Hot Crackers With Fiesta Dip

"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!"
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Ready In:
72hrs 10mins
144 Crackers


  • 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


  • Place all crackers into a large zip lock bag.
  • Whisk oil, pepper flakes, taco seasoning and dry Ranch dressing together.
  • Pour into bag of Ritz and gently mix together, making sure crackers are well covered and close bag.
  • 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.
  • Serve with Fiesta dip: Mix container of cold sour cream with packet of Fiesta Ranch dry dressing seasoning.
  • YUM!

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. I've made these successfully with saltines.
  4. These crackers are really good. We enjoyed them on xmas eve for an appie buffet. Thanks!!
  5. I took this to Christmas Eve at Mom's. My brother took one bite and said, "I've got to have this recipe." We all laughed and just a few minutes later, he said, no--really I want this recipe. I said look it up on the 'zaar. Hot crackers ...should have known... always have the recipe handy. I bought the fiesta diip mix at walmart---kroger makes a fiesta dip--I have tried it. It would be good with these crackers as well.


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