Fiesta Ranch Crackers are a zesty appetizer that can be made in just under 30 minutes. These cute little nuggets are perfect to accompany adult pre-dinner cocktails and they satisfy starving kids as a tasty after school snack.
Plain Oyster crackers don't bring much to the party, probably because
they were invented to serve with a cup of soup or chowder. They remind me of a crouton, but for soup.
My Fiesta Ranch Cracker recipe is simple, satisfying and suitable to keep on hand in a sealed bag or jar for days -- if you can hide them well enough!
This fun little appetizer is inexpensive to make and can be whipped up in just minutes. Plus, I think they are super cute too!
Gift basket worthy
A mason jar filled with Fiesta Ranch Crackers, tied with a festive ribbon makes a great hostess gift or addition to a gift basket of any kind.
Other ways to serve
Fiesta Ranch Crackers are great on the top of any Mexican flavored soup or they give the perfect crunch for salads that have a southwest flavor combination.
They are so simple to make:
All you'll need is:
- Fiesta Ranch Season Packet
- Melted Butter
- Oyster Crackers
- Red Pepper Flakes - you choose how spicy to make them
How to make Fiesta Ranch Crackers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix melted butter, Fiesta Ranch seasoning packet, and red pepper flakes in large bowl.
Add oyster crackers to the butter mixture and mix until the crackers are well coated.
Spread crackers in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, stirring half way through.
Cool and serve.
Fiesta Ranch Crackers
Fiesta Ranch Crackers
- 1 c Melted Butter
- 1 Packet Fiesta Ranch Seasoning
- 9 oz Oyster Crackers
- ½ tsp Red Pepper Flakes Optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix oyster crackers, butter, seasoning packet and red pepper flakes in large bowl until well coated.
- Spread crackers in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
- Cool and serve.
Freeze and storage
I often freeze leftover crackers in a plastic freezer bag. They won't freeze solid and you'll be able to eat them immediately. They'll stay fresh in an airtight container for about one week, no need to refrigerate.