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 (Seasoned Saltines) Recipe

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

5 from 1 reviews

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins



  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 the mixture. You don’t want the red pepper flakes to settle.
  4. Drizzle half 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.

  • What a great way to ‘updoing’ regular crackers! Definitely making them with different spice mixes for the next gathering:-)

    Thanks for sharing

  • This is great– I don’t love saltines, but every time I need them for something, I’m always frustrated that they only come in massive boxes! What a great way to use up the leftovers!

  • Oh my goodness! I can just imagine how addicting these delicious saltines are. Seriously. I love saltines anyway, but gussy them up like you did. Hold me back!

  • hmm… seems like a simple and tasty snack!

  • My son made some fire cornflakes this summer and the they were surprisingly awesome. I can’t wait to show him this recipe!

  • I have done something similar to this with pretzels, and oyster crackers, and I have been wondering about flavoring Saltines. I always finished my pretzels, or oyster crackers, in the oven. I read above that they don’t get soggy. I’m surprised, but I love that I don’t have to do that extra step.

  • Cornflakes?! I would have never thought of that but it sounds like a genius idea! I will have to give it a try.

  • I have such a love/hate relationship with these – they’re so good, but so addictive that I eat nothing but these until they’re all gone!

  • Well, that certainly sounds like a way to improve some bland crackers! LOL (Not a saltine fan myself…) Though I might go with oyster crackers for that munch factor. Hmm…

    A great snack to put out at a party.

  • Yummy this sounds like some awesome
    I shall try this for the tea party tomorrow!!
    Thanks for such a lovely recipe!

  • I love simple recipes like this! Perfect for the holidays, when everything is crazy. These would be so great as a last-minute idea for a party too

  • I’ve made these before – such a fun, surprisingly addictive snack!

  • These would be amazing next to a plate of cheeses for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

  • So simple to make for such a great result! I can easily imagine they can become addictive!

  • Purchase the Savory saltine seasoning to do saltines. Much easier, no baking, they are sooooo good

  • There’s no baking involved with this recipe either…

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