I came across this recipe on Christmas at my aunt's house. I was drawn too the "hurts so good" flavour of this spicy snack that lives up to its name. With new years right around the corner, Fire Crackers will make a great snack for any of your guests who enjoy the pain of enfuego foods. Just be sure to keep some ice cold libations in a brute box near by for anyone who can't take the heat.
2 pkg - Oyster Soup Crackers
1 box - Triscuit Mini Crackers
1 box - Club Mini Crackers
2 pkg - Gold Fish Crackers 6.6 oz
1 box - Hot & Spicy Cheez-Its
9 oz - Sesame Sticks
1 lb - Mixed Nuts or Dry Roasted Peanuts
1.5 cups - Vegetable Oil (heat in microwave 2 min. to warm)
1 pkg - (dry) Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
1 tbls - Cheyenne Pepper
2 tbls - Paprika
6 tbls - Red Pepper Flakes
1 tbls - Chili Powder
1 tbls - Garlic Salt
Feel Free to add Onion Powder or other seasoning that tastes good to you. Some folks even add a little Louisiana Hot Sauce to the oil to make it as hot as you like.
Pre-heat oven to 225 degrees
Mix all spices together and set aside.
Place all crackers and nuts in a roasting pan with high enough sides for stirring. Pour all warmed oil over crackers and mix till crackers are well covered with oil. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the crackers while stirring for an even coating.
Bake in pre-heated oven for 1.5 hours. Remove and stir every 15 minutes for even baking.
Let them cool and store them in an air tight container until ready to serve.