It’s been several years since I’ve made seasoned crackers, and I decided I wanted to add them to our holiday spread again this year, which always includes lots of random and fun snacks and appetizers. But I lost my recipe! I knew my friend, Sandy, had her recipe for them posted on Facebook, so I went there in a frenzy when I was whipping these up the night before we were set to travel. (Thank you for saving me, Sandy!) Realizing I only had a single bag of oyster crackers, I subbed in a bag of Goldfish crackers and decided to double the ranch dressing mix and the end result was some of the best seasoned crackers I’ve ever had. In this case, losing my recipe was a lucky thing because this new version is even better than my old favorite!
These would be perfect for New Years, Super Bowl, tailgating–basically any party in any season! During the winter months, the leftovers make a great garnish for soups.
1 (12 oz) bag oyster crackers
1 (6.6 oz) bag Goldfish crackers
1 (1 oz) envelope ranch dressing mix
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ cup vegetable oil
Mix crackers in a large bowl. Sprinkle dressing mix and spices over the crackers, then pour oil over it all. Mix until the oil is absorbed. Cover and store overnight for the flavors to develop.
*Veronica’s note: Cheez-its would make a great substitute for the Goldfish crackers! Use about three cups, or 7 ounces.
Recipe source: adapted from Sandy S.