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Alabama Fire Crackers Recipe

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When reaching for a tasty snack, these Alabama Fire Crackers will be just what you need. So simple to make. The crunchy crackers are made with saltines, and the crushed red pepper flakes give it that spicy kick. When it comes to delicious foods, I have a love for these Famous Alabama Recipes as well!

Adding some heat to crackers is one of my favorite things to do! They’re simple – and are the perfect snack! Trust me – you’re going to love them!

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This is one of the easiest snacks you can make. They are bite-size deliciousness that really hits the spot when it comes to flavor and gives you that spicy kick.

An easy-to-make recipe with simple pantry ingredients, you can’t go wrong with this snack fix.

Spicy Alabama Fire Crackers

There is something about having a crunchy snack when you settle down to watch a movie, some sports, or even to share when you have guests over.

The crushed red pepper flakes add that warming spice that makes these Alabama Fire Crackers POP!

The method couldn’t be simpler. You combine all the spices, add the saltines to a sealable bag, and then add the seasoning mix once the oil covers the crackers. Then in the words of Taylor Swift, “Shake it off.”

Shaking the bag gives the seasoning chance to distribute. But, if you are a little fearful of the heat, you can always reduce the amount of crushed red pepper flakes you add.

These are the perfect crunchy snack that will have you wanting more. My family loves them!

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How should I serve the Alabama Fire Crackers?

While the crackers are the perfect snack for when you want a savory, spicy crunch, they are also perfect as a side dish to other meals.

You can dip them in your favorite soup or chili and enjoy a different texture. However, you can keep things simple and serve them a bowl whenever the right occasion arises.

We like to grab them by the handful and eat them, so there are so many options for enjoying them! It’s up to you – and I think that you should try them all out!

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Spicy Alabama Fire Crackers are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Thinking that now is the time to start meal planning? I couldn’t agree more. This simple meal-planning method lets you easily plan out all your meals for the week.

It’s a great time saver, and meal planning removes a ton of the stress!

Main Dish: Amazing Slow Cooker Spicy Pulled Pork

Vegetable Side: Grilled Sweet Onions

Refreshing Drink: Cucumber Basil Limeade

Don’t forget Dessert: Pineapple Soda Cupcakes

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Best Snack Recipes:

Once you make these Spicy Alabama Fire Crackers, I feel you will be searching out for more snacks you can make quickly that taste just as good!

I’ve gathered some of the best recipes you can easily whip up at home!

This Crazy Good Popcorn Sundae recipe is perfect if you have a sweet tooth. It really does taste like an ice cream sundae.

If you want the vibes of fall, this Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix will be the one for you. It’s delicious!

Popcorn is the ultimate snack, and this coconut caramel popcorn recipe will take it to the next level.

Cheese is a great snack, and a platter can be the ultimate crowd-pleaser. This Charcuterie Board could be the ultimate snack station.

You have to try these Easy Pretzel S’Mores. They are the snack of choice when it comes to my boys

On the subject of kids, my post full of Snack Ideas for Road Trips with Kids will have you brimming with inspiration.

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How should I store the Alabama Fire Crackers?

To keep spicy crackers from getting stale, it is important to store them in an airtight container.

Doing so will not only help to preserve freshness but also protect the crackers from humidity and temperature fluctuations which can cause them to lose their crunch and flavor.

Additionally, storing the crackers away from direct sunlight helps to ensure that they maintain their quality.

With these tips in mind, one can enjoy freshly-made, delicious spicy crackers for longer.

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Spicy Alabama Fire Crackers

Spicy Alabama Fire Crackers

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Spicy and crunchy fire crackers, the perfect snack to enjoy with friends and family.


  • 1.5 Teaspoons of Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1.5 oz Spicy ranche dressing mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1x 11oz box premium mini saltines
  • 3/4 cup of canola oil


    1. In a small bowl, combine the crushed red pepper flakes, spicy ranch dressing mix, garlic powder, onion powder and freshly ground black pepper and mix them all together until fully combined.
    2. Put the mini saltines into a gallon zip-top bag. Pour the canola oil into the bag and seal the top.
    3. Gently shake to distribute the oil onto all of the crackers.
    4. Open the top of the bag and sprinkle in the seasoning mix. Seal the bag again and gently shake until all crackers are fully coated.
    5. Empty the contents of the bag into an airtight container. Allow them to sit for at least 1 hour before serving.


These crackers are quite spicy. For a less spicy dish, halve or omit the crushed red pepper falkes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 401Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 40gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/30/2022

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