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Alabama Fire Crackers – Red pepper flakes, spicy ranch mix, garlic, and onion powder are all tossed with mini saltines for a homemade cracker snack that will have your mouth on fire and your hand going back for more!

Saltine crackers with ranch mix and spices in a bowl and on a wooden table.

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There is no shortage of delicious foods that come out of the South. They have everything from pecan pie to sweet tea, but these Alabama fire crackers are one of my favorite Southern delicacies!

Alabama fire crackers are spicy little snacks that are perfect for game day or any time you want a snack that is both crunchy and fiery. These easy-to-make mini crackers are almost like homemade Cheez-its (without the cheese cracker base) and uses a combination of spices and herbs that will have you making a second batch before you even finish your first!

This spicy snack has a lot going for it- They can be made in less than 5 minutes and are ready to eat in one hour. They are easy to make, they can be customized to your taste preferences, and since they are made at home, you know exactly what ingredients are in them! Let’s dig in!

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and directions can be found in the printable recipe card below!

Ingredients For Your Alabama Fire Crackers

  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • spicy ranch dressing mix
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • premium mini saltines
  • canola oil
Ingredients for spicy alabama fire crackers sitting on a marble countertop.

How To Make Spicy Alabama Fire Crackers

Collage of mixing the spices in the crackers in a zip lock bag.
  1. In a small bowl, combine the crushed red pepper flakes, spicy ranch dressing mix, garlic powder, onion powder, and freshly ground black pepper until fully combined. (Photo 1)
  2. Put the mini saltines into a gallon zip-top bag. Pour the canola oil into the bag and seal the top. Gently shake to distribute the oil onto all of the crackers. (Photo 2)
  3. Open the top of the bag and sprinkle in the seasoning mix. Seal the bag again and gently shake until all crackers are fully coated. (Photo 3)
  4. Empty the contents of the bag into an air-tight container. Allow sitting for at least 1 hour before serving.
Mini saltine crackers with ranch seasoning and spices in a wooden bowl.

Alabama Fire Crackers FAQs

Can I use plain Cheez-It crackers instead of mini saltines?

If you prefer to use Cheez-It crackers instead of saltines, you can do so. They work great and add a cheesy flavor profile. They taste like spicy ranch cheese crackers. You can make a batch of mini saltines and Cheez-It crackers at one time to spice it up (no pun intended!).

Is there a way to make this recipe gluten-free?

You could easily substitute some gluten-free crackers for saltines. Just go for a non-flavored gluten-free cracker.

What else can I put on top of my Alabama fire crackers?

If you want to go the extra mile and are making these crackers for a party or as a table snack. You can add a variety of things such as shredded cheese, diced jalapenos, or green onions for extra color/flavor! Toss with the seasoning.

What do I do if my crackers end up soggy?

No one wants to eat a soggy cracker. If you accidentally added too much oil or left your crackers sitting too long, you can bake them in the oven to bring them back to crispy. Preheat your oven to 275 degrees and spread the crackers out in an even layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, and they should be crispy again!

What is the best way to store these crackers?

Store your finished Alabama fire crackers in a sealed container or ziplock bag at room temperature for up to three days, and they will be fresh every time!

A bowl of saltine crackers coated in spices sitting on a wooden table.

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Spicy Alabama Fire Crackers With Mini Crackers


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Appetizer & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Alabama fire crackers make for a deliciously addictive homemade snack perfect for parties or when you are craving something different!

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 Tablespoons (1 ½ Tablespoons) red pepper flakes crushed
  • 1.5 oz (42 ½ g) spicy ranch dressing mix
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 11 oz (311 ⅚ g) mini saltines box premium
  • ¾ cup (168 g) canola oil

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the crushed red pepper flakes, spicy ranch dressing mix, garlic powder, onion powder, and freshly ground black pepper until fully combined.
  • Put the mini saltines into a gallon zip-top bag.  Pour the canola oil into the bag and seal the top.  Gently shake to distribute the oil onto all of the crackers.
  • Open the top of the bag and sprinkle in the seasoning mix.  Seal the bag again and gently shake until all crackers are fully coated.
  • Empty the contents of the bag into an air-tight container.  Allow sitting for at least 1 hour before serving.

Notes

These crackers are quite spicy.  For a less spicy dish, halve or omit the crushed red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 3015kcal (151%) Carbohydrates: 241g (80%) Protein: 32g (64%) Fat: 216g (332%) Saturated Fat: 21g (131%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 74g Monounsaturated Fat: 117g Trans Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 11mg (4%) Sodium: 3516mg (153%) Potassium: 770mg (22%) Fiber: 13g (54%) Sugar: 7g (8%) Vitamin A: 3580IU (72%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 118mg (12%) Iron: 20mg (111%)

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