Secret Recipe Club.

I was totally sick last week.

I’m talking extreme head cold, sore throat, cough, hack, ick.

Thanks to my good ole’ dad from bringing his sick self home from work and passing it on.

You’re awesome 😉

By Saturday morning I was feeling back to my lively self and was super excited to cook up my recipe for this month’s Secret Recipe Club reveal.

Of course, after keeping a diet of bland chicken & soup broth for the past couple of days, I was ready to jump head first into something appetizing…and of course, sweet.

Just my luck, my secret blogger for the month was Rhonda, the sweet lady behind the blog, The Kitchen Witch.

Don’t be fooled, Rhonda is no witch.

But, she is in the sense that she can definitely cook/bake up some delicious recipes.

She definitely has something magical going for her in the kitchen.

I picture her stewing over a large black cauldron in her kitchen, throwing bits and pieces of whatever she kind find in the pantry into her pot, only to serve me a huge bowl of yummy goodness.

Rhonda is also an extreme biker chick, so she’s got that tough gal mother/wife, take no crap in the kitchen, I am woman, hear me roar persona.

I love it.

Rhonda has so many scrumptious recipes to choose from, but this recipe, well…it spoke to my heart.

Rhonda’s No-Bake Nutella Pretzel Cookies had my name written all over them.

Only…I had no Nutella.


Actually, I lie.

I totally did, but not enough for the recipe 🙂

So, improvisation it was.

I am a lover of all things salty.


So, the pretzel thing got me super excited.

Then, we throw some oats into these clusters so ya know


they are practically calorie free.

I couldn’t get over how easy this was to make.


Hello one pot dessert/snack.


Sweet, salty, crunchy, oaty, buttery goodness.


I substituted almond butter for the nutella and ERRRRR MAH GAHD, super nutty taste.


These are the perfect snack-a-lack.


You know how I feel about snacks.




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No-Bake Almond Butter Pretzel Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 22-24
No-bake cookies/clusters chock full of almond butter, pretzels, & oats for the perfect hearty & sweet snack.
  • 1 c. sugar (I used coconut sugar)
  • ½ c. whole milk (I used coconut milk)
  • ½ c. unsalted butter (you can use vegan butter or coconut oil)
  • pinch of salt
  • ¾ c. Nutella (I used almond butter)
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c. quick cooking oats (I used certified gluten-free rolled oats)
  • 1 c. pretzels, broken into small pieces (I used gluten-free)
  1. In a large sauce pot over medium-high heat, bring the sugar, milk, butter, and salt to a boil.
  2. Boil for 1 minute, remove from heat, stir in the almond butter & vanilla until smooth.
  3. Fold in oats & pretzels.
  4. Let cool enough so that the mixture starts holding together, about 3 minutes.
  5. Drop batter by spoonfuls onto wax paper lined baking sheets.
  6. Let cool completely.


  1. Love Rhonda. I have made these cookies too and they are delicious. Love the almond addition.

  2. Oh I love to snack too.. Way too much, lol. 🙂 these look like the perfect combo of sweet, salty and crunchy for a good snack! 🙂

  3. Chelsea you are too darn cute! So sorry that you weren’t feeling well for awhile but glad you recovered and whipped up these amazing cookies (that sweet salty is something to drool over). Now that you’ve made them with almond butter, I can’t stop thinking about how good that would be, and I’m sure the coconut substitutions added a nice flavor also! Great pics too, thanks for doing such a great job on your post!

    • Chelsy says:

      Thanks Rhonda! These were absolutely perfect! I will definitely make them again and again, with nutella too! Love you blog! Can’t wait to try some of your other scrumptious recipes! xoxo!

  4. Those look like mighty tasty little morsels!

  5. We are such big fans of Rhonda – what a great pick! Glad to hear you’re on the mend. We all just got our first colds of the season, fun fun

  6. gloria says:

    Chelsy love these look really delicious!

  7. HI! I am new to group C and this is my first reveal day! What a GREAT recipe and I am so pleased to hear that you are feeling better now too! Karen

  8. These no-bake cookies are a treat to put a happy smile on one’s face. I hope you are feeling better, Chelsy!

  9. I am in LOVE with this cookie! Pinning now to make later. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you.

  10. These look good. I have made similar recipes but never with Nutella or pretzels- great ideas!

  11. My grandmother made something similar to these back in her baking days and I love them!

  12. What a good idea to use almond butter. I have made these with Peanut Butter and chocolate. Gonna have to try the almond.

  13. Can a diabetic person eat these?

    • Chelsy says:

      Jody, from the research that I have done I say yes because i used coconut sugar, which has a low glycemic index. However, you may just want to ask your doctor for reassurance. I hope ya get to have them because they are ridiculously good. I’m not sure how they would work w/ a sugar substitute? Hope this helps! 🙂

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