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Sweet and Salty PMS Cookies

These PMS cookies require no baking, only 5 ingredients, and will satisfy all your sweet and salty cravings in 15 minutes! If you still need more to snack on, try my Salted Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chunk CookiesCandied Pecans, or No Bake Cowboy Cookie Cups.

Close up of a PMS cookie with a bite taken out showing the crunchy inside

If you’re reading this and you are someone who experiences PMS each month – these are for you. If you’re reading this and you are someone who has never experienced PMS, but likes sweet and salty things – these are for you, too.

I’ve been making these lovingly named PMS cookies for as long as I can remember. It started with spreading peanut butter on two crackers sandwiching chocolate chips in the middle.

Overhead shot of pretzels, crackers, chocolate wafers, peanut butter and fluff

Then it evolved into making the same thing, but with Marshmallow Fluff smeared onto one of the crackers, too. And then one day I added a pretzel twist to the middle of the whole thing and it was almost exactly what I wanted, but I still needed more chocolate.

I finally realized that taking a little extra time to melt chocolate and cover the little cracker cookie sandwich situation with said chocolate would get the job done. It also meant that I could make them in larger batches and save them for when the cravings strike without having to put the effort in at those moments.

Because when you need your PMS’ craving, you don’t have time to wait.

Chocolate covered crackers drying on wax paper

If you’ve never tried this combination of flavors, it reminds me of a chocolate covered Nutter Butter with a scoop of fluff. If that doesn’t sound like the bomb dot com to you, you should probably see yourself out. 

Does this recipe include a bunch of high quality ingredients? It does not. Does this recipe require any real cooking skills of any kind? It does not.

Welcome to one of the simplest recipes on my site, which is exactly what you need if you’re busy fighting with your hormones.

Why are they called PMS cookies?

Well, for one, the alternative would be No-Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter and Fluff Pretzel Ritz Cracker Cookies and I refuse to do that to you.

Secondly, most women are very familiar with the strong cravings you get when you’re on your period, and a craving for something sweet and salty is one of the most well known. There’s also the cliche in rom coms that a woman always goes for a pint of ice cream when she’s sad, and a bar of chocolate during that time of the month.

Well, you know what? THEY’RE BOTH TRUE. But frankly, I go for either on any given day – the craving is just stronger when I’m experiencing PMS.

How to make the perfect PMS cookies

Like I mentioned before, these are thankfully pretty simple. The recipe is constructed for making 12 cookies, but you can easily make as many as you want because it’s a 2 cracker: 1 of everything else ratio.

You’ll just need to adjust the amount of chocolate to your liking.

Four photo collage of assembling PMS cookies
  1. On a clean surface, preferably covered in wax paper or nonstick silicon mat (aff link)(s), lay out your crackers, bottom sides facing up and spread about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on 12 of the crackers.
  2. Spread about 1 teaspoon of marshmallow fluff on the other 12 crackers.
  3. Press a single pretzel into each of the fluff covered crackers.
  4. Now top the fluff and pretzel cracker with a peanut butter covered cracker.
    Four photo collage showing the process of dipping PMS cookies in melted chocolate
  5. Place your assembled “cookies” on a plate or baking sheet and place it in the freezer for at least 5 minutes.
  6. While the cookies are chilling, melt your chocolate according to package directions until fully melted and smooth.
  7. Remove cookies from the freezer. Using a candy dipper (aff link) or fork, dip each cookie in melted chocolate until fully covered.
  8. Transfer the chocolate covered cookies to prepared wax paper or nonstick mat. I like to let the first coat of chocolate set, then drizzle a little more melted chocolate cross the top in a zigzag pattern to make them look a little bit fancier! Let them hang out there until they’ve completely set and the chocolate is no longer pliable to the touch.
Overhead shot showing the process of putting together PMS cookies

Told you it was easy! Now you just want to store them in an airtight container at room temperature, and you can keep them for up to a week without any problems.

Frankly, you can probably keep them even longer, but I’ve never experienced that because these babies are gone so quick.

Overhead shot of chocolate cookies stacked on a white plate

Obviously, you don’t have to be a woman who is experiencing PMS to make and enjoy these. They make for a really good Christmas cookie exchange treat because they don’t have to be refrigerated and hold up well to travel in tins and boxes. 

So double (okay fine, triple) a batch and then give some of them to your mailman, your kids’ teachers, friends, and family. 

Close up of a PMS cookie with a bite taken out showing the crunchy inside

… or just keep them all for yourself, because sharing is overrated.

After you’ve made this recipe, please leave a comment below with a rating – and if you came from Pinterest, add a photo to the Pin of what you make to the pin to share your experience!

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Close up of a PMS cookie with a bite taken out showing the crunchy inside

Sweet and Salty PMS Cookies


  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x

Description

These PMS cookies require no baking, and will satisfy all your sweet and salty cravings! Named PMS cookies because they’re perfect for that time of the month when premenstrual syndrome takes control of your appetite.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 24 Ritz crackers*
  • 12 teaspoons peanut butter
  • 12 teaspoons Marshmallow Fluff
  • 12 pretzel twists
  • 1016 ounces chocolate melting wafers

Instructions

  1. On a clean surface covered in wax paper or nonstick silicon mat (aff link)(s), lay out your crackers, bottom sides facing up.
  2. Spread about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on 12 of the crackers.
  3. Spread about 1 teaspoon of marshmallow fluff on the other 12 crackers.
  4. Press a single pretzel into each of the fluff covered crackers, then top with a peanut butter covered cracker.
  5. Place your assembled “cookies” on a plate or baking sheet and place it in the freezer for at least 5 minutes.
  6. While the cookies are chilling, melt your chocolate according to package directions until fully melted and smooth.
  7. Remove cookies from the freezer. Using a candy dipper (aff link) or fork, dip each cookie in melted chocolate until fully covered, then place on prepared wax paper or nonstick mat**. Let set completely before storing. Enjoy!

Notes

*You could also use Saltine crackers in a pinch.

**If you want to make them a little fancier, let the first coat of chocolate set and then drizzle a little more melted chocolate on top in a zigzag pattern.

Storage: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sweet and salty pms cookies, pms cookies, sweet and salty cookies, cracker cookies, chocolate peanut butter ritz cookies, chocolate fluffernutter cookies

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