In a large bowl, whisk together ½ cup coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
Add the flour and salt, and stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to combine. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
Chill the dough in the freezer until firm, about 10 minutes.
Grab about 2 teaspoons of cookie dough and roll between your hands into a ball. Press and shape the dough ball to fit onto one of the pretzel snaps, squaring off the corners with your fingers (be sure to watch the video to see exactly how to do this). Repeat with the remaining cookie dough and pretzels, placing finished pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Transfer the cookie dough pretzels to the freezer and allow to chill until firm, another 10-15 minutes.
While the cookie dough is chilling, prepare the chocolate coating by melting 12 ounces semisweet chocolate and 1 tablespoon coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between. Heat the chocolate just until melted, then let cool for 5-10 minutes.
Remove the cookie dough balls from the freezer. Using a fork or candy dipping tool, drop a cookie dough pretzel into the chocolate and coat completely. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off, then return the truffle to the parchment lined baking sheet.
If topping the truffles with sea salt (my personal favorite), sprinkle a bit on top before the chocolate has set.
If topping the truffles with a drizzle of chocolate, return the truffles to the freezer until the chocolate is set. Transfer any leftover semisweet chocolate to a small piping bag or zip top bag and snip a little bit off the corner, doing the same with the melted white chocolate in another bag.
Squeeze the bag to drizzle chocolate over chilled truffles, then return to the freezer until all chocolate is set. Transfer frozen truffles to a freezer-safe container and store in the refrigerator for up to one week or the freezer for up to three months. Allow truffles to sit at room temperature for a few minutes before enjoying.
Tips for customizing this pretzel cookie dough truffle recipe
Add another one of the Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Snaps to the top before dipping in chocolate for more of a sandwiched cookie dough truffle with extra crunch
Add ½ teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to the cookie dough for a spiced truffle
Use Snyder’s of Hanover Mini Pretzels instead of the Snaps
Pipe white chocolate into snowflake patterns on top or sprinkle with your favorite seasonal sprinkles