I know that with company coming over, or if you are going to be the company somewhere else...having a quick and easy-to-make snack to have on hand or take with you can sure save you some time!
No one wants to spend the whole holiday season in the kitchen, so I have a really quick and easy answer for ya! I'm passing you the recipe here and let me tell you from experience, these are REALLY good!
I've made them and eaten them (still am, in fact) and they are now one of my favorite things to make and share! Try them out! I think you'll enjoy them, I really do!
Things You'll Need:
* 1 box of saltine crackers
* 1 envelope of BUTTERMILK Ranch Dressing Mix (powder)
* 1 1/3 c. canola oil
* 1 Tblsp. crushed red pepper flakes
* Gallon size Ziploc bag
Empty all 4 sleeves of crackers into the Ziploc bag, being careful not to break or crush the crackers. If many of the crackers are broken, you may want to remove the smaller pieces.
In a 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup, pour the 1 1/3 c. canola oil (healthier and absorbs quickly into crackers). Whisk in the dressing mix and the crushed red pepper flakes. Mix well. Pour over the crackers in the bag. Seal the bag tightly so oil will not leak out while you toss the bag to coat the crackers with the seasoning mixture.
Turn the bag every 10 min. for one hour; this helps coat the crackers evenly. You may store these in the Ziploc bag or any airtight container.
* May use Ritz crackers as well.
* Great for the holidays.
* Wonderful for just snacking -- just the right amount of salt and spice.
* May add extra crushed red pepper if you really like it HOT!!!
I have to tell you, this is about as easy as you can get! Fast, tasty, and CHEAP! Cost is so little on these things, that you can afford to make a bunch of them without breaking the food budget! A lot of this stuff is probably already in your pantry!
The only thing I've found wrong with them...is that I can't stop eating on them! You need to make enough to allow for the "snack grabbers" like me! That's probably the hardest part!
Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit in the kitchen for a bit! I've got some fresh cookies to go along with the drinks this morning!
Sorry, but I ate all the Firecrackers already!