Cheesy Fire Crackers – Football Friday

Cheesy Fire Crackers – spicy cheese Ritz bits – Only 4 ingredients! Ritz bits, oil, red pepper flakes and Ranch dressing – SO addictive! Great as a snack, on top of soups and chili, for parties, and homemade gifts. Can make in advance and store in an airtight container. We always have a bag in the pantry! #snack #crackers #partyfood

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Spicy Cheesy Ritz Crackers

These Cheesy Fire Crackers are a new favorite at our house. I made a batch last week and we could not stop eating them. They are so addictive! They are great as a snack or on top of soups and stews. We always have a bag in the pantry! These spicy little crackers are great for parties and holiday gifts too!

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How to Make Cheesy Fire Crackers

These spicy crackers are super easy to make. Toss together Cheese Ritz Bits, oil, ranch dressing mix, and red pepper flakes. Pop the cracker in the oven for a few minutes and you are done. Cooking the crackers in the oven for a few minutes allows the oil to be absorbed into the crackers. It also makes the crackers nice and crispy.

  • These crackers can pack a lot of heat, so adjust the red pepper accordingly. I suggest starting with a tablespoon of red pepper flakes and tasting the crackers. You can add more if you are a spicy heat lover.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • You can make these crackers in advance and store in an airtight container for months. I usually store them in a gallon ziplock bag.
bowl of spicy cheese ritz crackers

Spicy Cheese Crackers are Great for a Crowd

These crackers are always a hit at tailgates and parties. I always get asked for the recipe! Keep this recipe handy for all your upcoming holiday parties. These crackers also make great homemade holiday gifts! Put some crackers in a cellophane bag and tie it up with a holiday ribbon.

Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog to complete your party spread that go great with these spicy cheese ritz crackers:

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Cheesy Fire Crackers

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Cheesy Fire Crackers – spicy cheese Ritz bits – Only 4 ingredients! Ritz bits, oil, red pepper flakes, and Ranch dressing – SO addictive! Great as a snack, on top of soups and chili, for parties, and homemade gifts. Can make in advance and store in an airtight container. We always have a bag in the pantry! #snack #crackers #partyfood

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 250ºF.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Spread crackers on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Cool and store in a resealable bag.

Notes:

  • These crackers can pack a lot of heat, so adjust the red pepper accordingly. I suggest starting with a tablespoon of red pepper flakes and tasting the crackers. You can add more if you are a spicy heat lover.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • You can make these crackers in advance and store in an airtight container for months. I usually store them in a gallon ziplock bag.

Steph

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    1. Well….. a tablespoon is 3 teaspoons, SO start with either 3 teaspoons or 1 Tablespoon (same thing) and add more……so it is both

  1. Can't wait to try this recipe. I am famous for your fire cracker made with saltines. I add 1/2 tsp. of cayenne pepper though as the crushed red pepper flakes never seem to stick to the crackers enough.

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