{Easy} Spicy Ranch Crackers

{Easy} Spicy Ranch Crackers are totally addicting and use only 4 ingredients!  This delightfully easy recipe is sure to become a new family favorite!

{Easy} Spicy Ranch Crackers are totally addicting and use only 4 ingredients! | MomOnTimeout.com

Sometimes the simplest recipes can quickly become family favorites.  These Spicy Ranch Crackers are definitely one of those recipes.  My Aunt Pam introduced these to the family years and years ago and they quickly became a holiday tradition.  I totally meant to share these with you sometime before Christmas and then when that didn’t happen I meant to share before New Years…

{Easy} Spicy Ranch Crackers are totally addicting and use only 4 ingredients! | MomOnTimeout.com

And now it’s 2014.

Oh, well!  The great thing about this recipe is it’s so easy you’ll find yourself whipping up a batch for friends and family all year long!

{Easy} Spicy Ranch Crackers are totally addicting and use only 4 ingredients! | MomOnTimeout.com

It’s so funny because I look at these crackers and they just don’t look all that impressive to me.  I mean, they’re just crackers. But, with just a few simple steps they go from just crackers to amazingly delicious Spicy Ranch Crackers and that’s something to celebrate :)

{Easy} Spicy Ranch Crackers are totally addicting and use only 4 ingredients! | MomOnTimeout.com

These crackers are totally addicting and, if you like things spicy, you’re going to love the kick that they have too!  You can always adjust the amount of red pepper flakes you use to adjust the recipe to your spicy foods comfort level.

The great thing about this recipe is that it can be made for a crowd or you can scale back the recipe for a smaller group.  It’s totally up to you!

My Aunt Pam made these yummy crackers for holiday gifts and let me tell you, the guys LOVE them!  It’s a nice alternative to all the sweets that are always around.

{Easy} Spicy Ranch Crackers
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Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 1 box (4 sleeves) of Saltine crackers
  • ⅔ cup canola oil
  • 2 Tbls red pepper flakes
  • 1 package Original Ranch dressing or dip mix
  1. Place crackers in a large jar, container, or plastic bag.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl or jar.
  3. Pour over crackers and shake/roll the container every 10 minutes or so for at least an hour.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

{Easy} Spicy Ranch Crackers are totally addicting and use only 4 ingredients! | MomOnTimeout.com

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  1. I saw these on Pinterest today, they look so yummy plus simple to make! Perfect!
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  2. This is such an awesome idea Trish!!
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  3. Trish, these look so delicious, and they do sound like a perfect alternative to give as gifts instead of sweets! These would sure be a hit in my house!
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  4. Those crackers sound soooo good! Definitely giving these a try :)

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  5. It doesn’t matter when you share these Trish, they are good year around! I love spicy food and if it’s a snack food, then all the better! Actually I can see eating these with a big bowl of chili!
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  6. I love how easy these crackers are! I bet they will be fantastic with some of the game day dips I have planned!
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  7. What a fun way to dress up saltine crackers! My boys would love these!
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  8. Dude! WOW! Awesome, awesome, waaaaay AWESOME idea! It’s past midnight and I’m about to pull out the sleeve of saltines! :-D
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  9. I’ve seen these crackers on Pinterest but have never made them. I think I need to change that.
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  10. LOVE! I make some Ranch Pretzels so I know these would be a huge hit! I would inhale these!
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  11. Oh wow, I have to make some of these for football watching tomorrow. I have all of the ingredients on hand so I don’t have to brave the cold weather here! And I LOVE the pics!

  12. Love the idea of taking crackers and putting your own spin on them, definitely going to try out some cracker experiments now!

  13. Yay for Aunt Pam! These crackers are so creative…and can only imagine how addictive these can be!
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  14. What a fun idea for crackers! This is so much cheaper than buying the already seasoned crackers. Pinning and sharing on social media. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays, Trish!
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  15. sounds like the perfect snack!
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  16. What a fun and easy way to jazz up crackers! Love that this version is no bake too!!!
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  17. We make these all the time! Everyone always love them! We took them to a football tailgate a few weeks ago and they were gone so fast. Love it!
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  18. These look FANTASTIC, Trish! My mom has a version of these that she makes called “Fire Crackers”. Love that these are a no-bake version! Mmmmm!!

  19. Aunt Pam is a smart lady! Love this … pinning!
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  20. Great idea! I make a version of this with oyster crackers, using garlic salt, etc – I’ll be adding some red pepper! Thanks! Sherlyn

  21. Just wondered how long they last? Do they get soggy? They sound amazing!

  22. I’m excited to try these out! So simple and they look so tasty!
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  23. I use 2 boxes of the mini saltine crackers instead of regular size and 1 cup canola oil instead of 2/3 cup. Love these crackers!

  24. I love ranch everything so I am very intrigued by this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
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  25. Would Olive oils work and be more healthy?

  26. Try using Orville redenbacher popcorn oil…butter flavored….YUM!!

  27. Suzanne Shroeder says:

    A little bit of dill works really well in this recipe too.

  28. Denise Roberts says:

    Have you ever made these with oyster crackers? If so, how many packages of those should I use?

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