Spicy Ranch Fire Crackers Recipe

We love this spicy ranch seasoned fire crackers recipe! This crazy addictive snack features mini saltine crackers seasoned to perfection and baked until crispy.

Spicy Ranch Fire Crackers Recipe

This sassy saltine recipe goes by so many names: Alabama Fire Crackers, Spicy Ranch Crackers, Seasoned Saltines, and even Comeback Crackers.

Do you call it something different? I love how this tasty little snack has so many aliases!

My 6-year-old simply calls them “spicy crackers” and, though she thinks they’re way too spicy to eat, she somehow can’t stay away when my husband and I are snacking on them.

Like clockwork she fans her face, chugs her water, then bashfully sneaks over for another. It’s hilarious to watch and we totally agree that these crispy seasoned crackers are downright addictive!

Alabama Fire Crackers

So if you’ve had them before you already know the deliciousness that’s in store, eh?

If you haven’t, say hello to your latest snack obsession!

Mini saltines are tossed in a blend of buttery avocado oil, flavorful ranch seasoning, and spicy cayenne and crushed red pepper flakes for maximum fire and flavor. I also like to add a little garlic powder and dill to mine – it’s optional but SO. FLIPPING. TASTY.

As written they’re probably about a touch above “medium” on the spice scale. They’re not too spicy but have a delicious little zing to them.

For thoroughly spicy crackers you can add extra cayenne and red pepper flakes.

Seasoned Ranch Saltine Crackers

serving suggestions

It goes without saying that these sassy seasoned fire crackers can certainly be enjoyed straight up.

If you’re looking to include them in a snack spread or as part of an appetizer, they’re AMAZING with cheese balls like my famous Jalapeño Popper Cheese Ball or even my Buffalo Ranch Cheese Ball.

You could also serve them with a cool creamy dip as part of a veggie tray or alongside a delicious bowl of Pimento Cheese!

Spicy Ranch Alabama Fire Crackers Recipe

Serving a crowd? Feel free to double or triple the recipe for these zesty ranch saltines as needed. They also make amazing edible gifts to share with friends.

Spicy Ranch Fire Crackers Recipe
5 from 4 votes

Spicy Ranch Fire Crackers Recipe

We love this spicy ranch seasoned fire crackers recipe! This crazy addictive snack features mini saltine crackers seasoned to perfection and baked until crispy.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Fire Crackers Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 21 servings
Calories 114 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons



  1. Whisk together oil, ranch seaoning blend (the kind they make for dips – I used Hidden Valley), red pepper flakes, garlic powder, dill, and cayenne.

  2. Add mini salines to an easy-seal plastic bag and mix well, gently massaging the seasoning blend into the crackers.

  3. Preheat oven to 250°F and allow crackers to soak in mixture while you wait. (I gave mine about 10 minutes)

  4. Spread crackers out over a parchement paper or foil lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted.

  5. Allow crackers to cool and dive in! They stay crispy for about a week. Simply store in an airtight container at room temperatue. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Prefer a no-bake version? You got it! Simply massage spices and oil into crackers in a sealed plastic bag and allow to sit 30-60 minutes, flipping/massaging the bag several times to help distribute the oil and spices into the crackers.

Recipe yields approx. 21 servings or 17 crackers/serving.

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Ranch Fire Crackers Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 265mg12%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 117IU2%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try this spicy ranch fire crackers recipe, let me know. We love these seasoned saltines like woah!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • Julie Washausen

    5 stars
    These are a family favorite! Always requested for us to bring to our get togethers. So tasty and easy!

  • Jennifer

    5 stars
    Such a delicious idea! I could eat the whole batch by myself!

    • It’s hard to stop munching once you start, lol! So good!

  • Noelle

    5 stars
    These were just delicious! Thank you so much for sharing, huge hit with my family!

    • Ahh yay! So stoked y’all enjoyed them Noelle – thank you!

  • Melanie

    5 stars
    These snack crackers pack a little punch! Easy to make and even easier to eat! Kiddo and hubby approved if they like a little spice!
    These were a perfect pool snack!

    • I’m so glad you loved them Melanie – and that the whole family enjoyed them! xoxo

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