For a super easy and yummy treat, try these healthy cookie dough pretzel bites. The no bake cookie dough is made from 3 healthy ingredients and mixed with salty pretzels. So you only need 4 simple ingredients to make this healthy treat. Store these healthy sweet treats in the freezer for when your sweet tooth calls.
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I have a very big sweet tooth. Mostly I made sugar free and low carb treats but lately I’ve been making this healthy chocolate chip cookie dough and it’s become my favorite recipe for sweets. There is no flour involved so you don’t have to worry about eating raw cookie dough.
Today I went the extra step and sandwiched it between to mini pretzels and I now I can’t stop eating them!
I keep these healthy cookie dough pretzel bites in freezer and grab one or two after dinner and they totally satisfy my sweet cravings. They literally take 5 minutes to make, are fairly healthy and there is no baking involved!
Why I like these healthy cookie dough bites.
I’m used to making low carb sweets so I’m always trying to find ways to cut carbs. These treats are a little higher in carbs because I’m using dates but they aren’t too bad coming in at 6g net carbs per bite. But the other good points about this healthy snack is that:
- these use no flour, nor refined sugar
- if you use gluten free pretzels this is a gluten free snack
- there are no eggs used
- they contain a decent amount of fiber
- it’s lower in sugar than most cookie dough treats
Recipe ingredients I used.
I used regular pretzels I found at the store but if you wanted to make this a gluten free dessert you can use gluten free pretzels because the cookie dough is gluten free.
Also if you don’t care about the sugar content you can use regular mini chocolate chips. You could also try dark chocolate chips or any flavor really.
Health benefits of dried dates.
Like all dried fruits dried dates have more calories than fresh dates. However they have a very good nutritional profile and make a great natural sweetener and substitute for white sugar.
Dates contain antioxidants, and are fairly high vitamins like B6 as well as minerals like potassium and magnesium. They are also high in fiber. (learn more)
They are much more nutritious than refined sugar. To me they taste like both the granulated sugar and brown sugar you would use to make regular cookies.
How to make these healthy cookie dough pretzel bites.
Step 1: First add the dates to a little bowl and pour how water over to soften them. After a few minutes take them out and make sure to take out the pits.
Step 2: To make the no bake cookie dough, add the raw walnuts to a food processor bowl and pulse until the mixture has a sticky texture. Then add the soften dates and pulse until you get a sticky mixture like that pictured below.
Step 3: Add the date mixture to a medium sized bowl, add the chocolate chips and broken pretzel pieces.
Step 4: Mix well and form dough into balls. Place on a plate or small baking sheet and stick them in the freezer. After an hour you can place them in a baggie and store in the freezer. You can also store these in the refrigerator.
Step 5: You can also make little pretzel sandwiches. Take the cookie dough and make smaller pieces. Place a cookie dough ball between two mini pretzels to make a sandwich and enjoy this delicious creation!
Store these in an airtight container or baggie in the freezer or refrigerator. Please scroll down to view the printable recipe card.
This recipe made 10 larger bites when I mixed the pretzels in. When I made the sandwiches I used more pretzels and less of the dough so I got more of those – approximately 22 of those.
More healthy sweet recipes you might like.
Below are a few of my healthy desserts. I most make low carb recipes but these are a few that are higher in carbs but healthy ingredients like dried fruit, nuts and vegetables.
- easy dried fruit balls
- dried pear and apple chips
- cinnamon toast cashew cream cheese
- keto chocolate zucchini bread
And that is all there is to it my friends. I hope you give these healthy cookie dough pretzel bites a shot. The edible cookie dough recipe alone is gluten free and very tasty and the pretzel adds a bit of salt and crunch. If you like that salty sweet combo of flavors you will love these. Enjoy!
- 4 dried dates
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- ¼ cup Lily's milk chocolate chips (no sugar added)
- ¼ cup of pretzels pieces
- Add the dates to a small bowl and pour hot water of them.
- Add the raw walnuts to a food processor and pulse until it makes a sitcky dough. If you process too much it will become a nut butter.
- Take the dates out of the hot water and make sure to take out the pits if they have them. The dates should be softer now. Place them in the food processor with the walnuts and pulse until they are well combined. NOTE: If you would prefer to make pretzel sandwiches, don't use the pretzel pieces but roll the dough into small balls and squish between two mini pieces. You will get many more treats but will use more pretzels.
- Spoon the mixture into a large bowl and fold in the chocolate chips and pretzel pieces.
- Roll into 10 balls and store in the freezer or refrigerator. If you want to freeze them, add them to a plate or small cookie sheet and place in the freezer for about an hour. Then take them out and place into a baggie or airtight container.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g