Alabama Fire Crackers are the perfect spicy cracker! These easy 4 ingredient snack crackers taste amazing with the combination of ranch dressing and red pepper flakes.
Alabama Fire Crackers
While our nephew was in Spokane for a month working with us this summer we went through his Grandmothers Alabama church cookbook.
We had so much fun finding new recipes to make and enjoy. These spicy Alabama fire crackers were one of our favorite recipes from the cookbook.
One of my favorite moments was when our nephew was able to send his grandmother photos making her recipes.
He is going to make some of them for her now that he is back in Alabama. It was really fun being able to teach him family recipes that he can share in the future.
I am so thankful his grandmother said we could work with the recipes and adapt them.
- Saltine Crackers - unsalted
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
- Vegetable Oil/Olive Oil
Oil You can use vegetable oil, olive oil, canola oil, or your favorite flavored oil.
Garlic Powder - You can add a teaspoon garlic powder to add some more flavor.
Black Pepper - you can add in a sprinkle of black pepper for more flavor.
Gallon-Size Ziploc Bags
Small Mixing Bowl/Jar
Optional - Ziploc Bag holders
We use Ziploc bag holders to hold open the baggies while we are pouring ingredients into them.
We do not use the oven to bake these crackers. They are a no-bake recipe and taste amazing.
You can bake these if you want to but it is not needed.
Step 1 - Unwrap sleeves of crackers and add them to a gallon-size Zip-top bag.
Step 2 - In a small bowl combine oil, red pepper flakes, and dry ranch dressing mix. Stir together.
Step 3 - Pour over the crackers and seal the bag. Shake the baggie so all of the crackers are coated in spices.
Step 4 - Shake every 5-10 minutes for an hour to make sure they are fully coated with the spice mixture.
The longer these crackers sit the better they taste.
We store these crackers in the Ziploc bag or in an air-tight container.
You can pre-make the seasoning mix and have it ready whenever you want to whip up a batch of spicy Alabama Firecrackers.
You can use regular size or mini saltines depending on what you enjoy.
If you don't have saltines you can make this recipe with Ritz crackers.
These make fantastic gifts for the holidays or any time of the year.
Great Snack Recipes
Alabama Fire Crackers
- Unwrap Saltines and add them to a gallon-size Ziploc Bag
- Combine oil, dry pepper flakes, and dry ranch dressing mix in a mixing bowl.
- Pour mixture over saltine crackers. Seal the Ziploc bag and shake
- Shake Ziploc bag every 10 minutes for an hour. Until spice mix evenly coats the crackers.