So, I saw this recipe on Pinterest. Everyone had their version. But everyone agreed that these crackers are addicting. I looked at the various recipes and thought, EH…..not my thing. But for some reason, I wanted to try them out. They are the perfect party snack. I used both saltines and Ritz. But I think you could probably use any kind of plain cracker. You will notice the recipe calls for oil. That was a huge turn off for me…the thought of all that oil on my crackers. All the recipes that I saw on line said to put the crackers into the oil for awhile. Hmmmm. I just couldn’t do it. So I brushed the oil mixture onto the crackers with a pastry brush, thus having a little more control on the amount of oil. I also replaced some of the oil with butter. HUGE surprise there, right? I am a butter girl…not an oil girl. 🙂 I also baked mine for a few minutes. Most of the recipes on line didn’t bake them.
This is a perfect snack for upcoming SUPER BOWL. You really gotta try these. Super simple. Ohhhhhhh, you don’t have to put red pepper…but most of the recipes I found on line used a lot…thus the name Fire Crackers. I personally, love alot of spice. But I know some folks don’t care for spicy, so you can leave it out. I’m glad I tried this recipe.
2 sleeves of Saltine crackers (or Ritz, oyster crackers, any plain crackers)
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 one oz packet of Ranch salad dressing seasoning
2 tablespoons of crushed red chili pepper (or not)
Preheat oven to 245 deg. Whisk together the oil, melted butter, seasoning mix and chili. Lay crackers out on a baking sheet. Brush the liquid mixture all over the crackers or drizzle it on. Flip the crackers over and do the same on the back side. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer the crackers over to the parchment lined sheet. Be careful not to break your crackers. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to sit out for at least half an hour. Transfer to an air tight container.