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Homemade Fire Crackers

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homemade fire crackersThis recipe was submitted by Lucinda Gunter!

Add a little extra spice to your life with these yummy Homemade Fire Crackers!

 The delicious combination of Ranch seasoning with crushed red pepper and cayenne pepper is perfect for anyone looking for some extra kick.  Serve with a side of your favorite Ranch dressing (whether store-bought or homemade!) and you have a perfect snack, appetizer or party tray!

Of course these crackers are the perfect dish to bring to a 4th of July party, or any summer party for that matter, but they are also great all year around.  Can you imagine how delicious these would be on a chilly fall day with a bowl of hot soup?!?  OH YUMMMM!  They also make a great appetizer for any party or get-together you have coming up.

I have a very bad habit of forgetting things so I often find myself scrambling last minute to find something to take to a church potluck or family get-together.  These are great for when you find yourself in a pinch and need something easy and quick!  Be sure to save this recipe because you will wish you had it one day!

Homemade Fire Crackers


3/4 c. Olive Oil
1/4 c. dry Ranch seasoning or 1 packet of Ranch seasoning
2 Tblsp. Crushed Red Pepper
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 box Wheat (Ritz type) Crackers
Ranch dressing (optional)


Combine all of the dry seasonings with the olive oil in a bowl and mix well.

Place crackers in a large bowl with a lid.

Pour the olive oil mixture evenly over the crackers then put the lid on the bowl and swirl the crackers to mix.  Let sit for 2 to 3 hours, swirling the crackers every 15 to 30 minutes.

Pour the crackers gently onto paper towels to remove excess oil.

Serve with a side of Ranch dressing. (optional but highly recommended!)


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