Alabama Fire Crackers


This firecracker recipe turns saltine crackers into a gourmet party snack. This recipe is cheap, delicious, and requires no cooking! These are really great with chili.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
9 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 ⅔ cups vegetable oil

  • 2 (1 ounce) envelopes ranch dressing mix

  • 3 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 (16.5 ounce) package multigrain saltine crackers


  1. Place vegetable oil, ranch dressing mix, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper in a 2-gallon resealable plastic bag. Seal the bag and squeeze with your hands until oil and spices are well combined.

  2. Place crackers into the bag, seal, and turn the bag over to coat crackers with spice mix. Let sit for about 1 hour, then turn again. Repeat several times until crackers are well-coated with spice mix, then allow the bag to sit 8 hours to overnight. Remove crackers and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

181 Calories
14g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 320mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 22mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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