Sunday, December 20, 2009

Yummy Spicy Crackers....Super Easy to Make!!!

I know lots of us are planning big get-to-gathers this next week, with family and friends. And I am sure lots of party, snack type foods are being planned.....I recently got a wonderful and surprisingly easy recipe from a good friend of mine for wonderful, spicy snack crackers....and when I say is EASY!!!

These are perfect with cheese balls, dips or just right out of container by themselves.....and did I say EASY to me.

You will need: Box unsalted crackers and or Ritz low salt crackers, package of Zesty Italian dressing mix, package of Garlic & Herb dressing mix, crushed red pepper and canola oil.

First: pour whole box of crackers into a large bowl. I made two batches, one with saltines and one with Ritz....(used two different bowls, doubled the recipe)

in a bowl, pour a scant less than 1 1/2 cup of canola oil. (I used a little less per batch than the 1 1/2 cups...just eyeballed it) Mix both Italian and garlic and herb dressing packets to oil, add 2 Tablespoons. spoons red pepper flakes, mix well.

Pour over crackers.....

mix well.....making sure to coat all the crackers well.


once all are mixed well and coated, spoon into a large air tight container.

I let these sit over lets the crackers soak up all the goodness and lets the flavors mix well.....these will store in a air tight container for several you can make them ahead of time and they will be ready to go for your party......

Yummy- goodness!!! I took this picture right after I mixed up a batch of these, the shiny look goes away after they sit over night.....all I need now is to make a cheese ball and I am set!!!

Hope you enjoy this easy snack treat...I could not believe how wonderful these tasted and how easy they were to make!!

Party Spicy Crackers

1 1/2 cups of canola oil ( I use a scant less)
1 pkg Italian dressing mix
1 pkg Garlic & Herb dressing mix
2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
crackers (either 1 box saltines or 1 box Ritz)

pour crackers from box into a large mixing bowl, in separate bowl, add canola oil and dressing mixes, add pepper flakes and stir well. Pour over crackers and mix very well, be sure to coat all crackers with mixture. Pour crackers into a air tight container. Let sit over night preferably before serving. These store well for several weeks. Enjoy!!


  1. You are not kidding that these are easy!! And they look so good!! I'm definitely going to try them. Thanks Suzanne!!

    Happy holidays!! :-)


  2. Wow...just what I need...something easy and rock! thanks for posting this...I actually have all of this in my cabinet...goodie!

  3. Suzanne,

    Just came over to say hi and saw your recipe.

    did i miss something? seems like they would be soggy if not baked?

    thanks and blessings

    barbara jean

  4. Wow!

    You make my mouth hurt, like sniffing the French's jar. These look splendid, and I was expecting to see the "bake at 250 . . ." step, but these are even easier than Chex-Mix!!

    I'm gonna make these tomorrow. Thanks and have a WONDERFUL Christmas!!


  5. Barbara Jean...I thought the same need to bake....the crackers absorb all the flavoring and they really don't have to be baked...I guess you could bake them at a low temp to speed up the process...but they are fine without doing so....

  6. I've had these and they are so good! Thanks for posting the recipe! I've also got a pretzel recipe that is similar using red pepper. Ummm

  7. They aren't soggy???

    They look good, but I'm worried about the soggage.


    Well - - - I look at the other comments and see you've already addressed the soggage issue.

  8. Oh wow, now don't those look yummy! Great recipe.


  9. Those sound good! There's another recipe similar to this where you use 8 cups of oyster crackers, 1/4 cup veg. oil and 1 packet original ranch dressing mix. You spread these in a pan and bake at 250 for 15-20 minutes. You couldn't use these with a cheese ball, tho.


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