A couple days ago, my dad wanted me to make some more of my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs but it was creeping on 100 degrees outside and I was not about to turn on that oven. But then it hit me: I could totally make no-bake bombs with a couple of simple ingredient swaps. And thus, these No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs were born.
The secret? Prepared brownie bites, which you can find in the bakery department of nearly all grocery stores. These little fudgy wonders are what sandwich the cookie dough filling and make the bombs extra rich and special. Pure deliciousness!
Now, who’s ready for any excuse to eat these?!
*adapted from my original brownie bombs recipe
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs
- 3 pkgs (about 42-count total) prepared fudge brownie bites (find these in your store's bakery section)
- 1½ packages Chocolate CandiQuik
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 2 tsp milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- Pinch salt
- 1½ cups mini chocolate chips divided
- First, make your dough: in the bowl of a stand mixer fixed with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the milk and vanilla. Lastly, beat in the salt and flour until a soft dough has formed. Stir in ONE (1) cup of the chocolate chips.
- Take a brownie bite and place a rounded Tablespoon of dough on top of the brownie bite. Gently sandwich with another brownie bite, forming a sandwich. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining sandwiches. There should be about 20-21 total. Pop in the freezer for about 30 minutes - 1 hour or until firm.
- Once firmed, melt the CandiQuik according to package directions until smooth. Dunk each brownie bomb into the CandiQuik, coating it completely with the chocolate, and return it gently to the foil-lined baking sheet. Top with the chocolate chips.
- Allow chocolate to harden before serving. Store leftover bombs in fridge for about 3 days, or in freezer for about 1 month.
These brownie bombs are so fudgy and irresistible! Packed with that luscious egg-free cookie dough, they’re a miracle bomb that doesn’t require an oven to prepare. Genius!
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Hope you have a fabulous day!!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
Hayley – Loud, dramatic sneezers are the worst! I heard that California is wild right now with the drought. I’m sorry about that! Hopefully things will get better. I’ll do a rain dance for you. Brownie bombs…these look wonderfully addicting.
Please do a rain dance… only because we need it and I want to see it, ha! 🙂 Thanks Erin!
Sophia @ NY Foodgasm says
You are killling me with these! OMG, I kinda need to make them now!
Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next says
WOW! These look divine, Hayley! Cookie dough and brownies – I can’t think of anything more delicious! 😀
Thanks so much Jess!
You and your Brownie Bombs!!! Awesome! I’m gonna be in Sac next week … got any brownie bombs planned?Lol 😀
I hope to! 🙂 Thanks Nicole!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Your brownie bombs are THE bomb! Love the cookie dough filling! So decadent and delicious!
Awh, thanks Kelly!! xoxo!
Katelyn @munchie pie says
HAHA my mom totally sneezes like this! I was like laughing out lout reading it because I always yell at her for sneezing so loud! I’m like you don’t need to sneeze with your voice… It’s like people who yawn with thier voice…so annoying. I want to eat all this cookie dough right out of the bowl! Yum!
OMG. YES. YAWNING with the voice too! I totally forgot about that. So funny, Katelyn!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
Um, I am totally an obnoxious sneezer, and I swear it;s out of my control! Lol. I don’t know how I got cursed with outrageous sneezes, but it’s something I live with. Maybe I need some brownie bombs to console myself!
Ah! It’s totally okay. If it makes you feel better, I’m a loud yawner!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Okay I totally have to argue this point, lol. I can’t help it. I never know when they’re coming and I can’t control any part of my 3-4 at a time!! Ha! 🙂 Love these, wish I had some NOW!
I feel like I’ve heard you sneeze and it isn’t that bad, girl! I totally get it – sneezing is kinda sorta beyond our control.
Oh, my gosh, Hayley, these look crazy delicious!!! Definitely swoon-worthy!!!
P.S. my hubby is one of those obnoxious sneezers. Drives me bonkers!
Oh no Liz! I can definitely see how that would make you batty!
Judy R says
Sadly, I sneeze like that and my mother did before me. If anyone can explain how to dial it down, I would be really appreciative because it is embarrassing and I always want to crawl under a rock…:(
Judy – I’m so sorry! I bet that’s hard for you and I wish I could help ya figure out what causes it!
Karen @ The Food Charlatan says
My husband is the loudest sneezer EVER!!! It scares the crap out of me. There is no buildup. He’s like a silent killer. Nothing and then BOOM EXPLOSION. << kind of just like these brownie bombs. Except a good kind of explosion.
LOL. Totally had me laughing at your silent killer comment, Karen!
My husband and yours, they have got to be related!!!
Jennie @onesweetmess says
My husband tries his damnedest to hold in his sneezes. He ends up sounding like a mouse. It’s weird coming from a six foot, 300-lb guy. Yeah, we’re all going to need these no-bake bombs soon. I refuse to turn on the oven when it feels like the desert outside. Pinned.
Thanks so much Jennie! And I totally laughed out loud about your husband’s mouse-sneezes! Ha!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
100 degrees already! Wowzers! Love this no bake option!
Thanks a bunch, Julie! It’s a lifesaver on hot days 🙂
denise allen says
Hi, Can you please give the brand of the brownie bites? I have no idea what these are. Thanks
Hi Denise, I get them at Smart & Final, Walmart, Safeway, Target sometimes has them… they’re usually the brand of whatever store I’m at.
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
Gain and again, you kill me with these bombs. And yet somehow I have yet to make them. Prob cause they would literally cause me to explode after eating every single one.
Haha they tend to be explosive little gut bombs but they’re so worth it!
aimee @ like mother like daughter says
Wow what could be better than brownie and cookie dough together?! These bombs look amazing!!
Thanks so much Aimee! xo!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
1-I sneeze like a mouse…does that count?
2-omg GENIUS, this is such a great idea! and I’m jealous of your fam getting to eat your concoctions all the time!
Thanks a bunch Kayle! My family is pretty lucky I’d say! 🙂
Thank you ,I will try to do it.
I have never tried cooking , These cookies looks awesome!
I would love to know what Chocolate CandiQuik is. I have never heard of it. Please let me know, if I can’t get it I will have to find something comparable.
Hi Kristi! Candiquik is a melting chocolate that melts at high temperatures without seizing, unlike regular chocolate. You can find it at Walmart and Target, often under the name ‘almond bark’. If you can’t find it, feel free to substitute chocolate chips, melted low and slow until smooth 🙂
I sneeze loudly and I can’t help it. Don’t hate on us loud sneezers… it’s not our fault.
Love the recipe.
Hi there.. for a chocoholic like me this is a torture..omg they look soo yummy-licious!The problem is I’m trying to control my addiction..it”s been 2 months I’m on a “no choco no nutella” diet..lol!!but on the 25th of October I was a naughty girl,couldn’t not eat my B.day choco cake!anyway I want to make these heavenly bites but the problem is I like to make my cakes from scratch I don’t like to use ready fudge..etc.. ..and here in Cyprus I don’t even know if I could find that..pls any recipes for the fudge??Thank U!!
Hi there! You could always make the brownies from scratch, bake them, and cut them into squares to fit around the cookie dough!
I am a VERY PETITE lady and it takes me and others by surprise — I have had terribly uncontrollable and obnoxious sneezes since I was young. Was very embarrassing as a child. Now I am more used to it, but like someone else said above, Maybe these wonderful cookie dough bombs will make up for any downside to our day! 🙂
Susan, you’re so sweet. Have a wonderful day!
Amazing recipe, thank you! I have been looking for great no bake recipes because I am working with only a very small toaster oven and that kind of limits what I can bake.
Would have preferred the recipe with a little less judgement of others though. I don’t understand the relevance of the sneeze story to these brownie balls, and there is no need to make others feel bad for something they clearly can’t control.
Ivie, it’s all in good humor and I’m not trying to be mean to anyone. Heck, even I have a loud sneeze!
Natousha Reitz says
Could you substitute the cookie dough for some kind of peanut butter mixture? Believe it or not…cookie dough isn’t a favorite in this house. Thanks!!!!
You could certainly make a peanut butter truffle of some sort and use that instead… or peanut butter flavored cookie dough! 🙂
Hi what is Candiquik please? And what measurement is pkg?i’m in UK and haven’t heard of either? Thanks! Look yummy
CandiQuik is a candy coating chocolate that has a higher melting point than regular chocolate. If you can’t find it in the UK, feel free to substitute with a high quality chocolate bar and melt it slowly 🙂
Is raw flour safe to eat? A Google search indicates that the opposite may be true. Looks yummy, though.
Mary, I have eaten raw flour without any issues.
Sorry to disappoint you, but I have never been able to control the volume or intensity of my sneezes. They do what they want.
Probably trying these bombs soon. Chocolate chip cookie dough is my favorite thing in the world pretty much.
You know, on second thought, I’m totally wrong about sneezing. The volume is pretty hard to control!
These look delicious! In the pictures, it looks like the bottom layer of brownie is a bit thinner than the top layer. Do you split the brownie bites in half?
Nope, I simply used two brownie bites. 🙂 It may have been a smaller brownie on the bottom!
This recipe looks really good and easy too! Will try this one if I can hopefully find the brownie bites! One question though…which brown sugar, light or dark? Thanks so much!
Hi Louise! If it helps, I often find the brownie bites at Walmart in their bakery section, or at Target by their cupcakes. As for brown sugar, either works! Dark will produce a deeper, richer flavor, but I used light here. Use what you have on hand! 🙂
I was wondering if you felt like baking your own brownies for this would it be the same as using the fudge brownie bites?
Yes! Google ‘Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs’ and my original recipe will come up which requires you bake the brownies. Hope that helps!
I bake my brownie bites in the wilton silicone brownie pan. I pressed a scoop of the cough into the same pan so I ended up with a cube stack–very elegant! Also very delicious and not very hard! I know the way I did it didn’t save on the oven but I didn’t like the idea of smushing a brownie around dough–I was thinking sticky mess (albeit a delicious one!) so I liked this sandwich way better.
Arlene Harris says
What is CandiQuik? I never heard of it
Hi Arlene! CandiQuik is a chocolate candy coating sold on the baking aisle at most stores. It has a higher melting point so it’s less susceptible to scorching like chocolate chips do. CandiQuik is one brand of candy coating – there are also candy coating brands called Plymouth Pantry, Palmer’s, LogHouse Foods, and even Ghirardelli makes a chocolate candy coating wafer!
Words from Downunder
You have lots of non-American readers.
Why not show us all how to make such delights from scratch, instead of assembling pre-made commercial items with lots of HFCS content. I would cheerfully make my own version of Brownie Bites, or even assemble the whole thing as a sheet-cake type of production, cut that into squares, then gently roll them into rounds.
And then comes the Chocolate/Ganache coating process, Ohhhhh, highly hazardous in a household with Terminal Chocoholics residing 🙂
Oh, and we tend not to enthuse over high peanut butter content as well
OMG , Look delicious.
Hayley!!!!!!!!! i need you to create a recipe i made!! called white chocolate lava cakes!!!! literaly what you do is make a normal lava cake,but with vanilla instead of chocolate. then you melt white chocolate for the middle and douse the whole cake in dark chocolate and sprinkle powdered sugar on it!!! thx and btw love your brownie bombs!!! they are still in the freezer but then i can eat it! but they are sooo easy and fun to make!!!