Chocolate covered cookie dough bites are a delicious and safe way to enjoy all the irresistible flavor of cookie dough! These are egg-free, no bake, and made with heat treated flour so you can indulge in bite after bite!
This edible cookie dough can be made into any shape. Cut into hearts like I did here, or roll into cookie dough balls, or even make as squares, bars, or any cookie cutter shape! Super versatile and you could make this festive for any holiday.
No bake cookie dough bites are such an easy no bake dessert, that will make both adults and kids happy!
I say these are no bake, but you do need your oven just to heat treat the flour. Have you ever heat treated flour to make it safe to eat raw? I’ll be honest, I only learned of this recently! To make sure there is no potential harmful bacteria in the raw flour, it needs to be heated first. Read more about raw flour here.
So let’s talk about prepping the flour for these edible cookie dough bites.
How to heat treat flour
Heat treating flour to make it safe to consume is these no bake cookie bites is so easy and doesn’t make this recipe any more complicated!
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Next, spread your flour onto a baking sheet, then bake for 7 minutes.
That’s it! Now the flour has been properly heat treated and is safe to use in these no bake cookie dough bites.
How to make no bake cookie dough bites
Ok enough talking already, let’s get to how to make these delicious little bites!
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour, heat treated
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups dark chocolate, you can use dark chocolate morsels or 2 dark chocolate bars like 70% Lindt
- Cooking spray
- Start by heat treating the flour. Bake it at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Once the flour has been prepared you can turn off your oven for good! The rest of this recipe is all no bake!
- In a bowl combined the butter, heat treated flour, salt, both sugars, vanilla, and mini chocolate chips.
- Mix with a spoon, then use your hands to form into a cookie dough ball. On parchment paper, flatten the cookie dough ball to about 1/2 inch thick then use your cookie cutter to cut your shapes. Or, you could just roll individual cookie dough balls if you want to skip cutting into shapes.
- Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, and place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
5. While the cookie dough is freezing, melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then a baking rack, and spray the rack with a little cooking spray to prevent stick.
6. When the cookie dough has chilled in the freezer for 20 minutes tip each bite into the melted chocolate (while it’s still in the double boiler so it stays melty and smooth!), then transfer to the baking rack. Once all bites are coated in chocolate, return the baking sheet to the freezer for 20 minutes. Then they’re ready to eat!
How to make a double boiler
So I mentioned above to melt the chocolate in a double boiler. I always melt chocolate this way and never use the microwave.
It’s so easy and not complicated at all to make a double boiler! Honestly, that word ‘double boiler’ sounds way more complex than it really is.
You only need two things: a small pot and a heat-proof bowl that sits on top of that pot. That’s it! Nothing fancy. I use my medium-sized pot and a metal mixing bowl.
- Fill the pot about halfway with water, set it on burner over about medium to medium-low hear, then set the bowl on top of the pot. Make sure the bottom of the pot is not touching the water, if it is remove some water from the pot.
- Place the chocolate in the bowl and the heat from the water and steam in the pot will begin to melt the chocolate. Stir the chocolate until completely melted. Be careful when you touch the bowl as it will be hot from touch the pot, use a pot holder or towel! And that’s it, that’s a double boiler!
How to save melted chocolate
So whenever you’re melting chocolate for dipping, drizzling, or dunking, you’re bound to have excess melted chocolate. And we definitely do not want to throw that away! So here’s how you can save it and make cleanup a little easier.
Line a bowl with some foil, then carefully add the melted chocolate. Pop in the fridge to chill. That’s it! You can then eat the chocolate, or reuse it again for another recipe that needs melted chocolate.
- Use your hands to form the cookie dough into a ball. The warmth from your hands will help the dough become soft and malleable.
- Don’t worry if the dough has small cracks in your shapes or cookie dough balls. Remember you’re covering these in chocolate, no one will ever see the small crack!
- You don’t have to cut the dough into hearts or shapes. You can roll into cookie dough balls, or even make squares or rectangular bars.
- I made these at Valentine’s day so I wanted to add a little pink with the drizzle. This was just melting some white chocolate morsels, a few drops of red food coloring, then using a fork to make the drizzle.
- Use the mini chocolate chips in these, the regular sized chocolate morsels will be way too big for these!
- For the melted chocolate, for a dark chocolate. These are already sweet since they’re cookie dough, so if you use a melting chocolate that’s too sweet I think it could make the bite just entirely too sweet.
Like chocolate? Me too! Check out some more of my chocolate desserts and other sweet treats!Print
Edible Chocolate Cookie Dough
A crowd pleasing dessert, chocolate covered cookie bites are a no bake cookie dough covered in dark chocolate! Cut into shapes, or roll into cookie dough balls, you can decorate for any holiday!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Yield: 10 heart shaped cookie dough bites
- Category: Dessert
- Method: No bake
- Cuisine: American
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup flour, heat treated
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups dark chocolate, you can use dark chocolate morsels or 2 bars dark chocolate bars like 70% Lindt
1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. In a bowl mix the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Slowly stir in the flour, salt, and white sugar and mix until it reaches cookie dough consistency. Using your hand, knead the mixture together to form into a large cookie dough ball.
2. Place the cookie dough ball on parchment and press into flattened dough about 1/2″ inch thick or roll into cookie dough balls. Place the shapes or dough balls on parchment paper lined baking sheet the place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
2. While the cookie dough is in the freezer, make the melted chocolate. Over a double boiler melt the 2 cups of dark chocolate. See notes above if you’re not familiar with these or how to make a double boiler. Once the chocolate has completely melted keep the flame on low as you begin to dip the cookie dough to completely coat in chocolate. Place the chocolate coated cookie dough on a baking rack that’s been sprayed with cookie spray.
3. Place the chocolate coated cookie dough back in the freezer, then enjoy!
If desired, you can decorate with sprinkles, melted white chocolate, or dyed melted white chocolate. For these, I melted white chocolate morsels in a double boiler, added a few drops of red dye, plus a little of the boiling water from the double boiler (carefully!!). I find melting white chocolate smooth can be temperamental. Adding a little of the boiling water and stirring a lot (like A LOT) is what helped me. Don’t add cold water, or milk…it will seize up and become clumpy! Using a fork, drizzle over the bites.
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