Introduction: Ranch & Pepper Crackers

This is my recipe for snack crackers using regular "saltine" crackers that everyone I know LOVES! 

Addictive, hard-to-put-down snack crackers.
Have-to-stop-eating-but can't snack crackers.
But, that's just me.

Seriously, you will just have to take my word for it until you make a batch.

Prep Time: 10-minutes
Bake Time: 250-degrees for 15-20 minutes

Ingredients
  • one-pound (1-LB) or four sleeves (usually a box) of saltine crackers
  • one packet (1-oz) ranch seasoning mix
  • 1-1/4-cup Canola oil
  • 2-tablespoons (my kid-friendly version) to 3-tablespoons (a little heat to it) crushed red pepper

Tools/Utensils
  • large bowl
  • measuring cup/spoons
  • baking sheet (or two if you separate the broken pieces from the whole ones like I do)

Mix & Bake
  • Pre-heat the oven to 250-degrees F.
  • Add the ranch dressing packet and your chosen amount of crushed red pepper to the oil and mix well.
  • Place all four sleeves of saltine crackers in the large bowl and slowly pour the oil mixture over the crackers.
  • Move and mix the crackers around and pour the remaining amount of oil mixture over the crackers until thouroughly coated.
  • Place the crackers on a baking sheet.  This is where I separate the more whole crackers from the broken ones.  I took the batch to a party and wanted them to look good.
  • After placing the crackers on the baking sheets, you will be left with crumbs and the oil mixture in the bowl.  I pulled out the crumbs (and saved them of course!) and poured the oil mixture over the main batch of crackers.
  • Bake the crackers for about 15-minutes.  You can add more time if you have two sheets like I did, but 15-minutes should make them crispy and not oily.

Fair warning: These crackers gave my husband heartburn, but he said it was worth it.
Feel free to use less crushed red pepper if you don't like mildly hot food.  My kids can and have eaten the crackers with the two-tablespoons of red pepper mixture, but that's us.

People will be asking for the recipe.  I made a recipe card if you would like to share this amazingly easy yummyness.
Please let me know if you enjoyed it.

Comments

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kmetzger83 made it!(author)2014-02-28

These are absolutely amazing! i found that they are good with vegetable oil as well. oh my, use a good amount of red pepper and dip them in Blue cheese dressing! sooooo yummy!

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DeandrasCrafts made it!(author)2014-02-28

Mmmmmmm..... Blue cheese dressing!!! I am drooling with the thought. I love it and I will try it with them next time!

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neo71665 made it!(author)2014-01-15

Onion soup mix works pretty well also. My grandma has been making flavored crackers for years.

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DeandrasCrafts made it!(author)2014-01-15

Ooh! I'm sure the onion soup mix would work wonderfully! It's funny how some recipes are just "normal" to people and they are so excitingly-new to the rest of us. I never had these before until a party last year, and then I started making them too.

Thanks for looking!

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neo71665 made it!(author)2014-01-24

Yeah my grandma grew up during the depression and has a whole box of recipes that look totally weird reading them made from simple and cheap items. Since I grew up eating them they are normal and really good to boot. Then again I grew up on a farm in the south so if it could be grown, hunted, or fished we did it and pretty much ate anything. I still do

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sdeiwert made it!(author)2014-01-21

use oyster crackers if your afraid of breaking the big crackers

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shambuda2000 made it!(author)2014-01-19

We have these at our 4th of July celebrations every year. We call them fire crackers, though.

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DeandrasCrafts made it!(author)2014-01-19

I love that name!

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lime3D made it!(author)2014-01-15

Instead of using a bowl to cover the crackers, could you brush the oil on while they are on the sheet?

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DeandrasCrafts made it!(author)2014-01-15

Hi! I wouldn't spread it with a brush, but that's me. I would imagine that it would work though.

I would definitely mix the dry ingredients with the oil in advance either way you spread the mixture on the crackers.

Thanks for your interest! I hope you try it!

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lime3D made it!(author)2014-01-18

Just looking to avoid breaking the crackers by mixing in a bowl.

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SonicLoverSeth made it!(author)2014-01-15

Definitely looks tasty & worth a try!

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