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Fire Crackers in a white bowl with a red striped tea towel underneath bowl.
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Spicy Alabama Fire Crackers

Buttery rich seasoned Saltine crackers are transformed to a special party snack with just a few pantry staple ingredients. So addictive you can't eat just one.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Sit overnight12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 people
Calories: 199kcal


  • 16 oz. saltine crackers one pound box with 4 sleeves in box. We used Zesta.
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp Ranch Dressing Mix 2 packages
  • 3 Tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups extra virgin olive oil


  • Unwrap two sleeves of crackers and put them in one Ziplock bag and the other two unwrapped sleeves in the second bag.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the olive oil and all of the seasonings. Whisk to combine all of the ingredients. We use a large measuring cup with a spout.
  • Pour half of the mixture in one bag and half in the second bag.
  • Seal the bags and gently turn each bag over several time to coat the crackers with the spice mixture.
  • Let the bag sit overnight on your counter. All of the oil should absorb by morning.
  • Remove the crackers and lay them out on the rack that's in the baking sheet.
  • Bake at 250℉ for about 15-20 minutes.
  • If you're short on time you can skip the baking but the crackers taste 1000% better baked.



Store the crackers in an air-tight container. They will stay crispy and delicious for several weeks - that is if your family can stay away from them. 


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg