Caramel Pretzel Cookie Dough Bites

No Bake cookies are always high on my list of treats to make.  Anything to save time in the kitchen gets an A+ from me.  Try these Caramel Pretzel Cookie Dough Bites this year.  They will add a pop of sprinkle fun to your cookie trays.

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I know that with every sweet I postI share, I tell you it is my new favorite.  And it’s the honest truth.  At the moment that particular thing becomes my all time favorite sweet, until I make something else that tops it.

Right now these Caramel Pretzel Cookie Dough Bites are my absolute favorite cookie dough treat that I have made yet.  And there have been quite a few that I have loved.    I think it is the combination of sweet & salty and smooth & crunchy that does it for me with these bites.  My husband really liked them too…and he is really not a big sweets eater.  Any time I find a treat that he approves of, it goes to the top of the must bake list.  (I did dip some of his in just all chocolate and topped them with sea salt…I think that’s why he liked them so much)  

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These cute little treats are definitely making a come back this holiday.  Each year I try some new cookies along with some tried and true favorites.  These will join the ranks of tried and true!

They are so easy to make and are the perfect treat to have your kids help you with.  My youngest little guy is my kitchen helper.  He still absolutely loves to help out whenever I am making goodies.  Although I have been catching him swiping chunks of cookie dough and candy lately.  Something tells me his sweet tooth is he reason he likes to help me with baking.

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Can I tell you a secret?  The anal perfectionist in me almost didn’t let me post these treats.

I was cleaning out my cupboards when I made these and tried to use up some of the old melting chocolate I found up there.  It melted just fine, but for some reason the next day when I took the cookie dough bites out, they had cracked all over the place.  Uuuuggghhhh!  Nothing like making yourself mad over something you cannot control.  I may have thrown a little mini fit, silent of course.  Then because these were so doggone good, I decided to take pictures anyway.

Then I looked at them on my computer and the cracks seemed even bigger than I remembered.  It was enough to make me want to delete them all and start over…but, ain’t nobody got time for that!!!!

Perfectionism is over rated right?  I finally decided that I kind of like the way these look, cracks and all.   It makes them seem more down to earth and user friendly.

So if you make them and get cracks in your chocolate, don’t give it another thought.  Cracked chocolate still tastes just as good as perfectly smooth chocolate.

Caramel Pretzel Cookie Dough Bites from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - no bake caramel cookie dough in between pretzels and dipped in chocolate
The funny thing is that when I was telling my husband about the cracks…he just looked at me funny.  He said he didn’t even notice them because he was too busy eating the goodness.

So I probably just made you look at the chocolate to see these monster cracks that you hadn’t noticed either.  It’s ok…I know I’m slightly delusional at times.  Nothing a good cookie dough truffle can’t fix :-)

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Caramel Pretzel Cookie Dough Bites

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 40 pretzel bites

Caramel Pretzel Cookie Dough Bites

No Bake caramel cookie dough inside pretzels and dipped in chocolate. They are perfect for those holiday cookie trays.

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons milk
1 1/4 cups flour
80 pretzel twists
8 ounces chocolate melting chocolate
8 ounces white melting chocolate
sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Place the butter and sugars in a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Add the caramel, vanilla, and milk and beat again. Slowly beat in the flour until a dough forms.
  2. Roll the cookie dough into 40 balls. Place a ball on top of 40 pretzel twists. Top with another pretzel twist and press down gently.
  3. Place the chocolate melting chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted. Dip half of each pretzel bite into the chocolate. Place on a wax paper lined baking sheet to dry.
  4. After the bites have set up, melt the white chocolate the same way. Dip the other side of the pretzel bites in the white chocolate. Place on the wax paper lined tray and top with sprinkles. Keep in a sealed container on the counter for a few days. Refrigerate if keeping longer. Makes 40 pretzel bites.
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Comments

  1. Barb says

    These sure do look yummy….thanks for sharing. Don’t know how old your melting chocolate was, but some times as it ages, it will be thicker than when you first used/melted it. It fix that you can add a little bit of solid shortening ( Crisco etc.) to the melted chocolate and it will thin it out. Also, I make candy, and I buy my chocolate from a company called chocoley (chocoley.com). They make 2 different chocolate melts, one is for like making barks, using in forms etc. and it’s called Candy Melts. The other one is for dipping and enrobing and it’s called Dipping and Enrobing Formula.

    • says

      It wasn’t that old, just some melting chocolate that I had let harden after having too much from other projects. I do usually add shortening to thin it out when I dip things. This time I didn’t and I’m thinking that’s why it cracked. I also usually use CandiQuik because it melts so great. Lesson learned for next time :-)

  2. says

    These look amazing Jocelyn! I love no bake mini bites like these and the sweet and salty combination is definitely one of weaknesses. I didn’t notice the cracks either and even after you pointed them out, I think they look fantastic :) Pinning, my son would love helping me make these too :)

  3. says

    That ingredient list will forgive any miniscual cracks! I have a feeling my younger brother likes helping because he likes licking the bowls, too:) Caramel and pretzels and cookie dough – and bite sized – thank you for posting because I have a feeling these will become fast favorites!

  4. Kathy says

    These look & sound wonderful. I’d like to make them for Valentines Day using some leftover Christmas holiday pretzels (they have been sealed in a plastic container & are still within use by date). Do you think I could roughly crush the pretzels & roll the caramel filling in the crushed pretzels, then dip them in chocolate? I’m sure they wouldn’t look as scrumptious as yours, but still taste good. What do you think?

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