This super easy recipe is without a doubt a family favorite. Some in our family like it not so spicy. When we get together, we have to make a batch of Not So Spicy Crackers.
This super simple recipe uses only 4 ingredients:
- a box of crackers
- canola oil
- Ranch Dressing Mix
- and cayenne
Cut the ends off of each tube of crackers. With the package still on, slide the crackers into a one-gallon ziplock or resealable bag with the open end to the bottom of the bag. With all 4 tubes lined up in the bag, remove the covers. They should stay in a nice tidy row. But if they don’t, it’s okay!
In a 2 cup measuring cup, whisk together 1¼ cups of canola oil and a 1 oz package of Ranch Dressing Mix. Add cayenne pepper to taste. We start with ¼ teaspoon of cayenne. If you like spicy crackers add more cayenne.
I make them often enough that I just purchase a jar of the Ranch Dressing Mix. If you use a container, just measure out 3 tablespoons of the mix into the oil.
On a side note: the first time I ever had spicy crackers was years ago at a women’s retreat. The crackers that were on the snack table had so much cayenne on them that they were orange, almost red.
And they were HOT!!!
The gal that made them transported them in a vintage Tupperware bread keeper that was permanently orange from the pepper. It was her most requested snack. Now it is our most requested snack.
Stand the bag of crackers up and open the top wide enough to pour the oil mixture over the stacks of crackers. Seal the bag and lay the sack over on it’s side. Then, start rotating the bag, often at first. This will ensure that all the crackers are getting coated with the oil mixture.
Continue to rotate every couple of minute until the oil is all absorbed into the crackers.
Serve with soups, dips, cheeseballs or just eat right out of the bag.
If by some rare chance you need to store your Not So Spicy Crackers, just put them in the refrigerator. Keep them in the same ziplock bag or transfer them to a new container. They will stay crispy and fresh tasting. Surprisingly, they do not get soggy at all.
At Christmas or even for birthdays these make great gifts. You can put them in cute gift bags or my boys just like for me to give the the one gallon bag of them.
Warning: these are addictive.