Fire crackers are a southern snack that have become a staple in our household. We first tried them at a Buc-ee’s gas station in Texas and thought, “we want to attempt to recreate these.” Thus, our fire crackers recipe was born.
We love snacks but sometimes the same old store-bought snacks get a little old and we want to switch it up. Or, we have plans with friends or family and want to bring something but don’t know what. Cue in these crackers.
If you like salty, crunchy, slightly spicy snacks, look no further. These crackers will satisfy all of those cravings and then some, becoming your new snack obsession. Our fire crackers are fantastic on their own but are also great additions to charcuterie boards, dipped in creamy hummus, or crushed up and used as part of a breading for chicken (this recipe may be coming soon.. thoughts? Let us know in the comments!)
If you don’t have enough time to let them sit overnight, do not fear. Just let them sit as long as possible! We recommend letting them marinate for at least a few hours. They also don’t need to be toasted in the oven; we just like to give them a golden brown color and let the flavors really cook together.
Fire Crackers Recipe
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 0 portions 1x
- Category: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
- Cuisine: American
- 1 box saltine crackers ((4 sleeves))
- 1 3/4 cups oil ((canola or olive))
- 2 1-oz packets Ranch seasoning
- 2–3 Tbsp red pepper flakes ((depending on spice preference))
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Mix oil and seasonings/spices in a gallon plastic bag (like Ziploc) or plastic container until well-combined. You want a big enough bag or container so you can toss the crackers around.
- Add crackers and toss them around so they’re fully coated.
- Let crackers sit overnight (feel free to toss them periodically).
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line large baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil.
- Lay crackers out on a baking sheet (you may need to use 2 sheets in order to evenly spread the crackers out).
- Bake for about 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let cool and enjoy!
- Crackers will last in an air-tight container for about a week.
- This fire crackers recipe is great for a tailgate, charcuterie board, family gathering, road trip, or just to have around!
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