You’ll love these easy spicy ranch crackers. They are the simplest snack to make and everyone in my crew loves them. The spicy ranch along with the bite of extra heat to the parmesan cheese puts a pop of flavor in every bite. Being so simply made, all you do is simply dump the crackers along with all the other ingredients in a bowl and shake, shake, shake. Let the sit overnight for the best results. Read along to see how I made these irresistible snacks.
Why These Spicy Ranch Crackers Are the Best!
They are easy to make
I love these hot crackers with ranch because they are so easy to make. You literally dump all the ingredients into a large bowl, put the lid on, and shake several times and that’s it!
They are a good crowd pleaser
These are a perfect snack for any crowd or gathering. I like to put them in a small bowl and just leave them out. They always disappear fast!
They are freakin’ good
These are so good you won’t be able to keep your hands off them! I never can keep a batch long, and they are gone.
Equipment You’ll Need
These are spicy ranch crackers no bake. There is no cooking required, no baking required. All you’ll need is a large bowl with an airtight lid. I used the largest one in the Pyrex set linked below. Then you’ll need a measuring cup to measure your oil then maybe a spatula. However, when I mixed mine together, I just tossed the bowl around.
Ingredients You’ll Need
I made this particular recipe for hot crackers with saltines. I used the mini ones. However, you could use the original ones, Cheese-Itz, Ritz. Or you could make spicy ranch oyster crackers. It’s totally up to you.
I used pretzel sticks. I felt like they worked best in this recipe.
If you make these ranch crackers with oil, I would personally use a canola or vegetable oil. I know these aren’t the healthiest options, but I think they’ll make for a better flavor. If you use olive oil, use the extra light tasting version.
I used a packet of the spicy ranch seasoning. However, you could use the original or the fiesta flavored ones.
Red Pepper Flakes:
I used two tablespoons or red pepper flakes. You can use more or less depending on the level of spiciness you’re looking for.
I used 1/4 of a cup of grated parmesan cheese. I used the powdery, pizza grated kind that comes in a bottle. This is not to be mistake for actually shredded parmesan.
Step by Step How to Make These Spicy Ranch Crackers
Add your oil, ranch, red pepper flakes to a large bowl. Whisk with a fork.
Add your pretzels and crackers to the bowl. Close the lid and gently shake and flip the bowl several times to toss the crackers in the mix. Open the bowl back up and add in your parmesan cheese. Repeat the process of tossing.
Keep repeating the gentle tossing periodically. For best results, let crackers sit overnight to absorb all the flavor. Enjoy!
Spicy Ranch Crackers
- Large Bowl with Airtight Lid
- Measuring Cup
- 1 box Mini Size Saltine Crackers
- 2 cups Pretzel Sticks
- 3/4 cup Canola or Vegetable Oil
- 1 packet Spicy Ranch Seasoning
- 2 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (The powdery kind in a bottle)
- Add your oil, ranch, red pepper flakes to a large bowl. Whisk with a fork.
- Add your pretzels and crackers to the bowl. Close the lid and gently shake and flip the bowl several times to toss the crackers in the mix. Open the bowl back up and add in your parmesan cheese. Repeat the process of tossing.
- Keep repeating the gentle tossing periodically. For best results, let crackers sit overnight to absorb all the flavor. Enjoy!
Before you go…
Did you try these spicy ranch pretzels and crackers? What’d you think? How do you make them or what would you change? Please let me know here or in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you.