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.
Everyone LOVES this and oh so easy!
Been making these for years ... but they really need to be baked in a 250 degree oven for about 15 to 20 minutes (stirring once or twice during that time). Baking gets rid of that greasy feel, but they taste fabulous.
Such a great recipe! I use different types of dry dressing mixes (crackers add sooo much to soups when they're crushed up in the bowl) and they're great served with assortment of cheeses/salami/meats/spreads...there are never any left over at the end of the gathering! I am terrible about over seasoning....not with this....it's perfect.
My grandmother had a recipe for something similar, made with oyster crackers and dill- however, hers suggested baking the crackers on cookie sheets at 250F for an hour. I suspect that your spicer saltine version could be treated the same way- the seasonings sound spot-on! Will be trying this soon. Thanks for the recipe! :)
Everyone loves when I make these, to add a little more kick I use the fiesta ranch.
Question: Do you have to use a whole cup of oil? Looks delicious!