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Alabama Fire Crackers

Alabama Fire Crackers- this savory, spicy snack is a long time southern party favorite. Made with Saltine crackers, ranch seasoning, and lots of crushed red pepper flakes, it’s hard to not want to eat cracker after cracker.

Alabama Fire Crackers in a blue bowl.

So Easy To Make

This recipe only takes about 10 minutes to make. You’ll combine 2 packets of Ranch dressing mix, some garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes with oil in a large ziptop bag. Add a box of Saltine crackers and then close the bag and gently turn it until all the crackers are coated.

Let Sit 24 Hours

Once the crackers are completely coated, let them sit for 24 hours, or at least overnight.

Bake The Crackers

Spread the crackers out in a single layer on baking sheets. Note: You may have to do 2 batches. Bake at 250 degrees for 15 minutes.

Crackers in a single layer of baking sheet.

How To Serve Alabama Fire Crackers

Not only do these crackers make a great snack or party food, they go great with a bowl of soup or chili.

Level Of Spiciness

With 2 to 3 tablespoons of crushed red pepper flakes, these crackers are seriously spicy! If you want them less spicy, just add 1 tablespoon of crushed red pepper flakes. They will still be delicious with lots of ranch flavor.

Variation

Try using Ritz crackers , club crackers, oyster crackers or Cheez-Its instead of Saltines

Recipe Tip

This recipe can easily be cut in half.

Alabama Fire Crackers in a blue bowl.

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Alabama Fire Crackers

Alabama Fire Crackers- this savory, spicy snack is a long time southern party favorite. Made with Saltine crackers, ranch seasoning, and lots of crushed red pepper flakes, it's hard to not want to eat cracker after cracker.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 15 mins
Let sit: 12 hrs
SERVINGS: 20

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 (1-ounce) packets Ranch dressing mix
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) box Saltine crackers

Instructions

  • Add oil, ranch dressing mix, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper to a gallon zip-top bag. Close and shake until combined.
  • Add saltine crackers to the bag. Close and gently turn the bag until all crackers are coated.
  • Let bag sit at room temperature overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Arrange crackers in single layers on baking sheets. (Do multiple batches if neccesary.)
    Bake for 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Saltines, spicy

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5 thoughts on “Alabama Fire Crackers”

  1. Love this recipe!! Everyone I’ve shared AFC’s with has loved them; especially my Alabama friends! I did make them with Ritz crackers and cheese crackers last time and the crowd went wild. This is a very versatile recipe when it comes to crackers as long as the crackers don’t have any extra seasoning previously applied.
    Thank you for publishing this recipe❣️❣️

  2. Gary Thordarson

    Delicious snack. I split the recipe into two one gallon ziplocks. Full amount of seasoning and two packages crackers in both bags, but only use 3/4 cup oil in each bag. Of the 3/4, I substitute 1/8 cup of it with toasted sesame oil. Gives it a nutty smokey flavor.

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