Fire Crackers

"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!"
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  • 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!

Questions & Replies

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  1. Peggylorraine
    After you put the oil in the seasoning on the crackers do they stay crispy or do they get soggy I would think that they would be very Moist if they are not baked
  2. Eva B.
    For the crackers do you bake them
  3. wiserdays
    Has anyone tried to bake these at around 350 for maybe 8- 10 minutes? If yes, how did they turn out?
  4. Amanda C.
    I’m hung up on the air tight container. What size do i need?
  5. darlaharden1
    Do I have to use canola oil? Would olive oil work? Thx for any response


  1. Gmv724
    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.
  2. DownHomeDinner
    I serve these with a cheese ball and they disappear fast, every time I make them! I use the buttery club crackers and once they are coated well, I bake them at 250 degrees for 10-20 minutes (depends on your oven) flipping them over once. This helps to seal in the flavor and keep them fresh a little longer (that is, if there are any leftover!)
  3. Donna Kay
    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.
  4. meccook
    Unless you want to serve these with a cheese ball, it is much easier to make with oyster crackers: in a large bowl, mix 1/2 cup salad oil, 1 (1oz.) packet Hidden Valley Ranch Salad dressing Mix and a 12-16 oz. oyster crackers. Stir frequently for about 10-15 minutes until the crackers absorb oil/salad dressing mixture. These are addictive.
  5. evanscindy
    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.


  1. Dan D.
    I use Oyster Crackers to make it a true Snack food.



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