Friday, December 16, 2011

Remember These "Firecrackers..."?

This is a repeat post from last year, in case you don't remember it.

My niece requested that I make some of these for our family get-together this weekend, so I figured they must be pretty good! I like 'em, myself! But then, several things I like are not real popular with other folks.

The beauty of these snacks is that they are easy to fix and CHEAP! I like cheap!

Heck, these are certainly cheaper than making home made cookies! Believe me, I know!


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 really am not looking forward to this gathering this year, but for Mom's sake, I'll make the best of it. Seems like the least I can do, ya know?

Anyway, I hope you try and enjoy this snack. Goes over pretty good for something that doesn't take a lot of time! That's a good thing!

Coffee on the patio this morning if it doesn't rain. Don't worry, though, the kitchen isn't far away!


Sixbears said...

I bet it's yummy and it's easy and cheap to make.

JO said...

AH the holidays. I am so ready to the hit the road. I'm getting like you, no more spirit to many problems in the family. Why can't everyone just get along.

I will come and sit with you and drink coffee, but will pass on the crackers. :O to hot for me.

HermitJim said...

Hey Sixbears...
Quick, easy, and cheap! My kind of snack!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey JoJo...
I am right along with you on wanting to hit the road!

Family problems will always be here, I reckon! Part of the whole " family experience" I guess!

A couple of weeks in the woods would sure be welcome!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!

Ben in Texas said...

Are you taking orders for shipping on packages of those? :-)

Bob from Athens said...

Never tried the Ritz crackers, but Oyster crackers are a pretty good substitute in that mix.

HermitJim said...

Hey Benh...
If I shipped them now, they might get there about next Christmas!

I'll eat some for ya, buddy!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Bob...
I'm thinking that just about any cracker would work!

So far all I have tried have worked out OK.

Thanks for coming over this morning.

MamaHen said...

I'm gonna have to try this! I never got around to it last year when you put the recipe up. sounds yummy and I like to have a few 'indulgences' at the holiday times! lol!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jim
sounds so easy that even I could make this, and I burn green salad.

May I share your recipe on a list I belong to?


Annie Mouse said...

here's another easy one for you.
dip Ritz crackers in melted chocolate, dry on wax paper or cookie racks. Taste like chocolate mint cookies the girl scouts used to sell.