In this post I am sharing the delicious Southern Fire Crackers Recipe.
You may have seen these seasoned baked spicy crackers around and perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to taste them. Spicy? Yes, but not overwhelmingly so. These tasty party crackers are delicious and rather addictive.
Seriously, you cannot eat just one. Fire Crackers, sometimes called Alabama fire crackers, are the perfect food for gatherings or just enjoy them as a snack.
I made up a batch about a week ago and shared some with friends, kept a little for us and took the rest to a cookout for my father’s birthday.
My two and a half year old great niece even loved these crackers. I’m not kidding! Daddy gave her a taste of his and when he turned his head she grabbed the rest of his cracker and ate it. She then asked for more. That child cracks me up!
The combination of spices make these crackers a delicious treat just as they are or serve them with cheese or other toppings.
Seasoned Saltine Crackers Recipe
How do you make these Southern fire crackers? Fire crackers are really easy to prepare. They can be a no bake recipe if desired but I prefer the extra touch of toasty flavor that a few minutes in the oven gives.
Here’s what you’ll need: saltine crackers, olive oil, red pepper flakes, ranch dressing mix packets, garlic powder, onion powder and cracked black pepper.
Find a full printable recipe card further down in this post.
Simply combine the spicy marinade in a large plastic storage bag then swish it all around to mix. Next add in all of the saltine crackers. Seal the back and turn to coat everything. Store overnight on a counter.
Give the bag a gentle turn a few times as they marinate to help distribute flavor to all of the crackers.
You can use regular premium sized saltines, mini saltines or other crackers of your choice. You could also add Parmesan cheese to the mix if you like. The important part is to not become squeamish about the amount of red pepper flakes. It’s perfect!
After the saltines marinate overnight in their ranch fire mix, spread them out on a lined baking sheet and pop them in the oven for a few minutes to toast and get ready to enjoy the best seasoned crackers ever.
Best Baked Seasoned Crackers Recipe
Make yourself a batch and just try to eat only one. Go ahead!
Not only are these crackers so delicious on their own, they are great with appetizer spreads or my copycat Chick-fil-a chicken salad.
Southern Fire Crackers Printable Recipe
- 16 oz Premium Saltine Crackers (a whole box of 4 sleeves)
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1.5 tsp Onion Powder
- Cracked Black Pepper
- 2 Packets of Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix
- 3 tbs Red Pepper Flakes
- 2 c Olive Oil
- Add the olive oil, spices and seasonings to a large gallon sized storage bag. Close the back and mix to combine.
- Next, add the saltine crackers. Seal the bag and turn to coat the crackers with the spicy oil mix several times until coated well.
- Allow the crackers to marinate overnight.
- The next day transfer the crackers to a lined baking sheet then bake in a 250°F (121°C) oven for about 15 minutes to toast.
- Transfer to a serving platter or bowl and serve.
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Serving Size:5 Crackers
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
When serving Southern Fire Crackers, you can create a delicious spread with a few complementary items to balance the heat and add variety to your snack table. Here’s a short list of what to serve with Southern Fire Crackers:
Creamy Ranch Dip: A cool and tangy ranch dip is the perfect pairing to counter the spicy kick of the crackers.
A variety of cheeses, cool beverages, pickles, cured meats, vegetable crudités, and fresh fruit are also great options to serve with these zesty crackers.
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Southern Fire Crackers Recipe
Well, darlin’, I hope y’all enjoyed making these Southern Fire Crackers as much as I did sharing the recipe with y’all!
They’re a real crowd-pleaser, perfect for any get-together or just when you’re craving a little kick of spice. So gather ’round the table with your loved ones, pass these fiery delights ’round, and savor every spicy, salty, and oh-so-delicious bite.
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