Fire Crackers (Flavored Saltines)

Fire Crackers (Seasoned Saltines) Recipe

August 24 , 2015 by: Janette Staub Appetizers & Snacks

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. These can be addictive though so be careful.

If I were to make these again, I think I’d try using oyster crackers. They seem like they’d be easier to shake and coat. Many of the saltine crackers broke and just made a lot of crumbs! Still tasted delicious and to each their own.

Fire Crackers Recipe


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 gallon sized ziploc bags



Place two sleeves of crackers into each ziploc bag.

In a bowl, mix oil, ranch dressing mix, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder.

Continue to stir mixture. You don’t want the red pepper flakes to settle.

Drizzle half the the mixture into each bag, over the crackers.

Close the bags and shake vigorously every 5 min. for 30 min.

Will keep for up to a week.

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.

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