Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
Seasoned saltine crackers that are simple to make and add a special touch for your dips and spreads at parties. I have had these on several occasions at bachelorette parties and babies showers but was never given the recipe. My sister had them recently at a birthday party, got the recipe, and passed it on to me. Unfortunately, I don't know who to credit for this, but it's certainly a keeper!!! Was initially concerned about the amount of oil, but hey, it's party food, RIGHT? I have used whole wheat crackers and different kinds of dip/dressing mixes successfully so have fun and get creative!
- 1 lb unsalted saltine crackers (4 sleeves)
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 (1 ounce) packet ranch dressing mix
- 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Line crackers on ends (like dominoes) in an air-tight container.
- In a small bowl, mix oil, dressing mix, peppers, and garlic powder.
- Stir until all ingredients are well mixed.
- Continue to stir to prevent the pepper from settling on the bottom of the bowl.
- Spoon mixture evenly over crackers, like drizzling icing on a cake.
- Close lid tightly and flip the container over every 5 minutes for about 20 minutes. Lightly shake back and forth to make sure all the crackers are coated.
- Store in a ziplock bag. Will keep for about a week -- if they last that long!
I add dill (about 1 T) and use oyster crackers (which are easier to stir). Giving these for Christmas gifts this year with a little jar of chili seasoning.
I have been making this for years however I use pretzels, oyster crackers, rice chex (or any kind you like) and peanuts. Add cayenne pepper to the oil. I base the amount of cayenne by the color of the oil for heat. I also let mine sit upside down overnight. It's always the snack mix that is requested at parties.
I am always asked to bring these to parties. I bake them for 5 minutes so that they are dried. People love them. I've also used Multigrain cracker also.