Zesty Munchin’ Snacks

zesty_munchin_snacksHere is a delicious variation on a recipe for Baked Spicy Saltines. I brought these to work and the staff went crazy for them! They are addictive…








  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
  • 3 or more Tablespoons of Doc’s Jamaican Hot Sauce
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of garlic powder
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of red pepper flakes
  • 1 8 oz package of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 (16 ounce) box saltine crackers


Use a large bowl. Add the oil, ranch dressing mix, Doc’s Jamaican Hot Sauce and crackers. Tumble gently until all the crackers are coated and let sit for at least two hours. I let mine sit overnight to absorb the great flavor.

Spread crackers on to a couple of cookie sheets. Sprinkle the garlic powder and red pepper flakes over the crackers. I added more Doc’s Jamaican Hot Sauce too… it’s up to you. Then sprinkle the shredded cheese over the crackers. Really, this isn’t rocket science. There is a lot of wiggle room with this recipe. Your taste buds will call the shots on this one. The hardest part of all of this is to not eat them before they are even baked.

Place under the broiler for about five minutes. Watch closely. You just want the cheese to get a little melty.. I know.. not a word, but you know what I mean.

Remove from broiler and put the oven on low… my lowest oven temp is 170. Place them in the over for about two hours. Crazy, I know.. but do it! You can bake them even longer than that if you want to.

Remove from oven and let cool. What you have is this delicious crunchy yet chewy and flaky spicy, cheesy salty treat. Just be warned, if you make them, you WILL eat the entire batch in about… oh I would say.. one day! You will be bloated and won’t be able to get your rings off your fingers, but you won’t care!

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