These crackers are always a hit. Here is what you need to make them:
One box saltine crackers (yes, you will use all 4 sleeves)
1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix
1 cup Canola Oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 or 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes (depending on your preference)
These are the basic ingredients, but you can always add other spices to see how it works out!
Use a large Ziplock bag to put the crackers in.
Make these the day or night before you want to serve them. You don’t want to eat them until all the oil and spices have absorbed into the crackers. They will keep for several days, but it’s doubtful they will last very long, so you probably won’t have to worry about that.
The red pepper flakes are kind of hard to keep from settling on the bottom of the dish. I try to keep stirring, but they usually end up there.
In any case, when you have mixed the ingredients together, pour it over the crackers. I pour in doses. I’ll pour some and then try to shake or shift the crackers around a bit to try to cover as many as I can.
Once you have the mixture all poured in, close the bag tight and give it a few turns and lightly shake it (not too hard or you might break some of the crackers!). Every 10 minutes or so, I turn the bag to another side, right side up, upside down, etc. This way, the mixture can flow around to coat all the crackers. Do this for about an hour or so (I guesstimate the time to be honest. I just do this until I think everything is coated, but I do turn it several times to make sure). Let them sit overnight so all of the oil is absorbed and the spices have been absorbed, as well. No baking or anything else required!
Once everything is absorbed, you can put them on a dish or whatever you want to serve them on and that’s it! They are easy to make and very very tasty!