.
Butter, brown sugar, flour, pretzels, and chocolate chips.

HOW TO MAKE COOKIE DOUGH PRETZEL BITES

Cream the butter and sugar together in a medium sized mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer or in a stand mixer. Once the butter and sugar are thoroughly combined, add the flour. Mix until there are no dry pockets of flour anywhere in the cookie dough. Add one cup of chocolate chips to the bowl. Use a spatula to fold in the chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.

collage of three photos: a mixing bowl with brown sugar and butter; flour added to brown sugar mixture; chocolate chips added to cookie dough.

Use a cookie scoop or your hands to divide the cookie dough into 12-15 evenly sized balls. Sandwich each ball of cookie dough between two pretzels. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper and place the cookie dough bites on the sheet. Chill the bites in the freezer for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, melt the remaining chocolate chips in the microwave. Start with 30 seconds and continue heating the chocolate for 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each interval, until completely melted. Dip each cookie dough bite in the chocolate, covering about half of each one in chocolate. Return the bites to the tray and chill them for an additional 20 minutes in the fridge.

collage of two photos: cookie dough bites sandwiched in between pretzels; cookie dough pretzel bites dipped in chocolate.

Serve and enjoy!

A few Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites on a piece of parchment paper.

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Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

A simple cookie dough layered in between crunchy mini pretzels then dipped in chocolate!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ cup heat treated flour (see notes below on how to do this)
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided use
  • 24-30 mini pretzels

Instructions

  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a medium sized mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer or in a stand mixer.
    A mixing bowl with sugars and butter.
  • Once the butter and sugar are thoroughly combined, add the flour. Mix until there are no dry pockets of flour anywhere in the cookie dough.
    Flour on top of creamed butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Add one cup of chocolate chips to the bowl. Stir in the chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
    Chocolate chips in a bowl of cookie dough.
  • Use a cookie scoop or your hands to divide the cookie dough into 12-15 evenly sized balls. Sandwich each ball of cookie dough between two pretzels.
  • Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper and place the cookie dough bites on the sheet. Chill the bites in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
    pretzels with cookie dough in between them and layered on a baking sheet.
  • After the bites have been chilled, melt the remaining chocolate chips in the microwave. Start with 30 seconds and continue heating the chocolate for 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each interval, until completely melted.
  • Dip each cookie dough bite in the chocolate, covering about half of each one in chocolate. Return the bites to the tray and chill them for an additional 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
    cookie dough pretzel bites dipped in melted chocolate.
  • Serve and enjoy!
    A few Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites on a piece of parchment paper.

Notes

  • Please refer to my FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) and ingredient list above for other substitutions or for the answers to the most common questions.
  • Place flour in an even layer on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes at 350F. Flour should reach temperature of 165°F degrees
    You can also heat treat flour with a microwave by microwaving flour in 30 second intervals (stirring after each interval) until it reaches 165°F. It usually takes about 4 intervals (about 2 minutes) for my microwave to reach this temperature.
  • Keep leftover cookie bites in a container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 74mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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