Are you ready to add some serious sizzle and pop to your next meal? Say goodbye to boring side dishes with this fun-filled firecrackers recipe! Not only is it deliciously crispy and savory—it packs a punch of flavor that will have your guests licking the plate clean.
The texture of these firecrackers adds to their appeal – they’re crunchy on the outside with a soft center, making them an ideal appetizer or side dish.
Plus, the combination of savory and spicy flavors is perfect for any occasion.
Sprinkle them with your favorite herbs and spices to add even more flavor and you’ve got yourself a winning snack!
How much time is needed to prepare firecrackers?
They take a few minutes to prep and need to sit overnight for about 12 hours to really soak up the oil and for the seasonings to be enhanced.
What type of oil is best for making firecrackers?
It’s best to use olive oil. It has a neutral flavor and gives the firecracker crackers a great texture. If you want to swap the olive oil you can use vegetable oil or avocado oil if you’d rather.
What type of spices can I use for flavoring firecrackers?
We recommend using garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, dry ranch dressing, and red pepper flakes. You could also add in other seasonings if you’d like. Paprika is a great choice! Or you can reach for some dried spicy ranch dressing instead.
What type of nuts can I use in firecrackers?
You can add any nuts that you like. Peanuts are the most popular, but cashews, almonds, walnuts, and pecans would all be great choices.
- Black pepper
- Olive oil
- ranch seasoning mix
- Garlic powder
- Red pepper flakes
- Onion powder
- Saltine crackers
- Ziploc Bag
How to make Fire Crackers:
Step 1. Place the olive oil and all seasonings into the large 2-gallon Ziploc bag.
Step 2. Close the bag, and combine all of the seasonings well.
Step 3. Add the crackers to the bag with the seasonings, and toss to coat well.
Step 4. Leave the crackers in the sealed back overnight.
Step 5. Serve the next day, or store in the airtight bag until ready to use.
- ½ tsp. Black pepper
- 1 ⅔ C. Olive oil
- 2 Packages of ranch seasoning mix
- 1 tsp. Garlic powder
- 3 Tbsp. Red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp. Onion powder
- 1 Box of Saltine crackers
- 2 Gallon Ziploc Bag
- Place the olive oil and all seasonings into the large 2 gallon Ziploc bag.
- Close the bag, and combine all of the seasonings well.
- Add the crackers to the bag with the seasonings, and toss to coat well.
- Leave the crackers in the sealed back overnight.
- Serve the next day, or store in the airtight bag until ready to use.
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How can I make firecrackers that are healthier?
You can use any healthy cracker instead of saltines. Otherwise, the rest of the ingredients are healthy or are seasonings, so they don’t have a huge effect.
How can I make sure my firecrackers don’t stick together?
Due to the olive oil, they won’t stick together, but if they do, just gently pull them apart.
How do I store firecrackers?
Store in a sealed, airtight container for up to 5 days. They last at room temperature, so there is no need to refrigerate them.