If you are from the south, or have lived in the south, you have probably heard of the classic fire crackers recipe right? It’s one of my family’s favorite easy and cheap snacks and I love that you can really tailor it to your own spice and seasoning level. Plus, it really can’t get much easier than it is. And they also keep really well, so you can make them in big batches to store in the pantry! All you need is a box of your favorite saltines, some oil, some spices, and a big container and you are good to go! Want to see how to make a batch for yourself? Let’s check it out!
Here is how to make my super easy Fire Crackers Recipe:
First things first, let’s gather our ingredients! Here is what you will need for my Super Easy Fire Crackers Recipe:
- 1 box (not just 1 sleeve, the whole box!) of saltine crackers. I would not suggest using wheat crackers for this recipe.
- 1 packet ranch dressing mix
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil (you can also use canola oil, but NOT olive oil)
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Cayenne pepper (this can be modified according to your spice tolerance)
- 1 tbsp crushed red pepper (again, plus or minus according to your taste buds)
- A container for the crackers, I use a casserole bin with a top. Some people just use a gallon ziploc bag. You just need to be able to gently roll the crackers in whatever you choose for a good coating.
One you have gathered your ingredients, it’s time to get started!
Step 1: The first thing you are going to want to do to start your fire crackers recipe is to grab a measuring cup and pour your oil. Once you have done that you will be adding all of your spices and your ranch packet to the oil. Make sure you mix WELL until all of your ingredients are well combined and not chunky.
Step 2: After you have combined your ingredients it’s time to grab your crackers and your container. Unwrap your crackers and put them in your container, trying to keep them spread out and in a single layer.
Step 3: Pour your yummy spice and oil mix over your crackers, making sure to try to coat all of the crackers evenly. It’s ok if you miss a few, as you will be turning them every few hours to make sure they get coated.
Step 4: Once they are coated, go ahead and throw a top on your container and GENTLY rotate your container a few times to help spread your mixture over all of the crackers. You will want to do this once every few hours (or just when you happen to be in the kitchen) over the next 24 hours. If you open up your container and your crackers feel greasy to the touch, close it back up because they aren’t ready yet.
Step 5: After after 24 hours and lot’s of rotations later, your Fire Crackers should be done! They will be full of bold flavor and be the perfect snack to munch on. These will keep in a closed container or bag for a few weeks!
How yummy do these look!? And like I said, weren’t they so easy to make!? Once you have your base recipe and technique down you can really have fun coming up with different spice variations too. I just love making this super easy fire cracker recipe for summer time, holiday snacks, or to throw in lunch bags!
What spices would you add to your fire cracker recipe? Let me know in the comments below!
Looking for more easy recipes? Check these out before you go:
- Super Simple Cheesy Corn Dip Recipe
- The Easiest Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe
- Easy Air Fried Pickles Recipe