Homemade Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs
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Homemade Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs

February 7th, 2014
5 from 2 votes
5 from 2 votes

Homemade cookie dough brownie bombs feature egg-free cookie dough balls covered in fudgy homemade brownie and dipped in chocolate. Outrageous!

Yield: 30 -32 bombs

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook: 20 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Chocolate chip cookie dough + brownie + MORE chocolate?! It's a chocolate lover's dream. Texture: The distinct squishy yet grainy texture of (safe) raw cookie dough wrapped in ultra moist and fudgy brownie all covered in a shell of chocolate, each bite is heavenly. Ease: There are quite a few steps involved and it's a pretty messy process. It's so worth it though, and you can divvy things up to accomplish ahead of time so it doesn't seem like these brownie bombs caused a bomb to go off in your kitchen. Appearance: They look like pretty average truffles from the outside until you take your first bite. Pros: Absolutely decadent and mouthwatering treat. Perfect for special occasions when you need to bring an easy to transport and easy to eat dessert. Cons: Messy and more time consuming than my typical dessert recipe. Would I make this again? OH yes.

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Homemade cookie dough brownie bombs feature egg-free cookie dough balls covered in fudgy homemade brownie and dipped in chocolate. Outrageous!
Homemade cookie dough brownie bombs feature egg-free cookie dough balls covered in fudgy homemade brownie and dipped in chocolate. Outrageous!

In my life I’ve lived briefly in southern California, Australia, and for the longest in Phoenix, Arizona. All warm places that don’t get snow. Snow is a foreign concept to me, I’ve really only experienced it a few times in my entire life. Lately as I scroll through pictures on Instagram and see photos of sheets of ice on peoples’ cars or hear about friends in other parts of the country being snowed in, I can’t help but feel confused. I have no idea what that’s like, at all. Yes it does get super ridiculously unbearably hot here but I’m never literally trapped by the heat, although during the summer we all just choose to stay indoors.

My bewilderment about snow extends to the winter Olympics. What’s Skeleton? What’s Nordic combined? No seriously, I really have no idea about some of these things. I’ve never participated in any winter snow sports, though I have been sledding once. My entire knowledge of winter sports basically comes from the Disney channel movie Johnny Tsunami. To be honest, the only feeling I have towards the winter Olympics is annoyance because it means all my favorite TV shows are now on hiatus. Which sport are you most excited about? Which one should I attempt to watch??

What doesn’t confuse me in life is chocolate. Here today I feel like I’m giving you a wonderful gift in the form of an outrageously decadent chocolate recipe that you’re going to love. These Homemade Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs are a scratch version of the original bombs from The Domestic Rebel. They’re basically balls of egg-free raw cookie dough which are coated with brownie and dipped in chocolate. Coating in brownie sounds weird, but since the brownie recipe here is ultra moist and fudgy you basically flatten pieces of brownie with your palms and wrap them over the cookie dough balls. I switched a few things around from the original recipe, using homemade brownies and regular melted chocolate (instead of candy melts) with a touch of coconut oil added. The coconut oil helps the chocolate stay hard and firm, but if you’d prefer to temper the chocolate for dipping here’s a guide to tempering.

Homemade Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs

Homemade Cookie Dough Brownie Bomb

5 from 2 votes

How to make
Homemade Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs

Yield: 30 -32 bombs
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Inactive Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours
Homemade cookie dough brownie bombs feature egg-free cookie dough balls covered in fudgy homemade brownie and dipped in chocolate. Outrageous!


For the cookie dough:

  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk (any kind)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips

For the brownies:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

For the chocolate coating:

  • 16 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons coconut oil


For the cookie dough:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on medium-high speed until very well combined and fluffy. Add in the milk and vanilla. On low speed gradually add the flour and salt. Stir in the miniature chocolate chips.
  2. Scoop the dough into 2 teaspoon-sized balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze for an hour, or until firm.

For the brownies:

  1. Meanwhile, make the brownies. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line an 8x8-inch pan with foil, leaving an overhang.
  2. In a large bowl combine the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir until well combined, mixture will be thick. Let cool if the butter is still hot. Stir in the vanilla and then the eggs, one at a time, stirring very well after each addition. Stir until the batter is very well blended. Add the flour and stir again until very well blended. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through but still very moist and fudgy. Let cool.

To assemble:

  1. Cut the brownies into 1-inch squares. Flatten a square with the palm of your hand. Place a cookie dough ball into the middle of the flattened brownie and wrap the brownie around the cookie dough ball. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, just try to get as much of a round shape as possible, rolling the ball between your palms. Repeat with the remaining brownie and cookie pieces. Freeze the balls for 30 minutes.

For the chocolate coating:

  1. Combine the chopped chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir, and continue heating in 30-second bursts, stirring between bursts, until the chocolate is melted.
  2. Dip each brownie ball into the chocolate to coat completely. Allow the excess to drip off then return to the baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes, or until set. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from The Domestic Rebel
Course : Dessert
Cuisine : American
Tessa Arias
Author: Tessa Arias

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Ally — September 28, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    I am thinking of among these for a bake sale and was wondering if these bombs can be stored at room temperature for a few days (3 -5 days)? If I replace milk with water, can I store it at room temperature for a few days? Thank you.

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — September 28, 2022 at 1:42 pm

      Hi Ally! We haven’t tested these stored any way but the fridge, so I cannot say for certain – but they should be okay as long as it’s not super hot! Good luck! 🙂

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    Mechole Black — June 12, 2022 at 8:04 am

    I made this about a year ago and it was a total HIT! My Grandson actually found this recipe and asked me to make it. Then I made it again for (2) Nephews to add to their Graduation dessert trays and e everyone LOVED them. Now another Grandson just Graduated and asked for these because he tasted them from his cousins Graduation parties. I guess it’s become a Graduation tradition! Thanks so much.

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — June 13, 2022 at 9:06 am

      So happy to hear this, Mechole – and I’m so happy we can be a part of your family’s graduation traditions! 🙂

  3. #
    Beth — November 26, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Wife won’t make this for me. Please help! She’s really mean.

  4. #
    Maryann — July 8, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Hi Tessa

  5. #
    Tessa — January 27, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Are they supposed to melt when u roll them around in your hands?

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    Vanessa — June 4, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I am allergic to coconut. Is there anything to sub in for the coconut oil?

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    Rose Baker — January 19, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Made these today and was very excited about them. However, the brownie batter was way too thick and the cookie dough was quite powdery. A little bit of a tetdown. Please respond and don’t delete my comment. Thanks

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      Kay — June 22, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      I have made these twice now and the same has happened to me unfortunately but there is a solution. For the cookie dough add some more brown sugar, milk, vanilla, and sugar and taste the batter for the amount you should put in. As for the batter I added milk and sugar and mixed for a while, They turn out delicious if you do this in my opinion.

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    Rose Baker — January 19, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I was really excited about this recipe when I saw it. I made both batters and neither of them came out correctly. I followed the recipe exactly and the cookie dough was powdery and the brownie mix was extremely thick. Slightly disappointed.

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    Chef Penny — January 19, 2015 at 2:02 am

    I’m trying to find savory crepes and I can’t find the videos if anyone knows where on this website I can find them; I’ll appreciate it if you can.

  10. #
    felicia — October 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Can you do it without the brownie over it

  11. #
    Christine — October 20, 2014 at 11:45 am

    These things better be worth the trouble! Between all of the steps, it’s am all day project!

  12. #
    Avery — August 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Would this still work with store bought cookie dough? Please respond ASAP.

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      Tessa — August 7, 2014 at 10:10 pm


  13. #
    Sam — July 29, 2014 at 7:45 am

    These are amazingly DELICIOUS!!!

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      Tessa — July 29, 2014 at 11:39 am

      Yay!! Glad you think so 🙂

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    Gigi — April 27, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    These are so unbelievably delicious thank you so much! I’ve used several recipes from your website but this has got to be my favourite so far! They’re absolutely perfect and were incredibly fun to make. Coating them in chocolate at the end was probably the messiest part but was also the most fun and definitely worth it! These took a while to make as well but again was definitely worth it, couldn’t have thought of a better way to spend my Saturday! I managed to make about 45 without changing the quantity of ingredients and they were all still quite large which is great 🙂 Thank you again!

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    Rajat — March 10, 2014 at 1:34 am

    The cookie dough has flour but its only frozen at the end and not baked – wont it taste weird as its not cooked basically and its like raw flour taste?

  16. #
    Pam — March 6, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Sounds (and looks) delicious. Will try them this weekend. Thanks so much for the free ecookbook! Yum was all I could say as I read through it.

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      Tessa — March 6, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Thank you! I’m so happy you enjoyed the book and found a recipe to make 🙂

  17. #
    Courtney — February 22, 2014 at 5:11 am

    I made these for a Valentines day treat and they’re amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  18. #
    Dani — February 12, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Hi Tessa, do you think these would still be good without the brownie layer?

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      Tessa — February 12, 2014 at 7:49 am


  19. #
    Edward Antrobus — February 8, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    I live in a cold weather state, but still the only winter sport I’m interested in is the ski slope on Wii Fit.

  20. #
    Melissa Burton — February 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I just found the perfect Valentine’s day treat to make.
    Thanks so much. I am new to your site and loved the chocolate chip
    M&M cookies. I made them for the Super Bowl with the teams colors and
    Everyone thought they were adorable and yummy. Keep ’em comin’
    Love your recipes!

  21. #
    Gaby — February 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Over the top amazing! This is my kind of dessert!

  22. #
    Jenny Flake — February 7, 2014 at 10:06 am

    These are too yummy!! Need them asap 🙂

  23. #
    Maria — February 7, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I will take a dozen!

  24. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — February 7, 2014 at 7:07 am

    I am dying over these!!

  25. #
    Florian — February 7, 2014 at 7:00 am

    It really depends what kind of sports you enjoy otherwise. I would say to have a look at figure skating and ice dancing. Music, athleticism and choreography. For some spectacle and gravity defying acrobatics go for the snowboard and free style skiing competitions slopestyle (both) half pipe (snowboard) and super pipe (freestyle skiing).
    To watch people hurl themselves down an ice tunnel check out skeleton, bobsleigh and luge (in that order IMHO). There are a lot of endurance competitions. If that’s up your alley look at a biathlon (cross country skiing and shooting) or speed skating. Short track speed skating is quite fun to watch.
    I am sure there will be something you find entertaining.

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      Tessa — February 7, 2014 at 8:45 am

      Thanks for the winter sport rundown! I caught a figure skating routine last night and was transfixed! I’ll definitely be watching that. I think the free style skiing and ice tunnel sports will give me a heart attack, it looks so dangerous and terrifying!

  26. #
    Robyn — February 7, 2014 at 6:01 am

    As a recentish convert to following Ice-Hockey I’ll probably be trying to catch some of those games. Actually the team that I support the Chicago Blackhawks (not based on location as I’m not from the US) will be playing your local team, the Phoenix Coyotes tonight! You should catch a Coyotes game sometime and see if you like it 😉

    I’ve also always liked watching the figure-skating which is perhaps more accessible., it’s just so beautiful to watch when it all goes well.

    I admit I’ve never really been one to play winter sports either though, I don’t really have the co-ordination or balance required I think! Hope you find something to watch and keep you amused.

    • #
      Tessa — February 7, 2014 at 8:44 am

      I went to a Coyotes game a loooong time ago when I was in elementary school and won tickets! I don’t remember much except for eating a hot dog haha 🙂

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