Total Time
72hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 72 hrs

If you like hot and spicy...I am not kidding when I say these things are AMAZING! A co-worker made loads of these at Christmas, and I believe I ate my weight in them! I was very surprised by the way these are made after getting her recipe. A few important notes - Do not substitute regular Ritz for the whole wheat, they will not turn out the same for some reason. And the Fiesta Ranch packets can be a bit hard to find, depending on where you live, Food Lion always has it in stock. Make sure you marinate the full 3 friend said the longer they sit, the better they are, but I cant seem to wait past the 3 days. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 144 ritz whole wheat crackers (4 sleeves/1 box)
  • 34 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning (heaping)
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix (heaping)
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet ranch fiesta dip mix


  1. Place all crackers into a large zip lock bag.
  2. Whisk oil, pepper flakes, taco seasoning and dry Ranch dressing together.
  3. Pour into bag of Ritz and gently mix together, making sure crackers are well covered and close bag.
  4. Leave closed bag to set on counter for a minimum of 3 days, turning bag over twice each day. Can marinate up to 10 days.
  5. Serve with Fiesta dip: Mix container of cold sour cream with packet of Fiesta Ranch dry dressing seasoning.
  6. YUM!
Most Helpful

Fantastic recipe. I did find 2 tablespoons of red pepper flakes were enough. Made with recommend 3, but like 2 better. Also, made dip as recommended and found prepared Mexican did is just as good. Everybody loves this recipe. Thanks.

keneunger1944 February 26, 2014

These were pretty tasty and got really great reviews at a family gathering. I made 2 batches, one as written, and another batch without the red pepper flakes (for those who can't handle the heat). Both were great!

Ambiann June 14, 2009

I've made these successfully with saltines.

mehanson0217 March 17, 2009