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Our Reader’s Review: “These were good, You can’t really go wrong with something like this. I didn’t find them to be oily but with that being said the last time I made them I used another recipe that packed a bit more flavor. However, the other recipe I used calls for a ton of crushed red pepper which the kiddos don’t enjoy so I guess what I’m saying is this a fantastic starter recipe. If you like more garlic add it, onion throw it in, into more dill have at it! I give this one 5 stars based on the fact that it’s simple and doesn’t “twist” your arm to add things that do not suit your family for the sake of staying true to the recipe. Great snack, dirt cheap, and easily tailored! Thanks for the tasty submission =) ”

What exactly is all the fuss about? You might wonder. Well, the Cracker Shake is a treat that speaks for itself. It’s something all craker lovers would like, as well as all ranch lovers, because not only does it taste amazing, it has the added plus of a little extra punch in the flavor department.

When we talk about the Cracker Shake, we talk about the flavor, the taste and the delectable yuminess of it all. Lots of people who have tried it are quick to point out how addictive it is, and that they would absolutely try out the recipe again.

It really doesn’t take much to prepare this treat in terms of equipment, ingredients or time. It’s simple to make and you can quickly put it together with ingredients that are found in most kitchens on a normal day. If you don’t have all of them, it’s nothing a quick run to the grocery store won’t fix. So, if you’re a cracker lover with a case of the munchies or just someone who’s as excited about finger food as we are, this is one recipe that you wouldn’t want to let pass you by.

Weight watchers will be interested to know that each 15 serving recipe contains 325.2 calories and 2.8g of protein.


There is no real use of any equipment for the making of the Cracker Shake, and that is one of the things we absolutely love about this treat.
As a matter of fact, all you’ll need – apart from the usual cups, spoons and bowls that eventually find their way to the dishwasher after the preparation of every meal – is:
A big glass jar with a tightly fitted lid (1 gallon glass jar, preferrably).


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16 oz. Saltine crackers

8 Tbsp. butter melted

1 package Ranch salad dressing mix (1 oz.)

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 tsp. garlic powder


Preheat oven to 300°F.
Place melted butter in a large bowl.
Add crackers and gently toss ensuring that every cracker is coated.
In a small bowl, combine Ranch salad dressing mix, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder. Stir to combine.
Sprinkle dressing mixture over crackers ensuring that each cracker is coated.
Spread crackers in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Cool completely before serving.
Store in an airtight container.


  • • Shake and Bake: Place the buttered crackers in a zipper bag or paper bag and add the seasoning. Shake to coat the crackers. Be careful not to break them!
  • • Double Recipe: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and bake in batches.
  • • Different Flavors: Feel free to try new flavors.
    Switch out the Ranch dressing mix for Italian dry mix.
  • Swap the garlic powder for cumin and chili powder.
  • Switch out the garlic powder and red pepper flakes for dill (it goes great with the Ranch dressing!)
  • Either add some lemon pepper or leave out the garlic powder and/or red pepper flakes for a serious flavor boost.
  • • Substitute oyster crackers for saltines for a fantastic bite-sized snack.
  • • No Bake: Substitute olive oil for the butter. Put olive oil in a small saucepan, add the desired spices, and whisk until the olive oil is warm – not hot. Put the crackers in a bowl (not a plastic bag) and stir until coated. Store in an airtight container. If you use butter for the no bake method, the crackers are a bit too greasy.
  • • When you can, let them sit for 24 hours so the flavors soak in and are extra delicious.
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