Crazy for Crackers

Posted by Kaylie on | 2 Comments

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Have you ever had those white cheddar or pepper jack Cheez-Its? If you have, you'll know that they are addictive little buggers, with original Cheez-Its being the gateway drug.

When I tried this recipe from Sweet Teeth I really don't know what I was expecting to get. I mean, sure, she labeled them as crack. But one person's crack could be another person's...yeah, I can't think of a good analogy for that.

Anyhow, what I ended up with was the love child of white cheddar and pepper jack Cheez-Its. So, if they are addicting on their own, imagine how impossible it is to keep these around!

I like to make them in small batches so they keep fresh and crisp. That does, however, mean you are left with 3/4 of a ranch packet sitting in your cupboard. If that bothers you, just quadruple the recipe. Yep, you won't feel sick at all after you eat some 100+ of these crackers in a single sitting!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 packet of ranch mix
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers

 Directions

  1. Mix the vegetable oil, ranch mix, and red pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Add in the saltines and stir gently, coating the crackers but being careful not to break them.
  3. Let them sit for 5-10 minutes to soak up the seasonings.
  4. Place them on a foil lined (not necessary, but I'm trying to keep your cleanup to a minimum - trust me, I'm doing you a solid!) cookie sheet and bake in a 250 degree F oven for 15-minutes, stirring halfway through.
  5. Let cool, then store in a plastic storage bag.

Note: I used 1 tablespoon of red pepper flake because I like spicy food (seriously, I order a 10 at my favorite Thai restaurant). If you aren't a fan of spice, knock it down to 1 teaspoon. You can always add more spice your next time around!

I realize that adding oil to saltines doesn't exactly make a healthy snack, but think of it this way: At least you know what is in these crackers, unlike those tasty Cheez-Its. Now I'm wondering if there's even any cheese in those things...the great mysteries of life that keep me awake at night!

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  • Gravatar for Kaylie Kipe

    @Venessa - Yes, you can definitely use olive oil and whole wheat crackers!

    Posted by Kaylie Kipe, 27/04/2016 3:50am (2 years ago)

  • Gravatar for Venessa Perez

    Can you use olive oil instead? And whole weather crackers?

    Posted by Venessa Perez, 06/04/2015 4:23pm (3 years ago)

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