While enjoying the 4th of July holiday with family, we took advantage of all of the festivities happening around town. Local vendors celebrated by keeping shops opened late on Friday evening while providing live music, street food and a festive atmosphere. I love supporting local vendors so we headed over to the town square to visit all of the unique boutiques, bakeries, and kitchen shops. One of the shop owners had a few taste testing stations and a selection of dry mixes that could be combined to make various snacks and dips. I purchased one of the packets but I felt I probably could make a similar mix on my own. So when I returned home, I scoured some of my cookbooks and settled on a recipe that I changed up to work with ingredients that I had on hand. Boy oh boy, these crackers didn’t last long! Everybody loved the mild spiced flavor. I’ll certainly be making these again!
No-Bake Ranch Snacking Crackers
2 – (1/2 ounce) packages ranch dressing mix
2⁄3 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon dried dill seed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 (10 ounce) package oyster crackers OR 1 box Ritz crackers
In a small bowl, combine ranch dressing mix, oil, dill and garlic powder. Mix well.
In a large air-tight container (Tupperware), pack crackers. Then, pour oil mixture over crackers and toss well until coated. Cover.
Flip mixture every 10-15 minutes for 2 hours. Store in the air-tight container.