Fire Crackers are Saltine crackers seasoned with ranch and red pepper flakes

Fire Crackers (Seasoned Saltines) Recipe

April 25 , 2017 by: Janette Staub Appetizers & Snacks

This recipe takes Saltine crackers and seasons them with ranch, red pepper flakes, and garlic. A delicious, easy-to-make snack! 

I found this recipe while perusing Pinterest and thought to myself, “What an easy little snack”.

Saltines by themselves don’t really do much for me, but add some flavor to them and I’m on board.

Fire Crackers Recipe (Saltines seasoned with ranch, red pepper flakes, and garlic)

These can be addictive though so be careful.

If I were to make these again, I think I’d try using oyster crackers. They’re more bite-sized and easier to pop in your mouth.  Although I guess that could be dangerous as well…..either way…delicious!

Fire Crackers Recipe

Fire Crackers (Seasoned Saltines) Recipe
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  • 1 box of unsalted saltine crackers (4 sleeves)
  • 1 cup of canola oil
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet of dry ranch dressing mix
  • 2 tbsp of crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Glad plastic containers (8 Cup)
  1. Place two sleeves of crackers into each Glad container.
  2. In a bowl, mix oil, ranch dressing mix, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder.
  3. Continue to stir mixture. You don't want the red pepper flakes to settle.
  4. Drizzle half the the mixture into each container, over the crackers.
  5. Put lids on the containers and turn upside down every 5 min. for 30 min.
  6. Will keep for up to a week


Fire Crackers - Saltine crackers seasoned with butter or oil, ranch, and red pepper flakes. Great snack or easy July 4th recipe!

Fire Crackers (Flavored Saltines)



  • I love these! I usually make them on 4th of July week for snacks and use all the tiny baby crackers of each kind! The folks at work love these large ones with Chili! Yum!

  • I made them with mini-saltines … everyone in my office LOVED them! Quick, easy & delicious!

  • I got a little creative and substituted olive oil and butter for the bland canola oil. And, I used your suggested oyster crackers (wow, those are a little pricey! $3+ for 9 oz). They tasted great, if a little salty from the Ranch powder. Next time, I will use the same oil mix but forego the Ranch powder due to its high salt content and use typical Ranch herbs, along with the garlic powder and chili flakes. A little tweaking and these will be addictive!

    Thanks for the recipe.

    Aunt Sammie

  • Do you have to use unsalted crackers ?

  • No, but you may find the salt to be too much combined with the other ingredients.

  • How do I store leftovers? Just tried this and it was amazing!

  • I’m glad you liked them, Alyssa! We just store them in ziploc bags.

  • Don’t these turn out greasy and soggy from all the oil ? Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂

  • It is not the first time I’ve been asked that! Surprisingly, no, the crackers do not get soggy. Saltines, for whatever reason, retain their structural integrity.

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