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Southern Firecrackers

Often referred to as Southern Firecrackers these easy to make treats are going to be your new favorite snack. My friends affectionately call them redneck nachos or hillbilly crackers. If you are looking for an affordable snack for a party or special occasion this, is it.

Being from the south we love an easy snack food. This is simply made with a box of saltines, canola oil, crushed red pepper and a packet of dry ranch seasoning. You will not be disappointed when it comes to serving these! You can increase or decrease the heat depending on how spicy you like your food.

My friend Tammy made these for a party that I went to, and everyone loved them. You can also make them with oyster crackers or cheez its! I hope you enjoy the Southern Firecrackers as much as we all did. It is the perfect inflation buster recipe.

Southern Firecrackers

Some people call these redneck nachos or hillbilly crackers. We call them delicious.
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Prep Time:2 days 5 minutes


  • 1 Large Tupperware Container with Lid


  • 1 box saltines
  • 1 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 TBSP crushed red pepper
  • 1 package dry ranch seasoning


  • In a large Tupperware bowl with good seal lid, coat and toss with all ingredients.
  • Occasionally flip bowl to let oil coat thoroughly. These don't cook just "marinades" and they taste amazing.
  • Better if made a day or 2 ahead of time so I included 2 days in the prep. Can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks (if any are left).


You can also make these with oyster crackers or Cheese Its.
Servings: 40 servings
Author: Tammy Rose
Cost: $5

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