So, I had some of these crack-tastic crackers in Warrenton, TX, recently and I had to try and re-create them. I don’t like to joke about drugs, especially crack, but really, these are so addicting. So, just say NO…if you must. You won’t eat just one, I can guarantee you that. So, maybe you should say no. It’s up to you, I’m not your mother.
I perused the internet for some similar recipes that use a Ranch dressing packet, like the little oyster crackers that I am also fond of eating. The ones that I had eaten had more of a kick. A red pepper kick. I found a couple of recipes that sounded good and then changed them to my liking. Here goes. Please share. You will be hooked. These are not your every day cracker. They are for a special occasion. Like a Tuesday.
1 – 1 1/4 cup canola oil (you decide how much you want to use)
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
2-3 Tbs. red pepper flakes (I used close to 3…a little warm)
4 sleeves of Saltine crackers (give or take…however many you can fit in your mixing bowl)
1) Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl for a good long while (5-10 minutes), to really get the crackers coated. Eat a few if you want.
2) Lay them out on a cookie sheet and drizzle the yummy, ranchy, peppery oil that’s in the bottom of the bowl, over the top of the crackers. Bake at 250 degrees for 15-20 minutes, stirring them around about halfway through.
3) Let them cool and store in a big ol’ baggie. Or a few little baggies. My husband has his bag ready to take to work.
That’s it! So very easy and a great snack for a game or party. Or a Tuesday.
P.S. I did make a really nice harvest salad tonight to offset my cracker munchies. I’m not all bad.