Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Make the cookie dough. In large bowl, beat 1 c. butter and sugars together. Add vanilla. Mix. Add eggs. Mix. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir into the butter mixture until well blended. Mix in the chocolate chips. Set aside.
Make the pretzel crust. Crush the pretzels in a food processor or however you like to crush pretzels. Any kind of pretzels will do but I recommend using crushed butter pretzels (you find them next to the regular pretzels and they are literally called "Synder Butter Pretzels") for the recipe. I also recommend not crushing the pretzels to complete dust but keep some small pieces to keep the cookie crust crunchy. Mix the 1 c. melted butter (melt in microwave), sugar and pretzel crumbs.
Unwrap Dove Promises chocolate. This is a great step to let the kids do!
Take about 1 TBSP +/- cookie dough and wrap completely around one Dove Chocolate Caramel Candy. You can use as little or as much cookie dough as you want (depending on how big you want the cookies) - just make sure the candy is sealed inside the cookie dough. Make the dough ball more flattened (like a disc) instead of a completely round ball for easier baking.
Then take the cookie dough disc and roll in the prepared pretzel crust until completely covered.
Repeat with all the dough and candies.
Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven, or just until set. Cool slightly on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.