Firecracker Saltines

If you’re looking for some bomb food for your next football party, you will be all over these: Firecracker Saltines! They’re so addictive, so tasty with beer, and one of the easiest recipes ever. In fact, I don’t even make them anymore. My kids do!

firecracker saltines

Those who have been around the Pinterest ‘hood for a few years will probably recognize the recipe – BUT! I’ve made a huge change to it that takes these crackers to a whole new level! Lean in close, I’ll whisper it to you as the angels sing and the heavens open: YOU BAKE THEM. That’s it. All the recipes I’ve seen say to let the crackers soak up all the spicy goodness overnight. Nah, man. You spread them on a cookie sheet and bake them in a 250 degree oven for about half an hour. This makes them so good, you seriously will never stop eating them.

firecracker saltines

Here is the SO EASY recipe: open a box of crackers and dump them in a large bowl. Mix up chili powder, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, and a packet of Ranch Dressing mix in about a cup and a half of oil. Pour over crackers, mix to coat, and bake. Voila.

Here it is in actual recipe format.


Firecracker Saltines


  • 1 box Saltine Crackers
  • 1 1/2 c. canola oil
  • 1 1/2 T. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 T. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 T. Chili Powder
  • 1 packet Ranch Dressing mix, dry


  1. In a large bowl, add dry ingredients to oil and whisk to blend.
  2. Pour over crackers in a separate bowl and gently stir to coat crackers.
  3. Once crackers are coated in oil mixture, spread crackers onto ungreased baking sheet with sides.
  4. Bake 30 minutes at 250 degrees. Allow to cool before eating.
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Enjoy, and…GO BRONCOS!


  1. Tracy says:

    Thank you!!! Totally trying these SOOOOOON!!! YUM.

    1. Laura says:

      You will LOVE!

    1. Laura says:

      Super yummy!

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