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Cracktastic Crackers

on 12/11/2011

When someone names a recipe after a drug reference, you should know that it’s going to be good.  Usually “crack” is the monicker of choice.  I’ve yet to run across Heroin Hash or Opium Oysters, but who knows.  When the Two Amandas at Sweet Teeth (http://sweetteethgoodies.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/these-put-the-crack-in-crackers/) named these goodies “Cracktastic Crackers”, they had my attention.  Children, they do not lie.  After those puppies came out of the oven, i got a small dish each for my poor sick little Steph and me and i honestly could not stop.  Forget Pringles and their “once you pop, you just can’t stop.”  They ain’t got nothin’ on these babies!  The heat made them even more delicious but, wow! are they fantastic!  So simple too.  My friend Bonny will approve because they’re a five or less ingredient recipe.

I’ll give you their recipe but tell you what i learned.  I wanted to try oyster crackers because that just seemed like the perfect little party food-size (they are!), but i wish that i had used only 1 cup of oil or maybe even a little less.  My crew likes things flavorful so i added probably more than the listed amount of ranch seasoning because i have it in a little jar.  Used more red pepper flakes as well but that’s the Southern in me.  We like our food like we like our men. ;0)

If you can’t stop eating these things, don’t come crying to me.  You were warned.  You can join me at Cracktastic Crackers Anonymous on January 2nd.  Oh, and you’re welcome.

Cracktastic Crackers

1–1 1/4 cups canola (or other) oil

1 packet Ranch dressing mix

2–3 Tbs red pepper flakes

4 sleeves of saltine crackers (or oyster crackers!)

Mix ingredients in a bowl very well, at least five to ten minutes.

Spread out on a cookie sheet.  Bake at 250 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring about halfway through.

Let cool (yeah, right!) and store in a bag or closed container.

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