If you’re looking for a snack that packs a punch of flavor and adds a fiery kick to your taste buds, you’re in the right place. Today, we’re diving into a delectable recipe that’s perfect for snack enthusiasts and partygoers alike – Fire Crackers. These spicy, savory, and utterly addictive crackers are sure to become your new go-to snack. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply craving a treat, these Fire Crackers will ignite your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
Who Will Love This Recipe?
Fire Crackers are for anyone who enjoys bold and spicy flavors. They are a fantastic addition to parties, game nights, or even a cozy night in with your favorite movie. If you appreciate the satisfying crunch of crackers with a kick of heat, this recipe is tailor-made for you. Plus, Fire Crackers are incredibly easy to make, requiring just a handful of ingredients and a bit of patience.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
Before we dive into the detailed instructions, let’s gather all the ingredients for Fire Crackers:
- 1⅔ cups of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 (1-ounce) envelopes of ranch dressing mix
- 3 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 (16-ounce) package of saltine crackers (4 sleeves of crackers)
Additionally, you’ll need a large ziplock bag (at least a gallon or more) for mixing and storing the crackers. Now, let’s get cooking!
1. Prepare Your Ziplock Bag
Start by grabbing a spacious ziplock bag – we recommend using at least a gallon-sized bag to ensure you have enough room to mix the crackers thoroughly. If you’re making a larger batch, a 2-gallon bag is ideal.
2. Mix the Ingredients
Open the ziplock bag and pour in the olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, ranch dressing mix, and crushed red pepper flakes.
Now, here’s the fun part – close the bag and, using your hands, knead the ingredients together, ensuring the oil and spices are evenly distributed. If you prefer a less messy approach, you can use a bowl for mixing, but be aware that some of the mixture may stick to the sides when transferring it to the bag.
3. Add the Crackers
Once your spice mixture is well combined, it’s time to introduce the crackers to the party. Place all the saltine crackers inside the bag. Yes, every single one of them!
4. Coat the Crackers
Re-seal the bag and give it a good shake and turn. Your goal is to coat the crackers thoroughly with the spicy mixture. The more you shake and turn, the better the coverage will be. Afterward, let the bag sit for about an hour, turning it a few more times during this waiting period.
5. Patiently Wait
Now, exercise a little patience. Allow the bag to sit for at least 12 hours, preferably overnight. This waiting time allows the crackers to absorb all the flavors, transforming them into the ultimate Fire Crackers.
6. Serve and Enjoy!
After the waiting period is over, open the bag and take out your perfectly seasoned Fire Crackers. They are now ready to be devoured!
Kitchen Equipment Needed
To make these delicious Fire Crackers, you’ll need the following kitchen equipment:
- A large ziplock bag (gallon-sized or larger)
- Measuring cups and spoons
- A mixing bowl (if you prefer to mix the ingredients in a bowl)
- Airtight containers or resealable bags for storing leftovers
If you somehow manage to resist eating all the Fire Crackers in one go, you’ll want to store any leftovers to keep them fresh and crunchy. Place the remaining crackers in an airtight container or resealable bag, and they should stay delicious for several days.