Firecracker Cheez-Itz

Firecracker Cheez-Itz - Need an easy snack or appetizer? This recipe comes together in a snap and is so addictive! Ranchy, spicy, cheesy crackers for the win!

Firecracker Cheez-Itz are perfect for tailgating! Or just sitting on the couch enjoying a game or movie night.

Beware these are just as addictive as our Spicy Seasoned Oyster Crackers.

Typically Firecrackers recipe is made with saltine crackers. These are just Firecracker crackers made with cheese its. Brilliant, right?

Firecracker Cheez-Itz

Firecracker Cheez-Itz - crackers in a large glass bowl with seasoning mixture in a glass measuring cup next to it

Who knew cheese its could get any better? Four ingredients, 20 minutes of your time and DONE! The most addictive snack ever!

Preheat the oven to 250ºF.

Add the cheese crackers to a very large mixing bowl.

In a small bowl or measuring cup add the vegetable or canola oil, dry ranch seasoning mix, and red pepper flakes. Whisk to combine.

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Firecracker Cheez-Itz - crackers in a large glass bowl with seasoning mixture poured over

Pour over the cheese crackers and gently toss to coat the crackers evenly.

Firecracker Cheez-Itz - crackers on a parchment lined baking sheet

Line a large baking sheet with parchment. The parchment paper is not necessary but makes for super easy cleanup.

Spread the Cheez-Itz in a single layer and bake for 15 minutes.

Firecracker Cheez-Itz - closeup of the baked crackers in a white bowl

Cool and serve or store in an air-tight container.

Firecracker Cheez-Itz - closeup of the baked crackers in a white bowl

You might want to double the recipe for these Firecracker Cheez-Itz because these don’t last long!

Ranchy, spicy, cheesy crackers for the win!

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Firecrackers Recipe

Firecracker Cheez-Itz - Need an easy snack or appetizer? This recipe comes together in a snap and is so addictive! Ranchy, spicy, cheesy crackers for the win!
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Firecracker Cheez-Itz

Firecracker Cheez-Itz – Need an easy snack or appetizer? This recipe comes together in a snap and is so addictive! Ranchy, spicy, cheesy crackers for the win!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, cheez-itz, crackers, firecracker, firecrackers
Servings: 20
Calories: 245kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 24 oz cheese crackers (1) 24oz Box
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 -1 oz packages dry ranch dressing mix
  • 3 tablespoons red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 250F degrees.
  • Add the cheez-its to a large mixing bowl. 
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup whisk together the vegetable oil, ranch mix, and red pepper flakes. Pour over the cheese crackers. Toss gently to evenly coat.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (not necessary just for easy clean up) and spread the crackers in a single layer.
  • Bake for 15 – 20 minutes. Cool and serve or store in an air-tight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 356IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg

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